AORTA Spiritual Entrepreneurship Practices
March 6, 2023 § Leave a comment
Adapted from Perpetual Adolescence
1. Ambition: Desire -> Meaning
WorkView (Designing Your Life)
June 7, 2022 § 1 Comment
Work is creating something
Of value to others
Atoms < Bits < Souls: Why Not Boring Needs a Computational Physicist/Spiritual Entrepreneur in Residence
April 11, 2022 § Leave a comment
[Not Boring Research Analyst Application]
- The Human Colossus is about to undergo a phase transition (“from rational to relational“) analogous to the one where Gutenberg, Luther and Newton inaugurated modernity (“from ritual to rational“)
- Not Boring is uniquely positioned to observe, influence, and capitalize on this phase transition
- You need someone like me — with expertise on the bleeding edge of science, technology, entreprenuership, and philosophy — to help you see the Biggest Picture.
Religious Entrepreneurship in Nevil Shute’s Round the Bend
September 8, 2021 § Leave a comment
I am currently podcasting a book club with my father on Nevil Shute‘s novel Round the Bend. The framing question we are using for our discussions is “What is this book about?” There are a number of different themes that have come up (e.g., technology, love, and racism), but my current hypothesis is that the book is primarily about “Religious Entrepreneurship”, a sort of cousin to the Spiritual Entrepreneurship I studied with Hatchery LA.
Here (four chapters in) is how and why I think the author wrote this book. This is all purely hypothetical on my part; I have not done any actual research on his methods. However, this reflects the kind of process that I could see myself going through, based on comments the author made about the context in which the protagonist built his business.« Read the rest of this entry »
Become Like a Billionaire
December 10, 2020 § Leave a comment
- Obsess over a Wildly Important Problem that has not been properly characterized
- Identify a novel point of technological leverage for solving that problem
- Discover a market hurting enough to pay for even a crappy solution to that problem
- Iterate and improve on all the above until you die, fully solve the problem, or hand it over to someone who can do better.
Solutions to Three of the World’s Hardest Problems
December 17, 2018 § Leave a comment
(Drawn from the list identified by Social Capital on December 15, 2018)
- Disrupting Programming
- Can we enable people who don’t know programming to build applications?
- Is there a way to structure, pipe, and manage data better?
- Disrupting Education
- Can we educate humans in interesting ways so that they learn to think in multi-disciplinary ways?
- Can we educate people in small, continuous ways so they keep learning throughout their lives?
- Disrupting Urban Transport
- Can we build new transportation methods that enable us to take someone form point A->B faster?
- Is there a way to build better, cleaner cities?
Three Steps to Startup Success (in 15 syllables)
August 17, 2018 § Leave a comment
- Own a big problem.
- Make measurable progress.
Sunday School 2.0: Shark Tank for Spiritual Growth
July 29, 2018 § Leave a comment
The purpose of Sunday School 2.0 is to create an adaptive architecture of participation where everyone can experience what it feels like to be children of God, including:
- The Security of unconditional love
- Service to those outside
- The Struggle to create something worthwhile
Whole-I-Ness: A New Job to Be Done for Christianity
June 17, 2018 § 3 Comments
In many ways, Western Christianity is now a solution in search of a problem. We are a victim of our own success, having effectively worked ourselves out of a job by eliminating the “pain points” of Judaism, paganism and animism while diffusing most of our benefits into the culture. Like a technology-centric startup, we now find ourselves in the awkward situation of trying to define (or worse, create) problems that need our solution.
The alternative is to go back to the customer discovery phase. Who is our customer? What are their most important jobs to be done? What is the “impossible” thing that, if it could be done, would change everything for them?
What is it that the world most needs? Especially from us?
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