Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Because the warm sunshine feels sweeter with you. And because one of our latest insights is this that things very seldom work at the first try. Once you realize that, you are less disturbed when things don’t go your way at once. They so rarely do. We have also experience a ridiculous amounts of failures, declines and the like this spring, which we like to see more as a sign of multifold activity from our side, than that we should be inadequate as human beings. Of course, the universe is guiding us in the right way, and these things were simply not meant to be, regardless of how hard we tried. There are other missions in our destiny that would be distorted by becoming a California start-up community manager, attending Singularity university, winning the green card lottery, etc. In a way, we might be this sunny sided simply because we are such good friends with failure and always see it as an opportunity for learning something new or taking another direction. Like our poetic interpretation of keeping to the right in the escalator: Active or still, but always forward.
Thinking about where we want to go in life, we landed in a vision of a fun, dynamic team, a global quest, improving peoples lives and seeing something grow and create impact. That, or a biodynamic farm family life somewhere between the mountains and the sea. During this we pondered over why men are overrepresented in the entrepreneurial community and maybe it is because they cannot have babies the same way women do. There are several similarities between nuturing a toddler and a start-up, and issues of both risk taking and return on investments, although in different forms, are clearly a part of the deal. As for our own board of directors, we were amused to see an overrepresentation of beards on the male members, and regardless of sex, courage goes well with all fashion.
Because one of our many good ideas is Google Sex, a search engine function that filters out all the porn and instead focus on the educative, healthy and pleasurable sides of love making. Although we do like the versatile spelling of e-mails saying: "Find sexual partners o-nline! Ho-o-kup fo-r sex no-w!". We sent this suggestion to the Googleplex a few months ago, and seeing no signs of a Thank you-note or the actual service we doubt they saw the value in it. Another idea is something we like to called Monki fiction, where we suggested that the fashion brand make their customer magazine somewhat more worthy of a read by including shorter stories on e.g. romantic topics. We attached a story with the title “Listen to the sea lions” but have had no sign of interests from these editors either. We do love the whole concept of feedback, like if we feel that you are one of the kindest, most decent, softest and sexy moustached man we’ve come across, with a great attitude and an excellent lover, we would want you to know it.
Because we also like one arm around our shoulders and the other one filling up our glass. And because Beyonce and Jay-Z are two glam damn lovers.
Because we were recently invited to host a workshop at an architect firm and presented as “systems thinking and storytelling experts”. Not only were we delighted to get paid for love bombing architects, reading short stories and doing meatball experiments, one of the handsome participants was also a previous blog posts. He was very intelligent and in the end he wrote a tale of two lovers who had not yet met . And stuff like that makes our day.

Because instead of saying "Great job", you ask people to explain how they went about doing what they did and thus reaffirm to themselves what a great job they've done. And because you suggest finishing internal conversations on the same tone as external once, hence, if you feel like you are stuck in a mental back alley you just tell yourself to leave it for now and don't worry about it. We will solve this at some other point. And because you too are a member of the secret society of happy people.