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Changing the world, one mind at a time, For What it's Worth...“For What it’s Worth” is an interview-based podcast series which focuses on exploring innovative ideas for a changing world; ideas related to people, culture, business, education, science and more. The show features well-known guests from across a variety of industries and disciplines, each presenting their views, theories, and predictions about issues related to new ways of thinking, working, and learning. From education to technology, social justice to the future of work, from politics to culture change, "For What it's Worth" explores where we are, how we got here, and whether or not we want to continue along these same paths in a post-COVID 19 world. The show will also feature “The Space [in Between]” co-hosted with Cameron Brown. “The Space” is an opinion-based exploration of a broad spectrum of cultural issues from current events, entertainment and the Arts. “The Space” is a free-flowing, non-scripted dialogue between Blake Melnick and Cameron Brown, and may appear as a stand-alone episode, or as an episode segment, you just never know... To access resources mentioned in the episode or to comment on the show, please visit: http://forwhatitsworthpodcast.blogspot.com

FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH with Blake Melnick Blake Melnick

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Changing the world, one mind at a time, For What it's Worth...“For What it’s Worth” is an interview-based podcast series which focuses on exploring innovative ideas for a changing world; ideas related to people, culture, business, education, science and more. The show features well-known guests from across a variety of industries and disciplines, each presenting their views, theories, and predictions about issues related to new ways of thinking, working, and learning. From education to technology, social justice to the future of work, from politics to culture change, "For What it's Worth" explores where we are, how we got here, and whether or not we want to continue along these same paths in a post-COVID 19 world. The show will also feature “The Space [in Between]” co-hosted with Cameron Brown. “The Space” is an opinion-based exploration of a broad spectrum of cultural issues from current events, entertainment and the Arts. “The Space” is a free-flowing, non-scripted dialogue between Blake Melnick and Cameron Brown, and may appear as a stand-alone episode, or as an episode segment, you just never know... To access resources mentioned in the episode or to comment on the show, please visit: http://forwhatitsworthpodcast.blogspot.com

    Lucky Time - with Tracy Jones - Pass the Jam

    Lucky Time - with Tracy Jones - Pass the Jam

    When Tracy Jones strums his guitar, it's not just about the notes—it's his life's story in the strings.  Tracy doesn't just play music; he lives it, breathing life into his songs while fostering thoughtful , personal reflection and a community spirit.

    This week's episode takes you on a sonic journey through the heart of Tracy's artistry. We navigate the waters of his song craft, revealing how legendary acts like the Beatles and Rush have shaped his rhythmic and narrative approach. It's a tale that dances between adaptability and passion, showing just how Tracy's creative fires burn bright . His reflections on the development of "Lucky Time" illuminate the artist's commitment to tapping into the zeitgeist, offering solace and perspective during times of turmoil.

    Whether you're a die-hard music fan or simply intrigued by the layered life of a dedicated creative, this episode promises a host of insights that will resonate with your own narrative. Tracy Jones isn't just making music; he's orchestrating a soundtrack that unites us all.

    The music for this episode,  is written and performed by our new artist in residence, #TracyJones

    You can find out more about Tracy by visiting the Blog Post for this episode

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    • 43 min
    The Man of a Thousand Faces - The Playlist

    The Man of a Thousand Faces - The Playlist

    Well Happy New Year!

    For our first episode of 2024, we turn our attention to our music series #passthejam

    Over the past several months, the music of our current artist in residence,# DouglasCameron's has been a cornerstone of the show. Songs, like the soul-stirring "Doctor," underscored our episodes.  We were drawn into his tales where love wrestles with the shadows of fame, creating a tapestry of places, experiences and emotions, that we all can relate to.

    As we get ready to "pass the jam "from Douglas  to a new artist, we want you all to have the opportunity to listen to Douglas's songs in their entirety in this  episode, "Man of a Thousand Faces - The Playlist ...For What it's Worth

    The music for this episode,  is written and performed by our current artist in residence, #DouglasCameron

    You can find out more about Douglas by visiting our show blog and by listening to our episode, #TheOldGuitar

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    • 39 min
    A.L.M.A - Journey into the AI Frontier with Eric Monteiro - Part 2

    A.L.M.A - Journey into the AI Frontier with Eric Monteiro - Part 2

    Embark on a thought-provoking journey, as we continue our fascinating conversation with Eric Monteiro. We attempt to unravel the complex tapestry of AI, free will, and the human condition, offering insights that promise to challenge your perspectives on a future with generative AI.

    Our discussion spans the ethical quandaries of AI's impact on creativity and wealth distribution, to the practical experiences of using AI tools like Copilot AI in content creation. We're balancing on a tightrope strung between dystopia and utopia, and together, we're questioning how much of that future is in our hands—with Eric's expertise guiding us through the potential consequences of AI in the pursuit of a more equitable world.

    As we venture further into this episode, we engage in a stimulating debate on the revolutionary changes AI might bring to writing and publishing, pondering the  possibilities and the stark economic realities it may introduce.

    The narrative takes an intriguing twist, touching upon recent developments at OpenAI, as we speculate on the industry-shaping decisions of the board and the paramount importance of education in an AI-driven society.

