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Twitter and the Dalai Lama: Can Social Media Help Create a Happier World?

I hear it quite a bit. People say, “Twitter is useless. It is just people with big egos trying to promote themselves. The sooner it dies, the better.” People argue that it is inherently opposed to a mindful, happy life.
In fact, the issue of happiness, and technologies role in either helping support or diminish it, [...]

5Oct2009 | soreng | Comments Off | Continued
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The Rise and Benefits of Mindfulness

If mindfulness or “living in the present moment” was a business, it would be having a very good year. Oprah focused on it in her ten-part web series with Eckhart Tolle, the author of The Power of Now; top fashion model Gisele Bundchen says she tries hard to practice it; techies are into it, including [...]

23Jun2009 | admin | 22 comments | Continued
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Purpose and the Next Ridge: Wisdom 2.0 Interview with Gopi Kallayil

Born in India, Gopi’s life has balanced both the inner work of spiritual practice and outer work of business and technology. He met his Guru, learned to meditate and became a yoga teacher as a teenager. At the same time he continued his academic studies in India and later got his MBA from the Wharton [...]

28Apr2009 | admin | Comments Off | Continued
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Putting Life Right Side Up: Wisdom 2.0 Interview with Leo Babauta

Leo Babauta is the author of the best-seller Power of Less and the popular blog on life changes and simplicity, ZenHabits.
Since Leo live sin Guam, this interview took place over the phone.
Interview with Leo Babauta
If I understand right, you started ZenHabits when you were in debt and going through a number of challenges, all [...]

28Apr2009 | soreng | Comments Off | Continued
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A Zen Approach to Information Overload

It may not be very popular to admit, but I think if we are honest most of not only love our increasingly connected life, we also hate it. We do not hate our unprecedented access to information online or the countless ways we can connect with friends, family, and colleagues; instead, we hate that we [...]

13Apr2009 | soreng | 19 comments | Continued
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The Science of Happiness: Wisdom 2.0 Interview with Tony Hsieh (pt. 1)

This interview with Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh, was conducted at the Zappos corporate headquarters in Henderson, Nevada.
Wisdom 2.0 Interview with Tony Hsieh
What are some of the teachings or writings that have influenced you, things that have framed how you approach Zappos and your life?

One of our core values here is “to pursue growth and [...]

11Apr2009 | soreng | Comments Off | Continued
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Publisher’s Weekly Review

Wisdom 2.0: Ancient Secrets for the Creative and Constantly Connected
Soren Gordhamer. HarperOne, $13.95 (256p) ISBN 978006151519
Author, Web entrepreneur and stress-reduction consultant Gordhamer (Just Say Ohm!) begins by asking readers whether they think they have time to read this book; those who answer “no” are most likely to benefit from making time for it. Taking into [...]

6Apr2009 | soreng | 1 comment | Continued
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Promotions & Collaboration: Wisdom 2.0 Interview with Gopi Kallayil

Born in India, Gopi’s life has balanced both the inner work of spiritual practice and outer work of business and technology. He met his Guru, learned to meditate and became a yoga teacher as a teenager. At the same time he continued his academic studies in India and later got his MBA from the Wharton [...]

6Apr2009 | soreng | Comments Off | Continued
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Silicon Valley as Ashram: Wisdom 2.0 Interview with Gopi Kallayil, Google

Born in India, Gopi’s life has balanced both the inner work of spiritual practice and outer work of business and technology. He met his Guru, learned to meditate and became a yoga teacher as a teenager. At the same time he continued his academic studies in India and later got his MBA from the Wharton [...]

3Apr2009 | soreng | 20 comments | Continued
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The Perfect Mate

There is a story about an old man named Jacob who had never married. One day his friend came by for a visit and asked, “Jacob, I’ve always wondered, why did you never get married? You seem like a good man. Didn’t you ever try to find a wife?”
Jacob looked off into the distance as [...]

19Mar2009 | admin | 25,116 comments | Continued