Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Chinese are fighting back

I was very surprised when I read a story this morning in the Wall Street Journal about a town in Southern China where the population as taken over the town due expropriations of lands by central government. People are not taking it anymore, transparency is rearing its beautiful head and disrupting the authoritarian games being played by many governments and corporations. Time to run and hide for ever you Mr Politician.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Is our future Blade Runner or is it Mad Max?

I saw a documentary " Crude Impact" It dealt with peak oil and the damages we are inflicting on the planet by the extraction of oil. It also focuses on the unsustainable path we are on due to our hyper consumption. A day after I saw the movie "Blade Runner" which depicts a society in the year 2019. It is very gray and polluted , machine like with no humanity. After the movie I thought we could very easily end up live the Blade Runner scenario if we do no make significant changes in how we think, act and living. I felt a great sense of hopelessness and darkness, but after some contemplation I realized the we are responsible for the future we create. I would like see a more humane, sustainable, nurturing, non toxic, individualistic and healthy place to live, so why not create it and fight for it instead of complaining and feeling defeated and overwhelmed . I am glad I saw this documentary and this movie. I feel invigorated and more responsible.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Yes the game is rigged, yes government has been acquired

I relate in a way with the general sentiment of The Wall Street protest. What I do not understand
is why Wall Street? The main culprit here is the political system that has been set up for it to be bought,The White House, Congress and The Judicial system.We like it or not we have a system controlled by a small group of campaign donors. In my mind the government has set the rules and it is suppose to enforce them. Currently the government has set the boundaries and makes sure no one disrupts the current paradigm which is "please buy me"
Wall Street is simply taking advantage of the rules of the game. That is like blaming a baseball player for stealing second base, that is within the rules of the game. I say Occupy Washington every politicians homes and the supreme court for giving further power to corporations to expand their abilities donate even more to candidates(easier acquisition). There is garage sale going on in Washington, next election buy yourself a congressman or women as well as some favors from your president, maybe you can get government financing for own Solar company.
Wow, wow Democracy in the toilet

Friday, November 04, 2011

Assets versus liabilities in the USA-Scary future-Ocuppy Washington

If you really want to know where we are in this country and how crazy, out of touch and irresponsible politicians have been with our future just go to the Treasury Department's website and look for . It will blow your mind how deep in the whole we really are, as well as how much of actual financial reality is being hidden from us and not made available to the public. Europe, long terms does not look that bad, boy the Chinese must be laughing as they lend us more with a shovel in their hands. The shift must come we all need to become leaders because the current group is too corrupt and has been bought off a long time ago. We cannot afford to have the current establishment running this game, if we want to continue to have a game.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

We are going to be forced into living simple and self reliant lives.

I believe that we are in a period of very little growth that will last maybe ten to fifteen years. We are de leveraging mountains of government and personal debt. At the same time we are making a slow transition to a sustainable economy and living model. During these times we will see lower levels of consumptions on the basics and less spending in the unnecessary. Prices of food and energy are predicted to go higher. As a consequence we are going to have to live less dependent lifestyles. It sounds painful but the more I think about it could end up being the other way around, this current model the one we are living now being the painful one and the simple and self reliant a more happy one. Lets see but no doubt the shift is almost here.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The repetition machine and the imitator is dead, Creativity is the new killer app

The system is not working, which system? the government, the financial system, the system of consumption, etc. Why? because we are stuck in rotting spin of repeating the same old behaviors and actions in a very efficient manner. The only problem is that the composition of these behaviors are reinforcing a system that no longer works. So how do we create a change? I think it is about having the courage to start creating on a personal level as well as at a
societal level. Of course there is a small group of people and powers to be that want the game to stay the same but the majority of us know the system is broken. Lets recreate a new us, with new behaviors, believes, new agreements and actions which will eventually create a system that may work for lots of us. It is about creativity, innovation and not be a repetition machine and an imitator of what does not work. The W3.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Default planet-Default nation

It seems that we are moving into a global scenario of a default planet in which the whole world is in such debt that growth will not be part of our experience for some time. I continue to believe that we are creating a political class that is irresponsible and debt addicts. The US political system is broken like it is in most of the world. Lets kick them out and send them to live among us in reality. It is time to tare down the walls and create another game that works for all of us. I say lets start sending them to jail, lets criminalize politics. Many are asking for the heads of Wall Street players, why not congress and Presidents? Game over-Default nation.

