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Claire Suddath’s interview with Dr. Deepak Chopra

Jun 30, 2021 7:08:00 AM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Articles of Interest

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Editor’s comment: I read a brief clip of this Claire Suddath Bloomberg interview in the monthly magazine and was struck by his opening response, which is excerpted below.

 

Excerpt:  “Meditation is a way to bypass the thinking process, which gives us anxiety.  As soon as you feel stress, your cortisol goes up, your adrenaline goes up, your breath gets shallow, your heart rate goes up.  The best way to stop that is to just stop…observe…pause and ask yourself, ‘what is the best way for me right now to handle this situation?’

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Deepak Chopra, MD, Founder of The Chopra Foundation and Chopra Global speaks to Bloomberg’s Claire Suddath and shares his best tips and practices on meditation with the audience at the Bloomberg Businessweek. (Source: Bloomberg)

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Mindfulness Makeover by Sarah Jeane Brown

May 30, 2021 4:05:04 PM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Articles of Interest

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Why Facts Don’t Change Minds by James Clear

May 1, 2021 7:58:07 AM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Articles of Interest

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Editor’s Note:  Clear, the author of “Atomic Habits” dives much more deeply and thoughtfully into my simple thoughts from this month’s blog regarding “dis and mis information”. 

Original Post: https://jamesclear.com/why-facts-dont-change-minds

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How to Love America by David Brooks

Mar 29, 2021 9:49:19 PM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Articles of Interest

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Like you, I’m sure, I love America, but the love has changed. I started out with the child version: America is the greatest and most powerful country on earth.

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A powerful money lesson from Bill Gates: Why you should save like a pessimist, but invest like an optimist

Feb 27, 2021 5:31:33 AM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Articles of Interest

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Editor’s Note:  Thanks to Amy Salo, who pointed me to this article on her blog.

Without a doubt, Bill Gates is a genius. The Microsoft co-founder dropped out of college at age 19 because he believed a computer should be on every desk and in every home.

You only put a lot of money and time into something when when you have relentless confidence in your abilities.

But there was another side of Gates — quite the opposite of his unshakable confidence. From the day he started Microsoft, he insisted on always having enough cash in the bank to keep the company alive for 12 months with no revenue coming in.

As a result, Gates erred on the side of caution.

“I always had to be careful that we wouldn’t hire too many people,” he said in a 2017 interview on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” “I was always worried because people who worked for me were older than me and had kids, and I always thought, ‘What if we don’t get paid? Will I be able to meet the payroll?’”

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How to Get the Help You Need by Heidi Grant

Jan 31, 2021 8:30:27 PM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Articles of Interest

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Summary.    We’re often reluctant to ask for help because of the social threats involved—uncertainty, risk of rejection, potential for diminished status, relinquishment of authority. But without support from others, it’s virtually impossible to advance in your career. And studies show that most people are...
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Amplify possibility by Seth Godin

Dec 31, 2020 10:42:37 AM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Articles of Interest

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Exerpt: "Many of us have an overwhelming need to rubberneck, to slow down when we pass a crash on the highway. This is odd, as most people don’t go out of their way to visit the morgue, just for kicks. And yet… I hope we’d agree that if people started staging car crashes on the side of the road to get attention, we’d be outraged."

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Nine Nonobvious Ways to Have Deeper Conversations

Nov 29, 2020 11:07:40 AM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Articles of Interest

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Editor’s note: Brooks is a favorite of mine, conservative but open and reasonable. His books and articles have been featured here before. I’m currently reading “Second Mountain” and will let you know if that’s as good as I expect it to be. In this article, Brooks seems to be telling me one-on-one about my listening flaws. I hope you enjoy it.

Favorite excerpt: Don’t fear the pause. Most of us stop listening to a comment about halfway through so we can be ready with a response. In Japan, Murphy writes, businesspeople are more likely to hear the whole comment and then pause, sometimes eight seconds, before responding, which is twice as long a silence as American businesspeople conventionally tolerate.

 

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On Generosity by Walter Brueggemann

Oct 31, 2020 12:32:24 PM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Articles of Interest

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Editor’s note: My dear friend and exemplar, Rich Clark, sent me this after reading last month’s blog about zero-sum people.

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Kathleen Williams

Sep 29, 2020 11:33:18 AM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Articles of Interest

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