Thursday, June 23, 2005


Tom Peters' Kan-ed Commandments (5623pm)

PPT-Excerpt: Tom Peters' Kan-ed Commandments from 15-Jun-2005 Keynote ...

*Circa 2005: Small is beautiful! (HC?, the Web & NY State)
*Experiment! (“One best way” is a snare & a delusion!)
*Applaud winners
*Build off winners (“a coalition of the willing”),
marginalize the reluctant remnant.
*Appoint a CMO! (Chief Marketing Officer)
*Electronic sharing! (Every form imaginable)
*The Network is the organization!
*LISTEN UP! (Avoid hierarchy)
*Physical sharing! (Like this event)

*Applaud “excellent failures”!
*Scrap duds ASAP!
*Do “O.O.D.A.”
... UNODIR/Unless Otherwise DIRected
(True AO-22 Sea Story Lessons Learned)
*“Let a thousand flowers bloom,
let a hundred schools contend”!
*Become a designated playpen!
*Super-cool “talent”!
(“The 10,000X Factor”)
*Are they “weird enough”?
*Super-cool vendors! (Usually small)
*Avoid premature tech lock-in!
(Uniformity is the arch- enemy of innovation!)
*The children shall show us the way!

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FutureThought Leadership "MentorshipART" (5623am)

KAWS CQuest :: How to design, develop, deliver & distribute
desirable alternative futures having "ALL-WinWin" outcomes?

A: MentorshipART blended visual learning venues (Hyperports) for enabling
multi-disciplinary FutureThought Leadership ( GeoScouting ) experiences

B: Facilitate creative "scenario spinning" that effectively integrate
BOTH our Conserving Landscapes & Cultivating Mindscapes ...

C: Consider adapting "StoryTech" protocols co-designed
by George KUBIK (Acting Chief GeoScout) and ART Harkins
... UMN associate professor (Kansas University Alum)
Interests: Future cultural and educational systems, qualitative futures methods, knowledge base learning, advanced technologies for learning personalization ...


Exploring the Role of Technology in Innovative Development
...Arthur Harkins, the originator of StoryTech, has provided us with
... from a newbook George Kubik and I are completing:
StoryTech: A Personalized Guide to http://chri1010/symposium/019252.html
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Buddhists and Futurists: On the path toward knowledge production
...Harkins, A. & Kubik, G. (2004). An introduction to StoryTech.
University ofMinnesota (UMN): Powerpoint presentation.
Lama, D. (1990). The Dalai Lama, A policy of http://bufu/cat_on_the_path_toward_knowledge_production.html
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StoryTech: A Process for Work Cultures to Envision Future Innovation.
Art Harkins,Co-author of "StoryTech: A Personalized Guide to the 21st Century"
@ - Jun 21, 2005
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Wednesday, June 22, 2005


Coulee Corridor Consortium
:: GeoTourism (5622am)

P. S. Tim Alling is president of the Coulee Corridor Consortium.

Source Background: Scan these CQuest results ...
@ "Coulee Corridor Consortium" Birding

National Scenic Byway (NSB) Contacts
Russell-Brasstown NSB 1881 Highway 515 PO Box 9 Blairsville, GA 30514 ...
Seaway Trail 45 East Avenue, Suite 400 Rochester, NY 14604-2294 ...

----- Original Message -----
From: Tim Alling
Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2005 1:46 AM
Subject: Geotourism

I received an Appalachia Geotourism MapGuide,
from Teresa Mitchell, Seaway Trail NSB.

Not quite understanding or knowing what geotourism is. But after studying and reading the map, I have enriched my knowledge and decided that Geotourism is very important and very rewarding.

The following is excerpted from the National Geographic web site, the web site for the Appalachia Geotourism Mapguide is at the bottom. I encourage you to check this out.

Tim Alling, from the Grand Coulee

What is Sustainable Tourism? Geotourism?

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM, like a doctor’s code of ethics, means
"First, do no harm." It is basic to good destination stewardship.

Sustainable tourism does not abuse its product—the destination. It seeks to avoid the "loved to death" syndrome.

Businesses and other stakeholders anticipate development pressures and apply limits and management techniques that sustain natural habitats, heritage sites, scenic appeal, and local culture.

