Currents 019: Alexander Beiner on Indigenous Narcissism



Jim talks to Alexander Beiner about his new article on Indigenous Narcissism: western cultural norms, tribalism, social media, ethics, and much more…

In this Currents episode, Jim and Alexander Beiner have a wide-ranging chat about his recent article on Indigenous Narcissism. They cover western cultural norms, tribalism & belonging, social media as a tribal battlefield, addiction dynamics of social media, voluntary organization decline, the erosion of trust in institutions, ethics, postmodern cultural influence & dynamics, indigenous perspectives, cultures as operating systems, integral theory & the messiness of progress, fixing vs replacing systems, bottom-up vs top-down cultural innovation, the GameB approach, and more.

Alexander is a writer, facilitator and cultural commentator. In 2012, he co-founded a meditation school, Open Meditation. He has also worked in some of the world’s top events agencies developing immersive live experiences. He is one of the organizers of Breaking Convention, Europe’s largest conference on psychedelic science and culture. His work on psychedelic theory has been published in the 2016 book ‘Neurotransmissions’, as well as ‘The Guardian’. He also writes fiction and plays traditional Irish music.


2 thoughts on “Currents 019: Alexander Beiner on Indigenous Narcissism

  1. Great interview with Alexander, Jim. For those of us “mechanics” looking to setup or transition to a Game B business, are there any recommended shorthands, templates available? I’m thinking specifically about legal, financial, governance structures that are a good place to start regardless of industry and jurisdiction. A tall order I know!

    Despite the desire to not reinvent the wheel, I’m finding a lot of wheel spinning, a lack of traction and momentum impeding ProtoB business development (for the unconnected “small business” entrepreneur like myself).

    Cross-posted to your FB page, in case you’d rather get engagement there. Thanks for all the great content.

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