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PRODUCTIVE
DEPOLARIZATION
ERNEST N. PRABHAKAR, PH.D.
Passion Talks 2016
AGENDA
• The Model
• The Stories
• The Pitch
THE MODEL
QUANTUM COGNITION
OUR VALUES SHIFT WITH OUR CONTEXT
http://www.spring.org.uk/images/brain_illustration.jpg
POLARIZED THOUGHT
WE REJECT OUR OWN SHADOWS
The Art of Empathy, Karla McLaren
SOCIAL POLARIZATION
ARGUMENT EXAGGERATES OUR DIFFERENCES
A B
PRODUCTIVE DEPOLARIZATION
COLLABORATION EMPHASIZES OUR COMMONALITIES
A B
SHARED PROBLEM
THE STORIES
MIT CHRISTAN FELLOWSHIPS
UNITED CHRISTIAN “RUSH”
http://www.cafepress.com/nerdbible
MAC OS X @ APPLE
POWER OF UNIX • SIMPLICITY OF MACINTOSH
THE PITCH
FIVE STEPS TO SOCIAL UNIFICATION
HOW TO DEPOLARIZE A POPULATION
1. Name the Larger Community
2. Identify a Shared Problem
...
THANK YOU!
www.RadicalCentrism.org
@DrErnie
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Productive Depolarization

  1. 1. PRODUCTIVE DEPOLARIZATION ERNEST N. PRABHAKAR, PH.D. Passion Talks 2016
  2. 2. AGENDA • The Model • The Stories • The Pitch
  3. 3. THE MODEL
  4. 4. QUANTUM COGNITION OUR VALUES SHIFT WITH OUR CONTEXT http://www.spring.org.uk/images/brain_illustration.jpg
  5. 5. POLARIZED THOUGHT WE REJECT OUR OWN SHADOWS The Art of Empathy, Karla McLaren
  6. 6. SOCIAL POLARIZATION ARGUMENT EXAGGERATES OUR DIFFERENCES A B
  7. 7. PRODUCTIVE DEPOLARIZATION COLLABORATION EMPHASIZES OUR COMMONALITIES A B SHARED PROBLEM
  8. 8. THE STORIES
  9. 9. MIT CHRISTAN FELLOWSHIPS UNITED CHRISTIAN “RUSH” http://www.cafepress.com/nerdbible
  10. 10. MAC OS X @ APPLE POWER OF UNIX • SIMPLICITY OF MACINTOSH
  11. 11. THE PITCH
  12. 12. FIVE STEPS TO SOCIAL UNIFICATION HOW TO DEPOLARIZE A POPULATION 1. Name the Larger Community 2. Identify a Shared Problem 1. Larger Objective 2. Common Enemy 3. Choose a Concrete Deliverable 4. Enable Easy Participation 5. Celebrate Small Victories
  13. 13. THANK YOU! www.RadicalCentrism.org @DrErnie

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