25. April 2011

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Dead Suit Walking and The Economy of Meaning

As the economy sheds information work we need a new map that shows the way forwards helping us set goals and direction for work that will increasingly be only available in an economy focused on creating meaning.

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8. April 2011

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Economy of Meaning: Expanding Consciousness

Expansion of consciousness, which comes about through creation and exchange of meaning, is the highest “good” that our economy produces. All other economic activities, in the end, serve this goal.

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31. March 2011

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Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief – Jordan B. Peterson

Jordan Peterson, in a personal quest to understand the horror of war, the existence of evil, and why religious belief exists, has set out to create a scientific and rational philosophy to unlock the very structure of belief.

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4. March 2011

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Economy of Meaning: The Past

Thousands of people have already started transitioning into The Economy of Meaning and over the long term (decades) this trend will grow until millions and then billions have transitioned into this new economy.  In this article we examine the origins of this Economy, laying the ground work for a discussion of how this economy is […]

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2. March 2011

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Man & His Symbols: Carl G. Jung

Rating: A+ Essential Reading Ever tried reading any of Jung’s original works?  It’s like wading through mud, chest deep.  Yet, Jung’s theories are essential to the study of meaning and the subconscious.  So what do you do?  Read Man and His Symbols. This one book stands apart from Jung’s other works.  Before Jung theories were […]

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26. February 2011

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Knitting, Bees & Social Dimensions of The Economy of Meaning

There are a group of women who gather weekly to knit at the local bookstore I hangout.  I had not thought much about this until recently NPR did an article on the resurgence of knitting. Funny thing was that I was also actively involved in another community, the Bee Guardians, which, though engaged in an […]

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25. February 2011

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Meaning and The Mountain: Mapping an Archetype in the Mind

In my article about Mediating Physical Existence I refer to towers of meaning in our minds, with higher level meanings constructed on lower levels meanings in a tower like structure.  At the pinnacle of each tower a super meaning construct acts like a guiding beacon helping us navigate our lives. Such towers of meaning map […]

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24. February 2011

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Economy of Meaning: Mediating Physical Existence

In the article The Economy of Meaning, I argue that one of the two things meaning does is to mediate our existence in a physical world. So the question becomes, why is such mediation even necessary? At a hundred billion neurons and a hundred trillion synapses (1), the mind of a human being is capable […]

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22. February 2011

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Flow and The Economy of Meaning

In his book, Thrive, Dan Buettner, provides us with a valuable glimpse into the economy of meaning in action, when he travels to the Odder, Denmark, to visit one of its folk schools and finds that he is “increasingly convinced that (the folk schools) had helped create an environment that favored what psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi […]

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21. February 2011

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Economy of Meaning & Creation of Value

The core of a business and the reason it makes money is the meaning that business creates. Let’s take Apple for example.  The core value to Apple’s products is the individualization and expansion of connectedness: expansion meaning the ease with which connectedness can happen, and connectedness meaning access to information and communication. This has been […]

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