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Build Competitive Edge By Building Braver People

Let me begin with a little parable.<p>Once upon a time there was a leader who led from fear. From industry change to global competition and disruptive technologies – he fretted constantly about everything that threatened the company his success was staked on. Over time his fear filtered down to his …

Leadership

This Incredibly Effective Mindfulness Trick Takes Literally Zero Minutes Out Of Your Day

Mindfulness has become something of a buzzword lately. You hear about mindful meditation and mindful eating. You could probably stick the word …

Mindfulness

How to Bring Wisdom and Compassion to the Business World (Wisdom and Compassion, Part 1.1)

"<i>The Sanskrit word usually translated as "wisdom" is prajna, which could also be translated as "consciousness." The word usually translated as "compassion" is karuna, which could also mean active sympathy. Wisdom and compassion are sometimes compared to two wings that work together to enable</i> …

LinkedIn

Science Explains Why We're Constantly Tempted to Check Facebook

Our brains are wired to seek new status updates.<p>If you've ever felt the obsessive need to check Facebook - usually while you're putting off working …

The Brain

Artificial intelligence: Rise of the machines

Artificial intelligenceRise of the machines<p>Artificial intelligence scares people—excessively so<p>From the print edition | Briefing<p>May 9th 2015<p>ELON MUSK …

Artificial Intelligence

New York Times Columnist David Brooks Explores Sin, Virtue In New Book 'The Road to Character'

NEW YORK (RNS) New York Times columnist David Brooks is the most unconventional of conservatives — the kind of traditionalist who has crossover appeal to liberals and progressives. They may not always agree with him, but nearly everyone wants to know his take on things.<p>Brooks’ new book, “The Road …

Philosophy

The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

When kids can get their lessons from the Internet, what's left for classroom instructors to do?<p>Whenever a college student asks me, a veteran high-school English educator, about the prospects of becoming a public-school teacher, I never think it’s enough to say that the role is shifting from …

Education

Caring Mindfulness

The practice of mindfulness, based in particular on the method of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and has become immensely successful.<p>Over the last 30 years, it has gained worldwide recognition and interest, not only in the clinical world where it was …

Mindfulness

Inside Google’s Insanely Popular Emotional-Intelligence Course | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

Emotional-intelligence skills support collaboration, more open communication, more transparency, and less posturing.<p>The course has had a “deep impact on his marriage” because he’s learned how to listen in a different way.

The Workplace

The Long Marriage of Mindfulness and Money

Last month, on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Deepak Chopra described the usefulness of meditation for people on Wall Street. Speaking about a friend who manages a hedge fund, he said, “His entire staff meditates. I know many others now on Wall Street that we teach, actually. It makes them much more …

Meditation

New Study Links Facebook To Depression: But Now We Actually Understand Why.

The irony of Facebook is by now known to most. The “social” network has been linked to a surprising number of undesirable mental health consequences: Depression, low self-esteem, and bitter jealousy among them. Now, a new study in the <i>Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology</i> finds that not only do …

Psychology

Why Jews are good at money

<b>Why Jews are good at money</b><br>By Spengler<p>Anti-Semites claim that Jews are habitually greedy, or even that they stand at the center of a global conspiracy …

A ‘Mindful’ Approach to Business Yields Positive Results

With a seemingly ever-increasing amount of responsibilities on our plates, it can be difficult to successfully navigate today’s fast-paced business …

Beyond Meerkat: What’s Next For Israel’s Entrepreneurs | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

By Neal Ungerleider04.03.15 | 5:26 am<p>Meerkat, the live-streaming video app co-founded by three Israeli entrepreneurs, has had a very good run. (Well, it did until Periscope came along, anyway.)<p>But what do the next five years hold for the Israeli tech community and the country’s great …

Innovation

Stanford’s Most Popular Class Isn’t Computer Science–It’s Something Much More Important | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

We’ve had students literally teach the class on the side to their friends who weren’t enrolled.<p>Our only bias is, hey, we can make the future better.<p>As online education becomes more appealing, residential colleges are thinking, what are the things you can only do face to face?<p>We invite people to …

Education

How To Design A Workspace That’s Right For You | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

By Carson Tate03.25.15 | 4:05 am<p>Steve Jobs designed the Pixar building with the bathrooms in the center. Fisher-Price has a dedicated space, the Cave, where designers, engineers, and marketers meet to build prototypes of toys from foam, cardboard, glue, and acrylic paint. And Google allows its …

Productivity

Wisdom and Mindfulness

2500 participants attended the grand Wisdom 2.0 Conference in San Francisco last weekend. It was invigorating. Attendees came from all over the world and all over the U.S., curious to find out what was new in the world of Mindfulness and wisdom. I was excited myself. Like a newbie listening …

Mindfulness

Take Control of Your Tech Habits (infographic)

Social media and our digital devices can stress us out—or help us feel love and connection. The key, Christine Carter writes, is to understand their …

Psychology

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Mindfulness Meditation in Public Schools: Side-Stepping Supreme Court Religion Rulings

Since the 1960s, the United States Supreme Court has found it unconstitutional for public schools to teach religious practices such as prayer. But today, mindfulness meditation--a Buddhist religious practice similar to prayer--is promoted by schools nationwide. Why aren't the courts intervening? …

Mindfulness

Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects'

For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and …

Education

How to get an MBA education for less than $1,000

(Poets&Quants) -- Laurie Pickard's gamble to earn an MBA entirely out of MOOCs is paying off—and not just because she saved six figures by forgoing a …

MOOCs

Why We Need Entrepreneurial Thinking for Social Change

Cathy Clark of Duke University says sometimes whole ecosystems need to change.<p>While on college visiting trips with my son, I became acutely aware of the difference between entrepreneurship, as an academic field, and business. My impression is that the more traditional business programs are looking …

Social Entrepreneurship

Rare Footage of the Chofetz Chaim Surfaces—From Fox News(reel)

If you are not part of the closed world of ultra-Orthodox, or <i>haredi</i>, Jewry, or within the Orthodox rabbinic fraternity, you are more than likely …

3 Reasons Everyone At Google Is Meditating | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

Google

Mindfulness is big business in the Square Mile

Here, have a raisin. No, not a handful, just the one. Wait, wait, wait, don't eat it. Feel its weight in your palm. Squeeze it gently between finger …

Mindfulness