May the Force be with me!

October 7, 2009 § Leave a comment

The Fool

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Just a controlled folly conversation with an old acquaintance over Twitter on the dangers of doing laundry, ironing and dishes …
Want to share in the folly?

Key patterns for making your business fail

August 25, 2009 § Leave a comment

workshop description Unfolding WingsWe all know how to make businesses fail, right?
Enjoy these excellent patterns!

How to make the worst entrance ever!

August 19, 2009 § Leave a comment

Your entrance makes a statement.

And I am aiming for some experimentation with five controlled folly principles.
Wear an outfit that makes you feel uncomfortable …

How to become more fully inhumane

May 22, 2008 § Leave a comment

Artwork at High Green Manor #1 - "Polaris...

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To achieve this enlightened goal you need to become codependent. Codependence involves reacting to life from a polarized belief system.

Essential for achieving this state is practicing black and white thinking. We’ve all been raised to know “good” from “bad” or “wrong”, so that’s a good starting point. You can perhaps use gender differences like “male energy” and “female energy”. And as a techie we have the advantage for we are used to binary thinking, “0” and “1”, “nothing” and “all”. And if all fails, we can get into using “objectivity” and “subjectivity”.

Next step is to discover exactly how imperfect you are

How to best kill your creativity the fastest

May 20, 2008 § 1 Comment

Sertificat of Guinness book records

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First of all, you have to give away your power. To a guru, to a manager, a “strong man”, an authority figure who knows what he is doing. Really, you have to invite micro-management to be attracted to you, so you are constantly watched. You’ve been raised to be a “good girl” or a “good boy” who doesn’t cause trouble. So, whatever you do, don’t make waves, cause trouble, or disrupt the “peace”. Be a bit of a nincompoop and fool, so you will be hovered over by your “superiors”.

Under constant observation, the risk-taking creative urge quickly goes underground and hides …

Everybody knows …

April 15, 2008 § 1 Comment

"Father Christmas" is often synonymo...

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Regularly I encounter people that use an “Appeal to Popularity” in ret(h)orics.

  • Most people approve of X (have favorable emotions towards X).
  • Therefore X is true

Does truth really exist?

Do you know your body language?

March 10, 2008 § Leave a comment

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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What you are is shouting so loud, I can’t hear what you are saying — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Body language is a term for communication using body movements or gestures instead of, or in addition to, sounds, verbal language or other communication. It forms part of the category of para-language, which describes all forms of human communication that are not verbal language. This includes the most subtle of movements that many people are not aware of, including winking and slight movement of the eyebrows. In addition, body language can also incorporate the use of facial expressions.
Three little controlled folly exercises …

How to be a perfect fool

July 6, 2007 § 5 Comments

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To practice foolishness (controlled folly), we can use 5 simulation game roleplaying ingredients. Masking, avoiding confrontation, holding ignorance, and dominating.

Of course we know that any effort to control the nature of things is ultimately useless!
One who knows this, however, is free to continue to insist on trying.

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