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Be the Solution (Book): ... "Being completely involved in an activity for its own sake.  The ego falls away.  Time flies. Every action movement and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz.  Your whole being is involved, and you're using your skills to the utmost." - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow (Harper Perennial, 1991)
...... what LEC would call the Vision for everyone for societal change. An Other publication on Flow at Amazon by the same author as the above quote.
We used to call this being in the zone or in the groove before psychologists got hold of it.
  
     It has been ~ 14 years since I participated in LEC97 a conference to transform EST to Landmark free of the personality cult of Werner Erhard.  My notes are lost. It was very successful according to the later conference conclusion.  At first stakeholders described in succinct sentences the day to day important activities which gave forth the current being & context of the business.  Then  a conference call to all the offices all over the world determined they were ready for the main conference ~ 2000 stakeholders for a 3-4 day meeting.  From the statements of the stakeholders a new vision was created & new practices derived. From the practices promises & requests. From the promises & requests a new charter, statement of who we are, creed, & more & more specific documents which evolved into a set of goals: personal & daily practices.  Reviewed 5 years later a great deal of success was realized.   I may have some of the steps confused & out of order but the idea of evolution of a group was interesting. I have been unable to find anyone on the Internet yet who can describe the exact steps.  Perhaps Steve Zaffron & others of that time might except I have no contact with them. The process was not mystical & originates with management psychology evolution.
   If we were to look at the United States of America we would see something like a hierarchy of being languaged in words: Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights, American's Creed, Pledge of Allegiance & then the particular laws of conduct. Some are even in song like the Star Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful, My Country Tis of Thee, & Home on the Range.


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Comments


Mark de LA says
The funny thing about the Law is that the power does not reside in the words as in the conventions & people who judge, enforce & make laws.  The integrity of that system is as broken as the economy because money is involved everywhere. The notion of justice is suborned to high priced lawyers, crony & lobbied lawmaking & judges who think they can make up the law as they go if they can tap-dance amongst the uncertainties & relativities in the meanings of what is written down as law.

Mark de LA says
It might be interesting to aggregate a database of what I call solution stakeholders.
From comment on Seth's Facebook post: ... To me a stakeholder is somebody who is someone of good will who is willing to sit down & actually solve the problem & take action to make the changes - however difficult. Someone who is willing to go all in with his own resources & energy. ... Rioting & shitting on cop cars is not it! You need people of consciousness who can examine what they are doing which gives being to the way things work now and metamorphose those practices into ones which give being to what is good for all of us or accomplishes the Vision of what FLOW gives. (or some other vision) - MR
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Mark de LA says
Get rid of Fanny & Freddy & government in the economic domain then entrepreneurs will flourish & jobs will be in balance with real life!


Mark de LA says
seth 2011-10-13 10:05:05 15545
MR 2011-10-13 07:52:44 15545
FYI - the circulatory system http://bit.ly/algmCv & functionality http://bit.ly/ppDewW
Ask the questions which lead to a banking & economic system which better models the awesome dynamic balance within the human body.
i think two financial instruments (derivatives, and CDOs) are poisoning our banking systems ... they work directly against  the idea of keeping your investments local and knowing and taking the responsibility for the risk your investments entail.    i would vote to outlaw these instruments ... though i don't know exactly how such a law would work in practice.  perhaps, if you can't outlaw them, tax and regulate them out of existence.  i'm sure sure that rubs you the wrong way, but instead of your usual knee jerk response, think: (1)  first prove to yourself that these are actually poison, then (2) figure a way to get them out of the system. 
I wish you would keep this shit to Facebook.  It is not a solution to anything except egoes.

Mark de LA says
I like some of the articles in this website about slow money: http://www.slowmoney.org/
Focus on money for money's sake & power loses it's purpose as a means to increase the flow of business. The analogy of economy being like the blood system which distributes oxygen all throughout the body should not be lost. Continuing the analogy money for money's sake would be as if the blood cells of the body would gradually take it upon themselves to increase in volume like a cancer rather than stay in dynamic balance as in a healthy body.
Source: ...

With trillions of dollars a day accelerating around the globe, invested in securities that no one fully understands, it is time to ask:

** What would the world be like if we invested 50% of our money
within 50 miles of where we live?

** What if there were a new generation of companies that gave
away 50% of their profits?

** What if there were 50% more organic matter in our soil
50 years from now?

...I wonder if anyone has studied the spleen & the bone marrow where blood cells are created with a view toward modeling such behavior for the banking system.


