Being Disruptive

I just got this message from a literacy colleague and thought I would share it with you.

"The Not Business as Usual documentary has launched."
[Not Business As Usual is a provocative look at capitalism as envisioned by Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman, the most influential economist of the late 20th century. The film explores why he only measured success by one metric: Greed. And how that narrow view has resulted in environmental destruction, human rights abuses and ironically enough, unsustainable business practices. This feature length documentary tracks the changing landscape of business with the rising tide of conscious capitalism and features the inspiring stories of several subversive entrepreneurs from Vancouver who are redefining what it means to be successful.]

"You can access it here [or embedded below].  It is 60 minutes long.  Food for our souls!

Terms that stick with me after a first viewing are:
  • conscious capitalism
  • unreasonable entrepreneurs (which I think we should re-frame as unreasonable educators)
  • be disruptive
  • you can live by your values and meet success
I would like to propose that we watch this documentary together and perhaps extract from it strategies that could work for us in terms of the social change that we want to effect.

We may want to consider hosting a literacy wide screening of this documentary to generate wider discussion and perhaps tap into the disempowerment feelings that educators are experiencing as a result of literacy delivery being subsumed by unbridled capitalistic pressures and expectations."

1 comment:

Tannis Atkinson said...

A little music for us disruptors...

Everybody knows it's a hard time
Livin' on the minimum wage
Ah, some people just gonna sneak on through
Others gotta rattle that cage
One of these days, I'm gonna find my way
Or else just disappear
I'm out here in the filth and squalor
And all I wanna do is stomp and holler
--from Stomp and Holler