Say Hello To Your New Digital Self

Say Hello To Your New Digital Self

Have you met your digital self? Me neither. Didn’t even know that I have one. Turns out that your digital self is rapidly replacing your meat self. This is not good in my mind. What exactly is a “digital self”, and why do we need one? Is a digital self possibly optional, or an essential part of our new world?

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.

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”?

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?