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One of the least recognised (but most important) skills of changemakers

One of the least recognised (but most important) skills of changemakers

I have this theory. A majority of the problems we as humanity are having right now are not solved yet because so few people know how to solve conflicts. Not manage, play down or compromise on conflicts, but solve them in a way that honors if not meets the needs of everybody involved & affected. This is one of the areas where so many people actually believe it’s impossible. “Heck, if I can’t even fight productively with my...

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1 simple, low-effort technique to boost your productivity (I use this a lot)

1 simple, low-effort technique to boost your productivity (I use this a lot)

On of the greatest leverages you can have on your productivity, if you’re working full-time, is paradoxical: It’s not working more, or smarter (though the latter might help). It’s taking more – and better – breaks. This topic warrants a much longer post, but for now I will leave you with this and one simple technique: 1. Research on breaks There was a study on what differentiates the top 1% from the top 0,1% of...

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Why Just Fucking Do It is Just Fucking Stupid

Why Just Fucking Do It is Just Fucking Stupid

If you spend some time in the startup scene, this is a central part of the pep talk you’ll hear. Just Fucking Do It, man! JFDI! And for conquering the initial fears it’s awesome. It teaches you to put out an early, crappy prototype to get actual customer feedback – instead of wasting 2 years in “stealth mode”, only to find out that nobody wants the thing you’ve been working on. It encourages you to conquer...

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So you want to change the world: Here’s one central way to think differently (it’s got little to do with bamboo)

So you want to change the world: Here’s one central way to think differently (it’s got little to do with bamboo)

People who change the world think differently. It boils down to this: Trade-offs. Two very abstract words. Let me explain. People who do something that’s different to the mainstream – and dedicating yourself fully to making a positive difference in the world is still far from the mainstream, sadly – tend to have a strong imagination. For them, “the world that could be” is as real as “the world that...

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What a weird kind of bamboo can teach you about making a difference

What a weird kind of bamboo can teach you about making a difference

There’s this special sort of bamboo. If you want to grow it, you need to pick a place, sow the bamboo seeds, and then water it every day for three years, in which nothing happens. Three goddamn years. Then, when the time has come, the bamboo grows, but boy, does it grow. About 1 meter per day. One meter per day! What happened in those three years? The bamboo prepared. It grew an extensive network of roots, gathering all the resources to...

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What To Do When The Enormity Of The World’s Problems Paralyzes You.

What To Do When The Enormity Of The World’s Problems Paralyzes You.

The solution to it boils down to this: You need to strengthen your ability to withstand tension. Think of it like this: You're in a dark room. All the beauty of the world, all the positive impact you can have, is behind a door. But opening this door is really hard. Even trying to open it an inch is like lifting 10 times your weight. And it's emotionally hard. Every time you touch the door, you feel this huge sadness and desperation sweeping over you, like one of the big waves on a stormy western coast. And then another. And another.

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Hi, I'm Georg, founder of the social businesses soulbottles and soulwater.
In here I share my experiences and try to teach you what I wished I'd known earlier about changing the world for the better.

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