My contract with my publisher specifies that I hand it in by the end of the month.
So, I'm doing a final round of editing of the chapters. I'm hoping that some of your are interested in taking a look at one of the chapters. The way I see it, this is one more Bottom up way I'm approaching the book.
Here's a list of the chapters. If you've been on OpEdNews over two years and we've had interactions by email, phone or comment thread, drop me an email to rob at opednews dot com and let me know what chapter you want to see. But keep in mind, I need to see your response by Tuesday the 28th.
Brief Table of Contents
Preface: Chapter recommendations for people interested in Bottom up for business, personal growth, activist/government, non-profit reasons
Introduction. Bottom up and Top down Basics, Connection Consciousness and Why You Should Care about Them: The basics of Bottom up, Top down and connection consciousness: how to start thinking about them. Waking up our millions of years old repressed Bottom up epigenetic potential.
Chapter 1. The Roots, Science and Dimensions of Bottom up and Top down: Goes into greater depth on patriarchy, hierarchy, the neuroscience and anthropology of Bottom up, and Bottom up values and morals.
Chapter 2. The Connection Revolution: Connection Power and Dynamics:
We're in the connection era. This chapter explores the anatomy of connection, how connections work,
and how to connect better, deeper and smarter. Then it covers disconnection pathways and manifestations.
Chapter 3. The Powers of Top down and Bottom up Language, Story and Myth: Explores language, spin, framing, story, myth, archetypes and the hero's journey, with ideas on how to tap the powers of these Bottom up aspects of being human.
Chapter 4. Applying Bottom up Thinking and Strategies to the Internet and Social Media: Tips on how to use Bottom up and think in specifically Bottom up ways to tap the power of major websites; how to build your own platform to use as a central point for tapping the Bottom up power of the web, how to reach beyond your Twitter and Facebook followers, how to maximize Bottom up answers, Google, Google Alerts, Google Trends, LinkedIn, Wikipedia, crowd funding, crowdsourcing and membership sites. It includes interviews with Craig Newmark from Craigslist, Jack Dorsey, inventor of Twitter and a number of other experts.
Chapter 5. Bottom up; The Future of Diplomacy, Power, Politics, Persuasion, Activism, Government and Revolution: Bottom up and Top down ideas play essential roles in power and diplomacy. This section explores how Bottom up approaches are changing international power equations and diplomacy, and explores how new Bottom up empowerment has added new players to the world of power and new tools for gaining and wielding power. Sources include Joseph Nye, head of the Trilateral Commission and author of The Future of Power and Soft Power; State Department policy adviser Anne Marie Slaughter; and UK diplomat Carne Ross. It discusses Bottom up aspects of politics, government, transparency, education, activism, Occupy Wall Street, and whistleblowing.
Chapter 6. Obsolete or Dead. That's, Mostly, What You Call Media, Entertainment and Arts That Don't Adopt Bottom up: The Bottom up revolution is changing the way we spend our time creating, getting, sharing and enjoying news, journalism, media, entertainment, sports and the arts. And there are new Bottom up ways in which arts organizations are strengthening themselves and their roles in communities.
Chapter 7. Bottom up Economics Most economists approach economics from a Top down mindset. This chapter explores both Top down AND Bottom up ways of thinking about economics, exploring globalization, worker cooperatives, public banking and alternatives to capitalism.
Ch 8 Bottom up Business, leadership, banking, investing, branding, marketing, healthcare, manufacturing, non-hierarchical management, the sharing economy Bottom up mind, thinking, relating and strategies have irreversibly changed the way business is done. Simply doing business through the Bottom up metaphoric filter can make magic happen, and, like the Heisenberg effect, changes people, organizations and systems simply by their using it. There are an infinite number of ways Bottom up is changing aspects of business. This chapter offers an incomplete but representative sampling.
Chapter 9. Bottom up Will Continue To Profoundly Change Your Life--Personally, and with Respect to Your Religion, Spirituality and Life in the Community: There are Bottom up and Top down ways to approach your happiness, the way you interact with people, with community, with your experiences, your spirituality, your connection to your faith and to God. Understanding how they both work, you can expand your options and choices enabling you to live a happier, deeper, more meaningful, connected life.
Epilogue: Summing Up--Bottom up Challenges, Dangers, Threats, Abuses, and Positive Visions for the Future.
Bottom up, like any new idea or technology, can be used for great good or be abused. Some of the ways are old, some new. This section explores some of them and concludes by discussing how the Bottom up revolution and the changes in the Top down world will affect the future.