Wanted: suggestions for new Bucket list pioneers

Joost
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We are always curious to discover potential pioneers for our Bucket list. Do you have suggestions for us? If so, please share them with us, and tell us why you think this pioneer should be added to the list.

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Pim

Pim

Laura Winterling is truly a pioneer - she sends people off to space!

As a former trainer for astronauts with ESA, Laura knows very well what it means to give up solid ground below your feet. However, she is even more aware of the potential and encourages people like you and me to experience the same when we lift off. Literally, when we become crazy enough to apply for an adventure in space - and also when we listen to her as a speaker at events.

wolfaisle

And what does she do to make work more fun? What can we learn from her on that topic? Besides sending bad employers into space 😉

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Wolfaisle

Wolfaisle

And what does she do to make work more fun? What can we learn from her on that topic? Besides sending bad employers into space 😉

Pim

Laura helps employees - as well as organizations - to transform. For example, by empowering female workers or by encouraging people to think differently. To listen to her and to see how much energy she brings, is definitely fun!

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Whiterdark

Whiterdark

Douglas Engelbart!

Engelbart occupied himself with ‘boosting mankind's capability for coping with complex, urgent problems’. As one of the early birds in the world of personal computing, he advocated that computer technologies should always have that goal in mind: to increase the intellect of the group, not of the individual. His thorough research on ‘collective IQ’ is a great roadmap if we have to transform our society to a local orientated one.

“Whether developing a new product or service, researching a topic of interest, seeking a cure for cancer, or improving conditions in underserved communities, a group's Collective IQ is a key determinant of how effectively it will respond to the challenges presented. More specifically, regardless of the end goals, it comes down to how quickly and intelligently the group can identify needs and opportunities, develop and deploy solutions, and incorporate lessons learned, while continuously iterating and adapting to changing conditions until the goals are met” - (Douglas Engelbart Institute, about Collective IQ ).

Engelbart believed in the power of the well-connected group instead of the well-connected individual. He thought designing technologies for groups would help us evolve and develop skills to cope with the complex problems our highly advanced civilization presents us.

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Pim

Pim

Sounds very interesting. A shame that he passed away and therefore visiting as part of our Bucket List research is going to be a challenge 😉. Will check out more on his thoughts and ideas.

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ledonya

ledonya

Bruce Daisley - Twitter and EatSleepWorkRepeat Podcast and The Joy of Work.

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JeroenWijdeven

JeroenWijdeven

Check out David Blake and his company Degreed. They pave they way for jailbraking the Degree and taking our valuation of skills into the 21th century. 'The future doesn't care how you became an expert'

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Pim

Pim

Check out David Blake and his company Degreed. They pave they way for jailbraking the Degree and taking our valuation of skills into the 21th century. 'The future doesn't care how you became an expert'

JeroenWijdeven

Can you share a bit more? Location, # of employees, what they do? Oh, and what do you mean with "jailbreaking the Degree"? Thanks!

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JeroenWijdeven

JeroenWijdeven

Degreed is a EDtech company. They facilitate personalised learning within an eco-learning system. They have three locations I think: Utah, San Fransico and Leiden (they bought Gibbon). Number of employers
+/- 350.

But the best information about their mission and vission you can check out here:
(David Blake - Ted talk - Jailbreaking the Degree)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdA74Iynnr0

And if you have a bit of time you could read his book (written with Kelly palmer)
The Expertise Economy.

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JeroenWijdeven

JeroenWijdeven

Degreed is a EDtech company. They facilitate personalised learning within an eco-learning system. They have three locations I think: Utah, San Fransico and Leiden (they bought Gibbon). Number of employers
+/- 350.

But the best information about their mission and vission you can check out here:
(David Blake - Ted talk - Jailbreaking the Degree)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdA74Iynnr0

And if you have a bit of time you could read his book (written with Kelly palmer)
The Expertise Economy.

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Raymond

Raymond

Have a look at Hermann Arnold (Co-founder Haufe Umantis, yes, you have them on the list) and his work around "Wir sind Chef" (sorry, German only) and lately FLEAT (www.fleat.com) as an operating system for agility.

Also Tim Leberecht (author of the Business Romantic and Co-Founder of the House of Beautiful Business). Mission is to beautify the world of work!

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