Wow, thanks all for such a warm response to ResponsAbility’s comeback takes a bow 👏 🙇♀️ 👏
Easy ways to give back
In recent years, there has been an explosion of tech4good products, but less often have marketing budgets of the likes of Meta, so they can often be missed. I harp on one of my favourite apps, the UN World Food Programme’s Share the Meal (they were also the first app to win a Nobel Peace Prize...wow jealous😲).
If you’re up for your first challenge, I’m fundraising four years’ worth of meals for Ukrainian refugees and those still in conflict zones. Donations of as little as £0.65 can provide a meal.🥗
A little too late, but better late than never. The European Union, UK and USA have started to harshly crackdown on the tech giants’ monopolies and capital surveillance models (a key theme of Wired Influence) in a new set of regulations. According to Reuters: “The proposed rules in Europe impose a set of “do and don’t” obligations, like saying companies cannot prefer their own products or services and must allow interoperability with third-party software. The exact limitations and penalties are still under discussion, but firms that break such rules might be fined up to 20% of annual revenue and repeat offenders may be broken up. These are solid threats more damaging than other penalties read more that have been enacted.” I’m sure it’s felt to them like a surprise Will Smith slapped from regulators but is it enough and how will it truly change things are the question that should be on everyone’s minds.🤔
What I’m reading?
The Changing World Order by Ray Dalio (here is also a great YouTube summary of the book). As a collective species, human beings follow cyclical patterns, which can only be revealed once we look back far enough. Ray shares a comprehensive playbook of these factors affecting the economy, power and directions of civilisations creating cyclical patterns dating as far back as the 1500s to the present times. From how countries become the global leaders out of conflict to enter into times of prosperity, and innovation and then have the breakdowns of disorder, inequality and challenge start the cycle again. It reads like a geopolitical drama on the world stage with a seat aboard a Space X flight. 🚀 It’s an investment of time but well worth it to get a sense of where we are and may be headed.
Quotes I’m contemplating…
“Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times.”― G. Michael Hopf, Those Who Remain
Ideas worth listening to...
When someone inspires me, I seek more from them. In my last post, I shared about an incredible woman, Jane McGonigal, who is passionate about gaming and how it can make a better world. 🎮 Her TED Talk, ‘The game that can give you 10 extra years of life’ is another idea that had me eating my words as I’m more in the ‘video games are a waste of time’ camp, but her talk may open your mind, as it has mine.
This is why I love digesting TED(x) content because there are so many inspiring leaders out there doing work to change the world. I am a firm believer that public speaking and sharing your unique story is how you can win life points and level up. From now until May 31st, get 25% off my Master the Main Stage course using code ‘RESPONSABILITY’ (don’t forget to misspell 😉)
That’s it from me. Bye Bye!