Digital Money Isn’t Money. Perhaps a Tool of Control?

Digital Money Isn’t Money. Perhaps a Tool of Control?

Decentralized cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, are being seriously challenged today by rapidly developing, government-controlled, Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) technologies. 112 countries, representing over 95 percent of global GDP, are exploring a CBDC. This is a big problem, since any type of digital money is not money. Real money is very different. Do you know why?

Are You Ready To Be Transhumanized? Include Me Out.

Are You Ready To Be Transhumanized? Include Me Out.

According to World Economic Forum (WEF) advisor Yuval Noah Harari, “We are no longer mysterious souls; we are now hackable animals”. Technology exists to make us “transhumans”. Doesn’t that just sound warm and fuzzy? The queue for hacking and transformation starts over there, if you are seeking the promised joys of transhumanism. Include me out.

The Great Unraveling? Done. Crisis Phase? Getting Wild

The Great Unraveling? Done. Crisis Phase? Getting Wild

We were long overdue for a great unraveling. It came at last, and now seems mostly done. That is good. Now for the tough part – a final crisis phase that sets the stage for a new and better beginning. Based on centuries of history, war seems to be an inevitable part of this crisis process. But is war truly inevitable?

We Have Met the Enemy, and He Is Us

We Have Met the Enemy, and He Is Us

Our world today is a major mess, and getting worse. Who is making all of this happen, and why? Russia’s Putin? China’s Xi? WEF’s Klaus Schwab? We must have great enemies for all of this to be taking place. Lots of bad guys out there to blame. But, just maybe, we are looking in the wrong places. What if our worst enemy is us?

You Can’t Fix It If It Isn’t Broken. Step 1: Break It

You Can’t Fix It If It Isn’t Broken. Step 1: Break It

You have heard the recent proverb “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. Turns out that in practice, there is a corollary: “If you are going to fix something, it needs to be broken.” Think “Build Back Better” as defined by Clinton, Biden, and Schwab (Klaus). The “build-back” part concerns me. Who is going to break it so it can be “built back”? And what is “it”?

We All Need To Belong, Don’t We?

We All Need To Belong, Don’t We?

I am deeply troubled by the concept of mass formation psychosis. It is a type of insanity. I do not know a single person who fits this description. But many are in an unshakeable dedication to demonstrable falsehoods. Reason and facts have no impact. There must be another explanation. Perhaps it lies in our fundamental human need to belong.

The ESG Leash on Business Tightens — While Good Suffers

The ESG Leash on Business Tightens — While Good Suffers

The ESG – Environmental, Social, and [Corporate] Governance – movement has exploded over the past few years. ESG ratings are now controlling substantial amounts of investing and lending to major businesses. Business leaders are being forced to address expanding ESG concerns and compliance demands, distracting management attention and resources away from the underlying business. And the potential good from ESG suffers as well. Why?

Is ‘Common Good Capitalism’ Actually Good?

Is ‘Common Good Capitalism’ Actually Good?

Common good capitalism, also known as stakeholder capitalism, seems to have become a huge management issue. Shareholders have been challenged by powerful new environmental, social, and governance (ESG) interests, making managing much tougher. The result may simply be chaos, or a “garbage can model” for managing. Or maybe a lot of good. Or perhaps all three?

Those Who Do Not Learn From History Are Incredibly Valuable

Those Who Do Not Learn From History Are Incredibly Valuable

You have of course heard the saying that “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it”. But history, it turns out, doesn’t repeat or even rhyme. What you learn from the past is applicable mostly to the past, should it ever return. Meanwhile, we desperately need leaders who look forward, not back, to learn. History-makers.

Living Is a Vital Hard-Way Learning Process

Living Is a Vital Hard-Way Learning Process

How often have you heard that “… life is a learning process.” Life is certainly a “process” but the learning part is largely optional. And uncommon. How many people do you believe actually learn much of anything from life? My observations over a lifetime tell me that most don’t like to learn this way. Most prefer learning from a teacher. What can living itself teach us, anyway?

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Digital money isn't money. Perhaps a Tool of Control?
Digital Money Isn’t Money. Perhaps a Tool of Control?
Are you ready to be transhumanized? Include me out.
Are You Ready To Be Transhumanized? Include Me Out.
The great unraveling? Done. Crisis phase? Getting wild.
The Great Unraveling? Done. Crisis Phase? Getting Wild
We have met the enemy, and he is us.
We Have Met the Enemy, and He Is Us
You can't fix it if it isn't broken. Step 1: Break it.
You Can’t Fix It If It Isn’t Broken. Step 1: Break It
We all need to belong, don't we?
We All Need To Belong, Don’t We?
The ESG Leash on Business Tightens — While Good Suffers
The ESG Leash on Business Tightens — While Good Suffers
Is 'Common Good Capitalism' actually good?
Is ‘Common Good Capitalism’ Actually Good?
Those who do not learn from history are incredibly valuable.
Those Who Do Not Learn From History Are Incredibly Valuable
Living is a vital hard-way learning process.
Living Is a Vital Hard-Way Learning Process
What is the Council for Inclusive Capitalism?
What Is the Council for Inclusive Capitalism?
Mass formation hypnosis = totalitarianism? Not likely
Mass Formation Hypnosis = Totalitarianism?
Do we have 'creative destruction', or just plain 'destruction'?
Do We Have ‘Creative Destruction’, or Just Plain ‘Destruction’?
Is artificial intelligence really becoming self-aware?
Is Artificial Intelligence Really Becoming Self-Aware?
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Random memories from a long life - Part 2
Random Memories From A Long Life — Part 2
Random memories from a long life.
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The Way Forward: A New Life for Me. Maybe for All of Us.
The Great Resignation isn't so great after all.
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The New World (Dis)Order Has Arrived: Is Ordo Ab Chao Next?
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Why Is Our Leadership So Often Failing To Lead Today?
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Can you avoid Mass Formation Psychosis?
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Herd behavior and the madness of crowds
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Inflation is unavoidable, necessary, and very dangerous
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Is the Great Reset being reset – maybe even greatly?
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The Great Resignation is upon us
The Great Resignation Tsunami Is Upon Us
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Is the push for back-to-the-office a very big mistake?
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Resilience Is Much More Than Risk Management
The Fourth Turning at work: Crisis time is here.
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You'll own nothing and you'll be happy about it
You’ll Own Nothing And You’ll Be Happy About It
Complex problems have no simple answers
Complex Problems Have No Simple Answers
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Freelancing to survive and thrive in times of COVID
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If you can't measure it, you can't manage or improve it
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No Problems Just Challenges
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Managing in World of Fear
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Leadership - what to do if no answer
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Big changes in busyer behavior
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Normalcy bias + cognitive dissonance
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Dont DO Innovation
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