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The data addiction and the spark of life

The age of abundance makes us believe in the power of technology to solve all of the humans’ problems. Curing diseases using nanobots, preparing cellular regeneration to stop the aging process or modifying the genes of the crops to cultivate the food to feed everyone on the planet; these advancements make us trust almost blindly in technology as our best tool to enhance humanity. However, this overconfidence in technology as “the savior” could also be our perdition, creating several problems:

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Leveraging the power of technology to strengthen the human capabilities

I created a business simulation game for “business management students”. During four months, a hundred and twenty students played in a weekly basis. They made decisions based on two indicators: ROI (Return on Investment) and Happiness level (Based on the Best place to work indicators). It was an unraveling experience for everyone because they change their mindset. From deciding solely on financial basis to understand the unique characteristics of human contribution on the company. At the end of the game, I crowd sourced answers for some of the questions of the Drucker Society with the objective to leverage technology, and here are their top five areas identified by them:

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Preparing millennials for the future & boosting their lives with technology

“We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.” Peter Drucker With technology´s advent, the borders are diluting into cyberspace and each person is transforming into its own brand. The mission of the new generation is to change themselves in order to shape the world. Based on Drucker’s “Managing Oneself” I have found some key elements that millennials could take into consideration to achieve this:

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To want, to work and to relax

The monks will tell you that it is necessary to grow out of being a slave of your desires. They eat for the sole purpose of feeding their bodies. And that’s right for them, because they choose to live happily with that premise. For other people who are not monks, desires are part of our essence. And it is by learning to control them that we can enjoy them in a mindful way. So, if we enjoy good food, that’s great. The problem arises when we eat too much or forget other areas of our life just to feed that desire for good food. Finding the equilibrium in life is key.

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The power of technology

Checking the latest news, watching YouTube, reading the works of many authors, chatting with dozens of people around the world, playing my favorite videogames in my free time, and reading hacking manuals on the web. These were part of my daily life activities a couple of years ago. I was the social media consultant for a stock exchange firm and my career was growing very fast after launching a startup and creating other business units for developing Iphone apps. However, a key element of my life lacked in that moment; I felt I was having success in my career, but I was always asked myself if I abandoned my vision due to the technicalities of daily life. Until one day, […]

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From Knowledge Economy to Wellbeing Entrepreneurial Society

We need to start asking ourselves if we really want to change ‘economic growth’ as our main measurement as a global society, because if we don’t “actually” commit ourselves to transform the world from a “Knowledge economy” on which every one of its citizens is considered an “asset” then we should not need to change it all, we should continue our model on which every country is “training” its citizens to contribute to the economy. If we continue this path the levels of inequality will continue to rise, the difference between the richest and poorest will increase, and in some decades that could lead to some scenarios of dystopia such as the “government” showed in the Hunger Games on which […]

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In Search of the Lifelong Learning Leader

People around the world are increasingly discontent with globalization because it has not extended the benefits to everyone. But, as professor Klaus Schwab, founder of The World Economic Forum said: “The problem that we have is not globalization. The problem is a lack of global governance, a lack of means to address global issues.” This governance is related to how our leaders approach solutions for problems that arise. Globalization has brought new leadership structures that focus on efficiency and serving the purpose of the organization mission.

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Creating a world in Post capitalism

Every year dozens of books in how to become a millionaire reach the top of New York Times bestseller list. This phenomenon of “unlocking the secrets of the richest” has become a trend since the 1980s and each time a financial crisis occurs, more people try to find the formula to get out of poverty. This behavior is the product of our imaginary of a society of “Being rich and. Therefore, happy”, part of the “American dream”, fueled by Hollywood movies and nurtured by capitalism.

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