That is my 4 min video pitch for the 2023 Nordic Enterprise Discussion board Speaker Contest. Hope you take pleasure in it however be happy to let me know if that’s not the case 😉
The Biggest Management Alternative within the twenty first Century
A narrative I discovered in 2006 modified my life. “The Singularity is Close to” by Ray Kurzweil completely blew my thoughts. It gave me perception into cool new tech like AI. It gave me which means, objective and group. It defined the world and who I used to be. It additionally advised me I might dwell eternally.
Ultimately, I seen the non secular components of the singularity and its theology of techno-messiahs, Gods, resurrection, and, finally, salvation. It offers the identical utility, makes use of the identical mechanisms, serves the identical perform, and has the identical energy as faith.
This new consciousness made me search the underlying course of, and I found story. I felt like fish immediately turning into conscious of water. I began noticing how story permeates the whole lot. That’s the reason two folks can share the identical expertise however assemble completely different meanings.
This perception led me to my most profound realization: that our present planetary disaster is a narrative disaster. A narrative disaster as a result of we will see our present story ends in our demise, but we will’t agree on a greater one. So, we discover ourselves between tales, or what Jonah Sachs calls “the parable hole.”
On such events, the human story will get rewritten, and we find yourself with a revolution. For instance, the final main iteration of our story dates to the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution. As a result of as Kenneth Burke famous: “Tales are gear for dwelling. Human beings want storytelling […] to make […] sense out of life.” However our gear for dwelling has gone out of date. And until we improve it, we’re going to go out of date too.
Take Local weather Change. We have now the science. We all know what we should do. We all know the results. We have now most instruments to make a distinction now. But we bicker and take inadequate motion. That’s as a result of our fragmented tales fail to create shared which means. No shared which means, no shared motion, and no decision to our shared downside. However most of our existential points – like nuclear weapons, pandemics, species extinction or Local weather Change, are shared and world.
That’s the reason many discover Local weather Change miserable. As a result of we can’t think about a standard story the place our world predicament involves a contented finish.
That can be why we should ReWrite the Human Story – a brand new, shared, world story to unite, inform and information us.
That is the best management alternative of the twenty first century.
As a result of identical to sunflowers are heliotropic and orient themselves in direction of the solar, we people are storytropic and orient ourselves in direction of story. Now, our story can have many names: the Singularity, God, Democracy, Human Rights, the Blockchain or Let’s Make America Nice Once more. However all of us flip to story as our compass.
Immediately our outdated myths are falling aside. When the tales which are our social glue crumble, we crumble. As a result of there have been civilizations with out the wheel, weapons, metal, or the web, however there have been no civilizations with out story.
So, the story I suggest is the Multiplicity. However what’s the story you plan?
For extra like this go right here: ReWriting the Human Story