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Transparency, Authenticity and the New Models for Life and Work

Table of Contents

Change the Way We All See Business

  1.   An Overview
  2.   National media's negative portrayal of business
  3.   Lift up more positive role models
        Reward the good;  ignore the bad.
  4.   Drive up  local ratings

Change the Way We Work Together

  5.   Lead the 24x7 convergence 
  6.   Collaborate after every broadcast
  7.   Ask the hard questions and get real answer
.   Index all the good businesses
        Let no business fail for lack of help

Change Ourselves:  Everybody is a Producer.

  9.    Provide even more value for members
         Get involved with your PEG and PBS stations
10.   Help create sustainable businesses

11.   Authenticity and transparency

12.   New models, new businesses

Key References:

An Open Letter
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1.  We will first profoundly understand transparency.

Technology and human decency have begun to intersect with knowledge management tools. 

At one time the concern was that the power of government -- Big Brother -- would become so intrusive, our basic freedoms would be inhibited, then lost.  

But the fact is,  we have begun watching each other.  Transparency has become one of the by-products of the Internet.  It is not be a matter of choice; it is simply the new reality of this hyper-connected world in which we live.

We can "get over it" and then begin looking at it as a benefit.

2.  We will then learn what it means to be entirely authentic.

My father, George Muir Camber, often said that "The government can not legislate morality."    We must be moral because there is something about decency, ethics, and integrity that lifts us to a higher order.  Our first principles statement addresses this point. 

The BICEPS Model.  Yet, in the new realities of day, children are learning that with a $200 computer that can instantly do key things that once only corporations could do:

1. Broadcast: YouTube is both the metaphor and the reality.
2. Information:  Virtually all information is accessible to them  and the best information can be immediately shared.  Facebook is the metaphor and the reality.
3. Communications:  The new word is Collaborate and kids are learning  teamwork in an unprecedented way.
4. Education:  It is now ubiquitous and every old educational structure is de facto challenged.
5. Publish:  We are all becoming publishers, producers and project management gurus.
6. Systems:  We are all beginning to understand systems integration and systems modeling in such a way that one's BICEP cohere with one's life.

The value model for business is changing faster than our thinking about it.

3.  New Models for Life and Work

Our national trade association have a key educational role for its current membership.  We have a key role with the leadership because we all must be redefining ourselves every day.  Every national trade association will have a new role with their members of the future. And with that, we go to the new business model, page 12.

4.  Comments & Questions

You are invited to ask questions and receive direct answers.  Your feedback is very important. 

Over the years, the feedback of our viewers has been most encouraging.