Foundation Stones

Videos

This page serves as a table of contents for Context Institute’s videos: Strategy CI’s Long-Term Strategy (9 minutes) What Time Is It? (Foundation Stone 1) English version (10-minute introduction and five 20-minute videos with subtitles in Spanish, Chinese and Russian) Spanish voice-over version Chinese voice-over version Tools For The Journey (Foundation Stone 2) Culture as Interface (8 […]

First “Human Operating-System Literacy” video is online

The first video from the January “Tools For The Journey” pair of presentations is now online at Human Operating-System Literacy Presentation. The rest are being edited and I hope to get them online over the next few months.

PDFs of slides now available

The slides from the two “Tools For The Journey” presentations are now available as PDFs: Human Operating-System Literary and System Literary. These will give you a sense of the territory covered and I hope you’ll find them useful. They both include links to demos (on slides 52 and 62 for hOS and slides 35, 62 and 66 for Systems). The […]

Systems Literacy Presentation

The videos from the “Systems Literacy” presentation are embedded on this page, as you will see when you scroll down, but first a word of orientation. The content for this presentation was chosen in the context of the earlier “What Time Is It?” and “Human Operating-System Literacy” presentations. In particular, it was chosen to: introduce and explore the systems perspective as a […]

Human Operating-System Literacy Presentation

The videos from the “Human Operating-System Literacy” presentation are embedded on this page, as you will see when you scroll down, but first a word of orientation. The content for this presentation was chosen in the context of the earlier “What Time Is It?” presentation. In particular, it was chosen to: identify the key cognitive and emotional shifts that we need to […]

“现在是什么时间?”讲座录像

欢迎来到“现在是什么时间?”的中文网页。“现在是什么时间”是2014年二月十二日在西雅图的一个公共讲座,概括了奠基石项目之一的核心内容。 如想看带有中文字幕的英文版,请点击链接:What Time Is It? Videos page. 在此十分感谢程春,胡佳文女士们的翻译和配音工作。 讲座分成如下部分: 介绍 第一章 –系统局域和1900年到现在 第二章 –历史的轮廓 从部落社会到帝国时代 第三章 –帝国时代   从帝国到星球时代的过渡 第四章 –星球时代 第五章 –让历史的动力推动我们前行 这些录像是 full HD (1080p), 可以在全频下观看。如果您想要不同的清晰度的选择,并能链接到Youtube, 请点击每个录像后Youtube版本的链接。 介绍(10 分钟) 对奠基石项目的总体介绍。YouTube 版本。PDF版的幻灯片请点击这里 现在是什么时间 第一章 (18分钟) 这章一前半部分介绍了一个系统如何会在短时间内产生巨变,后半部分介绍了人类文明如何在二十世纪后期开始进入了一个巨大过渡转折期。YouTube 版本。PDF版的幻灯片请点击这里 现在是什么时间 第二章 (23 分钟) 这一章的前一部分介绍了将历史分成三个系统局域,部落/帝国/星球,已及它们之间的转折过渡。后一部分探讨了从部落到帝国时代人类文明经历的大转折。YouTube 版本。PDF版的幻灯片请点击这里 现在是什么时间 第三章 (19 分钟) 这一章,我们开始学习辨别一些星球时代的主要特征。我们先从帝国时代带来的变化讲起,然后再来分析从帝国到星球时代的过渡。最后,我们以一个新的视角来观察我们周围的已发生的事物,并以此向未来展望。YouTube 版本。PDF版的幻灯片请点击这里 现在是什么时间 第四章 (18 分钟) 这一章继续向未来的星球时代展望,并详细展开在下面一个时期帝国时代将要发生的变化。YouTube 版本。PDF版的幻灯片请点击这里 […]

“Systems Literacy” on 1/28

The next Foundation Stones presentation in Seattle is just a few days away! We’ll explore tipping-points, time-lags, shifting constraints, strategic leverage points, maps vs. stories and other helpful tools and see how these concepts can be applied in easy but potent ways in everyday life. I’m excited about how it’s all coming together and look forward […]