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Exponential Mindset: The Skills of an Exponentialist

Niki Ernst, Eveline Wandl-Vogt

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thu Sep 10, 2020, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fri Sep 11, 2020, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat Sep 12, 2020, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
All times are given in Central European Summer Time (CEST / UTC +2).
Zoom meeting

A 4-Sessions dive deep into the Exponential Mindset. An interaction series to consider the SDGs from an exponential growth strategies perspective.

The world is developing at exponential pace. 2020 and the COVID19 era was/is a preview of hyperacceleration. Most of the world got pushed from predicting the future/getting ready for the future into fast forward development and change. People caught in a linear mindset are overwhelmed with this unprecedented momentum. This program will help the participants understand and transform to an exponential mindset – the foundation to not only “survive” but actually steer and shape the future of this planet.

The Exponential mindset is led by a different belief-system, problem-focused and people-obsessed. With an understanding of available technology and the lack of time to solve the grand global challenges, the only enabler to achieve our goals is a different mindset. Focusing on the GLGs, the Exponential Mindset Series is a set of tools to easily adapt and transform the participants’ way of thinking and -behavior.

Exponentialists are the new social dynamos. They understand the power of exponential growth strategies and lead our world to a better future by a) identifying problems that positively impact the lives of millions of people and b) understanding and living new moral ethics and treating people differently.

Niki Ernst is The Businesstherapist – an Exponential Trainer, and together with Eveline Wandl-Vogt (Ars Electronica Research Institute, exploration space, PROVIDEDH), they have developed this unique series of webinar, online workshop sessions and a call-to-action unconference. We are focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals, facing the Good Life Goal (GLGs).
It is a series of talk and interaction to introduce the world of exponential thinking to look at solving Sustainable Development Goals from a different angle.

SDGs touched in this interaction series:

  1. Collaboration, Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships etc. SDG17
    with linking to Co-Science, Collaborative Methods, Open Innovation, Participatory approaches
  2. Biosphere / Environmental Sustainability: SDG6, SDG13, SDG14, SDG15
    with link to Environmental Humanities
  3. Society #1:Future Food and Nutrition: SDG2, SDG3 including Economy #1: SDG12
  4. Society #2: Inclusive Futures: SDG4, SDG11 including Economy #2: SDG10

Every participant will receive a hard-copy certificate “Social Rockstar Ninja”, issued from THE BUSINESS THERAPIST, the Innovationagency and the Ars Electronica Reseach Institute “knowledge for humanity”.

Webinar: The Mindset of an Exponentialist

Workshop 1
SDG EXONOMICS Skills #1: Soft Skills Basics (The 7Skills of Social Intelligence, Art of Listening)

Workshop 2
SDG EXONOMICS Skills #2: Soft Skills Advanced (The Anatomy of an Idea, The Art of Storytelling/Advanced Public Speaking)

Unconference: Participant-driven conversation and insights.


Registration required, free access:

Project Credits / Acknowledgements

Ars Electronica Research Institute knowledge for humanity (AT)

exploration space (AT)
Virtual Silicon Valley Inspiration Tours (AT)
The Business Therapist (AT)

This interaction is funded by the National Endowment Funds Austria via the Austrian Academy of Sciences under the funding scheme: Digitales kulturelles Erbe, No. DH2014/22. as part of the exploreAT! project and within the CHIST-ERA programme under the national grant agreement FWF-I 3441 (FWF Austrian Science Fund, Austria), as well as supported by the Austrian Academy of Sciences via the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage.