Century 21 files

The case of Nathalie Nahai

This is the secret interrogation record of 1 suspect. With 21 pieces of evidence. Accused of seriously stirring up the status quo. All compiled to 1 transformation story about the suspect’s attitudes, advice, and aspirations as a true leader by example.

Shiftschool

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Nathalie Nahai Shiftschool portrait front view
Mugshot 1: Front
Nathalie Nahai Shiftschool side view profile
Mugshot 2: Side
Nathalie Nahai Shiftschool bag contents
Evidence 1: bag contents
Nathalie Nahai Shiftschool braiding sweetgrass book recommendation
Evidence 2: Book on nightstand
Nathalie Nahai Shiftschool desk shot
Scene: thought work desk
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Memo: person suspected of being a pivotal influence in the digital business realm, known for a background in human behavior, web design, and the arts, and the author of influential books on the subject, shaping online business strategies for major clients and institutions.

Title: Author, speaker, gatherer, artist, musician...

Address: https://www.ffsalons.com/

Location: Barcelona

Incident: Seri. Transf./ Lead. by Ex./ Dist. of StaQuo

Disposition: very active

File No: 21/2023/X/0092

Statement: Fuck it, why not?

HOW TO READ THIS

Tobias Burkhardt
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This is the evidence table, the special commission of the SHIFT has gathered in this case. Here you can find all the circumstantial evidence that contributed to the conviction of the perpetrator.

In addition to extensive visual material, descriptions of the course of events, the case contains all the interrogation protocols.

Also listen to the original recording of the interrogation questions by a SHIFT special agent.

1/21

Are you the „here and now“ or „dream about the future“ kind of person?

I love imagining future states

WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON

12/21

What is your FUC*?

*frequently uttered concern

Why do I take always seem to take on too many projects?

FREQUENTLY UTTERED CONCERN

Shiftschool

THE INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER

Tobias Burkhardt

Tobias Burkhardt is chair of the S.H.I.F.T Committee, lead investigator and executive director of the Shiftschool – all in one. Here you can find more useful pieces of information about his hustle and bustle.

8/21

Fuck it, why not?

Bumper sticker

21 Century File: Desk
5/21

Decide if the following statements are a curse or a blessing, there is no maybe.

There is no such thing as a new idea.

Mark Twain

There is no such thing as society.

Margret Thatcher

There is no such thing as a free lunch.

American Proverb

There is no such thing as tomorrow.

Alan Watts

= true

= false

THERE IS NO SUCH THING!

18/21

What does your morning (routine) look like?

Kaffeetasse

giphy

I wake up (usually begrudgingly), roll out of bed, get dressed in the comfiest clothes available, then stagger into the living room. I snuggle with my partner, one of us makes coffee, and we sit together with our books in the morning light, reading ourselves awake.

100 MINUTES OF SOLITUDE

15/21

What’s your insider tip for the most underrated website?

DIGITAL DARK HORSE

4/21

Previous hair colors

Deep chestnut with hints of auburn when the light catches it just so.

scissor and comb

AT THE HAIR SALON

6/21

Purpose is:

Purpose is dedicating ourselves to cherishing, protecting and nurturing that which we most profoundly love (and often, it's the simplest of things).

THE SECRET SAUCE OF LIFE

9/21

This law should exist:

§

Before you pass any law, you must take on the perspective of the trees, plants, animals, insects, earth, mountains, rocks, rivers, seas, skies, people, children, women, men, and folks of all identities - and ask yourself if the law you are passing will, on balance, help or harm the children of these beings and the flourishing of the web of life to which they belong. If the answer is yes, find another way.

ABOVE THE LAW

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15/21

Complete the following sentences!

Perseverance is placing one foot in front of the other, even (or perhaps especially) when you are closest to giving up.

Responsibility is taking ownership of your deeds.

Vulnerability is allowing yourself to be seen, witnessed and held, ideally in a compassionate space (not to be confused with letting it all hang out in every context).

Gratitude is opening yourself up to the beauty and finitude of this precious life.

Curiosity is a leaning towards the unknown.

THE MISSING PIECE

20/21

What’s something you have been doing wrong all your life until recently?

I have no idea... Assuming I have to be productive to be of worth?

NOTE TO SELF

21/21

How much would you pay yourself per hour?

I have no idea.

A REAL BARGAIN

10/21

Top 5 character features:

Compassionate, Joyful, Imaginative, Creative, Intelligent

MATCHLESS MENTAL MEASUREMENT

THIS CASE IS ONE OF S.H.I.F.T.’S MOST SERIOUS CASES

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17/21

What are three things you want to learn next?

1. How to rest

2. To take myself and life experiences more lightly

3. To delegate well

LEARNING AS A LIFESTYLE

Buntstifte
Schreibmaschine
19/21

???

What’s the best question you have ever been asked?

How would you live your life if you didn't have to make money?

THE RIGHT TO REMAIN THOUGHTFUL

2/21

Which items should people scratch of their bucket list immediately?

1. That feeling of "making it" if only you get that promotion, dream partner, car...
2. An all-inclusive holiday (you'll likely get bored and it's not that restful)
3. That "transformational festival" that promises to leave you enlightened

THE UNBUCKET LIST

10/21

Which film role would you like to play?

Vianne Rocher (played by Juliette Binoche) in Chocolat. Or... Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter.

DREAMCAST

IMDb

7/21

What is it like to be you?

It's a trip. Sometimes, when I am alone in my art studio painting, and singing along to songs friends have written... When I'm walking in a forest, a crispness in the air and sunlight streaming through the trees... When I'm quietly reading and having my morning coffee next to my beloved... When I'm dancing unbridled by what others may think... When I'm singing alone or with friends... All of these times (and others) I feel such joy that I don't sense where I begin and the world ends.

Other times, when I've taken on too many projects (yet again), or I'm feeling overwhelmed, or stressed... Or when I've overdone it on the food and haven't exercised enough... Or I'm berating myself for not being sufficiently productive (then berating myself for holding "productivity" up as the standard for living, which is not the way I want to value a life well lived)… Then, my inner critic and judge give me a pretty unpleasant ride.

But mostly, even with all the inner bickering and castigation, I am grateful to have been gifted this life… And very, very grateful to be able to draw from a deep river of creativity, one that allows me to express even the most painful feelings of loss, betrayal and longing, in a way that reverberates with beauty.

WO / MAN IN THE MIRROR

16/21

How can you measure whether an idea is good or bad?

I usually get a certain sensation in my body, one of expansion, energy and movement, which indicates if an idea has life to it. Then it's up to my mind to work through the implications, and my friends, to be sounding boards for pitfalls and possibilities I may not have foreseen.

FOOLS AND TOOLS

Digital Transformation
3/21

Transformation is:

In its generative, life-giving aspect, transformation can be an emergent process of becoming that feels enlivening, mysterious and creative. It is what sometimes happens when we reach the edges of who we are, and sense the tantalising call of who we might yet become, knowing that the journey will lead to greater unfolding as we walk it.

TRANSFORMATION TRANSCRIBED

11/21

What question would you like to ask your fear?

😱

What jewel are you protecting?

JITTERBUG

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