Century 21 files

The case of Bronwyn Williams

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.

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Bronwyn Williams Shiftschool portrait front view
Mugshot 1: Front
Bronwyn Williams Shiftschool profile side view
Mugshot 2: Side
Bronwyn Williams Shiftschool bag shot
Evidence 1: bag contents
Bronwyn Williams Shiftschool book onn nightstand
Evidence 2: Book on nightstand
Bronwyn Williams Shiftschool desk shot
Scene: thought work desk
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Memo: person suspected of being a chaos whisperer intending to make sense out of confusion and bringing the future into focus for individuals and organizations by simplifying the macro and micro future trends set to change our world. [cto]

Title: Court Jester (Futurist for money; economist for fun)

Address: https://whatthefuturenow.com

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa (the end, or the beginning? of the world order as you know it)

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

Disposition: very active

File No: 21/2023/X/0073

Statement: Why are you here?

HOW TO READ THIS

Bobby Tobias
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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 being in the here and now shiftschool

WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON

12/21

What is your FUC*?

*frequently uttered concern

Non-Ergodic risk is a bitch. People, it only takes ONE guy...

FREQUENTLY UTTERED CONCERN

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THE INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER

Bobby Tobias

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

Why are you here?

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?

giphy

CoffeeStretchReadBatheCheese

100 MINUTES OF SOLITUDE

15/21

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

DIGITAL DARK HORSE

4/21

Previous hair colors

Blonde, blonder, cinnamon, blondish.

scissor and comb

AT THE HAIR SALON

6/21

Purpose is:

Pragmatic optimism : the art of leaping into the dark, day after day without guarantees but with hope.

THE SECRET SAUCE OF LIFE

9/21

This law should exist:

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The law that all laws should have expiry dates for reevaluation. (All laws are fictions; necessary fictions but shared fictions none the less.)

ABOVE THE LAW

15/21

Complete the following sentences!

Perseverance is overrated.

Responsibility is freedom.

Vulnerability is strength.

Gratitude is a mirage.

Curiosity is life! (Very literally: F*ck around and find out!)

THE MISSING PIECE

20/21

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

Believing denying yourself pursuing what you really want in favour of what you are supposed to want is a virtue.

NOTE TO SELF

21/21

How much would you pay yourself per hour?

I'd trade me for something priceless I want.

A REAL BARGAIN

10/21

Top 5 character features:

Independent, Strong, Disagreeable, Witty, Smart

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. Make good macrons.

2. Write a whole book worth reading.

3. Read French philosophy in French.

LEARNING AS A LIFESTYLE

19/21

???

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

This question.

THE RIGHT TO REMAIN THOUGHTFUL

2/21

Which items should people scratch of their bucket list immediately?

1. Legal marriage
2. MBAs
3. Botox

THE UNBUCKET LIST

10/21

Which film role would you like to play?

The Bride.

DREAMCAST

IMDb

7/21

What is it like to be you?

Which one? I contain multitudes.

WO / MAN IN THE MIRROR

16/21

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

Try it. Simulate it if you must but speculation means nothing without science - test that hypothesis!

FOOLS AND TOOLS

3/21

Transformation is:

Change. When we cease to change, we are (by definition) dead. Transformation, therefore is life. To live is to shape-shift.

TRANSFORMATION TRANSCRIBED

11/21

What question would you like to ask your fear?

😱

Why do we care what they think? They are mere mortals like us.

JITTERBUG

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