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How To Fix California
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How To Fix California: From Myths to Reality

How To Fix California: From Myths to Reality

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  • 1. How To Fix California From My!s to Reality Ernest N. Prabhakar • November 3, 2010 A.D.
  • 2. Agenda Introduction Seven Myths The Plan
  • 3. Who Am I? Immigrant Physicist Storyteller Radical Centrist
  • 4. Myths Narratives that shape how we view the world Neither true nor false Maladaptive
  • 5. Reality Systems that actually shape the world Empirically testable Adaptive
  • 6. Seven Myths
  • 7. 1. Challenge Myth The problem is painfully complex “Development”
  • 8. 1. Challenge Reality The solution is painfully simple “Design”
  • 9. A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
  • 10. 2. Solution Myth Only top-down reform can save us “Policy”
  • 11. 2. Solution Reality Only a bottom-up revolution will save us “Mechanism”
  • 12. Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.
  • 13. 3. Fight Myth They are the problem, and must be changed “Replace”
  • 14. 3. Fight Reality We are the problem, and must change ourselves “Improve”
  • 15. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
  • 16. 4. Leadership Myth We must take political power “Control”
  • 17. 4. Leadership Reality We must provide moral authority “Trust”
  • 18. I am not interested in power for power's sake, but I'm interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.
  • 19. 5.Truth Myth We must know the answer “Ideas”
  • 20. 5.Truth Reality We are learning the answer “Process”
  • 21. Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.
  • 22. 6. Product Myth We need better laws “Politics”
  • 23. 6. Product Reality We need better values “Culture”
  • 24. Let me write the songs of a nation – I don't care who writes its laws.
  • 25. 7. Enemies Myth Opposition threatens us “Fear and Anger”
  • 26. 7. Enemies Reality Opposition strengthens us “Peace”
  • 27. First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.
  • 28. The Plan
  • 29. 1. Embrace reality 2. Express reality for others to embrace 3. There is no step three How To Fix California
  • 30. Reality Adaptive Systems Challenge Simple Design Solution Revolutionary Mechanism Fight Self Improvement Leadership Trusted Authority Truth Learning Process Product Cultural Values Enemies Peaceful Strength From Myths to Reality

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