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One Way to Get Ubuntu Off the Ground Getting [...]


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One Way to Get Ubuntu Off the Ground

Getting involved with the Ubuntu Movement is much more than:
Knowing within that it is absolutely the right paradigm for our planet and humanity; having good feelings about Ubuntu; chatting about how great it's going to be to live without money!
It has to be a plan that works and action has to be taken, a mindset with a goal in mind and a drive and a will that fires your Spirit every morning that inspires you to get out of bed!
I've been monitoring the Ubuntu Planet and Ubuntu Party websites to see what people are coming up with to take action towards implementing their communities to change to a Ubuntu-based system. Michael is working to win mayoral spots in South Africa but that is only one way that this will work. I've been getting blog posts from Peter Daimandis, the creator of the "X" Prize and author of several awesome books ( "Abundance" and "Bold") on how to get great ideas out of the chatting stage and manifest into reality. He works with companies but I don't see any difference the conception of a great money-making idea and finding a way to get Ubuntu up and running in small towns over the world. We need a game plan!
Below is Pete's latest blog post that presents his fast track to sorting through ideas and finding the ones that work. I'll post forthcoming posts as I receive them. Take these ideas with you to your Ubuntu meet-ups and let us know what you come up with!

From Peter Diamandis post of April 17, 2016
"This blog explores the inside workings of "X" (formally Google X, Google's R&D factory) through conversations with my friend Astro Teller, Chief of Moonshots.
If you want to create a successful, hyper-growth company around solving tough problems, you've got to create the right culture, learn to rapidly experiment, and encourage rapid *failure* in your organization.
X's mission is to invent and launch "moonshot" technologies that could make the world a radically better place… dare I say, help create a world of Abundance." Read More: http://ubuntucolorado.wix.com/…
Energy Kool
@SkyDancer I cannot agree more with this: "It has to be a plan that works and action has to be taken, a mindset with a goal in mind and a drive and a will that fires your Spirit every morning that inspires you to get out of bed! " Please navigate my profile and click on the links. Also PM me if you have some ideas. Maybe we can come up with something on this matter of "action". I am tired to stress on this besides chat and connect. In Light, E.K. <3
Tuesday 19 April 2016, 22:29:43
SkyDancer
Thank you for your support! I see many folks nod in agreement with what i tell them about Ubuntu but when it comes to doing something to get us there, a glaze comes over their face! i understand how big a change this is but that does not lessen the urgency that we face with the political unrest, wars and ultimately, dramatic possible earth changes. if we aren't prepared before any of these issues commence, getting a Ubuntu community set up will be far more difficult. You are about as far away from me on the planet as we can get but I am happy to share my ideas and proposed actions at any time.
Tuesday 19 April 2016, 22:39:34
Jeff H
Here is my Plan for the reservations that I am talking to.
1. Analyze the existing community. (location, Weather, Resources, life Style, People, Etc.…) you need to know what you are working with.
2. Find out the political structure and who is in charge and how they got there
3. Find out what the top 3 most pressing needs are for the community
4. Pin point one of the needs that will make the most impact and that can be done with the limited resources available in the community
5. Plan the first community project. (identify if outside resources are needed help get the project off the ground.)
6. Communicate to the community what the plan is and how it will benefit from helping with the project.
7. Set the start for the community Project
8. Work the community project
9. Talk to the people about what they did and what the next project will be
This is just a rough outline of my plan so far and yes there is a lot left out of it but it is a start. I have about a month before I have to something more of a workable one. Right now I am on step 1 and 2. Please give me Ideas about what you think and what I might be missing.