    We highlight Finland's proactive approach to AI literacy, setting a precedent that could empower individuals to navigate the interplay of technology and truth. Join us for this exploration, where we peer into a future shaped by artificial intelligence, through the lens of ethical responsibility and human ingenuity ...For What it's Worth

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    The music for this episode, "How Come I Gotta"  is written and performed by our current artist in residence, #DouglasCameron

    You can find out more about Douglas by visiting our show blog and by listening to our episode, #TheOldGuitar
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    • 25 min
    A.L.M.A - Journey into the AI Frontier with Eric Monteiro - Part 1

    A.L.M.A - Journey into the AI Frontier with Eric Monteiro - Part 1

    What if our future was not just shaped by  human intelligence but also artificial intelligence? This week on "For What It's Worth", we explore one possible future in a world dependent on Generative AI as we sit down with Eric Monteiro, analytics expert, robotics engineer, and author, through the lens of his  science-based novel ALMA. We weave our way through Eric's fascinating journey from Brazil to Canada, his unexpected shift from engineering to writing, and his profound thoughts on AI's potential role in our future.

    Imagine quantum mechanics influencing business decisions; sounds crazy, right? This episode takes a deep dive into this intriguing concept with our guest. We unravel the mysteries of the double slit experiment, quantum entanglement, and how observation shapes reality, exploring implications of its impact on society. We also highlight the growing importance of analytics and AI in business, the need to question assumptions, and the value of data-driven decision-making.

    Finally, we navigate the potential impact of AI on jobs and free will, and the potential for increased inequality due to AI's impact on the workforce. We strive to shed light on the importance of fair distribution of AI's gains, a topic that could influence societal dynamics in profound ways ...For What it's Worth

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    The music for this episode, "How Come I Gotta"  is written and performed by our current artist in residence, #DouglasCameron

    You can find out more about Douglas by visiting our show blog and by listening to our episode, #TheOldGuitar

    Disclaimer: The views expressed in this episode are solely those of our guests. They do not represent the views of their organization or their affiliates


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    • 32 min
    The Power of Mathematics, Innovation & Optimal Learning, with John Mighton -Part 2

    The Power of Mathematics, Innovation & Optimal Learning, with John Mighton -Part 2

    Have you ever considered how intellectual inequality in education might be a root cause of socioeconomic disparity? Join us as we dive deep into this thought-provoking issue with our guest, John Mighton, the founder of Jump Math. We take a hard look at intellectual inequality, a hidden yet pervasive issue in our society, and discuss how promoting intellectual equality in schools can eradicate it within two years. John brings a unique perspective, weaving in the power of mathematics, innovation, and optimal learning into this urgent conversation.

    What if the key to unlocking your potential was simply altering your mindset? We explore how negative beliefs about one's abilities can inhibit success and discuss ways to shift this mindset. With John's insights, we discuss the role of perseverance and resilience in innovation, sharing personal stories and experiences to bring this point home. We examine the importance of analogy in mathematics and writing, and managing connections between seemingly disparate domains of knowledge can lead to major scientific progress. 

    We also highlight the transformative work done by Jump Math in underrepresented communities and its commitment to equalizing opportunities for intellectual growth. As we wrap up our thought-provoking conversation, we're left with a deeper understanding of the power of mindset and the importance of addressing root causes in order to promote intellectual equality. Join us on this journey and be part of the change.

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    The music for this episode, "Doctor"  is written and performed by our current artist in residence, #DouglasCameron

    You can find out more about Douglas by visiting our show blog and by listening to our episode, #TheOldGuitar
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    • 45 min
    The Power of Mathematics, Innovation & Optimal Learning, with John Mighton

    The Power of Mathematics, Innovation & Optimal Learning, with John Mighton

    Ever wondered why some people are naturally good at math while others struggle ? Get ready to debunk the myth of the 'math gene' as we chat with one of Canada's most distinguished innovators, John Mighton. A self-taught mathematician, John takes us on a fascinating journey from his diverse background in mathematics, literature and theatre, to his innovative approach in teaching mathematics. Discover how his time as a consultant for Good Will Hunting help to shift his perspective on learning and education.

    Immerse yourself in an enlightening conversation about the art of effective math teaching. We shed light on the 85% rule for optimal learning and how to create an ideal learning environment that caters to both fast and slow learners. Delight in the realization that these research-supported teaching techniques extend beyond classroom walls and significantly impact the business world. Understand how motivation plays a pivotal role in learning, particularly for those who have a hard time keeping up.

    Finally, join us as we touch upon the integral role of mathematics in fostering social justice and creating an equitable learning environment. We explore the dynamics of power relationships in classrooms, delve into creating positive mindsets for learning, and stress the importance of efficient research - supported teaching methods. Learn how helping students make their own discoveries can exponentially boost their confidence and motivation and their mindset for innovation and learning This episode promises to be a treasure trove of insights for educators, students, executives and anyone intrigued by the transformative power of mathematics and innovation.

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    The music for this episode, "Doctor"  is written and performed by our current artist in residence, #DouglasCameron

    You can find out more about Douglas by visiting our show blog and by listening to our episode, #TheOldGuitar
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    • 33 min

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Amazing podcast on Innovation and free forming ideas

A must listen for anyone who ever thinks or wants to think bigger. Topics include thoughts, ideas and innovations in a post covid world. Sometimes I’m challenged with my thoughts, sometimes I’m given new perspectives- a serious must listen and a top 5 podcast on my phone.

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