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Surviving and Thriving in Deeply Weird World

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Keynote for Utah Libary Association Fall Workshop, September 29, 2017 at the Park City Libary

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Surviving and Thriving in Deeply Weird World

  1. 1. ULA FallWorkshop | September 29, 2017 | Peter Bromberg | peterbromberg.com
  2. 2. Why Are We Here Today?
  3. 3. Here
  4. 4. Here
  5. 5. Here
  6. 6. Here
  7. 7. Here
  8. 8. Here
  9. 9. Here
  10. 10. Here
  11. 11. Why Are We Here Today?
  12. 12. Today
  13. 13. Today
  14. 14. Today
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  17. 17. Today
  18. 18. Why Are We Here Today?
  19. 19. World population: 7,600,000,000 Ever Lived: 108,000,000,000 (ish) http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationallibrarynz_commons/3326203787/sizes/z/in/photostream/ (no known copyright)
  20. 20. David:Too much, there's too much *#%ing perspective now. Nigel: It really puts perspective on things, though, doesn't it?
  21. 21. Why Are We Here Today?
  22. 22. “I think that the future, even 10 or 20 years out, is going to get deeply weird. It’s going to challenge us, as a species, in ways that we’ve not had to confront in our long evolution. ” - Michael Edson, Sept 6, 2011 Co-founder at Museum for the United Nations – U.N. Live Formerly: Director of Web and New Media Strategy Smithsonian Institution
  23. 23. Change the absolutely crazy historically unprecedented accelerating pace of or…
  24. 24. "I think that when I was first reading science fiction, which would have been in the late 1950's, the consensual 'now' was 3 or 4 years long, and with 3 or 4 years of relatively unchanging 'now' a writer of science fiction had the space in which to erect something.
  25. 25. “With that long a 'now' you could build a relatively big structure before that now hauled itself into the future that made your big structure obsolete. “But today, now can feel like a news cycle. It's like the now is too narrow to allow for that big a construct.
  26. 26. “We have too many cards in play to casually erect believable futures” - William Gibson
  27. 27. believable futures Screen shots from NYTimes Personal Tech update 9/28/17 https://www.nytimes.com/newsletters/2017/09/28/person al-tech?nlid=46829825
  28. 28. http://www.flickr.com/photos/rachel_s/2906095941/
  29. 29. It all happened so fast… http://www.flickr.com/photos/rachel_s/2906095941/
  30. 30. Exponential Pace of Change 1.5 mill yrs lever, wedge 500,000 yrs control of fire 50,000 yrs bow & arrow 5,000 years wheel and axle; sail 500 years printing press , rifle 80-100 years Electricity, Automobiles, Commercial Flight 60-80 years Solid State Transistors, Satellites 35-50 years Space Travel,VCR, Micro-processor IBM Home PC, 25-34 years Windows / Mac, CDs, GPS, Pentium, Powerpoint, 20-25 years World Wide Web.Browsing BM Simon PDA , Email 13-19 years iPod, Netflix,Tivo, Sirius,Wikipedia 10 -13 years WiFi, Broadband, Blogging, Skype, Pandora 6-10 years iPhone, Android, App Stores, Geolocation < 6 years Smartphones, SMS,Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat < 3-5 years Tablets, Cloud,Wearables, AirBnB, Uber/Lyft, Applepay AMAZON-APPLE-GOOGLE-FACEBOOK
  31. 31. ANNA Esther Israel Sam
  32. 32. Israel (my grandad) Anna
  33. 33. “That’s the kind of change we’re experiencing now: exponential, fast, continuous; global in scale, accelerating in speed, and enormous in scope.
  34. 34. “Anyone [reading this] has already seen more of this change in their lifetime—of broader scope, larger scale, and faster speed—than our ancestors saw in hundreds, thousands, or even tens of thousands of years.
  35. 35. “And even though this kind of change is happening all around us, every day, we seem as unprepared to recognize and harness it— to discuss, manage, and shape it.
