Thursday, March 26, 2009

Ecojoy as a Trim Tab

I see a lot of people on Twitter looking to make money. I want to see the world change. The world is undergoing major transformation, and I hope to help turn things in the right direction.

The elevator of an airplane (the little wings in the back) are what point the nose of the plane up or down, adjusting the attitude. On the back of the elevator, the trim tab is an even smaller movable flap which adjusts where the elevator rests when you are not pushing or pulling on the controls. By simply adjusting the trim tab, you can control the attitude of the entire plane. I want ecojoy to be that trim tab, adjusting the attitude of our cultures.

John Chambers: transformation from Command and Control to Collaboration and Teamwork

In this interview, Cisco CEO talks about, among other things, the transformation from command and control (hierarchical linking|dominator linking) to collaboration and teamwork (heterarchical linking|partnership linking).

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Twitter a Medium for Hierarchies of Actualization

Twitter, the social network site, is a medium for the creation of hierarchies of actualization, as discussed by Riane Eisler in many of her writings, like The Chalice and the Blade and The Partnership Organization.

an interview with Eisler

Leading With Love

Sunday, March 22, 2009

How to Change the World with Ecojoy

Actually, the world is already changing due to the effects of Internet communications. But we can all move it along a little faster by using the 3 parts of ecojoy:
  1. For motivation, find the joy in the things you do, and help others find the joy in the things they do.
  2. Make the links with the people around you heterarchical - equal-to-equal, partnership. Interact with your children, your boss, your employees, your readers, even people who disagree with you with respect and appreciation.
  3. Learn about and help to develop our understanding of cultural transformation, and share the knowledge with others.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Is Google Rewiring Our Brains?

Is Google Rewiring Our Brains?

This article supports the McLuhan and Ecojoy idea that media not only deliver content, but, independent of content, they "rewire your brain". The effect on culture is cultural transformation.

(Thanks to Tim O'Reilly)

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

The Importance of Now - Every Day is a Gift

My life partner - my wife is Danielle. In 2001, she had a hip replaced. I took time off work (thanks to the Family Medical Leave Act and my employer - the UW-Madison!) and nursed her in our living room. We watched the second plane hit the World Trade Center with our adult son and grandson. We wondered what the future would bring.

In October of that year, I lost my sister Nancy due to leukemia.

In November of '01, Danielle was diagnosed with breast cancer. In '02, she had two lumpectomies, a mastectomy and chemotherapy.

In '04, Danielle had another instance of breast cancer, another lumpectomy and another mastectomy.

Since then, she's had the other hip replaced.

Throughout these times, we've learned we had many true friends, that every day is a gift that we can't take for granted, and the importance of now. Don't put off problems for another day. You don't really know if you'll make it.