This is my list of impossible things. I want to do, or contribute to doing, all of these things. I won’t do them all, but I want all of them to come to pass.
This means that I need your help. Anything woth doing that has never been done before will require collaboration. Please contact me if one of these ideas strikes your passion too.
I filtered this list according to Aristotle:
Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.
- Create a profitableÂ business that invents medical proceedures and drugs as fast and cheaply as wikispeed does cars.
- Create a profitable business that does primary scientificÂ researchÂ as fast and cheaply as wikispeed does cars.
- Transform one successful (Fortune 100 or 1000+ employees), American, hiearchical business into a post-hierarchical organization – and increase its success by doing so. The American requirement is in there because examples exist in other cultures but people keep saying “that’ll never work in the American economy.”
- Make the following statement be true: the majority of businesses in the Fortune 500 use a post-hiearchical organizationalÂ structure.
- Give away at least 10 ideas that others use to make successful businesses. Only counts if the founder acknowledges me (privately) as a significant factor in their success.
- Create the College of Hard Knocks. A combined business and technical school that researches new advancements in organizational structures and teaches students by having them create and run multiple successful companies before graduation. Get it accredited.
- Create a viable, distributed, moderate political movement. Named the Values Party, it stands for 1. Do what works. 2. Love thy neighbor & collaborate with him. 3. Learn and grow. It includes mainstream ministers and mainstream atheist scientists working side-by-side for the common good.
- For my entire life, do at least one improbable or crazy thing each month.
- Take up, and become good at, 1 new “hobby” each year. Example hobbies: IP law, inbound marketing, martial arts, building cars, musical expression, dance, psychology, neurological research.
- Continually inspire people to try things beyond what they thought were their limits.
- Every month for the rest of my life, inspire at least one new person to love failure. And help them learn to fail well.
Learning and Growth
- Understand the human brain
- Become as competent and well-known in one other domain as I am in the Agile Software Development domain.
- Become natively fluent in a language that I never spoke before age 13.
- MasterÂ at leastÂ 5 different skillsets, at once. At least one must be mental and at least one physical. Examples are same as hobbies, above, but this requirement is for true mastery.
- Write both a successful technical book and a successful fiction novel. Successful means professionally-published, good reviews, and spike sales in the 85th percentile.
I belive everything on this list is probable. It’s just a matter of getting together an impassioned set of people to achieve them.