  36. 36. “And we’re just getting started— just beginning to chart the surface of what will come. ” -Michael Edson April 6,2017,“Forward to the Age of Scale” (Post on Medium) https://medium.com/@mpedson/forward-to-the-age-of-scale-3638dfd17f4a
  37. 37. Best Comedy 2014 Transparent (Amazon) Best Comedy 2009 30 Rock (NBC)
  38. 38. Best Drama 2014 Breaking Bad (FX) Best Drama 2017 Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
  39. 39. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/digital-disruption-has-already-happened-do-you-want-lion-martin-hill It’s all about the platform
  40. 40. The pace of change is accelerating and the progression is exponential. Indeed … we find not just simple exponential growth, but “double” exponential growth, meaning that the rate of exponential growth is itself growing exponentially. - Ray Kurzweil, Author, Inventor, Futurist http://www.kurzweilai.net/the-law-of-accelerating-returns
  41. 41. Thoughts on Change “Everything’s amazing and nobody’s happy” -Louis CK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8LaT5Iiwo4
  42. 42. “Is the speed of light to slow for you?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8LaT5Iiwo4 Thoughts on Change
  43. 43. Exponential Pace of Change 1.5 mill yrs lever, wedge 500,000 yrs control of fire 50,000 yrs bow & arrow 5,000 years wheel and axle; sail 500 years printing press , rifle 80-100 years Electricity, Automobiles, Commercial Flight 60-80 years Solid State Transistors, Satellites 35-50 years Space Travel,VCR, Micro-processor IBM Home PC, 25-34 years Windows / Mac, CDs, GPS, Pentium, Powerpoint, 20-25 years World Wide Web.Browsing BM Simon PDA , Email 13-19 years iPod, Netflix,Tivo, Sirius,Wikipedia 10 -13 years WiFi, Broadband, Blogging, Skype, Pandora 6-10 years iPhone, Android, App Stores, Geolocation < 6 years Smartphones, SMS,Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat < 3-5 years Tablets, Cloud,Wearables, AirBnB, Uber/Lyft, Applepay AMAZON-APPLE-GOOGLE-FACEBOOK
  44. 44. Unfreeze/Change/Refreeze www.flickr.com/photos/circulating/3251962169 Kurt Lewin
  45. 45. It feels like this
  46. 46. “And you knooooow something is happening here but you don’t know what it is… Do you, Mr. Jones?” And it sounds… like this
  47. 47. Permanent Whitewater http://www.flickr.com/photos/nukeit1/244167779/
  48. 48. “Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.” - Niels Bohr
  49. 49. In a Permanent Whitewater… What doesn’t change? Outcomes,Values, and Mission What changes? Tools, Methods, and Techniques
  50. 50. Graveyard of Obsolete Tools
  51. 51. Graveyard of Obsolete Tools
  52. 52. Welcome to Permanent BETA http://www.flickr.com/photos/kl/3238847578/ “No number of anticipatory mechanisms can forestall the next surprising, novel wave." - Peter Vaill
  53. 53. ALA Center for the Future of Libraries, "Read for Later Update" September 25, 2017
  54. 54. ALA Center for the Future of Libraries, "Read for Later Update" September 25, 2017
  55. 55. ALA Center for the Future of Libraries, "Read for Later Update" September 25, 2017
  56. 56. www.flickr.com/photos/kenstein/2948639488 • Learning mindset • Playful attitude • Experimentation • Adaptability • Continual Attention • Human Centered • Time/Attention Management How to dance with Permanent BETA
  57. 57. Compound Time a small investment that yields large returns over time. From: https://medium.com/the-mission/why-successful-people-spend-10-hours-a-week-on-compound-time-79d64d8132a8 And: https://flipboard.com/@flipboard/-successful-people-from-warren-buffett-t/f-151ad0f966%2Fbusinessinsider.com
  58. 58. Compound Time Activities • Journal • Nap/Sleep • Walk • Read • Conversation • Experiment From: https://medium.com/the-mission/why-successful-people-spend-10-hours-a-week-on-compound-time-79d64d8132a8 And: https://flipboard.com/@flipboard/-successful-people-from-warren-buffett-t/f-151ad0f966%2Fbusinessinsider.com
  59. 59. Journal Flickr user: anyvanille/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/71917754@N04/6634719063/ (CC BY-SA 2.0)
  60. 60. Naps and Sleep Library of Congress. No known license:: http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/2162949251 /
  61. 61. Exercise Courtesy Flickr user kevin dooley(CC BY 2.0) http://www.flickr.com/photos/12836528@N00/2811161524/
  62. 62. A lot of exercise isn’t as important as regular exercise. You don’t need to be a gym rat to reap the benefits.The first 20 minutes of moving around provides most of the health benefits. and also helps keep the mood elevated. Exercise is something completely in your control and one of the top 3 things you can do to ensure you have the physical, mental, & emotional energy to be healthy and effective.
