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AWESOME ONLINE GAME: "GLOBAL RICH LIST"... Source for a new mentor... I hope?

Searching for a mentor, and hadn't really found anything that grabbed me... I decided to use stumble-upon ('humanitarian) to find something cool and inspiring.


Go do it!

What a great way to put my life into perspective.... it's a prompt for gratitude at the cards I've been dealt, and a strong reminder of why each of our choices to make a difference is so important.

And it's personal.

We've all seen or heard a figure somewhere relating daily income of an American to an African... or relating all the assets of the top one hundred rich people in the world to the bottom billions...

But when something tells you where YOU sit..... It's a personalised call to action.


And I love this tool all the more

a) for it's simplicity, and

b) because (as far as I can tell) it's the spontaneous product of a design company.

Poke London (the studio who made Global Rich List) have no specific mandate to make the world a better place... But they're what I'd like to call spontaneous social innovators in the business community.

What got them to that position?

Is the director a peace-loving hippie? Was it a rational, reasoned and calculated move based on expected website hits and added revenue... trying to cash in on an image of being warm and caring?

I don't much mind! Either way they've created a powerful tool in the process. Don't you want to understand what they've done, so we might try to foster it in other companies?

SO, I've sent them an email... hopefully one of the bright sparks behind the tool has a blog, or would be willing to have an email convo with me..... I'll report back as soon as I have news!

Mish.


My email:
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Hi!

I just love this tool - moreso because it's come spontaneously from an enterprise rather than an NGO or a campaign or....

I'm wondering whose idea this was to start with, and whether they have a blog I might follow? I'm currently completing an online course/game (called Evoke) that looks to empower and teach social innovation.... Part of lesson one is to go find a mentor/social innovator to follow for a bit (online, of course - no stalking!)

Even if no-one keeps a blog, I'd love to hear more about how the idea for this came about... and the rationale behind such outrageous cool-ness ;-)

Misha

P.S. A bit about me... I'm a final year psychology and neuroscience student (dual degree) at the University of Queensland in Australia. I help run a project called the Nuclear Weapons Inheritance Project (peaceful dialogues in nuclear weapons states as a way to break down barriers and establish international cooperation and stability). I'm interested in the emerging field of Neuroethics.... and I lovephotography! (<-- my portfolio).

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Comment by Gabriel Martin on April 11, 2010 at 2:36am
Too bad I can only give one point. More like one per paragraph.
Comment by Gabriel Martin on April 11, 2010 at 2:47am
Wait.... In some ways thats zero, because of the no tabs... but you know what I mean
Comment by Jeremy Laird Hogg on April 30, 2010 at 4:21am
it was k.share or courage for me. Love the energetic consequentialist energy.

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