Friday, September 30, 2011

What an exciting time to be alive

It is a fascinating time to be alive. The traditional is no longer applicable, the logic and rational is falling apart. No matter how much the status quo tries to make it work the framework is melting. The economic system cannot grow, Politics is rotten even in the best of circumstances. Dictatorial systems are really having a hard time being centralize, oppressive and stopping the flow of conversations and information. It is not a good time to be a dictator nor a close end system of any kind. There is only one thing to do and that is to create a new way of living, new systems and a new happiness. This is wonderful. This means will need to create our own visions and live in them. Forget the experts and the establishment-Time to follow our own inner voices and leap for the new, from the more practical point of view, the traditional is no longer profitable and fun-it has gone stale. W3

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A new political class is needed-Public servants not self servants

At a global scale there is an urgent need for a new political paradigm. The current class is simply not capable and not responsible nor evolved enough take this planet in the direction that is need to avoid a collapse. This current political class is not conscious of the real issues nor are they humble enough to realize the extent of the damage being inflected on society and the world by their lack of responsibility, arrogance and their child like behavior. The time as come for us to restructure and create a political class that is composed by public servants and not self servants. Vote, donate and kick them out with your brain and not with your denial and comfort.W3

Monday, September 12, 2011

The New paradigm emerging even in traditional media

Today's( September 12th)The Wall Street Journal has a section on the Environment. It is actually pretty good. It is focus on the creation of greener cities. As you read it so can sense the creation of a new urban living model that is slowly emerging out of the ruins of our current toxic and wasteful paradigm. This is occurring while most of the world is still trying to squeeze a drop of efficiency out of business and living models that longer works. If you do not believe me have you checked out recently the Financial system, wow talk about a racket that only works for five guys. Time to move on to the next game, because this one has hit the wall. I believe there are tremendous opportunities in the next phase it just takes some faith in the human race.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

America's and China's downfall could be through our mouths

I watched the Documentary "Knives and Forks". It is a very powerful film. It show how food is the weak link in American society and how we are destroying ourselves by eating mountains of junk food and animal based products. The Chinese are now starting to copy us and they have joined the obesity and chronic disease fest. It is amazing the current level of denial that we are living in, 40% of Americans are obese. Health care will sink America. To the obesity epidemic we need to add the fast growing aging population in the USA and in the rest of the planet.We now spend on health care then defense. Another great documentary to watch is "Food Inc". We really have to be very self reliant because we are surround with tons of mis leading concepts, lies and big corporate interest focused on their short term interest and not on our own long term health. Join W3 the New Global Paradigm-use your power.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

The global economy fact or fiction?

Have the economies of the first world been growing in the last ten years or is it a debt illusion, meaning no growth all debt, question? fiction or nonfiction? I say fiction. It has been in it's majority a big Pyramid of debt creating the perception of progress but the reality has been all about economic destruction, the sacrifice of many generations and severe damage to the ecology of the planet.
Fiction or nonfiction?
If it is fiction- can we catch the creators of this Ponzi scheme and make them pay? or should we continue to go after the small time criminal pretending they are a problem. We need to get a global alarm clock so we can all wake up to what is really happening. W3

Monday, August 29, 2011

The gaming of our lives

Last night I could not sleep. I started reading a book called "Play: How It Shapes The Brain, Opens the Imagination and Invigorates The Soul" by Stuart Brown and Christopher Vaughan. It is an incredible book. It gave me a sense of relief and tranquility as a started to look at life in the context of a big universal game. In my case it released lots of tension and brought back fun and adventure to my life just by thinking about it. A year ago I also read "Reality is Broken" by Jane Mcgonical, a cutting edge book on why gaming and play is the new human killer app and how gaming/play is becoming very visible in many of our everyday activities, entertainment and new business models being created.So I started this morning to turn my activities and specially those that I consider hard and boring to do into a game, my whole outlook has started to changes. I am going to game myself into a personal reinvention and expanded outwardly to the rest of the planet. Enjoy, play hard and please do not take your self serious it just a game-W3

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Steve Jobs what a cool New paradigm visionary

I think Steve Jobs is one the most important figures in this century. He has really added to our lives in a significant way, including jobs. A purely proactive visionary willing to bet the farm on his instincts. He does not compromise with mediocrity. He excepts the extraordinary. We all need to do the same, except the extraordinary, just imagine what we would be and what the planet would turn into. I think it would be extraordinary. I have read two very good books on Jobs which I highly recommend " Inside Steve's Brain" and "The Steve Jobs Way" enjoy.