  63. 63. Conversation
  64. 64. Experiment
  65. 65. 1. What do you want? 2. What have you tried? 3. What was the result? 4. What else can you do? 5. What WILL you do? Modified from Steve and Jill Morris’ Leadership Simple Try something See what happens
  66. 66. Image Courtesy Flickr User Choubistar (CC BY-SA 2.0) https://www.flickr.com/photos/67158364@N00/144769275
  67. 67. Eat Well (and often) Courtesy of Flickr user Mike_tn (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) http://www.flickr.com/photos/beginasyouare/290953222/sizes/o/in/photostream
  68. 68. Flickr user: mightyboybrian/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/97058136@N00/4321314167 (CC BY-NC 2.0) Paying attention in a particular way on purpose in the present moment nonjudgmentally
  69. 69. Repeated studies have demonstrated that meditation can rewire how the brain responds to stress. -Wired Magazine -www.wired.com/business/2013/06/meditation-mindfulness-silicon-valley/ Courtesy of Flickr x-ray delta one (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) http://www.flickr.com/photos/x-ray_delta_one/5868803382
  70. 70. Six weeks, 20 minutes a day… • Improves ability to focus our attention • Reduces stress (quiets the limbic system) • Improves creativity (stimulates neocortex) • Reduces reactivity • Increases resilience • Improves emotional/social intelligence • Softens cognitive rigidity • Decreases rumination • Ability to overcome learned habits That’s why Disney, General Mills, Google, Apple, Prentice Hall,Time Warner, Proctor and Gamble, Salt Lake County, etc, etc. promote mindfulness mediation in the workplace.
  71. 71. Flickr user: mightyboybrian/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/97058136@N00/4321314167 (CC BY-NC 2.0) http://marc.ucla.edu/mindful-meditations Paying attention in a particular way on purpose in the present moment nonjudgmentally Download Guided Mediations at: http://marc.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=22
  72. 72. “The greatest weapon we have against stress is to choose one thought over another.” -Beardy Bearderson (AKA William James)
  73. 73. Where are attention goes, our energy goes Where our energy goes, action follows Where actions are taken, results follow
  74. 74. It all starts with Attention
  75. 75. Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you. - Aldous Huxley www.flickr.com/photos/amandafrice/3046548439/
  76. 76. Photo: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/contributors/dr-mary-catherine-bateson/headshot.jpg “Take an Improv Class”
  77. 77. “While many creative people in Hollywood are floundering in the media sea change, Poehler is surfing. "It all goes back to improv," she says. "It’s all about flexibility, about not knowing what’s going to happen next. You have to listen and stay in the moment.You have to play with people who will support you. You have to get comfortable with being uncomfortable.” Fast Company: m.fastcompany.com/3045739/most-creative-people-2015/amy-poehler-is-really-making-herself-uncomfortable
  78. 78. - Have no formal authority - Proactively Collaborate - Solicit Opinions - Are passionate & engaged - Motivate others - Initiate new ideas (Emergent Leadership concept from Peter Northouse) “Emergent Leadership” Image: http://www.makingadifferencedaily.com/apps/vblog/
  79. 79. Influence is something we do not something we are (i.e.“a LEADER”) are or a position we hold. Influence is situational It’s about the choices we make moment by moment that either move things in the direction of a desired goal or not. If not, we can choose again.