Mark de LA says
FYI - the circulatory system http://bit.ly/algmCv & functionality http://bit.ly/ppDewW
Ask the questions which lead to a banking & economic system which better models the awesome dynamic balance within the human body.

Seth says
MR 2011-10-13 10:54:19 15545
seth 2011-10-13 10:05:05 15545
MR 2011-10-13 07:52:44 15545
FYI - the circulatory system http://bit.ly/algmCv & functionality http://bit.ly/ppDewW
Ask the questions which lead to a banking & economic system which better models the awesome dynamic balance within the human body.
i think two financial instruments (derivatives, and CDOs) are poisoning our banking systems ... they work directly against  the idea of keeping your investments local and knowing and taking the responsibility for the risk your investments entail.    i would vote to outlaw these instruments ... though i don't know exactly how such a law would work in practice.  perhaps, if you can't outlaw them, tax and regulate them out of existence.  i'm sure sure that rubs you the wrong way, but instead of your usual knee jerk response, think: (1)  first prove to yourself that these are actually poison, then (2) figure a way to get them out of the system. 
I wish you would keep this shit to Facebook.  It is not a solution to anything except egoes.
this obiously is a phase of determining where it hurts ... what are the problems ... what is wrong with what is currently happening.  if you don't know what is wrong, you have no way to advancing to solutions.  (well deserved snark deleted)

Mark de LA says
seth 2011-10-13 10:13:52 15545
... add to those poisen another one:  day trading.  that's where you make money just by small fluctuations in a security with no intention of investing in the company.

So here is what is on my hit list:
  1. CDO (credit default swaps ... insures agains risk)
  2. DERIVITIVES ( shields investors from direct responsibility for investments)
  3. DAY TRADING (making money on short term predictability of fluctuation in price)
How do we neutralize  those three poisons that are in our economic flow?
Mark Russell
‎@S'th - How long would you stay in business if you sold your product on credit to people who did not or could not pay you back? These instruments helped spread the insurance & risk around & provided more capital for people who couldn't no...rmally get credit. Unfortunately, community organizers, Fanny & Freddy & the US Congress pushed the banks too far & the bubble burst. Take econ 101 or something. Try extending credit to those who don't or won't pay without credit cards inbetween & see how long you last.
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‎@S'th - How long would you stay in business if you sold your product on credit to people who did not or could not pay you back? These instruments helped spread the insurance & risk around & provided more capital for people who couldn't no...rmally get credit. Unfortunately, community organizers, Fanny & Freddy & the US Congress pushed the banks too far & the bubble burst. Take econ 101 or something. Try extending credit to those who don't or won't pay without credit cards inbetween & see how long you last.
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These are your mind poisons from other peoples' propaganda.  You have no direct experience with any of this.  Grow a rose out ouf the manure pile don't just piss in it!
 this 15545 is about solutions not a pissing contest.


Mark de LA says
MR 2011-10-13 11:17:55 15545
Seth, Look locally & see how you are being & what practices you use which caused the current problem.  You are asking the wrong questions.  If you continue on this vein I will delete that which has nothing to do with what can be done for positive transformation & put it somewhere, prolly facebook. Something in you past must have happened to make you hate banks.

What happened DUDE, can't do self examination & see what your participation in the problem is?

Mark de LA says
MR 2011-10-13 12:12:09 15545
MR 2011-10-13 11:17:55 15545
Seth, Look locally & see how you are being & what practices you use which caused the current problem.  You are asking the wrong questions.  If you continue on this vein I will delete that which has nothing to do with what can be done for positive transformation & put it somewhere, prolly facebook. Something in you past must have happened to make you hate banks.

What happened DUDE, can't do self examination & see what your participation in the problem is?
I have YET to read any of Seth's stuff that comes up with a solution.  The closest he comes is to rail abainst banks & big money BUT still no solutions.


Mark de LA says

http://www.fastcompany.com/ ... Rolands Odiye link on Facebook (friend of Michael Strong of FLOW) ... lots of links.

Mark de LA says
FLOW from Michael Stong is the entrepreneural spirit for good. His FB page is here.

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