Friday, August 19, 2011

The system is clogged -Washington is the Mecca

I was in Washington last week. A beautiful city, great architecture, lost of culture and the people were very nice. But you can feel the bureaucracy and the debt base living. The politician and business groups fighting like hell to keep the old game of debt going. It supports great buildings and lots of people passing papers to each without much value add to society. It must a very small group that benefits from such paradigm while the rest is collapsing. It is time to visit Washington and feel and experience the clogging of America.

Monday, August 08, 2011

The Necessary Revolution

I am reading "The Necessary Revolution" by Peter Senge it is a book that you either read or perish. It is a peek into the next global shift in terms of business, living systems, politics, economics and our personal life styles. W3

Friday, August 05, 2011

The end of growth

The economy continues to show signs of not being able to stabilize and get out of the current recession model. Companies are showing positive revenues but the unemployed continues to be significantly high. What is going on? are we entering in unchartered territory? I just read a book that could start to answer some of these questions. It is "The End of Growth" by Richard Heinberg. It could also be complemented with two documentaries-"The Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash" and " "GasHole" Lets break the denial bubble- W3

Thursday, August 04, 2011

The biggest global disruption to our lives

We are getting close to the biggest global disruption probably ever seen on this planet. The earth is moving away from a paradigm of cheap energy to a model of very expensive energy and in some cases scarcity. Imagine the implications to our lives. How about the consequences to the geopolitical dynamics. We need to get read and make sure we are not caught by surprise. We are in denial lets wake up. This current model is gone, it is shift time into World 3.0.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Sunflower and the Secret Fan

The movie "Sunflower and the Secret Fan" it is a great movie about two generations of Chinese women. It is an extraordinary film. It is a thinking, reflective and powerful movie. It gives you a view into the relationship between the Chinese male dominated system and women. Think, think and contemplate. W3

Energy the new World war III

I read an article this morning about the tensions developing between China and Southeast Asia over oil exploration and drilling. The supply of oil is starting to diminish in a significant manner on this planet and demand is starting increase drastically. The consequence we are going to see see more wars related to oil. Only way out is to commit to alternative sources of energy and move into a sustainable paradigm which we seem to have an issue committing to, related to many powerful energy groups blocking the way, like maybe oil companies, Car manufactures and congress people which have been bought with campain contributions, maybe. Two documentaries to watch on the subject:
"Gas Hole" and "The Crude Awakening: The Oil crash". Enjoy and cry. W3

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Machines better than humans?

In a ruthless world like ours would machines do a better job then us? The technology for gathering data and analyzed it is really becoming cutting edge. We can now measure our behaviors and most of human activities.Given us the opportunity to better differentiate between perception and facts while giving us a more accurate sense of our progress and what works and what does not. Machines are becoming more and more sophisticated, we are becoming more and more barbaric. So would machines do a better a job of managing this planet? I am confused and contemplating. But there is no doubt that machines are and will be a very important part of our future and the New global paradigm-W3.0
Recommendations: The documentary "Transcendent Man" based on the book "The Singularity is near" by Ray Kurtzweil

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Global leaders in the dark

The global leadership is flying blind. They are pretending like they know. That is the global truth. What do we do? we go along pretending like we believe that they know what they are doing. It makes us feel safe giving them the keys to the globe and to our destines.It also covers up our lack of responsibility and our entertained passivity while the place goes down in flames. All that said I must give credit to those leaders that are taking us toward the black hole of destruction at least they are taking responsibility to lead. The big question is where are w?Please pass me the remote control-good night-W3

Monday, June 06, 2011

Is democracy over?

It seems like the world is being run by a series of small groups with very specific interest. As we look around this dynamic seems to playing in China, Latin America, Russia, the Arab countries, etc. But the real question is what is going on here in the United States? is our decline due to deterioration of our democracy? Is this country becoming like Russia, Latin America but done in a more sophisticated and masterful manner. Its seems that the US political system congress has become very parochial and subservient to interest groups. We are focusing only on the short term, about two years right on time for the election. The United States is slowly collapsing before our eyes. We need to have the vision and fortitude to create a shift paradigm in important areas like alternative energies, health(wellness/preventive/stop the junk food eating-obesity), living within our means(reduce our debt-stop taking easy and cheap chinese money), really focus on creativity and innovation through a different education and how about reforming our campaign laws so money is not the only factor determining the results-come on are we going to let the boat sink that easy? W3

