Who Makes You…, Lets You…?
As I wrote a while ago, curating our network and growing with people while learning and making sense together matter. Beyond networks, perhaps this also matters:
Well, recently a combination of network and content has lead to reflect on my experience and deep thoughts with this Twitter conversation with @simbeckhampson, that has started with the read of his old blog post: ‘Do You Speak Data‘
“Less people will be required and those who remain will take on an analyst role to ensure predictions match human instinct.”
This is when humans work with machines for better decision making and impact whether it is in healthcare, transportation, sustainable development or any other field.
“Fast forward 30 years. What advice do you think your future self would like you to know today? Thanks to @BruceMctague for the article and upcoming book tip.” https://www.wired.co.uk/article/yuval-noah-harari-extract-21-lessons-for-the-21st-century #education #futureskills #algorithm #change #control” — @simbeckhampson
It is a thought-provoking article and a futuristic worldview, that struck many chords! Here is he summary that I shared as well on Twitter with Paul:
So it is about embracing: 1. not knowing 2. change as ‘we ain’t seen nothing yet’. 3. lifelong learning and social / knowledge flows 4. reinvention of ourselves. 1/2
+ 5. shaping our unique worldview and navigating the world. 6. unifying our fragmented selves. 7. self-assessing & improving ourselves continuously. 8. bringing back our humanity while breaking free from always-on technology. 2/2
Then came those kind words and additional thoughts from Paul:
“Excellent summary, you’ve picked up on all the main points. One thing that stuck in mind was the readiness needed to be able to reinvent at a moment’s notice (LLL) Also, the foresight that machines will eventually better the skills we thought untouchable. cc @BruceMctague” — @simbeckhampson
Wait a minute! Let’s unpack what I shared in that summary with more additional thoughts.
What Do You Envision & Just Do?
1. Embracing ‘Not knowing’
This is a big one! As I wrote:
In a world that puts on the spotlights experts, saying I don’t know is also a sign of being vulnerable. To connect with someone who may not know your field, strengths, practices, mindset, toolset, worldview, in short, you. By enabling someone else to share their questions and insights before I share mines, I am more attuned to new ideas and possible actions.
In a nutshell, saying often ‘I don’t know’ is a way to trigger and cultivate my curiosity to know more about what I don’t know. It is a way to learn limitless and continuously. Isn’t it what true blue lifelong learner and explorer do?
How about yourself? How do you embrace “I don’t know”? When was the last time you let go of your expertise to figure it out on your own and with people?
2. Embracing change as ‘we ain’t seen nothing yet’
3. Embracing lifelong learning and social / knowledge flows
“There just isn’t any choice other than continuous learning because ongoing change—permanent whitewater — is our only remaining constant.”
4. Reinventing ourselves.
I hanged out with different global remote teams for doing projects. I have learned from and with different hungry and curious minds. Learnabilities and cultures.
I have learned from different innovation approaches, not the only ones that prevail in our world and in France and Europe. In the names of design thinking and lean startup.
I widen my perspectives on entrepreneurial constraints, possibilities, policies, and mindsets. Innovation approaches and practices. I can build my own cornucopia. When it comes to reinvent myself and imagine the possibilities together. To solve global problems.
I can go beyond one method, approach, framework, process. Systems thinking, design thinking or any other innovative approaches I don’t know yet. I can mix up different innovative and modern workplace learning approaches. I can shape my own and collective cornucopia.
How do you learn about different cultures and entrepreneurship in our modern world?
5. Shaping our unique worldview and navigating the world
“For me, this cycle of pull-reflect-push is my contribution to the knowledge commons that is the Web. I believe in karma. I give to the Web and the Web gives back. I always receive more than I give. In an organization, I think this process of seeking out and sharing meaning is a responsibility of enlightened social citizenship…”
Donella Meadows, the American environmental scientist, would say:
“Expose your mental models to the open air. Stay humble. Stay a learner. Celebrate complexity.”
For more, read on.
6. Unifying our fragmented selves
To me, this is related to the seven-item. Know thyself to be able to do so i.e. to design synergy between different selves.
7. Self-assessing and improving ourselves continuously
Whether it is for our learnability and/or our leadership and beyond, what do we learn from ourselves to grow? Without knowing, why, who, what and how we are and operate, how can we unify our fragmented selves to bring back our humanity in our times?
8. Bringing back our humanity while breaking free from always-on technology
Which tiny habits have your developed and done over time to bring back your humanity?
It is all about being curious about ourselves, focusing on ourselves and improving ourselves. Anyone can clear the mind, get creative and ideas while and after taking care of health and practicing a sport. Anyone can be connected to nature and disconnected from the Internet. Called it connectedness to yourself through your senses and heart. Feel, touch, experience.
Are We Ready to Jump In?
“@rotanarotana: (…) One thing that stuck in mind was the readiness needed to be able to reinvent at a moment’s notice (LLL) Also, the foresight that machines will eventually better the skills we thought untouchable. cc @BruceMctague” — @simbeckhampson