The case of Alexandra Kodjabachi

1 suspect. 21 pieces of evidence. 1 transformation story. No coincidence.

Full of 21st century attitudes, advice, and aspirations of a true leader by example.

Alexandra Kodjabachi
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Alexandra Kodjabachi
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Alexandra Kodjabachi
Evidence 1: bag contents
Alexandra Kodjabachi
Evidence 2: Book on nightstand
Alexandra Kodjabachi
Scene: thought work desk
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Memo: person suspected of being a connecting-the-dots wizard who seeks to unleash human potential through her relentless learning backed by neuroscience. [cto]

Title: The Connector of All Dots

Address: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandra-kodjabachi/

Location: London / Online / In my head / Everywhere

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

Disposition: very active

File No: 21/2022/X/0006

Statement: Connect the dots

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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” oder “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

Is one lifetime ever going to be enough?

FREQUENTLY UTTERED CONCERN

8/21

Connect the dots

Bumper sticker

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?

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Without fail and in that order: writing, meditation, exercise and stretching, breakfast (always the same), vitamins, French Press, writing (again), unexpected short rabbit holes and Google Calendar. Want to interrupt? You will risk your life doing so 🙂

100 MINUTES OF SOLITUDE

15/21

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

DIGITAL DARK HORSE

3/21

Transformation is:

A process that is inherent to life itself and through which the very act of becoming becomes possible. Transformation is life's lungs.

TRANSFORMATION TRANSCRIBED

4/21

Previous hair colors

Light brown, blond highlights

scissor and comb

AT THE HAIR SALON

6/21

Purpose is:

Overrated when externally defined, life-altering when intrinsically designed, a purpose is the continuously renewed alignment between who one is and what one does.

THE SECRET SAUCE OF LIFE

9/21

This law should exist:

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A fourth law of thermodynamics according to which entropy can be reversed. On a second thought, I think I should back-pedal and say: a law that systematically incentivises impact-driven, human-centric and environment-conscious activities. If we build things well, perhaps we do not need to reverse the irreversible after all.

ABOVE THE LAW

15/21

Complete the following sentences!

Perseverance is like wood. You have to let it grow before you eat the fruits.

Responsibility is like fire. If you do not manage it, you will burn down your house.

Vulnerability is like air. Without it, we can only do so much before we suffocate.

Gratitude is like the earth. It absorbs and nourishes.

Curiosity is like water. It fills the void and travels deep in the unknown places of the world/mind.

THE MISSING PIECE

20/21

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

Until 2017, I tried to completely adapt myself and my goals to pre-established notions of good outcomes. I had to unlearn that and disconnect myself from externally formed but internalised expectations to find the path of alignment between who I am, what I do and how I do it.

NOTE TO SELF

21/21

How much would you pay yourself per hour?

Putting a price tag on an hour is a ridiculous concept we have created for ourselves.

A REAL BARGAIN

10/21

Top 5 character features:

Courageous, Spirited, Creative, Curious, Aspiring

MATCHLESS MENTAL MEASUREMENT

11/21

What question would you like to ask your fear?

😱

What are you trying to teach me?

JITTERBUG

17/21

What are three things you want to learn next?

1. The space between multifacetedness and creativity (ongoing research) 2. More neuroscience (will it ever be enough?) 3. Community-based co-design

LEARNING AS A LIFESTYLE

19/21

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

How?

THE RIGHT TO REMAIN THOUGHTFUL

2/21

Which items should people scratch of their bucket list immediately?

1. The 1st third of the Bucket List - replace it by serendipity
2. The 2nd third of the Bucket List - replace it by meaningful goals
3. The last third of the Bucket List - replace it by a love of the here and now

THE UNBUCKET LIST

10/21

Which film role would you like to play?

Leonardo in Leonardo (Da Vinci fan here), Marie Curie in Radioactive (for the love of science), and Neo in Matrix (already have the sunglasses).

DREAMCAST

7/21

What is it like to be you?

A crowded moving paradox, fueled by coffee beans, question marks, routines and light bulb moments, constantly seeking more dots to connect. You see the world in systems of interconnected pieces. Touch a thought, a book, a dance floor, a new project, an opportunity to collaborate and do good, and you blaze with excitement. You thrive when you can express all that you are and when those you empower unlock their potential.

WO / MAN IN THE MIRROR

16/21

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

By how much of what it says it will do it actually does, by how much more actually stems from it and by the quality of the impact it leads to.

FOOLS AND TOOLS

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