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Too Big to fail-On HBO

I saw the movie version of the book "Too Big to Fail" written by Andrew Ross Sorkin. He is the editor of the Deal Book in The New York Times. The Book is a great. The movie was good. After watching the movie I realized how close we came to a financial collapse and further more how close we continue to be on the edge of the abyss. What is shocking to me is the fact
that "we the people" know very little of what is going on behind the scenes. We are kept distracted with great entertainment and beautiful stories. In the meantime there is another game being played that is not accessible to the majority. I think is very important for us uncover these underground games on which our lives depend on. Information is the currency of life lets take responsibility to really find out the truth behind the curtain. W3-time for the new global paradigm.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Information, Information and information

This world we live in is all about information, from our DNA all the way to money and political matters. Part of the greatest games we are played is keeping us in the dark concerning the real information needed to function in this world effectively and exercising our on power. In most aspects of everyday life we do not have access to the best nor the right information. This dynamic creates a tremendous advantage for small groups of people that are basically profiting from people's ignorance and lack of understanding how the game of life is played. I could mention some areas where this seems to be true: Finance, personal money related issues, politics, government, health, food, advertising, etc. I wonder what the world would be like if people had the right information. It would certainly make it harder for a housing/ financial crisis like the one we just had to take place. It would be difficult for Gaddafi, Castro,The Egyptian elites and the all these un inspiring and un evolved dictators and political parties to robe and destroy their countries. It would also make very difficult for politician in the US continue to pile up huge debts and spend our money recklessly. It would also be hard for corporations to miss treat it customers and charges excessive fees and on bills that one understands. I say let be information literature and create a transparent planet. I am doing it slowly. W3

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

World 3.0 at an individual scale

I have been thinking about lifestyles and the current global game that most of us are playing. It is a paradigm in which human happiness and contentment are almost impossible to reach by the rules on this game. Slowly we are starting to see the erosion of the boundaries of this game. A geopolitical example is the Arab nations. They are starting to say hey we are not playing anymore, we want to create another game in which we all can be included, be self expressive and test the boundaries of the old scenario. At other levels I see my friends starting to question their lives and what would it look like if they continue going down the old road. I always ask myself who invented this game? why? and who is benefits? I say we all have to become real life game developers as well as great character creators so we can reinvent ourselves. It is new global Game W3, play hard and reinvent harder.

Friday, February 11, 2011

The trend is just starting now

There is a global shift taking place in our planet, we better get ready so we are not caught unprepared. We can start to see it now with the Egyptian up rising. People are starting to wake up to new model of living. Technology is giving people the tools to communicate, share and organize for new way of being and doing life. It is going to be a 360 degree change. Our current system is not working for us nor for the planet. The shift is on, be careful not to be in denial. That is what I am working on, to stay vigilant, stay flexible for change and adapt. It is W3-World 3.0

Monday, February 07, 2011

The technology is the killer application for Democracy

Since humans seem not to able to create fair and transparency societies I guess technology will come to our rescue. I am excited to see the different platforms being created to help us communicate, work together and jump over all the old paradigm repressive and corrupt behaviors as well as backward thinking that is keeping many generation locked in dark hole for years, keeping creativity, progress and human evolution stagnated. As the world continues to be under these authoritarian systems- direct or indirectly, stealth or an obvious, here comes our creativity to the rescue us by building these platforms to bust through old walls and opening us to a new paradigm of living, Viva La technology.

Friday, February 04, 2011

The Egyptian Billionaire-Mubarak

According to CNN Hosni Mubarak's fortune is between $40 and $70 billion while the average Egyptian's income is $2,000 a year.
Well what a great gig, how about what the rest of his friends took. I propose a global campaign to have Mubarak and his gang return the money. We are talking about real estate in Rodeo Dr, London, NYC. Important stock holdings in Chilis, Vodaphone and
hyundai and others. Afterwards we can move on to others like Castro, Chavez, etc on and on. How long are people on in this planet put up these thieves-World 3.0

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

The egyptian Monster

I must say that I am shock to learn how much support we have given Mubarak through out the years while knowing all the atrocities being committed by his regime. I feel sad for the egyptian people but I feel sadder for us that we have participated in this crime. What does this complicity do to our soul as a nation and as people. I am shocked what we are willing to do for oil. Wow, time for a shift World 3.0

Who is Radamés Soto?

Radames Soto is the president and founder of Kinina Ventures, a firm specializing in the creation and acquisition of companies in the wellness and media sectors. He is a former Managing Director of The Wall Street Journal Interactive. Soto joined Dow Jones & Company in November 1998. Under Mr. Soto's direction, the former Wall Street Journal Americas expanded its focus on the business and financial needs of the Latin American market through the creation of The Wall Street Journal Interactivo.