Wednesday 20 April 2016, 03:38:39
SkyDancer
Hi Jeff, It's clear you've given this a lot of thought and many of your ideas are valid. What you may be missing is input from your community members and at some point you won't be able to proceed without making that connection. I think by the time you get to your step 3, you'll need to get other folks on board to decide your community's "most pressing needs". You may find out that there are needs you weren't aware of that others can see. They also may see solutions that you might miss. For me, the first thing I had to do was look at how the free energy was going to be made available. I know a fellow in my town who has the skills and background to build free energy devices but I need to work with him to figure out how they would tie into the existing system. My second concern will be to look at food, water and other basic projects. It was about then that it was clear that I need to enlist others to not only give a better perspective but just to gather the information needed to come up with facts to work with to make decisions. I've never had to collaborate like this in my life as I've always worked for myself! This is a stretch for me but after reading your profile, I think this will be far easier for you. Also, one of the first things I did was build a website and start a blog. My next steps will be to post on relevant local Facebook sites and other social media. I also plan to post flyers and hand out Ubuntu cards I have printed. At some point, I expect to have made enough connections that I can pass these tasks on to someone else. When I have enough interested folks, we'll get together and after I have made sure everyone has read the book and/or watched some of Michael's videos, start working on an outline for projects, etc. I think you have a good start on a plan but need to bring in other folks to flesh it out. Building a new paradigm is going to be done a step at a time and we really don't know how to do it as no one has written a book...yet! Keep in touch! Kathi
Wednesday 20 April 2016, 05:25:16
Jeff H
You are right I am missing a few steps my trip in May will be to talk to the leaders of the communities and get them to see the bigger picture. but I want to have as much info from where I am to help them understand what we want to do. One on the communities we are talking to is remote and has a population of 1700 with an average income is about $6000 a year most of them run out of food before the month is over. So I know Number 1 is food for them. But it will be how we get it to them while we build food production infrastructure. In the long run it will be up to them to decide. Now as for you I think holding the Vision is one of the hardest jobs we all are going to have and you are doing it right and spreading the word at the same time. Your function in your community might just be to hold the idea and give the hope of what can BE. and Let the other do the everyday stuff. And like you I will be the one to HOLD the vision of what will BE we just have to make sure it is the most pure, clean, and uncorrupted vision of UBUNTU that we can have.
Wednesday 20 April 2016, 05:58:29
Energy Kool
@Jeff H, @SkyDancer - I see clean and clear comments and plans of action. By the time all this is accomplished, much would have passed already. Guys, we are here on coeo.cc. This is step 2, in my opinion after a previous step 1 is set up. And in my knowledge, the shortest path towards our common goal is having a terrain, or a space, a place where a community can start from scratch according to their common goals. Once the place is set, the step 2, connecting with people from wherever they might be,can give the big picture about how that project would come to being according to a common sense. The step one might be also accomplished with crowd-funding from the people accepting to get involved in that specific community and how. I wonder what do you think? In Light, E.K. <3
Thursday 21 April 2016, 10:48:40
Jeff H
@Energy Kool, Before i found out about Michael Tellinger I was working on the plan on my own , but once i found out about the message of Ubuntu, I quickly discovered that a from Scratch Community would be much harder to do then to get one going from any existing community. 1 reason is the amount of people it would take to start it. 2 Resources: A startup would not have access to the natural resources with out some major work with the government. I could be wrong with all of that. but I am loving that fact that we are all talking about it. Now with that said I have been working on the Idea of starting one with homeless People in a given area. the problem that i see with that is not being able to find the space to build the community in. but I think that homeless are an under estimated Force that is just waiting to be unleashed.
Thursday 21 April 2016, 20:30:45
SkyDancer
I agree with Jeff that starting from scratch with a community would be difficult if not impossible to pull off. At the very least, it would cost multiple millions of $$$. Have you heard about the new city in Dubai that is designed to be self-sufficient? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
Thursday 21 April 2016, 22:00:24
SkyDancer
It is already over-budget and won't be ready for at least 5 to 10 years! And this is a project that has "all the money in the world" to work with! Jeff, the idea of working with homeless folks is a good idea with a caveat. My little town is somewhat of a mecca for transient types. Some come and stay and others move on. Many end up in the campground living in their cars or tents, smoke pot, play in drum circles and show up in town on Wednesday at the food bank. Some are alcoholics and some are mentally ill. Some are criminals and we have to call the county sheriff and have them taken away. There is a small portion who find their footing, stay and turn their lives around. If you can find a way to help those folks who are ready to "step up", they will be a valuable resource. For the others, you may have a larger task on you hands than you might expect. For me, I want to find the people who are eager, willing and able to say "Yes" to Ubuntu and do what it takes to get it going. There are people right now with jobs in organization, making connections, project management and everything else needed to make the projects work. When you find someone who particularity good at any of these skills, put them in charge of managing all the projects! I see my job is to find folks who are as passionate about Ubuntu as I am, give them the philosophy, put them in charge of something that they are, or can be great at, and then get the heck out of their way!
Thursday 21 April 2016, 23:00:49
Jeff H
At some point we will have to help the homeless maybe going to them now and spreading the word of Ubuntu to them would be a start.
Friday 22 April 2016, 17:23:47
SkyDancer
Perhaps this is your "mission" within the Ubuntu movement! You have some awesome ideas and the drive to follow through. I encourage you to post your ideas and plans to the larger group. Many folks just don't know where to begin and you've already got a game plan started. Please share it!
Friday 22 April 2016, 17:48:10
Jeff H
I will I am writing it up a little better then I did when i replied to you. I should have it up today or tomorrow. and thank you for the encouragement. Great Things Are Coming!!! The unstoppable wave is starting to form.
Friday 22 April 2016, 17:52:40
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