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

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.