  80. 80. About making good choices… Acting with emotional and social intelligence will help us make good choices and… These competencies can be developed. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomas_sobek/4649690892/sizes/l/in/photostream
  81. 81. SELF SOCIAL A W A R E N E S S SELF AWARENESS • Accurate Self-awareness • Owns personal power • Self-Confident • Self-deprecating humor SOCIAL AWARENESS • Empathy • Service Ethic • Organizational awareness • Cross-cultural sensitivity M A N A G E M E N T SELF MANAGEMENT • Integrity/Trustworthy • Transparent • Optimism • Intentionality • Achievement Focused • Creative • Adaptable RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT • Builds Trust • Develops Others • Communication • Inspirational • Builds bonds • Collaboration/Teamwork
  82. 82. Paying attention in a particular way on purpose in the present moment and nonjudgmentally
  83. 83. The Influence (+ or -) of Emotional Contagion Flickr User: roujo https://www.flickr.com/photos/23258232@N00/456104222 (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
  84. 84. Emotional Contagion
  85. 85. Think about a bad boss or supervisor you’ve had.
  86. 86. The Influence of Emotional Contagion CC BY 2.0 www.flickr.com/photos/93393982@N00/3822687027 | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 www.flickr.com/photos/83261600@N00/4944691233 CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 www.flickr.com/photos/9304463@N08/2217777720/ “Being able to change your internal state might be one of the most powerful techniques you learn in becoming an effective leader– one who inspires others to learn, adapt and perform at their best.” -Richard Boyatzis
  87. 87. Negative Emotional Attractors • Activate your sympathetic nervous system • Activate the task positive network of your brain • Result in stress and decreased cognitive, emotional, perceptual, and creative capacity. Negative Emotional Attractors include: • Getting feedback • Analyzing • Problem Solving • Conflict • Expectations • Fear • Pessimism • “Should do”s • Dissonant relationships • Focus on weakness
  88. 88. Positive Emotional Attractors Peter Bromberg | Peterbromberg.com • Activate your parasympathetic nervous system • Activate the default mode network of your brain • Result in relaxation and increased cognitive, emotional, perceptual, and creative capacity. Positive Emotional Attractors include: • Mindfulness • Resonant Relationships • Experimenting • Focus on strengths • Visioning • Learning • Practicing • Hope/optimism • Play • Gratitude
  89. 89. Take care of yourself “You’re just full of hope.You’ve got more hope than most people do. It’s a beautiful thing to have a little hope for the world.”
  90. 90. Some Organizational Strategies
  91. 91. Strong Focus on Customer Experience
  92. 92. Engagement Apply the principles of
  93. 93. Photo courtesy flickr user butterfingers laura (CC BY-NC 2.0) http://www.flickr.com/photos/10331381@N08/2265117096/ Photo courtesy flickr user mahalie (CC BY-NC 2.0) http://www.flickr.com/photos/18773952@N00/123621912 Sensing/Perception Kinesthetic/Action Thinking/Cognition Feeling/Emotion
  94. 94. Creating Engaging Experiences https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lXh2n0aPyw
  95. 95. Make Your Favorite Question
  96. 96. We cannot predict the exact details of the future, but we can have a hand in shaping the heart of the future, including its context of meaning and our commitment and courage in advancing into the unknown. - Robert K Cooper, Ayman Sawaf, Executive EQ
  97. 97. “Choosing to act on ‘what matters’ is the choice to live a passionate existence… Acting on what matters is a stance whereby we declare we are accountable for the world around us and are willing to pursue what we define as important. - Peter Block
  98. 98. Thank you! http://www.flickr.com/photos/darwinbell/2602728681

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