Sunday, December 21, 2008

Disruptive Change

Technologies like the Internet foster and encourage disruptive change. Disruptive change is happening now. It is no longer cost-effective to do business the old, pre-Internet way.

Ray Kurzweil has talked about this change as a result of technological change, and he uses the term singularity to describe the effect on society. As digital technology ascends, the current media (newspapers, radio and television) decline. And the concept of value changes.

George Soros has also been predicting this financial melt-down. See his book "The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What It Means" ad articles in the financial Times: "Worst financial crisis in 60 years marks end of an era" "How gamblers broke the banks"

How does this connect with Ecojoy?

The technological changes involved in the financial crisis are also changing the way we think about our connections with others. In this new world, partnership is a better fit than dominator thinking, and joy is a more effective motivation than fear.

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