CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

5/5/2018 路 2 min read 路 ~10 路 5
To The Collaborative and 7 more
Translating the Global Village

Translating the Global Village

We reside in a time when technology is rapidly overcoming the limitations of the "Tower of Babel" - which is a biblical story of why human beings spoke so many languages - the idea being that if all human beings spoke in a universal language, that...

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

I understand. One of the wonders of what I do is that I am often granted the benefit of meeting with men and women referred to as brilliant by their peers and customers. Their greatest lament is that they cannot communicate with others at the level they are thinking. They are, to some extent, desperate for contact with people that "think as fast." And so it goes.

8/5/2018
CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

Pretty much agree with you @Harvey Lloyd - though in my case my life has always been about two galaxies colliding because I while I was born in England, I did not speak English until I was about eight years old, and that is because my parents guarded us from the gangs that marauded in the ghetto town I was born in.

That meant that I have always come home to an Eastern culture and walk out my home to a Western one. I remember what it was like not knowing English when I went to junior school and yet I was born in England and then when I learned English, I nearly lost my mother tongue, and I remember as a teenager realizing how much I was cut off from the stories and experiences that were discussed in Indian.

Once I got married at the age of 24, my wife had spent her younger years in California but she was born in India - and it is through her that I reconnected with my mother language. Now add to that I am not much of a traveler and even when I went to places like France, Belgium or Brazil - it was for business and yet again I stayed in the hotel and did not venture out, unlike my brother who is way more cosmopolitan.

These experiences have shaped the galaxies that have collided in my life. I do see myself as a global citizen, yet still live an extreme local existence. It is through these differences I have whole new frontiers to discover - which is a good thing. I don't see an Italian represent Italy, or a Nigerian represent Nigeria - it is through the individual quirks of a human being that these relationships unfold and constantly provide fresh and hopefully incrementally transforming insights.

7/5/2018
CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

13/4/2018 路 5 min read 路 ~10 路 4
To The Collaborative and 3 more
Artifiical Intelligence vs. Superficial Intelligence

Artifiical Intelligence vs. Superficial Intelligence

If we are going to examine the worst of what artificial intelligence can do to us, we should join that at the hip of hiplessness with what the worst of superficial intelligence can do in conjunction.The tree picture is my hat tip to the Windows 10...

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

It is the synthetic biologists that are folks whose experiments merge the living and the mechanical https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DcquAYG41Q and maybe we need to build empathetic AI to explain to us mere mortals what these folk may accomplish over the next 25 years.

29/4/2018
Edward Lewellen

Edward Lewellen

My friend, CityVP 馃悵 Manjit, I'm still one of those who believe that AI may never reach the abilities and capacities of the human brain. I'll share some stats that support my belief:

At any given moment, we have 2 Terabytes of information coming upon us. Our 5 senses only absorb 11 Megabytes, about 5%, of that information. We might call this "Superficial Intelligence". However, other parts of our brain are recording EVERYTHING. All of this information is stored in our subconscious mind. I have seen estimates that our subconscious mind runs around 10 Petabytes per second, compared to 40 Bytes per second of the conscious mind. We might call this "Significant Intelligence".

I have many stories of my own, and those of others, who successfully retrieved information that was unavailable to the conscious mind, but was readily available from the subconscious. For instance, there is a part of our brain that allows us to focus on a conversation between ourselves and another person even when we are in a crowded, noisy room full of people. Though we don't think we're hearing all of the conversations around us, our subconscious mind is recording them all. When a person is put into the right state, they can recall those other conversations.

These are just a few of the amazingly wonderful things that make our brain vastly superior to AI.

27/4/2018
CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

9/2/2018 路 3 min read 路 ~10
Innovative Collaboration

Innovative Collaboration

I am not invested in conceptual collaboration as much as I am not invested in conceptual leadership, because in both we are given a set definition that we can either agree or disagree, and such definition does not serve to make us personally that...

Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

agree there is need to reset the understanding on collaboration but not only that... many concepts have been taken over by marketers with a dull narrative which is as exploratory than a fully mapped trip to Disney land.

9/2/2018
CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

28/1/2018 路 2 min read 路 ~10 路 2
To The Collaborative and 2 more
Coworking Spaces as a Future of Work

Coworking Spaces as a Future of Work

I am not interested at the moment in niche plays or small-time collaboration but far more interested in those people who are thinking about the future of work.聽 For now there is less utopian idealism as far as big picture collaborative visions go....

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

And to think that channels like CNN can make a billion dollars and so it counts on people not switch off, where the irony is switching off can lead to the farming of freedom to think, a priceless one at that which can't compete with what a billion dollars can buy.

29/1/2018
Kevin Baker

Kevin Baker

Love this , the farming of freedom to think. How I have encountered the thousands who claim they want free thinkers to innovate at the same time as standing directly in the way and they seem to not know it.

29/1/2018
CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

4/7/2017 路 ~100 路 1
To The Collaborative and 1 more

No wonder John Lennon was a concern to special interest and big government, his views about peace where very pragmatic and he called out practices that both enriched a few and whose products and outputs harmed many, practices the enriched would view as necessary evil.

John Lennon and the Intellectual Revolution

http://www.libertylaundry.org

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

James Chartrand offered one of the most smartest views of branding and I point Jorge Carballo P茅rez to take a look at it here http://www.copyblogger.com/personal-branding-prison/

When people associate personal brand with John Lennon, we need to see the industry that developed around Lennon, so the Beatles Manager Brian Epstein can be credited with managing their brand, George Martin as a music producer can be credited with managing the Beatles brand, and Yoko Ono can be credited for managing John Lennon's brand.

What makes John Lennon's life worth study is his vulnerability, contradictory personality, his flaws and the resulting humanity that is authentic. The irony is that the person who wanted John Lennon's brand most was his killer - the one who should be denied parole and who saw his personal brand (that of John Lennon's killer) as the prime motivation - "to take his aura".

The John Lennon I study is not a personal branding case-study, he is not the product that got sold, but the human being who knew he was watching the wheels and made a lot of mistakes, and when life finally gave him peace - a personal brand minded killer took it away.

4/7/2017

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