Sensemaking helps us to put the pieces of the puzzle together.
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Intro to Sensemaking

Sensemaking is the activity that enables us to turn the ongoing complexity of the world into a “situation that is comprehended explicitly in words and that serves as a springboard into action.”

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Intro to Sensemaking


Sensemaking is a framework to help us draw mental maps of the world and possibilities.


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Why We Should Embrace Disruption

Planning is ultimately futile. The paradoxical logic of strategy tells us that no matter how accurate our maps, plans, and machinations, the world is a dynamic system, and thus our actions will cause reactions that will, in turn, change our actions accordingly. We should remain flexible, adaptable, and resilient. Embrace disruption. Adapt and don’t die. Jason Silva: Shots of Awe


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How To Avoid A Civilization Collapse

Daniel Schmachtenberger is a futurist, evolutionary philosopher and strategist, and social engineer. Daniel shares how we can avoid a civilization collapse. This clip is from "Humanity Phase Shift" And is ever more relevant post-Corona Virus / COVID-19

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Sense-Making & Making Sense: Powerful Ideas

Dive into sensemaking and how the central roles of the physical, social and representational worlds in human cognition and sensemaking, learning scientists devote particular attention to how, over the course of ontogenesis, children and adults employ their sense-making apparatus, the brain and the body, and its various sensory modalities, to engage in sense-making activities.

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Making Sense of Sensemaking

This three-way emergent conversation features three of the world's foremost systems thinkers and futurists - Jordan Hall, Daniel Schmachtenberger and Jamie Wheal.

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The War on Sensemaking, Daniel Schmachtenberger

What can we trust? Why is the 'information ecology' so damaged, and what would it take to make it healthy? This is a fundamental question, because without good sensemaking, we cannot even begin to act in the world. It is also a central concern in what many are calling the "meaning crisis", because what is meaningful is connected to what is real.


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A Brief History of Logic - Aristotle and deduction

This video examines the history of logic from its early beginnings in ancient Greece, with the work of Parmenides, Zeno, Plato and then Aristotle. It was Aristotle who almost single handedly set out the modern theory of logic as it was to be for two thousand years until the modern European era.

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The Century of the Self, "Happiness Machines"

The story of the relationship between Sigmund Freud and his American nephew, Edward Bernays. Bernays invented the public relations profession in the 1920s and was the first person to take Freud's ideas to manipulate the masses.  Bernays was one of the main architects of the modern techniques of mass-consumer persuasion.

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