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Ian B.

"Connecting the Unconnected"

East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
male, age 65
married, 2 children
Speaks: English
Joined Jan 29, 2008
What I Want to Do: Stop the Rot in Zimbabwe


 
Personal Professional Contact Singles
Joined Jan 29, 2008 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Professional Connections, Support a Cause 
Group Host of none yet
Groups Friends of the Earth
Hometown East London, South Africa 
Homepage http://https://www.xing.com/profile/Ian_Ben
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Birthday Jan 11, 1953  
Languages English  
About Me Driven by a need to fight against oppression, racism and injustice, and to leave behind a better world for my children than the one I inherited from my parents.
I have a liberated mind and very fertile imagination, a big-picture perspective, a wealth of experience and a wide and diverse set of skills, An ability to spot opportunities and solve problems, The habit of thinking laterally, A multitude of ideas, solutions, concepts, plans and strategies, An ability to align and integrate various approaches to connect things that are not obviously linked, New approaches to networks and marketing, Tenacity, courage and self-belief, Connections, Honesty, commitment and loyalty, A dislike of conformity and the pervasive herd-mentality
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  Lifestyle
Pets A dalmation named Jessie and 3 cats  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions Athiest but respect other people's views  
Eating Habits  
Wild Fact About Me I own a super-rare, one-of-a-kind Jimi Hendrix oddity that none of the so-called experts can spare the time to put a value to. Can you?
My Philosophy Connect the cream of mandkind's enlightened thinkers and you unlock a better future.
What Gives Me Hope That some of you share my vision.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Get rid of the current human waste disposal system and relace it with an amazing innovaton that will change the face of the world. A South African invention that has languished in obscurity merely for want of a Champion!

Hail, Lilliput!
What/who changed my life and why The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell.
A book that allows us to understand the power of Social Epidemics - the key to changing the World.

Join the adventure. Go to HTTPS://www.xing.com/app/forum?op=showartic
les;id=14843681;articleid=14955106#14955106
What Bugs Me Missed opportunities, Complainers and whiners, people who steal and harm others, The destruction of rural areas, intolerance, injustice, ignorance, hypocrisy, Those who hurt others weaker than them, people who WON'T use their minds!  
Passions writing, peace, other cultures, music, LIFE!!!, broadening my horizons, genealogy  
Inspirations The Light at the end of the tunnel!, Leaders that break from the herd, Mavericks, Desmond Tutu, Mahatma Ghandi, The future  
What Scares Me A combination of:, Palin as Commander-in-chief!, narrow minded bigots  
  Favorites
Role Models Steve Biko, John Lennon, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., Dalai Lama, Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci  
Quotation
Interests Innovation to save our planet, Connectors, Mavens and Salesmen, Crowdsourcing, Connecting the Unconnected, Shared knowledge = Shared wealth, Unleashing Innovation, Achieving the Tipping Point, The vast potential of Networking, The future direction of our planet  
Books Edward Lear, Graham Hancock's 'Supernatural", A Short History of Time, Steve Biko - I write what I like, Big Bang, Mavericks at Work, Malcolm Gladwell's The Tipping Point  
Music A lot more besides:, Leonard Cohen, Christy Moore, Jeffrey Foucault, Tracey Grammar  
Movies Chariots of Fire, The Right Stuff, ET, Blade Runner, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, Amadeus, V for Vendetta, Time Bandits, Casablanca, Fried Green Tomatoes, Reservoir Dogs, The Unbearable Lightness of Being  
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    Jan 4, 2011 1:52 PM

    Alice C. (1797)
    The first New Moon of 2011 is today, Tuesday January 4th. If that isn’t exciting enough, there will also be a Solar Eclipse occurring as well. in the same ambitious, career minded Earth Sign of Capricorn. The first New Moon is when the 2011 lunar New Year begins.

    New Moons are full of “beginning” possibilities.

    Happy Lunar New Year
    : )
    Have a Wonderful Birthday !

    Dec 27, 2010 5:05 PM

    Alice C. (1797)

    Jan 5, 2010 1:47 PM

    Alice C. (1797)

    Have a Wonderful Birthday Ian !
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    Jan 4, 2009 3:00 AM

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    Happy Birthday !
    Jan 3, 2009 10:13 AM

    Alice C. (1797)

    January's Flower: Carnation
    Have a wonderful 2009 !
    Alice

    Have a wonderful weekend !

    Dec 30, 2008 4:34 AM

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