Century 21 files

The case of Vivienne Ming

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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Vivienne Ming Shiftschool front view
Mugshot 1: Front
Vivienne Ming Shiftschool profile
Mugshot 2: Side
Vivienne Ming Shiftschool desk bag content
Evidence 1: bag contents
Vivienne Ming Shiftschool books on nightstand
Evidence 2: Book on nightstand
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Scene: thought work desk
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Memo: person suspected of being a Professional Mad Scientist (aka theoretical neuroscientist, entrepreneur, author, and mother of two) who explores maximizing human capacity and applies machine learning to lessen the corrosive health effects of chronic stress. [cto]

Title: Professional Mad Scientist

Address: socos.org

Location: Berkeley, California

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

Disposition: very active

File No: 21/2023/X/0072

Statement: Look Out! There’s a man in the back seat of your car!

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 imagining future states

WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON

12/21

What is your FUC*?

*frequently uttered concern

What is the problem we’re trying to solve and how do we know we’ve solved it?

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

Look Out! There’s a man in the back seat of your car!

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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?

giphy

(After getting the kids to school) I enjoy a cup of masala chai while I stroll through my neighborhood thinking about whatever comes to me.

100 MINUTES OF SOLITUDE

15/21

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

DIGITAL DARK HORSE

4/21

Previous hair colors

Blond, bald, red, bald, purple, blond

scissor and comb

AT THE HAIR SALON

6/21

Purpose is:

A purpose is something that is bigger than, that takes more than a lifetime to complete. It is something you are willing to sacrifice with no expectation of reward.

THE SECRET SAUCE OF LIFE

9/21

This law should exist:

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The right to autonomy of thought

ABOVE THE LAW

15/21

Complete the following sentences!

Perseverance is finding success after failure.

Responsibility is perseverance without obligation.

Vulnerability is honesty.

Gratitude is perspective.

Curiosity is why, why, why, why, why.

THE MISSING PIECE

20/21

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

Waiting

NOTE TO SELF

21/21

How much would you pay yourself per hour?

Depending on the day, somewhere between not a penny and everything.

A REAL BARGAIN

10/21

Top 5 character features:

Independent, Thoughtful, Inventive, Dreaming, Witty

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. Deep Reinforcement Learning with Causal Inference Scoring

2. Predicting postpartum depression risk and intervention efficacy from natural language processing

3. The impact of joint gamma & theta cortical stimulation for both Alzhiemers and major depression treatment

LEARNING AS A LIFESTYLE

19/21

???

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

Why did you think you could do it—why didn’t you give up?

THE RIGHT TO REMAIN THOUGHTFUL

2/21

Which items should people scratch of their bucket list immediately?

1. Run a marathon.
2. Go skydiving or bungee jumping.
3. Anything that does not leave the world transformed…

THE UNBUCKET LIST

10/21

Which film role would you like to play?

Dr. Who

DREAMCAST

IMDb

7/21

What is it like to be you?

Itchy

WO / MAN IN THE MIRROR

16/21

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

Ideas are neither good or bad, right or wrong. If an idea expands human capacity, it is valuable. (As far as measuring human capacity goes, I track everything you might want to be true about you 40 years from now: health, wealth, happiness, and meaning.)

FOOLS AND TOOLS

3/21

Transformation is:

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”

TRANSFORMATION TRANSCRIBED

11/21

What question would you like to ask your fear?

😱

Loneliness can never answer your questions.

JITTERBUG

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