Lifelong-learning orgs & us — thriving [best] in the age of AI-driven accelerations

We know that 20% of effort yields 80% of value — Grazie, Signore Pareto.

And, we know that innovation (adapting best to change, amid the AI-driven accelerations to come) is the price of admission to the future.

Roughly speaking, the ’30s will make the ’00s look like the ’50s (the…

How I overcame a birth defect to fix my messed up hip and more — traveling done pre-COVID

Image of a brilliant blue sky, over a desert sand dune; looking up the sandy dune with green tufts of wild brush to either side and in a couple places at the top. With a clear wide natural path of sand to the top. And a rusted red metal tower of some kind (hurricane watch or other) sticking up into the air at an angle from just over the other side of the dune. The caption reads: “Another hill to climb | from an early walk.” Author’s photo.

I was born with a mild deformity. A malformation of my hip. So severe that not only my walking and running were effected. I could not sit crosslegged on the floor like other kids, and when I did side bends to that side in gym class, it looked a lot…

I was shocked at what I found. You may be too. Like, who broke Washington. The data is clear.

A constructed image, of our two political party logos; the BLUE ‘circle D’ on the left, and the RED ‘starred elephant’ on the right. Bounded in a grey frame.

So I’ve only been paying attention to Washington politics for the past couple decades. Flip-flopping bitterness and alternate realities are all I’ve ever known. But I had to ask myself: How’d we ever get anything done, as a country, with the two-party gridlock and worse, with the flip-flopping back and…

Delay reading it together, as a country and a planet, and we risk dooming our children and theirs to lives of inescapable poverty

an image of blown up text floating in a field of black (the book’s title): “AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future” alongside an image of the book cover, showing the same text, plus author bylines, in a similar field of black.

That’s the terrible beauty of AI 2041. It doesn’t just say the system’s broken, Man. Which is a worthless statement on its own unless you’re several kinds of stoned or not very bright. Or a hippie. Sorry for the redundancy.

Instead, it shows that the system is working perfectly. Just…

We were at our Best when we were at our Bluest in Congress; averaging 60% Blue across the House and Senate for 60 years.

Latest polls from FiveThirtyEight (12/12) show Georgians leaning toward both Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate. Well within the margin of error, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are trending as Georgia’s choice, in line with their choice and America’s choice for the White House.

Should these trends hold, then Georgians…

Food for thought and better citizenship — idea in brief

We are awash in fictions, starved of facts, and thus we vote.

The American Debate (book club) could offer a partial fix:

A poly-platform reading-club for the most important nonfiction texts, from the best minds at work in the world of books — that we as a nation ought to…

Reading and the Second Amendment — for today’s info wars

Maybe, in our post-information age, where knowledge is power, and fake news divides, we ought to be arming our homes, our neighbors and ourselves, with more and better knowledge and facts, rather than with guns and bullets (and the fashionable fictions of opinion) alone.

Maybe guns and bullets and opinions…

Community & cucumber-building, stump speech

We had a stump. In our recently heavily invested-in historic-downtown arts district, with expanded sidewalks, patterned stonework, rounded curbs, zero-scaped monsoon-grade storm gullies, with newly commissioned sculptures, and hipster alley murals for blocks in all directions — we had a stump. Cooler than pavement and nature made. But dead now…

Peter Froehlich

Publisher, mar-com media pro, and consultant | meta-tribal polymaths | on about strategy & accelerating valuable change | linkedin.com/in/peter2025

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