Century 21 files

The case of Dharshi Harindra

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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Mugshot 2: Side
Dharshi Harindra Shiftschool bag shot
Evidence 1: bag contents
Dharshi Harindra Shiftschool book recommendation
Evidence 2: Book on nightstand
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Scene: thought work desk
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Memo: person suspected of revolutionizing the intersection of technology, law, and diversity, and employing her comprehensive expertise in technology, privacy and media law, alongside a steadfast commitment to diversity and inclusion, to assist organizations in creating a data-driven approach to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace. [cto]

Title: Inclusion practitioner, diversity data specialist, and data and technology lawyer

Address: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dharshi-harindra-technologylawyer/

Location: Singapore

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

Disposition: very active

File No: 21/2023/X/0086

Statement: Buckle Up. Change ahead.

HOW TO READ THIS

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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

The dangers of letting overtthinking get in the way of taking action.

FREQUENTLY UTTERED CONCERN

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THE INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER

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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

Buckle Up. Change ahead.

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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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Having read every productivity book under the sun and been on the journey to find the perfect morning routine I realised none worked for me for where I’m at right now (see also unbucket list question above). With 3 and 6 year old children, and having recently moved from Australia to Singapore where we now have to leave an hour earlier than before (when we were already usually late), my morning routine consists of waking up at least 20 minutes before my kids so I can do 15 minutes of meditation; rally kids, not check my phone until after school drop offs, coffee with my husband before starting my work day.

100 MINUTES OF SOLITUDE

15/21

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

DIGITAL DARK HORSE

4/21

Previous hair colors

Black, black and black

scissor and comb

AT THE HAIR SALON

6/21

Purpose is:

Meaningful, intentional direction rooted in personal values.

THE SECRET SAUCE OF LIFE

9/21

This law should exist:

§

A cap on the number of laws we can have. (Just because something is lawful does not make it the right thing to do and vice versa. There’s a place for laws but we need to be more discerning and also take more responsibility as individuals and communities).

ABOVE THE LAW

15/21

Complete the following sentences!

Perseverance is the foundation for turning challenges into successes.

Responsibility is being a parent (I could probably answer "being a parent“ to all of these sentences!)

Vulnerability is the scary, messy, but only route to authentic connections and true self confidence.

Gratitude is saying thank you so often that ordinary moments become ones of breath-catching joy.

Curiosity is a guiding compass to knowledge.

THE MISSING PIECE

20/21

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

Living my life the way others tell me I should (whether family, society, books), and looking for answers externally rather than from trusting my intuition and years of learned experience. Authenticity has always been a core value of mine but I’m relatively early on in my journey to live fully authentically myself and it's the most free I've felt.

NOTE TO SELF

21/21

How much would you pay yourself per hour?

10X more than my first offer.

A REAL BARGAIN

10/21

Top 5 character features:

Compassionate, Leader, Responsible, Thoughtful, Dreaming

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. organisational psychology

2. entry-level data analytics

3. yoga arm balances

LEARNING AS A LIFESTYLE

19/21

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

Are you sure about that?

THE RIGHT TO REMAIN THOUGHTFUL

2/21

Which items should people scratch of their bucket list immediately?

1. Sacrificing sleep in order to achieve your bucket list goals.
2. Anything on your list that’s there only because others / social media tells you it should be
3. Having the "perfect“ morning routine that takes until midday to complete "properly“.

THE UNBUCKET LIST

10/21

Which film role would you like to play?

Anita in West Side Story (I’d play her on film and/or on stage!)

DREAMCAST

IMDb

7/21

What is it like to be you?

High octane (a challenge to keep up with); contrary; always guided by a sense of fairness; guilty of overthinking.

WO / MAN IN THE MIRROR

16/21

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

By trying it out. (I wasn’t going to answer this question as this one was where my lawyer brain really kicked into action (as if it hadn’t answering other questions before this!) what do you define as an idea? How do you define "good“? (e.g. is it that an idea will lead to the outcome you intended when you first came up with the idea? What if an idea does not end up going the way you even imagined it, but the end outcome is "good“ (as you define it?). After heading a bit further down the rabbit hole I ended up with: just do the thing!)

FOOLS AND TOOLS

3/21

Transformation is:

A radical and meaningful shift towards a more sustainable, inclusive and ethical end point (in whatever context that might be). It goes beyond short-term gains and prioritises long-term impact taking into account social and environmental considerations alongside financial success. Transformation may mean removing an existing system altogether and redesigning it from scratch rather than continually patching up broken ones. But if you have to patch up broken systems around you first, you can still transform yourself from the outside in.

TRANSFORMATION TRANSCRIBED

11/21

What question would you like to ask your fear?

😱

Can we come to some sort of arrangement where you are satisfied with me acknowledging you but not serving you?

JITTERBUG

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