It conserves resources. Environmentally aware travelers favor businesses that minimize pollution, waste, energy consumption, water usage, landscaping chemicals, and unnecessary nighttime lighting.

It respects local culture and tradition. Foreign visitors learn about and observe local etiquette, including using at least a few courtesy words in the local language. Residents learn how to deal with foreign expectations that may differ from their own.

It aims for quality, not quantity. Communities measure tourism success not by sheer numbers of visitors, but by length of stay, distribution of money spent, and quality of experience.

GEOTOURISM adds to these principles by building on geographical character—"sense of place"—to create a type of tourism that emphasizes the distinctiveness of its locale, beneficial to visitor and resident alike. Geotourism is defined as tourism that supports the geographical character of a place—its environment, culture, heritage, aesthetics, and the well-being of its citizens.

Geotourism is synergistic: All the elements of geographical character together create a tourist experience that is richer than the sum of its parts, appealing to visitors with diverse interests.

It involves the community. Local small businesses and civic groups work together to promote and provide a distinctive, authentic visitor experience.

It informs both visitors and hosts. Residents discover their own heritage and how the ordinary and familiar may be of interest to outsiders. As local people develop pride and skill in showing off their locale, tourists get more out of their visit.

It benefits residents economically. Travel businesses do their best to use the local workforce, services, and products and supplies. When the community understands the beneficial role of geotourism, it becomes an incentive for wise destination stewardship.

It supports integrity of place. Destination-savvy travelers seek out businesses that emphasize the character of the locale. Tourism revenues in turn raise local perceived value of those assets.

It means great trips. Satisfied, excited visitors bring new knowledge home and send friends off to experiencethe same thing—which provides continuing business for the destination.

Go to the National Geographic web site to learn more about The Appalachia Geotourism Mapguide
Be Aware or BEWARE! ... Prepared minds favor chance
... Think Globally / Interact Regionally / Learn (LNT) Locally

Where RO = River Orienteering & CS = Community Stewardship:
Celebrate-2008 "RO/CS" Institute for Future Thought Leadership (cc) <- CIM Circa 1939-68 ...

Tuesday, June 21, 2005


Tom Peters Interviews Dennis Littky (5621pm)


>> Dennis Littky co-directs the Big Picture Company (, a national non-profit working to support a fundamental redesign of secondary education by starting and sustaining small schools nation-wide.
His book The Big Picture: Education is Everyone's Business has been named a finalist in the annual Association of Educational Publishers' Distinguished Achievement Awards program. <<


"Kan-Ed 2005 Conference Closing Session"
Thought Leadership Challenge (5618am)

Dr. Marty Hale's wrap-up call to action during the
"Kan-Ed 2005 Closing Session" reflects steps
our MnFuturists adopted after uncovering common
Blogging connections with ESSDACK's visiting guru ...

Humanities Focus Grant Awards, July 2003 ... Association of Central Kansas (ESSDACK), Hutchinson (Outright: $25000) Contact: Glenn Weibe, (620) 663-9566 Project: Brown Then and Now: Impact on Human ...

We initially met at the innovative TIES-2003 (Fall)
Inter-regional Conference (while distributing NEW
flyers about learning "anticipatory thinking" skills)
via participating in Minnesota Futurists SIG Tutorials ...

0:: Each Mon-AM ... do something different (NON-routine)
like experiencing "High Touch" vs "High Tech" HUMAN communications ...



2:: "COLLECT-a-Story"

3:: "SHARE-the-Story"

4:: "USE-the-Story" to explore ALL-WinWin alternative futures ...

The University of Oklahoma Biological Station
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Environment (IPE) -
OU College of Arts and Sciences.
IBOY - International Biodiversity Observation Year 2001-2002 ...

5:: SHARE sustainable "Mutually Beneficial Results" (MBR)
via Dr. Art (& Joe) Harkins "StoryTech" practices ...

Quick Resource Type Search
If you were unable to attend the 2005 EE Capacity Building Workshop “Teaching
... Resource type: Web Site - Exhibit/Display: Topics: Wildlife - Wetlands- ...

(NOT) Attached is a PDF about "Triple Bottom Line"
Toolkit basic principles for our embracing Time-CRITICAL
"Prairie Passages Sustainable WellBeing" practices ...
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