Yaakov Lehman

31 Flips | 2 Magazines | 4 Followers | @yaakovlehman | Dancer of Tribal and Global, Soaking up Wisdom Ancient, Pursuing Innovation Present | Chief Executive Integrator @ My Soul Jerusalem

Chinese entrepreneurs come to learn Israeli attitude

Some Chinese investors come to Israel looking for big business deals, but others come to Israel for the attitude.<p>“Before we came to Israel, we were …

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How the Talmud Became a Best-Seller in South Korea

About an hour’s drive north of Seoul, in the Gwangju Mountains, nearly fifty South Korean children pore over a book. The text is an unlikely choice: the Talmud, the fifteen-hundred-year-old book of Jewish laws. The students are not Jewish, nor are their teachers, and they have no interest in …

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Why we need to slow down our lives

As technology accelerates our lives, many of us feel an urgent need to slow down. One seductive solution: A secular sabbath. Pico Iyer makes the …

In China, Pushing the Talmud as a Business Guide

Jewish visitors to China often receive a snap greeting when they reveal their religion: “Very smart, very clever, and very good at business,” the …

Clinton Laments Tech-Induced ‘Limited Attention Spans’

By<p>Elizabeth Dwoskin<p>Elizabeth Dwoskin<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@lizzadwoskin<p>elizabeth.dwoskin<p>elizabeth.dwoskin@wsj.com<p>Hillary Clinton has been working hard to court Silicon Valley, but like many people, she’s troubled by our harried, hyper-connected world.<p>During a keynote speech on Tuesday …

A Timothy Leary for the Viral Video Age

Meet Jason Silva, the fast-talking, media-savvy "performance philosopher" who wants you to love the ecstatic future of your mind.<p><i>Meet Jason Silva, the fast-talking, media-savvy "performance philosopher" who wants you to love the ecstatic future of your mind.</i><p>I want to introduce you to Jason Silva, …

The tribes we lead - Seth Godin

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Why Are Upworthy Headlines Suddenly Everywhere?

Their success isn't just about click bait. It goes to the heart of our largest tech companies.<p>I haven’t seen anything like it in a long time. On Facebook, on Twitter, and even sometimes in my email inbox, there are these headlines.<p>“We Don’t Hear Enough From Native American Voices. Here’s An …

Cloud computing in Israel: The risks, explained

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U.S. Agencies to Say Bitcoins Offer Legitimate Benefits

The Department of Justice said Bitcoins can be “legal means of exchange” at a U.S. Senate committee hearing, boosting prospects for wider acceptance …

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Why Monk Mode Is The Secret To Insane Productivity

If you have a gigantic project and a ton of people wanting your time, how do you satisfy both? By slipping into monk mode.<p>The most productive people structure solitude into their working lives: Marie Curie experimenting deep into Parisian nights, Friedrich Nietzsche tramping around Alpine lakes, …

RSA ANIMATE: Changing Education Paradigms

A New Educational Model

<b>Salman Khan</b> has received global acclaim for his videos on Khan Academy which have kicked off a discussion about how to leverage online learning …

Every step you take

“THIS season there is something at the seaside worse than sharks,” declared a newspaper in 1890. “It is the amateur photographer.” The invention of …

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Tai Chi For Fitness: Slow-Moving Chinese Exercise Can Improve Health

By Dorene Internicola<p>NEW YORK, June 17 (Reuters) - For modern, harried lifestyles focused on getting and spending, fitness experts say tai chi, the ancient Chinese slow-moving exercise, can be an ideal way for anyone to stay fit.<p>A staple in senior citizen centers and a common dawn sighting in …

What Are The Secrets Behind Israel's Growing Innovative Edge?

Israel is quickly becoming an innovation giant. With just over 7.7 million people, Israel has an estimated 4,800 startups, many of them high tech. These companies are sources of groundbreaking innovation that is catapulting Israel to global tech prominence. The combination of Israel’s culture, …

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Hello.<p>The stories from Social Earth that you’re looking for have been moved to triplepundit.com. You will be redirected there momentarily.<p>We are …

The Life Out Loud: Listening to the Wisdom of Our Elders

All over the world, human culture and knowledge was once connected to lands and waters, sky and time. We need to listen to the surviving first cultures. They are a vehicle for connecting modern humanity to nature and wisdom. With the loss of climate certainty, now is the right time to learn from …

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FORTUNE — The country’s higher education system seems ripe for tech industry disruption. Student debt is out of control. Graduation rates are unacceptably low. And employers still can’t find enough new recruits with the training they’re looking for.<p>Enter online learning. Specifically, Massive Open …

Digital Detox, a Tech-Free Retreat for Internet Addicts

Julia Test, a 28-year-old freelance photographer, can’t stop checking Facebook. Her last relationship failed partly because she and her ex kept …

Banned from the internet for three hours in the middle of SXSW

At SXSW's #openShabbat, Jews gather to eat, drink, and put away their phones<p>It was just after 6:30PM on Friday and still light outside when Jeremy Hollander, a Belgian entrepreneur who lives in San Francisco, strolled into one of the high-ceilinged, gold-hued ballrooms at the Hilton Austin wearing …

Why the MOOC Movement Is Now

As Georgia Tech gears up for its new MOOC-like master's degree program slated to launch this spring, <i>The</i> <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports that applications …