The remote lab

Let’s Kill The Institution!

2020-12-01 — 2020-12-01

Are you a slow and self-serving institution? Or a sharp and agile instrument with a purpose to solve a problem at all costs?

History teaches us that all human groups start out as the latter. But inevitably end up as the former. And that’s when they fall.

This pattern can be seen in all types of groups throughout history. From original hunter-gatherer tribes, to feudal kingdoms, religious organizations, armies and medieval merchants, to modern day companies and political institutions.

The term “disruption” is as old as civilization itself, in other words.

History will be our guide. We will discover the mechanisms behind institutionalization and how we can avoid it or de-institutionalize. And bring our organizations towards prosperity again.

Spoiler alert: Technology is the driver, decadence is the enemy, brutal honesty is your friend.

This session is for those who know they must bring about painful but necessary change in their organization and are brave enough to take the risk.

Ashkan Fardost is a global speaker, thinker and author and his mission is to inspire change and help individuals and organizations leverage digitalization and the internet revolution. This is Ashkan. 

This is not a “webinar”! You will be engaging in live conversations with real human beings who share your challenges. You are expected to be heard and seen throughout. As with any remote meeting, each participant of the workshop brings part of the meeting space with them. Please help yourself and others by ensuring you:
  • Call from a quiet place.
  • Have a stable broadband internet connection. Optimum bandwidth, i.e. internet speed on your side will be at least 10 Mbps download / upload. You can measure it using
  • Use a headset.
  • Turn your video camera on.
  • To optimise your set-up, follow these suggestions on how to have a great video conferencing setup.

The session will be held in the video meeting app Zoom which you can download in advance from this link:

Ashkan Fardost Global speaker, thinker and author