Leo Gura

Spiral Dynamics Stage Orange Examples Mega-Thread

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Hey, ya'll, I need your help!

I want to create a comprehensive list of video examples of prototypical stage Orange thinking.

This is not meant to humiliate or demonize stage Orange. It's meant to be an educational tool for people learning about Spiral Dynamics.

So towards that end, scour Youtube and find all the videos you can which exhibit stage Orange thinking. Try to find videos which are short and sweet. The more diversity we can display here, the better. Try to find examples from various cultures: Europe, Middle East, Asia, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, Africa, South America, etc.

We will create a mega-thread like this for every stage in the Spiral, from Red to Turquoise. But here, let's just focus on Orange. Each week I will start a new mega-thread topic for the next stage.

Do not start a political debate in this thread! It is not our goal here to defend our personal political positions or to judge any stage, but simply to compile examples.

Thanks for your help! I'm excited to see what kind of juicy stuff you dig up. Try to be selective with your choices.

This can turn into a really cool list.

List of Orange Values:

  • Achievement, success, excellence
    • Climb your way to the top
    • Upward mobility
    • Obsessed with being #1, be a winner
  • Improving one’s own position in life
  • Efficiency, progress, productivity, optimization
  • Gaming the system, min-maxing, manipulation
    • Creative exploitation
  • Action, results, pragmatism
  • Never-ending growth
  • Capitalism, libertarianism
    • Competitive marketplace
    • Deregulation, denationalization
  • Hard work, business, entrepreneurship
  • Competition, winner-take-all
  • Self-improvement
  • Skills, knowledge, education
  • Confidence, optimism, charisma
  • Entertainment & showmanship
  •  Personal freedom, self-reliance, independence
  • Free speech
  • Money, sex, luxury
  • Net worth
  • Physical appearance, youth, sexiness, coolness
  • Consumerism, conspicuous consumption
  • Brands
  • Pop culture, celebrities, social media
  • Quarterly profits, mass market, sales
  • Mass production, industry
  • Rationality, logic, science, secularism, humanism
  • Technology
  • Materialism, reductionism, atheism, evolution
  • Hard-nosed science, no New Age mumbo-jumbo
    • Pragmatism, empiricism, skepticism
    • No metaphysics
  • Analysis
  • “Facts”
  • Data, analytics, models, quantify everything
  • Science-based fact-based education
  • Double-blind, peer-reviewed studies
  • “Scientific method”
  • IQ
  • Strategic planning, risk analysis
  • Innovation & creative thinking
  • Results & the bottom-line matters most
  • Maintaining a competitive edge
  • Competence vs rank or bloodline
  • Recognition, reward
  • Win-win outcomes

Stage Orange Examples:

America, capitalism, emerging China, businessmen, CEOs, biz suits, corporate boardrooms, lawyers, Wall Street, Wolf of Wall Street, insider trading, Manhattan, hedge-fund managers, Goldman Sachs, Big pharma, Big oil, Big banks, tobacco companies, advertising, Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, libertarians, Ayn Rand, professional sports, FIFA, NBA, Superbowl, sponsorship deals, fashion, Rolex, nightclubs, pickup, MOGTOW, redpill, bro culture, Republicans, Trump, trophy hunting, breast implants, plastic surgery, Botox, liposuction, pornography, Playboy, Hustler magazine, Hugh Hefner, Larry Flynt, strip clubs, Hollywood biz, supermodels, Silicon Valley, start-ups, venture capital, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, casinos, theme parks, Carl Icahn, Koch Brothers, corporate raiders, Walmart, Amazon, Coca-Cola, McDonalds, Disney, Monsanto, Microsoft, GE, AT&T, IBM, Facebook, EA, micro-transactions, gamer culture, Enron, R&D, lobbyists, Dick Cheney, Halliburton, yuppies, internet, bodybuilding, Arnold, steroids, corrupt politicians, MBA programs, golf courses, fly fishing, anti-union laws, patent trolls, Western medicine, Larry Ellison, Steve Ballmer, Dave Rubin, Stefan Molyneux, outsourcing, deregulation, tax cuts, trickle down economics, payday loans, sweatshops, junk food, fast food, energy drinks, used car salesman, marketing, sales & PR, focus groups, television, reality TV, infomercials, game shows, CNN, MSNBC, liberal media, e-commerce, financial industry, software engineers, technical scientists, nuclear weapons, luxury yachts, private jets, personal helicopters, real estate tycoons, railroads, the Gilded Age, Robber Barons, Andrew Carnegie, Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, William Hurst, Rupert Murdoch, Robert Mercer, technocrats, cocaine, alcohol, pop music, rock music, club music, rap music, trophy wife, gold-digger, oil drilling in Alaska, champagne & caviar, fancy restaurants, luxury resorts, cruise ships, mercenaries, Black Water, gated communities, mansions, video games, Success magazine, private prep schools, poker players, self-help industry, biz books, biz seminars, marketing seminars, Dan Kennedy, Tim Ferris, Tony Robbins, Tai Lopez, Brian Tracy, Michael Shermer, Richard Dawkins, Lawrence Krauss, Daniel Dennett, Sean Carroll, Stephen Hawking, Christopher Hitchens, consulting, success coaches, millionaire mindset, net worth, sports cars, Mercedes, BMW, Rolls Royce, Lamborghini, Ferrari, VIP, celebrities, paparazzi, Las Vegas, Cannes film festival, Aspen, Palm Springs, Hong Kong, Macau, Dubai, cost/benefit analysis, nerd culture, polyester clothing, PT Barnum, snake oil salesman, atheism, skepticism, separation of church & state, enlightenment values, “Western values”, Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin, Voltaire, Renaissance, Industrial Revolution, factories, Henry Ford, WTO, Ferengi, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Paris Hilton, Bernie Madoff, Paul Manafort, sex drugs & rock n roll, mid-life crises, malls, fashion shows, NASA, SpaceX, Elon Musk, for-profit universities, get-rich-quick schemes, online millionaires, Bitcoin, Forex, daytrading, utilitarianism, Logical Positivism, behaviorism, Darwinism, social media, gun rights, Ivy League universities, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, MIT, CalTech, military industrial complex: Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrup Grumman, Sigmund Freud, Harvey Weinstein, 2008 financial collapse, dot com bubble, Cubism, Abstract Expressionism, Surrealism, multi-level marketing, Viagra, DDT, asbestos, billboards, GMOs, cloning, human genome project, stem cell research, robotics, computers, birth control, sex education, all-you-can-eat buffet, karoshi: death thru overwork, Alex Jones, prosperity preachers, Howard Stern, South Park, The Simpsons, Family Guy, House Of Cards, Avatar, Boiler Room, Ray Kurzweil, Sam Harris


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How about community peacocking like this drone show at the Olympics?

 

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The logos is truth oriented to love, and love is the desire for being to flourish.

Jordan B Peterson

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The logos is truth oriented to love, and love is the desire for being to flourish.

Jordan B Peterson

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The logos is truth oriented to love, and love is the desire for being to flourish.

Jordan B Peterson

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