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Meaning Design

An update of process strategies such as Agile and Human-centered design, Meaning Design seeks to transcend both. Meaning Design holds the life, needs and growth of the individual as its focus. Meaning Design principles can be used in any field of design: from user interface and organizational structure to architecture.

Target groups and generalizations rarely reflect reality. Meaning Design focuses on the individual.

Meaning Design is concerned with the designer, as much as what’s designed. How a designer feels influences how the design will be. Meaning Design feels connected to and respects humanity—in a deeply, direct way. This presentation will cover:

  • the principles of Meaning Design
  • diverse fields of its application
  • methods and practice of designing for human beings

Supermind

We live in an Age of Intelligence—and genius has never been more valued. At the same time, intelligence is also poorly understood. Most of us consider ourselves either gifted or not. But in reality, intelligence is a learnable, teachable set of skills. On top of that, intelligence is the one quality which truly makes us human.

Geniuses seem to capture the universe with their every word. In reality, their natural gifts can be learned.

We'll practice and explore 3 different modes of intelligence: Imagination, Inspiration and Intuition. Then we'll introduce 4 building blocks of thinking: content, mobility, speed and expertise. Next we'll add a 5th: Truth. In this presentation, we'll cover:

  • how genius and thinking actually work
  • the 4 attributes of genius
  • the link between intelligence, creativity and meaning
  • why intelligence depends on consciousness

For more information, visit supermind.io.

The Metaphysics of Logo

What do Apple, Twitter and the Olympics share in common? Great, visceral branding of Idea, Name and Image. It's no coincidence all are huge successes. However, few people realize the detailed, step-by-step process behind birthing a brand. This knowledge will only gain in importance, as society increasingly shifts to image-based communication.

The first rule: the Idea for a company should be clear in 5 words.

The success or failure of a company, organization or start-up is highly predicatble, based on Idea, Name and Image. Companies without a clear understading of themselves are doomed to fail. Companies with branding that reflect their mission are posied to succeed—while others flounder. We'll dive into:

  • how to bombproof your branding process
  • the mystic philosophy behind Idea, Name and Image
  • case studies from business and entertainment

The Future of Sex

Sex is one of our least understood activities. And one of the most popular. As diversity expands our ideas about sexual interaction, it's fascinating to look at what's really happening. What is sex? What is its purpose? What’s the biggest impact it can have on our lives?

What if the ultimate goal of sex was to become who you are?

As a society, we collectively limit how we think, discuss and feel about sex. We'll explore:

  • relating to your partner on a deeper level
  • the ying/yang polarity in men and women
  • going beyond the biology of sex

Aristotle to AI

The originator of logic, Aristotle set in motion the gears of science, coding and artificial intelligence. However, Aristotle actually viewed rational thinking as inferior to another—more intuitive—thinking system. We'll look at one of the great mysteries of Western civilization—the dual systems of rational and arational intelligence.

Artificial intelligence makes human reasoning seem trivial. How do we thrive in an age of machines?

The evolution of logic is fascinating—and largely unknown. The past 2500 years will help predict the future of artificial intelligence and humanity. Starring Aristotle, Descartes, the Catholic Church and Alan Turing, this presentation will unveil:

  • what to expect in the AI future
  • key differences between human intelligence and AI
  • why 'the rise of AI' is a red herring

Team Human

It's said that Babel divided the peoples of the world. But now the planet is coming together. We are still in the beginning of a historic transition—national, racial and gender divisions are rapidly giving way. The result is a more unified humanity, with major implications for economics, society and politics.

As Bono says, "There's no them, it's only us."

As usual in changing times, younger generations grasp this intuitively—while the older generation struggles to adapt. Authenticity, connection, transparency and presence are the new values. Individuals, businesses and brands that align with these values will be the prime movers of the next century. We'll highlight:

  • how to "go with the flow" of changing global values
  • the impact on organizational culture
  • macro and micro implications for every aspect of business or brand

How To Learn Anything

Learning is one of the joys of life. It widens our world, brings new understanding and inspires us with "A-ha" moments. Yet in reality, obstacles limit our everyday learning. In this presentation, we'll completely restructure our learning process—taking cues from the greatest minds and modern science.

Never in the history of the world has learning been so accessible.

Ideally, learning should be creative—as well as effective. We'll learn how to make leaning "come alive" by moving away from book and rote acquisition, using experiential memory aids and weaving learning into everyday life. Best of all—these techniques are simple, practical and fun. We'll discover:

  • how to reduce learning time by 90%
  • how speed reading and comprehension really work
  • why self-knowledge is essential to learning