Do The Never -Manifesto v. 0.4

28 Jan

Original Design

Do The Never -Manifesto

  1. Do The Never is about You. You can make a difference. You can only change the world by changing yourself. Do The Never is about challenging and competing with yourself.
  2. Do The Never is about Action. Doing the never. Even a small step is a start and a move forward so start with ridiculously small actions. Get your hands dirty!
  3. Do The Never is about Courage. Your heart is always right so listen to your heart. Fail often, fail fast. Learn from the mistakes.
  4. Do The Never happens Now. In life we encounter these now or never moments. When we know that if we do not act now the possibility will not come back. Carpe Diem. Don’t wait until tomorrow to start. The only possible moment to show the appreciation is the current moment.
  5. Do The Never is about Community. You are not alone. Use and search for #dothenever hashtag and you see what others are doing. Connect with likeminded people via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Tumblr, Instagram and other social medias of your preference.
  6. Do The Never is about Creativity. Think what is different, what could be done differently. We also acknowledge the role of serendipity and learning from doing things differently. Think, and act, as unusual.
  7. Do The Never is about Systems Intelligence. Something that is objectively looking a minor thing can mean a world to someone subjectively. When you realize there is a possibility with a small action to create big results, you gotta grasp that opportunity.

Originally written by Ville Monkey Keränen and David Vorpalina Criado after a Minnteam workshop in Madrid late February 2012. Points 6 and 7 added later on by Ville Keränen. Latest update on 25th of January 2013. Do The Never -movement is very much inspired by Seth Godin’s blog post and Aalto University’s MIND Research Group’s Licence to Act Differently.

Ps. You can also download the PDF version of the DoTheNever -Manifesto.

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Do The Never! -Manifesto 0.3

15 Aug

Original Design

In Madrid about 6 months ago we compiled together with David Vorpalina the first Do The Never -Manifesto. After a while I got an insight that’s lacking one point. That is creativity.

  1. Do The Never is about You. You can make a difference. You can only change the world by changing yourself. Do The Never is about challenging and competing with yourself.
  2. Do The Never is about Action. Doing the never. Even a small step is a start and a move forward so start with ridiculously small actions. “Get your hands dirty!”
  3. Do The Never is about Courage. Your heart is always right so listen to your heart. Fail often, fail fast. Learn from the mistakes.
  4. Do The Never happens Now. Don’t wait until tomorrow to start. The only possible moment to show the appreciation is the current moment. If not now, then when?
  5. Do The Never is about Community. You are not alone. Use and search for #dothenever hashtag and you see what others are doing. Connect with likeminded people via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr and other social medias of your preference.
  6. Do The Never is about Creativity. Think what is different, what could be done differently. We also acknowledge the role of serendipity and learning from doing things differently. Think, and act, as unusual.

Play and Prototype Workshop in CIEM Zaragoza

2 May Zaragoza dothenever

Here we are at the CIEM innovation block at the great city of Zaragoza, Spain. They have done the never and build a gondol ski lift in a middle of the city. One can ask if it was good idea or not but it is definitely a great example of doing the never. Here is a pic by Tatu Tantourist:

Zaragoza dothenever

So thus, it is very exciting to kick off in a minute the first ever do the never workshop here. Let’s see what we come up with!

Do The Never -Manifesto – Version 0.2.

26 Feb

Last friday we had a #DoTheNever cocktail event here in Madrid. It was organized by the MINNteam Master program for Open Innovation. During the cocktail people were asked to contribute for the DoTheNever Manifesto by filling a flipchart with answer to following question:

What does do the never mean to you?

Then after couple of days of digesting the ideas me and David Vorpalina got together to make things happen. We used a 55 minute version of the pomodoro method to crystalize the Manifesto for Do The Never. So, ladies and gentlemen, here are five beliefs about doing the never:

  1. DoTheNever is about you. You can make a difference. You can only change the world by changing yourself. DoTheNever is about challenging and competing with yourself.
  2. DoTheNever is about action. Doing the never. Even a small step is a start and a move forward so start with ridiculously small actions. “Kädet paskaan!”
  3. DoTheNever is about courage. Your heart is always right so listen to your heart. Fail often, fail fast. Learn from the mistakes.
  4. DoTheNever happens now. Don’t wait until tomorrow to start. The only possible moment to show the appreciation is the current moment. If not now, then when?
  5. DoTheNever is about community. You are not alone. Use and search for #dothenever hashtag and you see what others are doing. Connect with likeminded people via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr and other social medias of your preference.

This is the first version published in a written format in the www. Eukene promised to help us visualize it but please join the creation process by commenting below or contacting us via twitter or facebook. The visual version to follow up shortly.

Ps.  “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

Ps2: We were looking for the inspiration from the following manifestos: Self-Repair Manifesto, Repair Manifesto, Holstee Manifesto, Creativity & Innovation in Europe (pdf), The Hughtrain Manifesto mkII, Cluetrain Manifesto, Luther’s 95 Thesis, Calvinist 5 thesis, 4 freedoms of software & the Great Commandment.