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Jason Ho: Configuring the perfect city
Jason Ho: Configuring the perfect city
Jason Ho: Configuring the perfect city
Jason Ho: Configuring the perfect city
Jason Ho: Configuring the perfect city
Jason Ho: Configuring the perfect city
Jason Ho: Configuring the perfect city
Jason Ho: Configuring the perfect city
Jason Ho: Configuring the perfect city
Jason Ho: Configuring the perfect city
Jason Ho: Configuring the perfect city
Jason Ho: Configuring the perfect city
Jason Ho: Configuring the perfect city
Jason Ho: Configuring the perfect city
Jason Ho: Configuring the perfect city
Jason Ho: Configuring the perfect city
Jason Ho: Configuring the perfect city
Jason Ho: Configuring the perfect city
Jason Ho: Configuring the perfect city
Jason Ho: Configuring the perfect city
Jason Ho: Configuring the perfect city
Jason Ho: Configuring the perfect city
Jason Ho: Configuring the perfect city
Jason Ho: Configuring the perfect city
Jason Ho: Configuring the perfect city
Jason Ho: Configuring the perfect city
Jason Ho: Configuring the perfect city
Jason Ho: Configuring the perfect city
Jason Ho: Configuring the perfect city
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Jason Ho: Configuring the perfect city

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Jason Ho's talk at Refactor Camp 2013

Jason Ho's talk at Refactor Camp 2013

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  • Points to convey:Environment has a day to day impact on your sense of calm or anxiety.Notes:Choosing where to live is one of the most impactful decisions you can make. Depending on your circumstance, your life could look like this [farm life] or this [city life]
  • Points to convey:Environment has a day to day impact on your sense of calm or anxiety.
  • Points to convey:Environment plays a key role in forming social identity, and determines the kind of people we spend time with.Notes:Depending on your parents choices, your high school experience could have looked like this [american classroom] or this [japanese classroom].
  • Points to convey:Environment plays a key role in forming social identity, and determines the kind of people we spend time with.
  • Points to convey:Environment affects what we eat.Notes:Depending on the culture you're from, your diet could look like this [healthy food] or like this [unhealthy food].
  • Points to convey:Environment affects what we eat.
  • Points to convey:Food affects how we feel, how we look, and if we’re healthy.Notes:And consequently, you may look like this [healthy people] or this [obese people].
  • Points to convey:Food affects how we feel, how we look, and if we’re healthy.
  • Points to convey:- Environment impacts every aspect of your life. - Choosing where to live is not a decision anyone should take lightly. - Everyone should make an effort to understand their options, which often involves discovering things they don’t yet know they don’t know.Notes:Choosing where to live determines how often you visit your family. Whether your kids play with your brother's kids. Whether you wake up to a view of the ocean, or whether you wake up thinking about the next big startup. There are countless environmental factors that work together to shape the things we value, the way we feel, who we meet, who we marry, and what we think about.As important of a decision as this is, we rarely ever deliberately choose where to live. Almost always, where we end up is merely a consequence of where we're born, what we know, or where we find work.Making a deliberate choice is not a matter of settling down wherever the jobs, friends, or family are. It requires us to look beyond our current situation - not at the things we have, but at the things we will have. Not at the people we know, but at the people we'll meet. Not at the things we love, but at the things we'll come to love. Choosing where to live means planting your future - physically, socially, and psychologically.
  • Points to convey:Jailbreaking is the first step in thinking objectively about where to live. You have to unshackle yourself, both physically and mentally, from the place you’re from.For me personally, I had to jailbreak myself financially, geographically, and culturally.Wilbur was unfortunately not successful in his jailbreak.Notes:The first step in choosing where to live is Jailbreaking. In order to think objectively about where to live, you have to unshackle yourself, both physically and mentally, from the place you’re from.
  • Points to convey:Creating Clockspot gave me financial freedom
  • Points to convey:Clockspot was profitable within a year, but I was still working 80 hour weeks
  • Points to convey:Automating Clockspot gave me geographic freedomNotes:Here I’ve mapped out how I wanted my business system to work. I sketched it up and taped it to my apartment, and for every piece of the machine that I automated I would highlight in yellow. I told myself that as soon as I automated every piece of this puzzle, I’d go explore the world.
  • Points to convey:Notes:Taipei helped me see what life could have been, had my parents raised me there. This place is about as different from Macon, GA as it gets. Meeting some of my cousins for the first time. Seeing how different they are. Language barrier.
  • Notes:If there’s any place that can challenge your preconceived notions of how life should be live, it’s India.
  • Cultural diversityLawless yet surprisingly functional
  • Morocco, where we see how integrated religion is their day to day lives.Woman in Morocco who asked our guide whether the mountain nomads chose to live the simple life. Our guide legitimately could not understand her question.
  • Cleanliness
  • Vagabonding helps you not only discover other cultures, but most importantly, discover things about your own. This is Guatemala, where I saw some of the poorest hillside slums overlooking some of the most majestic views I have ever seen, ironically only affordable by the richest back home. It made me wonder if despite the deep poverty these people were in, if they realize just how beautiful their backyard was? It made me wonder if I knew how beautiful mine was. How would I know?
  • Things that tie you down?Deal breakers?Must haves?Who do you want to be around? What do you want to think about?How do you want to feel?How do you want to look?
  • Transcript

    • 1. Configuring The Perfect City By: Jason Ho
    • 2. Where we live affects: Our sense of calm or anxiety Social Identity Who we spend time with What we eat How we look How we feel How we think Future Generations …Choose Wisely.
    • 3. Jailbreaking
    • 4. Understanding Options
    • 5. My perfect placeThe food and convenience of Taipei, The people of San Francisco, The weather of Los Angeles, The feeling of Paris, The cleanliness of Japan, The historical richness of Europe, The cultural diversity of India.
    • 6. Hacking Food
    • 7. What makes a place?

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