I consider myself as an unabashed mentored, coached and taught being, in all areas of life, and I don't plan to stop there. Ever heard about lifelong learners?
I don't care about (the value of) MBAs, PhDs, or any kind of top dog stuff. Not because they are redundant, but because I really don't carry the same values and don't plan to tweak myself to do so.
(Over with the intro rant. It's my trademark. I think you'd be better off taking it with a good laugh!)
I was born in 1982, in the "not-so-golden" eighties, however I think that my real birth was when I consciously decided to keep my brain "dirty" (in opposition of the systematic brainwashing schools practice) in the late nineties, right when I was diagnosed a left temporal lobe malformation, which eventually led me to a left arm paralysis for a decade...
I am far from having achieved the level of self-mastery (nothing to do with the vague word "success") I aim for, i.e being able to overcome the pain inflicted by the "industrial-era" (massive-destruction-weapon) education model, now beyond worn-out. I am a hardcore post-industrial thinker, and brain research addict, and that's why I appreciate so much Seth Godin which blends so well cognitive sciences, marketing and post-industrial revolution approach to quite every aspect of life.
I work on it 25/8. It has become a priority, above money and fancy stuff, daily distractions, lack of plans to achieve goals. Sir Ken Robinson has been and is still the person who influenced me the most. In 2010, I joined Seth's Triiibe network and met the fantastic Angela Lussier (author of "The Anti-Resume Revolution). Since then I started several endeavors, failed a thousand times and came back thousand and one times. You can see where I'm at on my LinkedIn profile, even though I'm at the very beginning right now (april 1st, 2011). There are so many things I could mention here, but that might not really be relevant and linked to TED... In December 2K1, I had a monstrous epileptic stroke and spent six days in a coma. When, I woke up, I was an "after-me". Actually, I carry two lives in one body. Conflicts often occur, but are quickly fixed. I could also mention that I'm a music freak and (I'm not being cocky) that I play a dozen of instruments (including some unreleased iPad apps, which will not be released as they weren't meant to spread an idea and are too intricate to handle. Ease of use is taken for granted nowadays)... Music helped me as much as it hurted me. To be fair, people hurted me more than the fact that I'm not a virtuoso and don't care about being one! I believed that music is the center and core of all of my interests: post-industrial era, education's paradigm shift, tribes, spreading ideas to make the world a better place, and of course cognitive sciences. I don't really know how to blend all of this, but if I find "accomplices" to make it happen... It let you imagine how big the impact could be. Here enters Guy Kawasaki, who believes, like I do, that is "what can be" that matters. Change is my keyword. Change everything that doesn't work and is worth the sweat. I could go on and on, but this is enough to get you started about picturing out who I am. I told you who I am, I told you a real-life story, and didn't throw an impersonal list of features and achievements. We learn everyday... So what's the point in an achievement (or even a degree)? It just kills a momentum. More to come on this bio as I live, give, love and thrive!
Areas of Expertise
Cognition and Learning, Idea Creation, Job Search Coaching and Mentoring, Hiring/Staffing/Coaching, Tribes, Enchantment, De-construction, Educating, Creating, Programming, Objective-C
An idea worth spreading
Totally giving up on getting degrees. As 80 percent of students get out of college with a degree, what is a degree worth? Close to nothing. My idea is to create a hands-on, social proof-based alternative of the abilities of each of us.
I'm passionate about
Post-industrial era education, alternatives/paradigm shifts of education, un-brainwashing of our kids, changing the world to make it a better place, connecting people and making relationships last.
Talk to me about
Talk to me about you, your dreams, your vision, how you will fulfill it. I want to be enchanted. Talk to me about everything. No one knows if it may resonate with an untapped resource buried inside!
People don't know I'm good at
Sending e-mails with less than six sentences while being congruent. I'm good at de-cluttering my life and helping others do the same. I'm good at being stubborn to turn good to great.