Kategori: Society

Bitcoin – once in a lifetime

This is a chapter – NO MONEY – from my book Yoga for leaders. Published because of the growing interest in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. // Do you remember the day, back in March 1989, when a computer scientist named Tim Berners-Lee proposed something he referred to as the World Wide Web? Of course you don’t!…

Happy future!

A common mistake when we think about the future is to try to describe it as a linear extension of the present. Sure “Everything and everyone will be constantly connected and interconnected””, but what does things like that mean? I think we need to think more about behavioral changes, as a result of technology, to see its…

Are you cheap?

What if low price does not go with high salary? What if the only ones who really benefit from the constant bargain hunt are big sharks that have the resources to hunt where it’s even cheaper? What if todays fantastic SALE means your kids will be unemployed tomorrow? What if anger over growing inequality and…

[Video Swe] The best way to predict the future is to invent it

This is my Keynote from Webbdagarna Gothenburg, a swedish internet conference. It’s about the speed of change, and the complex problems our globalized economy is creating for our way of life. And it’s about five trends, or rather generation shift’s, I believe will help us solve these problems. If you don’t understand swedish, and want…

We get what we want

World economy by nominal GDP doubled in size during this last decade. But today it seems pretty obvious that while developing countries actually are growing, the economy of the developed (as in not developing anymore) world, is mainly growing by debt. Another sign of our fake wealth is declining happiness. I guess we all se…

Rock the boat

Why do newscasters say “and now to another story”? What if stock market crisis, unemployment rates and rioting crowds are all connected? If rising national debt and unhappy people is the result of a constitutional crisis rather than isolated topics? What if it’s payback time and this is just the beginning? Maybe then taking advice from the…

The money trap

They say you need two things in life; love and meaning. As long as you have someone to love and something meaningful to do the rest will follow. Companies on the contrary, need only one thing to live well; money. Since most people spend a lot of their time working for companies and most companies need…

Cheers to the revolution!

Industrial era capitalism was (is) all about creating imbalances. To dominate. Exploit resources instead of renew them, block competition instead of share a mission, focus on financial rather than meaningful (to society) payoffs. Undercount costs and overcount benefits. Just by questioning the good old recipe for how to ”make it”, you’ll think I’m arguing against…