Showing posts from category: Paradigms

Fixing SA’s power network

There’s a lot of buzz at the moment about a Twitter conversation between Elon Musk and Mike Cannon-Brookes about fixing South Australia’s power issues. Elon says he can fix the issue in 100 days by providing 100+MW of battery storage. Mike Cannon-Brookes says he can find the money and deal with the politics. As a member…

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SA Power outage Blackstart in relatively plain English

On Wednesday 28 September 2016 at 4:16pm South Australia had a state wide power outage, a black start event. I, like most people were still at work and managed to continue working for a couple of hours thanks to laptop batteries and mobile phone internet. Although riding my bike home would have been crazy given the…

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Lets Treat Violence like a Contagious Disease

A number of years ago I watched Gary Slutkin’s TED talk on treating violence like a contagious disease and it has drastically changed the way I think about terrorist attacks, military war, police brutality, world peace and more. If you haven’t watched the presentation already I HIGHLY recommend you do. Actually the rest of the…

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The Wealth of Nations but not of the world

So I recently started listening to the audiobook of Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations. It’s an epic 36 hour long audiobook. I’ve got the physical book as well and it’s also an epic tome. But, within the intro chapter Adam Smith already makes some presuppositions or at least conclusions which irritate me.  For example…

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The bankers were wrong

The tin foil hat people were right, although tin foil hats won’t stop Government snooping. Also, the government probably doesn’t care about those wearing aluminium on their head. They seem to be more scared of people with towels on their head. The hippies were right Western Civilisation is destroying the planet. The story that we…

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Starting with Why

Teach with Reach The core value of Teach with Reach is “To foster a life long passion for learning“.   This is something I came up with a while ago but only recently updated the website to reflect. The previous driver that I had was of “fostering paradigm changes in Education” which  is really just part…

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Representative Democracy can it work?

In Australia and the majority of the Western world we have a form of democracy called representative democracy.  We vote for people who represent us. Our economic system both expects and requires that people work in their own rational self-interest. The question is, how can a representative democracy work in our capitalist driven economy? We…

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Civilisation Breakdown

I don’t think Civilisation will collapse as everyone keeps being worried it will, it is more likely to either break down or undergo multiple major paradigm changes at once. Henceforth I will try and use the term ‘Civilisation breakdown‘, instead of  ‘Civilisation collapse‘. It gives me more leeway in being able to say “I told…

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Wholistic Thinking Approach… Zoom levels

The aim of this post is to show how your perspective on a problem can alter your approach to solving it. Lets take water as an example. You live in South Australia, the driest state in one of the driest continents in the world where there is constant water shortages. You are having a shower,…

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Creepers Advert

This advert against going a little bit faster has been playing in South Australia for a little while now. I basically never watch TV and yet I’ve seen it my share of times. But is it really effective? This post isn’t likely to have any good stats, because it isn’t about that it’s about how…

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