Do you ever get the feeling like there’s got to be something more to what you’re doing?
You’ve taken the time to become economically, politically and socially minded. You read all the popular mainstream websites. …and then your knowledge grows. …and so does your thirst. You find yourself discovering an entire world of eclectic websites and blogs devoted to covering the news in a far more detailed way. Over a short period of time, you see these websites form something like a secret society, where its community is devoted to truth and reality. You are drawn in because you now see through the lies and misguided notions that the media was selling/telling you. You see how the powerful people, companies and governments have created powerful illusions that have helped them shape a society that best benefits them and their power. …and you, like everyone else, decided it was time for that to change!
So that’s why you’re here! Great! …now what?
So you sit in front of your computer and wonder: “What can I do?”, “what am I getting out of this?”, “how can this help anyone?”, “what good is coming from all that I’ve read and contributed?”, “is anyone even listening…………….” …and finally “why do I bother?”
…and then along came the BrainTrust.
The BrainTrust – RealEconomy (site: BrainTrust@RealEconomy.Org)
“We are going to build and use grass-roots power to influence the evolution of the global economy.” – (the mission statement for the Brain Trust)
The Internet is the most remarkable tool of the 21st century. Its ability to reach every corner of the world, and offer education/insight/knowledge is historically unparalleled. As a tool, the internet is the 21st century’s version of the hammer! …and now it is time to start building something with it. The unfortunate truth of today’s Blogs is that they are not effectively converting great ideas into reality. Think of all the great posts you’ve written, that just roll off the screen and are gone forever. No more!
The BrainTrust is building the next evolutionary step of the Blog, (which will exceed the originally intended purpose of blogging) where good ideas stay and become tangible reality. The BrainTrust’s collaboration system is a specialized hammer designed expressly to help us originate, develop, refine, promote and then implement our grass root ideas about the economic future we want.
The BrainTrust is building the tools that will enable us to marshal the collective genius of the Internet, and use that genius to conduct a well-organized, massive collaboration of hundreds or even thousands of thoughtful, capable people.
Tapping the Collective Genius
Why me? “What am I getting out of this?” “How can this help anyone?” “What good is coming from all that I’ve read and contributed?”, “Is anyone even listening…………….” …and “Why do I bother?”
Indifference and complacency are what allowed us to all become victims to a societal breakdown that should never have taken place. Rather then wallow in self pity, and absorb this undiscriminating pain without doing anything, it is time to draw a line in the sand. It is time for action. Your part in making a difference will amount to how willing you are to participate. What you put in will be your distinctive view on how the economy of tomorrow will be shaped.
What you get out is a facts-based, thorough definition of the fundamental forces driving our economy. You won’t just know that our economy is crashing; you’ll know what forces are at work, and where they are pushing us. Once you understand what the forces are, you can decide how to react to them – you can be pro-active. You will come away with a new set of knowledge that will leave you better prepared to deal with tomorrow and whatever it brings. This will be a unique, grass-roots think tank, aimed at microeconomics that will likely play out all around you in your everyday life.
Existing think tank’s like John Podesta’s Center for American Progress have been instrumental in guiding/forming/creating modern day policies. Rather then being politically motivated, the BrainTrust@RealEconomy.Org will look to be MOTIVATED BY ECONOMIC FUNDAMENTALS?. Rather then getting caught in the narrow scope of our bureaucratic ideals, a natural expansion of creative/progressive thinking will emerge.
The strategy-overview article from the BrainTrust debuts in early April. A week later, the BrainTrust commences delivery of a series of easy-to-understand pieces that identify what’s happening in the economy, where we’re going, and most importantly what to DO about it. There’s plenty for everyone to do – exciting, challenging and reward work that actually DOES stuff. It’s going to be a great time – and everyone is invited to join in. Inquire here if you’re interested – in a few weeks we’ll set up a more “official” way to join up.
All the best,
Carpe Diem! It would be a real tragedy to waste the Internet! The Internet helped us become aware of the problems we face, now let’s use it to solve those problems. The Internet helped elect a new leader for America and now we can use that same force to re-shape our economy, and do it from the Bottom Up. Help build tomorrow!