Posts in the Category: Goings-on

Letting Life Live: Awakened Leadership and HuffPost

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Alan on the beach in oceanside

The other day started with a bang. I was sifting through emails ready to take the dogs for a walk when a pleasant piece of content flashed across my inbox. Like a pop-up ad that crashes down to the middle of your screen begging you to click on the “you’ve just won” button, but this time I couldn’t resist the temptation to see what laid beneath. A friend of mine sent me a link to…
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Peru, Chocolate, and The Placebo Effect

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placebo effect is the power of your and me

Chocolate. Chocolate engraved with a word of wisdom. A Kickstarter project based around the idea of providing an underprivileged child a bar of chocolate every time someone purchases (thereby backing the project). I was in the midst of finishing Awakened Leadership when an e-mail arrived discussing this very project. How could I possibly resist? For the Love of Chocolate and Peru This email introduced me to a young man named Danny Jacobs. What immediately caught…
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A Pleasant Revelation at Wisdom 2.0

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A minor revelation occured at Wisdom 2.0 in San Francisco

Raise your hand if you have the answer to every question that comes your way. Anyone? Yeah, me neither. Nor do any of the speakers at Wisdom 2.0. Ostensibly this gathering is about mindfulness and awareness as it relates to the business world. But I am not so sure that anyone knows exactly what this gathering is about. It all seems to be a work in progress. A Whirlwind Arrival The event was held at…
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Why Some Young Executives Prefer Wisdom to Sales

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Young executives want greater wisdom and awareness

Live with greater awareness. Move towards “purposeful engagement in business and life.” Or simply check out the conference that is Wisdom 2.0. Today I will be making the trek up to San Francisco for this very conference. To give you an idea about their conference, their mission “addresses the great challenge of our age: to not only live connected to one another through technology, but to do so in ways that are beneficial to our…
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State of Awareness: I Hear America Singing

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a couple kissing after soldier returns from world war 2

Truly observe your surroundings. What do you see? People traveling to the next location along their personal path. What do you hear? Talking, singing, shouting, mechanical noises-the noises of the present. I began to notice these the other day as I strolled around my hometown. But how could I relate this beauty of daily life to you in so many words? I then remembered a certain Whitman poem that said it all for me. Enjoy!…
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