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I delivered a TED talk at TEDx Royal Tunbridge Wells on the subject of How Street Wisdom Changed My Life. If you are interested, more information on the rather wonderful Street Wisdom can also be found here.
- Ten Stories From This Week
16th October 2020
From LessWrong. The Felt Sense: What, Why and How. ‘Everyone accesses felt senses all the time, but most people don’t know that they are doing it. I think that being able to make the skill more explicit is really valuable, and in this post I’m going to give lots of examples of why that is and what you can do with it.’
Stratechery on Disney and Integrators vs Aggregators. ‘Aggregators don’t make content, because they don’t need to. Rather, by providing functionality consumers value, they become the most efficient way to reach those same consumers, which means that creators bring their content to the Aggregators.’ Successful integrators (eg Disney) can find success connecting directly with customers via a strategy involving quality and focus.
From Pew Research. ‘In U.S. and UK, globalisation leaves some feeling ‘left behind’ or ‘swept up’. Focus groups reveal the degree to which Americans and Britons see common challenges to local and national identity.’
How to make this winter not totally suck, according to psychologists. The answers lie around connectedness, purpose and inspiration. (HT Kevin Harris)
The 100 Sequences that shaped animation. From Bugs Bunny to Spike Spiegel to Miles Morales, the history of an art form that continues to draw us in.
IKEA is opening a second-hand store in Sweden. The initiative is part of IKEA’s efforts to become a fully circular business by 2030. The second-hand store…will stock IKEA furniture and home furnishings that have been damaged and repaired from a nearby store. (HT @davidpearlhere)
Every member of the UK Government, ‘disneyfied’. #torystoryContinue reading →
Latest Blog Posts
- Going on a Retreat
My relatively short experience (just under two years) of mindfulness and meditation started in June 2018, predicated by the experience of a close personal loss. Following this, I sought solace in meditation, starting with short introductory sessions on Headspace, then becoming interested in Buddhism and studying with The Mindfulness Network.Continue reading →
- The (Animal) Spirit of Recovery
7th May 2020
Reading a recent Economist leader – The game’s the thing – as covid-19 causes sports cancellations, what can be done? (reg may be necessary), took me back to my university days studying political theory & philosophy and raised a thought relating to the C-19 crisis.Continue reading →
- Mindfulness in the time of the Virus
21st April 2020
I’d like to share some thoughts around my experience of mindfulness and the evolution of this across the last few years. This is a personal story, but I hope some of it may help in providing guidance to others, on how to approach living with a more mindful attitude.Continue reading →