May 27, 2013
"The biggest challenge in creating this New Economy is that the core skills needed to create millions of co-operative enterprises (ones that fill identified, unmet real human needs) are in short supply, are not taught in the ‘education’ system, and are more advanced than the skills we had to develop to use the technology of the Internet. But it’s possible, and the New Economy movement is clearly growing, and will start to provide these skills and hence support wirearchies as it gains momentum."via: @protoslacker http://tmblr.co/ZEy4qxlx94m8 via: Dave Pollard http://howtosavetheworld.ca/2013/05/26/what-if-everything-ran-like-the-internet/
Posted by Rafael Fajardo at 09:51 AM | Permalink
“In the collaborative business, people affiliate with coworkers around shared business culture and an approved strategic plan to which they subordinate their personal aims. But in a cooperative business, people affiliate with coworkers around a shared business ethos, and each is pursuing their own personal aims to which they subordinate business strategy. So, cooperatives are first and foremost organized around cooperation as a set of principles that circumscribe the nature of loose connection, while collaboratives are organized around belonging to a collective, based on tight connection. Loose, laissez-faire rules like ‘First, do no harm’, ‘Do unto others’, and ‘Hear everyone’s opinion before binding commitments’ are the sort of rules (unsurprisingly) that define the ethos of cooperative work, and which come before the needs and ends of any specific project. ”via: http://emergentfutures.tumblr.com/post/51460408492/in-the-collaborative-business-people-affiliate via: Stowe Boyd, Kakul Srivastava asks “Is the nature of identity and belonging changing in the emergent business?” at: http://pro.gigaom.com/blog/kakul-srivastava-asks-1
Posted by Rafael Fajardo at 09:43 AM | Permalink
May 26, 2013
In a post from 2010 I mentioned a quote from the Green Arrow comic that has stuck with me. I ran across that post and was motivated to see if I could find the panel. I haven't found the panel, but I found the citation that will make finding the panel trivial:
- The DC Comics Wikia entry for the Green Arrow(proceed to footnotes 18 and 19 where the name of Zen Master Jansen is mentioned
- DC Comics Wikia entry for Zen Master Jansen
- the quote:"You must wait, with no thought of self, until spiritual forces work through you to release the shaft. The shot must fall from the archer like snow from a bamboo leaf before he even thinks of it."
- Reference to Flash Volume 1 issue 219, the issue in which the Green Arrow story "The Fate of the Archer" appears as a secondary offering, in January of 1973.
On that date I was actually seven years old. I would turn 8 in late March of that year. My mom's diary notes that I was a reluctant reader until I found comic books. It's amazing that this story would have stuck with me so very deeply.
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February 05, 2013
I completely forgot to mention that we had a short feature on NBCLatino!
Many thanks to Adrian Carrasquillo!
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