Real-time community learning

In the early nineties. we struggled hard to get people together in sufficient numbers to present our tentative views, the framework and methodology for accelerated community learning. We wanted these to be real-time experiential workshops that lasted for three to four days for over eight hours a day. At best in a month we could do one such event. .With social media we can do this 24×7 without  moving out of our homes and in case we need to get them together for closer encounters it is  a breeze..

How is this impacting our lives and notions of leadership?

Beyond the Jasmine revolution, Occupy Wall street, and similar seemingly leader less upheavals, where is this taking us?

How do we leverage this possibility for non-stop community learning transcending convectional barriers of time space and scale for the common good ?

Finally, are we moving to an age of maturity at a scale unimaginable a few decades ago?

Here is an excerpt from one of the social net working sites over  a few hours.

“Amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic.”

ARN and 2 others like this.

“Amateurs built the ark with divine professional help and instructions. The architect of the Titanic did not have that benefit. The result was obvious”

“Building up a case for leadership by default. Leaderless is not rudderless”

“Look at India if you want to, the best example of leaderless development. The future is Indian and Indian = global”

“There is  a method in the madness. We just need to find the method”

“A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory”. Steven Wright”

“Which is more important, memory or forgetting?”

“Social entrepreneurs solve problems by disrupting existing systems, as microfinance has, or through breakthrough product design, like the solar powered lights from d.light design,”

‎”Cultural entrepreneurs solve problems by disrupting belief systems, sometimes using mass media such as soap operas or social media to deepen the involvement.” – Social Edge

“Paraprosdokian = a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part – Eg: “You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing—after they have tried everything else.” —Winston Churchill, Wiki.

“Chew the cud. Our system 1 is like the first stomach of the cow. Rote is for mastication leading to learning > clarity> clear consciousness>Intelligence> Intuition>Synthesis. Now we can forget the rote, no harm and what is wiki and Google for if not to free our own memory space”

” Russian saying: A clear conscience is the softest pillow.”

Aswini calls: “Who is a professional?”

“Et tu Aswini. Some one who is 60 + (like me !) in good health, has a tool box of competencies perfected over 15 + years which he continues to practice in a particular domain and most important with a code of ethics which he is willing to die for”

God himself supervised the first one…and Devil the second …well perhaps !!!!

“God and the Devil – Singularity vs duality? Design vs default,leader vs follower, man vs woman. Intelligence is seeing through Intelligences – IQ, EQ, Qualitative,naturalistic, Intra, Inter, gender, community……”

“We need to move from either or to the holy conjunction AND. Good and bad, God and Devil. We are moving to the domain of professionals and solutions now.”

See the connections ?


“Academics, where illegibility is a virtue
can a discipline founded on scarcity take us to abundance,
or on death take us to life?”



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