I was born in Sweden (to Spanish parents) 50 years ago, and I've lived in the Canary Islands (Spain) most of my life. At one point, my parents counted 17 different homes, several schools, etc.
I studied some "computer studies" and then Medicine. Now I work in public health, more specifically in the epidemiology of influenza (flu) and related pandemic preparedness. Very much related to that, I'm finishing a booklet on how to respond to hard catastrophes in a cognitively cheerful way, which if all goes well will soon see the light.
I translated 2000 pages of Edward de Bono's "thinking lessons" into Spanish, and did some teaching of that. I practice "hats" and "lateral thinking" formally sometimes, but mostly it has become unconcious.
I like helping visionaries, and giving things out to the public domain. Among them:
- Andrius Kulikauskas (Lithuania) of the Minciu Sodas Laboratory, where I met great people.
- Marcin Jakubowski on his way to building 50 open-source industrial machines to create local civilisations from the earth beneath your feet, power from the sun, and some scrap metal.
- Vinay Gupta who gave away, among other things, his oh-why-didn't-I-think-of-this geometry for cheaper-than-cheap shelter. I've contributed some documentation and built some models. (Here's one with my guitar playing.)
I help the big guys looking for ways to multiply the impact of what they do: documenting, translating, and helping those two activities fly. Like Asimov's Centenial Man, "One is glad to be of service". Or, to put it another way, "be the second dancer". http://sivers.org/ff
I've helped a little at Appropedia, where I have more information: http://www.appropedia.org/User:LucasG