Jimmy Strobl

Falkenberg, Sweden

About Jimmy

Bio

TED, just involve the community in the process please and it'll work out!

Languages

English, German, Swedish

An idea worth spreading

Electronic Direct Democracy, Basic income and Automation to mention a few.

I'm passionate about

Ideas worth spreading!

Talk to me about

Spreading and developing ideas, TED and anything you'd like.

People don't know I'm good at

^^ If I told, you would know!

My TED story

December 2010 I was sitting in front of Google wondering what to do since I didn't want to go to Facebook or Wikipedia... So i searched "what to do on the internet" and after some hours browsing through different websites I found TED. TED has deeply changed the way I perceive people and the opportunities I have to make a change in the world! *December 2011* TED has made me resolute in my objective to do as much good (and litte harm) as possible, i'm rigth now trying to figure out the best ways to impliment good ideas, I just got involved in politics and there may be some potential for change there ;)

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Jimmy Strobl
Posted over 1 year ago
What is the future of Africas economy? Which sectors are key to economic development?
Make no mistake about it, Africa is not a single place. There are great differences between countries and their economy in Africa. Just like there are in Europe. No one would say that the economy of Greece and Sweden are the same but people tend to think that the economy of Nigeria and Angola are the same... However when it comes to the "raping" of the continent I agree. The World Bank (which was created to help these countries) is taking much more money out of African nations then they've ever put in. We keep charging interest for loans that have long been repaid many times over. Not to mention the corporations and their actions. But I disagree with your conclusion that it will be left barren and desolate, I think that Africa will prosper more than anything we've seen through history. It's coming and it's coming fast.
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Jimmy Strobl
Posted over 1 year ago
Are the ethics of healthcare compatable with the ethics of business?
Yeah, and your values are damaging for general health care... Values can and should change in accordance with what works, they shouldn't be kept for the sake of keeping values. But you and I aren't going to get anywhere are we? I thought from the question that you were open to alternatives to your system but it seems you aren't...
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Jimmy Strobl
Posted over 1 year ago
Are the ethics of healthcare compatable with the ethics of business?
I didn't mean to be condescending, it's just that I've found that most Americans are unaware of the concept of Universal health care and how it works. And how good it works and that the US is among very few modern countries that don't have it, and your health care is among the worst in the developed world. There are ways around private practitioners issues that mean that they can still profit from Universal health care, however I don't think that it's a good solution. What they would do is bill the government/state. It works pretty well here in Sweden but it's gotten worse since we had the invasion of private practitioners. Could you give me a reason why private practitioners should be allowed at all?
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Jimmy Strobl
Posted over 1 year ago
For beta testers for TED 2.0, let's have a conversation about what's good and not with the new website.
"So without any knowledge of what deliberations are taking place, I can imagine some of the considerations." So can I and I think that they might be off track of what's really needed... You also said "Organizations often choose to focus on what they see as their great strength" I think that you are right on all the things you said Fritzie, but I also think that the general sentiment that most companies have is wrong and unfulfilling for them. TED should of course focus on Talks much, but they should also focus on the Web a lot more then they are doing... Instead of trying to make their greatest strengths even stronger, they should focus on fixing some of their greatest weaknesses.
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Jimmy Strobl
Posted over 1 year ago
For beta testers for TED 2.0, let's have a conversation about what's good and not with the new website.
What I'm really wondering about is what direction (if any) TED Conversations is going in. I'm not even sure that they're going to keep it since they seem to have issues on how to handle it. I've asked TED about this many times and I've just received a standard answer like "It's still undecided" or "We are working on it" nothing more. When I've made further inquiries I've been left without a response. Also, Hello.ted.com doesn't have a single reference to TED Conversations... So, are they going to close Conversations because they don't know what to do?