Century 21 files

The case of Rajiv Vaid Basaiawmoit

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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SHIFTSCHOOL designs transformative learning experiences for century 21. We are a community of changemakers and lifelong learners. We aim to sustainably improve ourselves by continuous learning, lead others by good example, and positively influence the environment around us. Our goal is to shape the ecological, technological and societal transformation ahead of us.

If you want to learn more about us, here is info about our philosophy, our transformative leadership treks, and our lifelong learning club.

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Mugshot 1: Front
Shiftschool-Rajiv-Vaid-Basaiawmoit-sideview
Mugshot 2: Side
Shiftschool-Rajiv-Vaid-Basaiawmoit-bag shot
Evidence 1: bag contents
Rajiv Vaid Basaiawmoit book recommendation
Evidence 2: Book on nightstand
Rajiv Vaid Basaiawmoit shiftschool desk shot
Scene: thought work desk
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Memo: person suspected of turning scientists and non-business people into entrepreneurs (aka future troublemakers) by unconventional means such as gamification, uncertainty navigation, and open innovation models. [cto]

Title: Sci-Tech Head of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Address: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rvbasaiawmoit/

Location: Aarhus, Denmark

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

Disposition: very active

File No: 21/2023/X/0071

Statement: When things get complex - PLAY not PRAY.

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

Dumbing it down to the Point of No-Return! i.e. things stay dumb 🙂 instead of making you smarter. Smart it up is better than dumb it down! Why not raise the intellectual level of our students/audiences so they can better appreciate complexity - rather than making things overtly simple! The world is never simple! It is beautiful complexity. Learn to admire it, respect it and love it - then can you only understand it!

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

When things get complex - PLAY not PRAY.

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

Relaxed, a hearty breakfast and Indian Chai always ensures a great and energetic start to the day! Nothing like a couple of rounds of bullet chess to wake up your brain and get buzzing.

100 MINUTES OF SOLITUDE

15/21

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

DIGITAL DARK HORSE

4/21

Previous hair colors

Brown, Black, Greyish

scissor and comb

AT THE HAIR SALON

6/21

Purpose is:

Purpose is what gets you out of bed everyday and gets you moving. It's what gives your life meaning and why you do whatever your do. Finding purpose even in the small things of life can be extremeley rewarding.

THE SECRET SAUCE OF LIFE

9/21

This law should exist:

§

Break enough rules to make a change - but not so many that you get to jail. Map all consequences of your actions - even the good ones 🙂

ABOVE THE LAW

15/21

Complete the following sentences!

Perseverance is the ability to float despite everything that tries to drown you.

Responsibility is ensuring that in saving yourself you don't doom others.

Vulnerability is not having the belief that you can do it (even if you have the skills & support).

Gratitude is recognizing that almost everything new is on the shoulders of someone else.

Curiosity is finding out all the ways possible to stay afloat.

THE MISSING PIECE

20/21

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

Peeling a banana from its stalk is not how nature intended it. After observing how monkey peel it - I realised I have been doing it wrong my whole life. They always peel from the "other" side and use the stalk to hold the banana while eating it!

NOTE TO SELF

21/21

How much would you pay yourself per hour?

1000 Euros 😀

A REAL BARGAIN

10/21

Top 5 character features:

Spirited, Imaginative, Cooperative, Calm, Curious

MATCHLESS MENTAL MEASUREMENT

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

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Discover more transformation interviews of other changemakers accused of seriously transforming themselves and others.

17/21

What are three things you want to learn next?

1. Are we alone in the universe?

2. Being human in an age of AI & what does it mean to be human?

3. How deep is our ignorance?

LEARNING AS A LIFESTYLE

19/21

???

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

From a student - "how can you ever be sure that what you think is good today will not be bad tomorrow?" - in other words: can we ever be sure of all of the consequences of our actions today (esp when working with innovative technology)!

THE RIGHT TO REMAIN THOUGHTFUL

2/21

Which items should people scratch of their bucket list immediately?

1. A Self-Funded MBA degree (it's OK if you are sponsored)
2. Travel the entire world
3. Paying a lot of money to see a celebrity

THE UNBUCKET LIST

10/21

Which film role would you like to play?

Ashton Kutcher - The Butterfly Effect (realising things have consequences no matter how much you try to change them)

DREAMCAST

IMDb

7/21

What is it like to be you?

Chaotic, uncertain and spontaneous. Yet systematic (when needed), certain (of values) and focussed (when a goal is set).

WO / MAN IN THE MIRROR

16/21

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

When it evokes extreme reactions or polarises people - it means you have something that moves people and thus worth pursuing! Good or bad - is more difficult - only time will tell!

FOOLS AND TOOLS

3/21

Transformation is:

Transformation of the Self is probably the biggest transformation you can achieve. As the Sufi poet once said "“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself." Based on this, my definition is Don't try and change the world - change yourself and believe in your own actions and impact. Even if one other person looks at you and is inspired you have changed the world for that one person!

TRANSFORMATION TRANSCRIBED

11/21

What question would you like to ask your fear?

😱

Can we live totally alone and isolated?

JITTERBUG

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Century 21 files

The case of Rajiv Vaid Basaiawmoit

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 Logo

SHIFTSCHOOL designs transformative learning experiences for century 21. We are a community of changemakers and lifelong learners. We aim to sustainably improve ourselves by continuous learning, lead others by good example, and positively influence the environment around us. Our goal is to shape the ecological, technological and societal transformation ahead of us.

