[love this capture.. because it’s as he’s saying.. ‘i’m lucky.. i think it’s a pretty good answer – (to socrates how to live a good life)]
intro’d to Nicolas here:
We are witnessing a society in search of an idea- for better or worse Society is constantly on the search for ideas. #
feb 10 2017 (pay wall)
What the world needs now, says Nicolas Berggruen, is more philosophy.
and best ideas/philosophy.. come from people who have the luxury to do whatever they want
let’s try that.. (huge bit thought: has to be all of us to dance)
dec 2016 – How to Shape The Future | Nicolas Berggruen, Philanthropist & Billionaire
5 min – the idea is.. experiment at the beginning..
6 min – an actor (as a human) not a passenger.. engage
8 min – leader: 1\ mission 2\thoughtful 3\own actions..moral compass 4\vision 5\able to communicate
9 min – why ideas… every country today..symptoms of world where people look at past as safer place.. and are afraid of future.. even though could be more exciting..
11 min – need new paradigms – political/ethical – so need new ideas..
13 min – answers are not going to come from traditional places
15 min – advancement as humans and not necessarily in a narrow field
yearly 1 mn dollar prize..
let’s go faster Nicolas.. for your kids sake.. for all of us..
16 min – 1\ multiculturalism 2\ together
17 min – *how do you unite people.. how do you get them to communicate… **today.. everyone has access.. has voice.. at end of day.. needs to be ***something that transcends..
**not really… that’s the problem.. but we can have that be true and we can facil that chaos..
24 min – dangerous.. thinking we should export our ideas..
so facil.. 7 bn ideas.. everyday.. let’s do that..
25 min – have to respect the differences..
27 min – ultimate question.. govt as service for all.. how do you balance.. in democracy.. people compete and get elected.. you want institutions that function for everyone.. not hijacked by one party..
indeed.. public consensus always oppresses someone..
29 min – to get there.. need to reinvent some of the way we operate..
now need to balance power/freedom of individual with community
30 min – how do we correlate that power to a world that still has to hold together.. to achieve that balance.. the most interesting challenge
34 min – the biggest divide today is cultural.. others thinking someone is defining revolution for them..
so.. let’s try.. rev of everyday life
36 min – capitalism give us access.. but that’s not enough.. need to meet human yearning.. material gains are not enough
38 min – can you define yourself for self in positive way.. but not against others..
one of great things of living.. changes over time
39 min – we need ideas.. any brainstorms.. any out of the box ideas is what we need..
40 min – embrace change.. push for change.. accept change.. don’t do it alone.. bring others into the journey
aug 2016 – Investing in Ideas: CNN Interview with Nicolas Berggruen
secular monastery in la
ideas shape who we are… what new world of politics.. look like
money to fund ideas.. at the end of the day.. they shape us more than anything else..
3 min – today.. we need new thinking..
i don’t think answers are going to come just from political rethinking.. but really from new concepts .. what it means to be a human.. and have an occupation in the future..
all my time is with these ideas and my children.. i’m lucky.. it’s a pretty good answer (to socrates.. how to have a good life)
@berggruenInst. A believer that ideas can make a better world.
Independent,nonpartisan think tank exploring design of new ideas across tech, governance & philosophy in an era of Great Transformations
president: Craig Calhoun
Nicolas Berggruen (born 10 August 1961) is a philanthropist and investor. A dual American and German citizen, he is the founder and president of Berggruen Holdings, a private investment company and the Berggruen Institute, a think tank that works on addressing governance issues as well as the cultures and philosophies behind political systems. Through the Berggruen Institute he is also a co-founder, with the Huffington Post, of The WorldPost, a media publication dedicated to global issues
The press has often referred to Berggruen as “the homeless billionaire”, as at one point he frequently lived in hotels and did not own a home.
In 2010, Berggruen founded the Berggruen Institute, a think and action tank through which he aspires to develop and implement more effective systems of governance
In September 2015, Nicolas Berggruen announced the launch of the Berggruen Institute’s Philosophy and Culture Center. The Center – dedicated to encouraging new ideas and fresh thinking across culture and disciplines – includes a fellowship program between Chinese and American universities, an ideas contest, and an annual $1 million philosophy prize to be awarded by an international jury
article from 2015
Nicolas Berggruen (@NBerggruen) tweeted at 9:17 AM – 7 Apr 2017 :
Nicolas Berggruen Wants to Bridge the East-West Gap https://t.co/8Ffgh8jdwx #understandingchina (http://twitter.com/NBerggruen/status/850366850261176320?s=17)
The center’s larger purpose, its founder, the billionaire investor Nicolas Berggruen, said in an interview, is to look past contemporary political differences to their deeper intellectual roots.
Bridging conflicting views, Mr. Berggruen said, is at the core of the center’s mission. “We want to find solutions, not just underline differences,” he said. “We want to come up with new ideas.”
We talk about empathy & love, espec on social media, but exhibit mostly transactional behavior. *Where are the truly disinterested (not influenced by considerations of personal advantage) gestures?
a nother way – where we’ll be able to see that.. us..
Nicolas Berggruen (@NBerggruen) tweeted at 11:44 AM on Tue, May 09, 2017:
We will reach the far outer world one day, but our inner world will continue to be our greatest mystery. https://t.co/Ih8efZQSUd
begs we facil 7 bn going/being there.. everyday