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Copy of Notes

To Do

  • Flesh out pages for each course
  • Start sharing for feedback. Jam on course with: AJ, Ty, Drew Hensen. Ask to critique the hell out of it.
  • List out all assumptions.
  • Invite contributions through a form
  • Choose 3-4 core themes that are cross-cutting
    • Unlearning, Decolonization, Regeneration, Embodiment, etc
  • Choose 3-4 learning modalities used throughout
    • Embodiment, Storytelling, Personal reflection, etc

Appreciative Inquriy

What does the next generation of startup founders need to learn to optimally support life on Earth?

  • What has the current generation of startup founders focused on learning?
  • What is included in “life on Earth”?
  • Why is it important to support “life on Earth”?
  • What does it mean to support “life on Earth”?
  • What happens if the next generation of founders doesn’t learn anything different?

Other

  • Platform
  • Software Stack
    • Setup a Mighty Network for the course?
    • Leverage the Integration browser extension
    • How to leverage voice recording like Otter?
    • Repurpose CA group since that process is what is living on?
  • Price: sliding scale, or advisor equity, or recognition, or other creative forms
  • Demo day - plan to revisit over months/years
  • Additional topic areas:
    • Blockchain
    • Economics? Sacred Economics, gift economy, regenerative economics
  • Framing
    • Pretend you are mentoring/homeschooling the next Zuck
    • Find your and your startup's place in the web of life
    • This is everything I wish I knew 5/10 years ago
    • This is more of a sampler / introduction than a deep dive. Pay attention to what resonates and double click on it later.
    • Teaching what I need to learn
    • Opportunity to help founders identify their unique history to unpack and how that threads through to their unique impact opportunity
    • Important to have a diversity of influences, drawing inspiration from different cultures. Permaculture lesson in using and value diversity.
    • I’m not a social justice warrior. I’m not a new age guru. I’m not a hard nosed capitalist.
    • No shame container!
    • "We need to teach ethics and humanities to engineers" —> "we need to teach history and wellbeing to startup founders"
    • This is really a lifetime of learning. Welcome to 101.
    • Balance out the coding bootcamp with a knowledge bootcamp
  • Deliverables
    • Signing a Hippocratic Oath for startups (or version of North Star Ethics Pledge)
  • Intake
    • Fill out assessment in advance, gauging familiarity (and questions) with different topic areas
  • Name
    • aka Startup De-accelerator, or Homeschool (naming ideas welcomed).
  • Promotion
    • Do you know anybody trying to save the world? Send them here
    • Humane Tech essay could be lead gen for course.
    • Post in SI global community
    • Critique Naval / Sam Altman tweets
  • Content Library
    • Micah Daigle's frame on masc/fem energy
    • Include memes and media like God of Prices video and Dilbert graphic
    • Leverage learnings from Siempo into relevant stories
    • Include lots of data points of role model founders / startups
    • Incorporate rituals e.g. light candle to begin each session
    • Optional integration sessions between modules
    • Could just teach in memes..
  • Inspiration
  • Future
    • Academy / school / incubator
    • Maybe it binds with Conscious Angel in some way
    • Mentorship network
  • What excites me is the possibility of bridging worlds to those who (I think) could benefit
  • Check out YC Startup School resources
  • Product zeitgeist fit
  • Who in your life/community can you invite in to your work? Finding role models.
  • Deconstruct own patters as a tech entrep
  • Lifestyle: How can you bring your living costs down?
  • I think it would be best to have guest speakers for most of this. Who can be MY teachers! And I hold the space for integration, storytelling, etc.
  • My network has a certain flavor, so this curriculum will naturally be inspired by my experiences and those of my network of collaborators. Something to be aware of. And, it creates a context for serving my community, as many participants would have a similar consciousness.
  • My goal is not to create the ONE course. We need a multiplicity of courses to help founders reach a higher octave of creation.
  • What's the TED talk version of this message?