Voice of Mankind? Isn't it too ambitious, even arrogant? Who are you to call yourself that?
Focus on the message rather than the credentials, personality, or popularity. If it makes you think deeply, we have succeeded.
How do you help people make sense of this changing world?
We provide original analysis, provoke thought, and enlighten on issues relevant to all of us.
Lets break it down
Hear a refreshing perspective, not aligned with any particular narrative or the left or the right.
You will think about what we discussed after our conversation. It might happen on your drive home, or when the noise in your life dies down and you have time to reflect and introspect.
We explain where the dilemmas in our mind come from, and how to navigate through them. Dilemmas cause inaction due to analysis paralysis at best, or wrong actions at worst.
I only talk of issues relevant to us, not distractions, or click bait to suck you into a heated discussion on a less important topic. I am not here to send you a curve ball or ask trick questions that confuse you.
Where do our values and beliefs come from, and do we understand their consequences?
Give me an example
I will give you 3 examples.
A common phrase you hear from people is 'I don't get it'. Will they get it if you read the constitution, literary works from great authors, big ideas from giants of our time who shaped the world we live in such as Gandhi, MLK, Mandela, Tolstoy?
People say they are spiritual, not religious. What does it mean? Can you convince yourself and a friend what it means? Can you talk to someone for 2-3 minutes what it really means?
Why do so many people life their life unlived? We all have dreams, big ideas, potential to come up with world class products and services, but few do. Why is that?
Why is it important?
It is important as this is more than a cute naive discussion. We are bombarded with noise to confuse us, it leads to inaction at best, and wrong actions at worst. We are all neighbors. Our values, beliefs and culture define our actions. And the actions of one affect us all. Your values, beliefs and culture is my concern for you can do things that affect me.
That is why it is very important, and why it matters.
It sounds academic and philosophical!
Absolutely not! These are relevant issues that affect us all. It is important for our mental, emotional and social health.
What is a Think Tank?
A Think Tank is an organization that does research and advocacy on matters of public interest. These matters are in the field of culture, politics, economics, geo-politics etc. Think Tanks help the government, politicians and the public make informed decisions. This is done by ideas
Think Tanks "play a critical role for governments and civil societies around the world by acting as bridges between knowledge (academia) and power (politicians and policy makers)
" and "Governments and individual policy makers, throughout the developed and developing world, face the common problem of bringing expert knowledge to bear in government decision making. policy makers need understandable, reliable, accessible, and useful information about the societies they govern. They also need to know how current policies are working, as well as to set out possible alternatives and their likely costs and consequences
". Source: 2019 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report
Think Tanks do more than ideas and communication. They "contribute to shaping the new order of things
People frequently lament that peoples beliefs, government policies, and politicians actions are not based on sound knowledge. Think Tanks fix this problem.