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Clappy-Happy Global Management

And Hope-mongering


Reframing an anticipated future

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Introduction

This is a further development of arguments in Being Positive Avoiding Negativity: management challenge of positive vs negative (2005)

Clappy-Happy arenas
  • fundamentalist -- rapture
  • celebrate UN, Rio+
  • positive news / good news
  • Dale Carnegie -- we have no problems today
  • upbeat political spin
  • self-cheer
  • orchestra / choir -- on Titanic
  • never had it so good
Tunnel vision
  • functional equivalence
    • stories
    • fashions, looks
    • models
    • music
    • substance surrogates (alcohol, food, etc)
    • rituals
  • coherences vs knols
  • bubbles of pleasureable coherence
  • sensory deprivation
  • synaesthetic cocooning
  • medium is the message -- cyclopean
Management implications
  • Challenger, Titanic -- press coverage prior
  • technicians getting drunk
Shadow of an intuited posibility?
  • Aesthetics of gov
Towards the singularity and beyond
  • anti-knowledge
Reframing an anticipated future
  • H G wells -- trogs and wogs
  • intensive farming people

Notes