30 second takeaway:
our ability to imagine and communicate stories has been the fundamental change-maker in human history. how do we want the story to continue?
Major influences that explain how the world behaves:
Major revolutions: Cognitive revolution, agricultural, scientific
Humans love and play and compete for status and power.
Our rise to the top of the food pyramid was very fast. Other animal’s rides were gradual.
Many animals have their own type of language. What made Homo Sapiens’ language so powerful?
Monkeys even have vocal languages.
The special factor is the ability to communicate abstract ideas / stories / imagination.
Great invention: limited liability companies / corporations. Imaginary structure that allows people to take risks.