Mr. Soto is widely regarded as one of the most experienced and multi-faceted figures in the new media world. Among his projects is the film "Road Dogz," the nationally syndicated series "HispanicAmericans: The New Frontier" hosted by Jimmy Smits, "Video Active" - a nationally syndicated show for teenagers, and "America Latina Finanzas y Negocios" - a weekly business show syndicated throughout Latin America sponsored by Merrill Lynch.

Mr. Soto has an extensive track record in the creation of content both for the Internet as well as film and television. He developed a TV/Internet series with HBO "Techno3." He is considered by many, including publications like Variety, the New York Times, the Village Voice, and Hispanic Magazine, as a leader in Internet content for Latinos.

Mr. Soto owned and operated a successful and well-respected entertainment and media company for five years, Blue Pearl Entertainment. He is also the founder of TDI (a broadcasting & Internet investment firm) and Zotox Investments, a new media merchant house for the Spanish-speaking world.

As a journalist Mr. Soto is the recipient of an Emmy, the ACE Award, and a New York State Broadcaster's Association Award. He is also a three-time nominee for the ACE Award in investigative reporting.

Mr. Soto has been keynote speaker at the following conferences: LOHAS conference in Boulder-2001; Inter- American Development Bank in New Orleans-2000; Jupiter Communications in Miami -2000; LatinTech Conference-2000; Internet World-Latin America-1999; Jupiter Communications Advertising Conference, NY-1999; The New Media Forum, New York City-1999; Digital Hollywood, Beverly Hills, CA-1999.

Mr. Soto holds a bachelor's degree in journalism, an MBA in Management, and a specialization in finance from the University of Miami. He also has a specialization in Mergers and Acquisitions from New York University. He is married with three children and resides in New York City and Miami.

Make the planet a nourishing and loving place to live. The heart is the real source of our actions and ideas. Let's really make quality of life and human nourishment the priority.

Respect nature. We are nature; it is our duty to respect, protect and learn from nature rather than conquer her.

The Inner Journey. The real revolution is our inner growth. As long as we do not reinvent our inner landscape, our outer reality will continue to be limited, stale and violent.

Live a holistic lifestyle. The mind, the heart, the spirit and the body are one interrelated organism.

Business to transform the world. Business is a very powerful force that must be used to transform the earth. Compassion, entrepreneurship, innovation and the Spirit are the core elements of this transformation. Business based on innovative chaos, taking risk, intuition, heart, synthesis, non-linear skills, a holistic approach, conservation, quality, cooperation and partnership are the focal points of a new business paradigm.

Use technology to unite people. Let's create technologies that bring us together and help us develop lives of greater quality. The Internet is a manifestation of our desire to be connected. We aspire to connect to each other and become whole.

The Media. Media must inform, uplift, educate, inspire and unite. Not manipulate, instill fear, and keep people from developing their inner greatness.

Individual versus the collective. The individual must become responsible for his or her well-being, inner journey and self-improvement. The government cannot do it. Let's empower our selves, hearts, and thoughts.

Government small and non-intrusive. The government is simply a traffic cop. The responsible individual is the engine of growth, order and prosperity.

High self-esteem is the most effective weapon against corruption. As human beings we must understand that we are all capable of creating the life we want. We do not have to take from others. The universe is an abundant system. Scarcity is an illusion.

We are what we eat/eating is a political act. If we eat junk, we become junk, we think junky ideas and we end up creating a world of junk. Let's eat quality food and become quality people.

Quality of life over superficial growth. Our economic growth must be based on the growth of the human spirit and the improvement of our lives. We need to change the measurement of our economic life and the meaning of the word "profits." Profits must include quality of life, personal growth and enjoyment.

Learning is a human right. Teaching people is a global duty; not having education available is a violation of human rights.

Role models are extraordinary people. We must admire real people that have created extraordinary lives, not people created by the media. Role models are essential for the development of our human potential.

Abundance and prosperity. The universe is abundant. We are abundant and limitless. We need to turn our minds and hearts toward our greatness, abundance and possibilities.

Consumption vs. quality of life. We cannot fill our emptiness by consuming. Consumption must have meaning and its consequences measured. We need nourishment, creativity, encouragement, playfulness and community - not more consumption.

Individual creativity, imagination and self-expression are sacred. Individual creativity must be respected, encouraged and protected. It is the only way out of our current broken paradigm.