Self-Terminating System 

Identity

Who am I? 

Culture & Conditioning

Corporations, Causes, and Communication

Self-Interest

The Story of Me

Sovereign Subjectivity

The Age of Self Authorship

Projection & Aspiration

The Self We're Sold

The Embodied Economy

Truth, Wisdom, and The Work

Competition & Consumption

The Sensemaking Crisis

Collaboration & Creativity

Non-Rivalrous Reality

Isolation

The Attention Economy

(Out of sight, out of mind)

Integration

All One Thing.  

Marketplace of Meaning

Stories. Symbols. Self.

integrity & alignment

enrich and empower

DECONDITION

distract and disrupt

internalize all externalities

how are we going to get there? 

CONDITION

how do we address growing complexity? 

Meaning, Feeling, and The Pursuit of Aliveness

As we begin to embody who we are, we become less susceptible to falling for conditioned ideas of success and other meta-narratives.  Instead, we begin to impress our unique image onto the collective consciousness.  We move from being mere "consumers' to becoming conscious co-creators--using our purchasing decisions to move the marketplace in a more meaningful directions. 

SYSTEM & SPACE

Capitalism, Consumption, and Resources in the Age of Complexity

shock and awe

divide and conquer

how do we clean up communication?

When the Truth isn't Profitable

The Truth is profitable  for some, and not for others.  In a society that runs almost entirely on self-interest​ / Weaponizing False Information happens because it can.  It perpetuates because too many individuals lack sovereignty.

 False Self-Realization& Endless Aspiration

As we begin to embody who we are, we become less susceptible to falling for conditioned ideas of success and other meta-narratives.  Instead, we begin to impress our unique image onto the collective consciousness.  We move from being mere "consumers' to becoming conscious co-creators--using our purchasing decisions to move the marketplace in a more meaningful directions. 

Projection & Reflection

Consuming Image / Self off a Shelf / Pixel Perfect / Amplification of media / Growing awareness of image fixation.

Where Attention Goes, Money Flows.   

NBC and the big tech and media companies compete for your attention because your attention is valuable.  Which is why it's actually quite revoluionatry  

Mark Joyner “irresistible offer”

What is this? 

How much will it cost?

What's in it for me?

Why should I believe you?

Mark Joyner “irresistible offer”

What is this? 

How much will it cost?

What's in it for me?

Why should I believe you?

  1. Relationship 

  2. Perception and projection 

  3. Winning. Loving. 

  4. Status and privilege. 

  5. Catch phrases will be replaced by deeds. (Better stories)

  6. Deeds will be replaced by legacies. (Stories become legends)

  7. So how can companies and brands build meaningful legacies (tackle big problems)

  8. Everyone wants to be part of something bigger. A solution even. 

When I look at the runaway machine that is our society, I believe we need to move deliberately to meet the unique challenges of our age.  To meet these challenges, we must bring more wisdom into everything that we do and at all levels.  And do it together.  

There are a myriad of reasons why the need is urgent.  Whether it's global warming or  deep need to accelerate change.  We need to embrace the full creative power as a singular human civilization. From where I'm sitting, this means opening up deeper levels of dialogue in all dimensions of human experience.  It means opening our minds to new possibilities. 

To accomplish the shift, we must transform each level of our society and culture.  And we must do them simultaneously.  

 

  

So, when the individual identity is fixated on self-interest, they go shopping on the marketplace of meaning (i.e. consumer culture) for things that Project and Reflect who they are.  This creates an IMAGE fixation which sets the table for shallow self-knowledge.  

reading the model

Pride of Ownership to Pride of Stewardship

In it's best form, pride ownership means you take care of things because they're yours.  In Pride of Stewardship, you still own what you own but you acknowledge your 

The Marketplace of Meaning 2.0

In its 1.0 incarnation, the Marketplace of Meaning sold us a conditioned idea of success and symbols. It encouraged us to realize ourselves through meeting that idea and attaining 

Many attack the falseness of consumer culture and despair at how meaningless life is in Western culture.  When we acknowledge how our symbols are constructed, it is easy to conclude that life is meaningless.  

It's quite the opposite.  Life is incredibly meaningful and it is we who create, consumer, and so perpetuate that meaning.  To acknowledge this is to take conscious control to be mindful as one shops the marketplace of meaning.  Is who you are supporting acting as a good steward o fthe world? 

In it's 2.0 incarnation, we stick with the idea that 

As we think about a post-consumer culture, it can be hard to envision what it will be like.  Will brands go away?  Will we figure out some way to avoid advertising

FIGHTING FOR AWARENESS

World War III is not going to be fought with nuclear weapons. Because WWIII is not "going" to be fought.  World War III is already being fought.  It's being fought right now.  
 

And what is the fight over and between?  

The fight is over your awareness.  It's over where you put your attention, spend your time, and spend your money.  It's about what stories we get told, shared, and believed. 

  

 Where these things go, so goes the world.  So, it makes a lot of sense to look closer at where our energy is spent as individuals, organizations, companies, or as a broader society.  

What this means is that where we pour our awareness and attention goes, so goes our world.  It's simply that we're largely on auto-pilot, forgetting our power to make change happen.  

THE SENSE MAKING CRISIS

With our attention increasingly divided and our sources of information increasingly decentralized , it makes sense that our culture is struggling so deeply with the current 

SLIDE THE CAKE GENTLY, BUT DELIBERATELY

If you've ever held a tall cake before, you know that you have to be delicate as you move it and carry it...

The kind of transformation our culture needs is one that must happen at all levels of society simultaneously. And it will, since each individual who 

Show up for Each "Other" 

As we begin to embody who we are, we become less susceptible to falling for conditioned ideas of success and other meta-narratives.  Instead, we begin to impress our unique image onto the collective consciousness.  We move from being mere "consumers' to becoming conscious co-creators--using our purchasing decisions to move the marketplace in a more meaningful directions. (love the hard ones)

Wholeness and Wholesomeness. 

When the world is no longer an adversary but an ally, a lot more changes than simply our posture.  

Self-Realization & Self-Remembering

To realize the Self and to remember the Self are one and the same.  They are recognizing the non-physical dimension of yourself and acknowledging that what you are is greater than who you are.  Your story is only part of the puzzle.  The space your story is unfolding atop is You as well.