Pleased or fearful?

Optimistic or pessimistic?

Written in Bruxelles for #makesense we think we should solve the problems that annoy us most and build the society that pleases us most…

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This building doesn’t come from examinations where solving artificial, theoretical problems derive from the attempt to understand a subject discipline but, rather, from tackling real-world problems that affect or afflict us; draw up your own list. Solve your problem, perhaps improve my society…

Solve the problem that annoys you most is a phrase that comes from Philippa Young, a guerrilla film-maker who quit Oxford because it was too arcane an environment from which to address the problems of the modern world, and the savage shortages created by the so-called abundance of the globalised world and its WTO. She used the term as part of the workshops we ran on WikiQuals in 2011 and she later gave a TEDx talk on being a guerrilla filmmaker, which was what informed her thinking about problem-solving.

 

Build the community that pleases you most is a phrase I used in a keynote for the wonderful #makesense crew of nascent social entrepreneurs at an event, appropriately enough for these Brexit times, in Bruxelles. Here is the full set of my ideas.

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