How can we re-program the multinational companies, the bureaucracies and regulators of the world with fresh insight and perspective? How do we transform cultures from the inside? The League of Intrapreneurs is a hypothesis. A hypothesis that says our old institutions have a role to play in helping us get to a more prosperous tomorrow. As a global open source network, The League is working to build capacity for unleashing grassroots models of change within the corridors of power.
Borrowing from the ancient wisdom traditions and modern self-directed learning movement, the Wisdom Hackers community brings together people from art, technology, literature, activism, design and innovation to explore a fundamental angst. We are working to create the conditions for public-interest philosophy through peer-to-peer learning.
The Amish Futurist is on a quest of meaning in a world full of digital temptations. She resists the lure of technology optimism and instead prefers a low-tech profile. As a performance character who gives talks and wanders aimlessly around tech conferences, the Amish Futurist provides you with provocation to reflect existentially on entrepreneurship and digital technology.
We are being forever driven forward by technological advances. But is the use of technology sustainable for our psyche? What if some technology could help keep us grounded in our more human-centric roots? Even if we simply ignore the increasing stresses of constant digital accessibility on our iPhones, at Twitter or Facebook, the eventual consequences will be felt. The Amish Futurist looks at the impact that technology is having on our minds, emotions, relationships, sense of place and purpose. She shares her perspectives on buttermilk, technology fears and phobias, and her search for the soul of the startup scene.
The projects I work on tend to utilize "misfit approaches" or philosophies - inspired by Nigerian spammers, performance artists, wise hermits, and tempered radicals working to transform our institutions from the inside. I hack, hustle, and provoke systems in need of change. Some of my work is romantic, ephemeral and "pop-up," while some is more systemic and long-term.