Mark Rakowski

Current role-Ambiguous if I do it right
Milan, MI, United States

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German

An idea worth spreading

Stop judging and see what you see

I'm passionate about

changing the world, photography, food, ideas

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collaboration, how people have the power and responsibility to make their world

People don't know I'm good at

cooking, caving,

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Mark Rakowski
Posted about 3 years ago
More Music in Schools?
Music should be made available for those that want it. Music can be many things. Motivator Enabler Meditation Sense of self. Communication Provoider of structure freedom to name a few.
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Mark Rakowski
Posted about 3 years ago
Pepsi's TED talk: Progressive corporate transformation, or TEDwashing (like greenwashing for intellectuals)?
@Ahmet Exactly, the primary reason that I continue to work for a big company is that I can use the resources of that company to influence a multitude of things to a higher degree than would be possible as an individual. I work for BASF http://www.basf.com/group/corporate/en/sustainability/society/social-business I believe that we are pointed strongly in the right direction and have the possiblilty to use the technologies we invent to make a difference in the way that the world moves forward. Also, one perosnal goal is to have a TEDxBASF in 2012. Companies have the mass to move the homan species quickly!
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Mark Rakowski
Posted about 3 years ago
How could we relate to the world around us without the concept of time?
Maybe if we just lived in the moment without the baggage of the past or the pressure of the future, the world would be a more authentic place. Note that I do not mean the memories experienced are not remembered or that we do not have a will to move us from place to place. I'm simply suggesting that past and future loose their control of our minds in the present moment. Total freedom?