[Paleopsych] Frank

HowlBloom at aol.com HowlBloom at aol.com
Sun Nov 13 02:31:37 UTC 2005

I respect your opinion, as you know.  I also value our  friendship.
I'm enclosing a copy of the draft of Reinventing Capitalism--which is NOT  
about free market stuff.
See if you think there are new tools of understanding in it.  And let  me 
know what you think.
Frank, I differ with your view of this. I teach a class for the  
university MBA program, and in my humble (ha!) opinion, my MBA students  
do need this. What I think Howard is going to offer is a key tool. A  
public seminar is one way of sharing that tool with people who might not  
otherwise learn about it.

Howard's unique view is capitalism as  entertainment, and (down one 
level) entertainment as being secular  salvation, lifting people from 
their ordinary lives. Thus, the successful  capitalist increases the 
total amount of happiness in the world.

When  I saw the movie, New York Doll, I learned that Arthur "Killer" Kane 
(bass  player for New York Dolls) had a very similar concept about the 
purpose of  his music; last night ABC had a piece on happiness and a 
successful  businessman was telling his class that complaints are gold, 
they are what  you use to improve your customer's lives. It is a 
significant reframe away  from the P/L statements that dominate and 
stultify  business.


Premise Checker wrote:

>  Howard,
> Stop trying to save the world! Lots and lots of people  have been 
> beating a drum for capitalism and free trade, and it's richly  unclear 
> what new ideas you are going to add to the stew. Can you just  tell us 
> what is different about your approach?
> Instead  of trying to save a world that will largely ignore you, you 
> should  confine your efforts to giving us new tools to think with. We, 
> or some  of us, will use these tools to save the world.
> Go back to tool  making, please, Howard! We need tool makers far, far 
> more than we need  world saviors!
> Frank
> -----------
> America and the  Western world are in trouble.  Militant Islam says 
> that our  civilization is obsolete and is about to crumble to dust. The 
> Chinese  are working to make our obsolescence complete.
> But American and  Western Civilization are not reaching our end.  We 
> are standing at  the beginning of a future of passion and artistry, a 
> future lifted by  technologies beyond our dreams.  But we are only 
> standing at the  start of this path of wonders if we MAKE IT THAT WAY.
> During the  last four years, I've stepped aside from science to write a 
> book called  Reinventing Capitalism: Putting Soul In the Machine: A 
> Quick Revision  of the Rise and Future of Western Civilization.  The 
> book is a  total reperception of why you wake up every day, of why you 
> go to work,  of what you and I do to save, uplift, console, empower, 
> and delight  others, and of what you and I can do to express the you 
> that has always  wanted to be freed but has never felt the time was 
> right.   Reinventing Capitalism is a reperception of the civilization 
> you and I  have inherited, the civilization you and I now must remake.
>  While I was giving a presentation on quantum physics at an 
>  International Conference on Quantum Informatics in Moscow (I kid you 
>  not), a strange thing happened to Reinventing Capitalism and to the 27 
>  key principles it espouses-principles that show you and me how to be 
>  artists in our daily work and why we need to unleash our passions from 
>  nine to five.  The still-unfinished book was made a key component of  
> an MBA program at The Graduate Institute in Milford,  Connecticut.
> And the founder of the Global Entertainment and  Media Summits saw 
> Reinventing Capitalism as a tool with which to change  the way we see 
> our world.and with which we can radically reshape our  future.  Steve 
> Zuckerman, the founder of the Summits, has put  together a two-day 
> meeting of some of the brightest business and  entertainment minds in 
> North America to present and discuss the  quick-and-easy but 
> tap-root-deep ideas about Reinventing Capitalism's  Putting Soul In the 
> Machine.in the machine of your company and mine, in  the machine of 
> your office, your industry, your culture, your personal  life, and of 
> your species---in the machine of the human  race.
> No, this is not EST.  It's history, science, and the  knowledge of the 
> invisible heart of business that you helped me acquire  in 20 years 
> working with Sony, NBC-TV, New Line Cinema, Amnesty  International, 
> Farm Aid, CBS, Warner Brothers, Paramount Pictures, EMI,  ABC, Gulf and 
> Western, MCA/Universal, Manesmann, Polygram, Coca Cola,  Pepsi Cola, 
> Disney, academic institutions, and extraordinarily bright  individuals 
> like you.  It's the gut-sense you helped me evolve  when we worked 
> together to generate $28 billion dollars in revenue for  our 
> clients-more than the gross domestic product of Luxembourg and  Qatar. 
> And when we worked together to put Amnesty International and  Farm Aid 
> on the map.
> You know as well as I do that when  we brought in our greatest revenue 
> streams and made our greatest  cultural contributions, we didn't do it 
> out of greed or cold  calculation.  We did it out of bone-deep belief.
> That  knowledge-in-your-bones is the essence of what we'll discuss for 
> two  days, December 2nd and December 3rd at 69 West Fourteenth  Street.
> I very much want you there.  The cost is  trivial--$129.  And I'm 
> asking you to pay your own transportation  and hotel costs.  But I want 
> to see you.  It's been a long  time.  And I want your mind to 
> contribute to one of the strangest  revolutions you will ever be a part 
> of.
> When someone  from Steve Zuckerman's team or mine calls you to give you 
> details,  please say yes.
> With warmth and gusto-Howard Bloom
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Howard Bloom
Author of The Lucifer Principle: A  Scientific Expedition Into the Forces of 
History and Global Brain: The Evolution  of Mass Mind From The Big Bang to the 
21st Century
Recent Visiting  Scholar-Graduate Psychology Department, New York University; 
Core Faculty  Member, The Graduate  Institute
Founder:  International Paleopsychology Project; founding board member: Epic 
of Evolution  Society; founding board member, The Darwin Project; founder: The 
Big Bang Tango  Media Lab; member: New York Academy of Sciences, American 
Association for the  Advancement of Science, American Psychological Society, 
Academy of Political  Science, Human Behavior and Evolution Society, International 
Society for Human  Ethology; advisory board member: Institute for 
Accelerating Change ; executive  editor -- New Paradigm book series.
For information on The International  Paleopsychology Project, see: 
for two chapters from  
The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition Into the Forces of History,  
see www.howardbloom.net/lucifer
For information on Global Brain: The  Evolution of Mass Mind from the Big 
Bang to the 21st Century, see  www.howardbloom.net

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