If you want to learn more about us, here is info about our philosophy, our transformative leadership treks, and our lifelong learning club.

Shiftschool-Rajiv-Vaid-Basaiawmoit-front view
Mugshot 1: Front
Shiftschool-Rajiv-Vaid-Basaiawmoit-sideview
Mugshot 2: Side
Shiftschool-Rajiv-Vaid-Basaiawmoit-bag shot
Evidence 1: bag contents
Rajiv Vaid Basaiawmoit book recommendation
Evidence 2: Book on nightstand
Rajiv Vaid Basaiawmoit shiftschool desk shot
Scene: thought work desk
Shiftschool Badge

Memo: person suspected of turning scientists and non-business people into entrepreneurs (aka future troublemakers) by unconventional means such as gamification, uncertainty navigation, and open innovation models. [cto]

Title: Sci-Tech Head of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Address: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rvbasaiawmoit/

Location: Aarhus, Denmark

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

Disposition: very active

File No: 21/2023/X/0071

Statement: When things get complex - PLAY not PRAY.

HOW TO READ THIS

Bobby Tobias
Shiftschool Badge

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

Dumbing it down to the Point of No-Return! i.e. things stay dumb 🙂 instead of making you smarter. Smart it up is better than dumb it down! Why not raise the intellectual level of our students/audiences so they can better appreciate complexity - rather than making things overtly simple! The world is never simple! It is beautiful complexity. Learn to admire it, respect it and love it - then can you only understand it!

FREQUENTLY UTTERED CONCERN

SHIFTSCHOOL Logo

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

When things get complex - PLAY not PRAY.

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

Relaxed, a hearty breakfast and Indian Chai always ensures a great and energetic start to the day! Nothing like a couple of rounds of bullet chess to wake up your brain and get buzzing.

100 MINUTES OF SOLITUDE

15/21

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

DIGITAL DARK HORSE

4/21

Previous hair colors

Brown, Black, Greyish

scissor and comb

AT THE HAIR SALON

6/21

Purpose is:

Purpose is what gets you out of bed everyday and gets you moving. It's what gives your life meaning and why you do whatever your do. Finding purpose even in the small things of life can be extremeley rewarding.

THE SECRET SAUCE OF LIFE

9/21

This law should exist:

§

Break enough rules to make a change - but not so many that you get to jail. Map all consequences of your actions - even the good ones 🙂

ABOVE THE LAW

15/21

Complete the following sentences!

Perseverance is the ability to float despite everything that tries to drown you.

Responsibility is ensuring that in saving yourself you don't doom others.

Vulnerability is not having the belief that you can do it (even if you have the skills & support).

Gratitude is recognizing that almost everything new is on the shoulders of someone else.

Curiosity is finding out all the ways possible to stay afloat.

THE MISSING PIECE

20/21

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

Peeling a banana from its stalk is not how nature intended it. After observing how monkey peel it - I realised I have been doing it wrong my whole life. They always peel from the "other" side and use the stalk to hold the banana while eating it!

NOTE TO SELF

21/21

How much would you pay yourself per hour?

1000 Euros 😀

A REAL BARGAIN

10/21

Top 5 character features:

Spirited, Imaginative, Cooperative, Calm, Curious

MATCHLESS MENTAL MEASUREMENT

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

Shiftschool Badge

Discover more transformation interviews of other changemakers accused of seriously transforming themselves and others.

17/21

What are three things you want to learn next?

1. Are we alone in the universe?

2. Being human in an age of AI & what does it mean to be human?

3. How deep is our ignorance?

LEARNING AS A LIFESTYLE

19/21

???

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

From a student - "how can you ever be sure that what you think is good today will not be bad tomorrow?" - in other words: can we ever be sure of all of the consequences of our actions today (esp when working with innovative technology)!

THE RIGHT TO REMAIN THOUGHTFUL

2/21

Which items should people scratch of their bucket list immediately?

1. A Self-Funded MBA degree (it's OK if you are sponsored)
2. Travel the entire world
3. Paying a lot of money to see a celebrity

THE UNBUCKET LIST

10/21

Which film role would you like to play?

Ashton Kutcher - The Butterfly Effect (realising things have consequences no matter how much you try to change them)

DREAMCAST

IMDb

7/21

What is it like to be you?

Chaotic, uncertain and spontaneous. Yet systematic (when needed), certain (of values) and focussed (when a goal is set).

WO / MAN IN THE MIRROR

16/21

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

When it evokes extreme reactions or polarises people - it means you have something that moves people and thus worth pursuing! Good or bad - is more difficult - only time will tell!

FOOLS AND TOOLS

3/21

Transformation is:

Transformation of the Self is probably the biggest transformation you can achieve. As the Sufi poet once said "“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself." Based on this, my definition is Don't try and change the world - change yourself and believe in your own actions and impact. Even if one other person looks at you and is inspired you have changed the world for that one person!

TRANSFORMATION TRANSCRIBED

11/21

What question would you like to ask your fear?

😱

Can we live totally alone and isolated?

JITTERBUG

Bettina von Stamm
Century 21 files

The case of Bettina von Stamm

21/2022/X/0004
Statement: In every small detail you see the whole picture, if you know how to look.
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