sábado, 21 de setembro de 2013

new books: Daniel Goleman and M. Ricard

I loved the notion of a leader’s aperture.  Why is cultivating a strong scanning ability so important for leaders and what is its role in innovation?
Aperture is using your attention like the aperture on a camera, zooming in or zooming out.  It means you are flexible about what you see and you are not stuck out there or in here.  You can switch as needed. Zooming in is seen, for example,  when you make a presentation and you are picking up how the people are reacting so that you can fine tune what you say or how you say it or when you say it.  Zooming out is absolutely crucial as well.  This is taking a wide scan and learning to pick up on the environment, on what is going on in the outer world to make sure your team, your unit or your company is responding to the changing eco-system in which the organization exists.

In the creative process there is this paradox in that our best ideas come to us from the bottom up brain. This is a part of the brain that works automatically, that is a voracious information processor but is out of our awareness.  That’s why our creative insights come to us in off times because when we are really focused and effortfully concentrating on a goal or on a task or on a problem our focus suppresses this part of the brain. We don’t get the messages.
But in our downtimes, our off moments such as when we are taking a shower or going out for a walk or when we’re meditating, whatever it may be then we hear the small voice that says “Hey, put these two things together, these two elements and you’ll have a novel combination”.  That is a creative insight and we are only going to let it reach our awareness if we get into another mode of focus.  That is when the creative innovations , the Exploration starts to bear fruit. Daniel Goleman on Focus  

e novo livro de M. Ricard explicado pelo próprio:

quinta-feira, 12 de setembro de 2013

If you're reading this, you're smart enough

diz a colunista Paula Gordon no blog, e tal como ela gostaria de realçar a analise de Paul Ekman da entrevista de Assad a um jornalista americano.
"Assad was superior to Rose and Obama. A better game player."
"Only once did I see #Assad slip (lapso) About the eighth minute of the interview when Assad claimed that his soldiers were attacked with chemical weapons, a very fast micro expression of enjoyment leaked, what I call duping delight."
[ what I call duping delight, the near irresistible thrill some people feel in taking a risk and getting away with it. Sometimes it includes contempt for the target who is being so ruthlessly and successfully exploited. It is hard to contain duping delight; those who feel it want to share their accomplishments with others, seeking admiration for their exploits.] - Paul Ekman
"It wasn't a fair match. Assad and Charlie Rose were playing by different rules. Rose was after a truthful admission of what Assad had done - poison gassing his own people. Assad had no intention of admitting the truth, the trick was how to do that without having to lie - never say anything he knew was false, and which could easily be proven to be so. Instead he smothered Rose with every conceivable possible explanation other than the true one, challenging Rose to disprove each one. An impossible task.
Only once was Assad forthright -- asserting that he would not say whether or not he had poison gas stockpiles. The Israelis don't admit that they have nuclear weapons; why should he have to acknowledge possessing poison gas? In my terms, he was claiming the right to keep that secret.
Assad was a master of evasion, dodging, weaving, demanding absolute certainty; he treated the interview as a game of chess, making the necessary moves to avoid having to admit the evidence he knows (I believe) is there.
Only once did I see Assad slip. About the eighth minute of the interview when Assad claimed that his soldiers were attacked with chemical weapons, a very fast micro expression of enjoyment leaked, what I call duping delight. He was having fun forcing Rose to disprove that possibility. Ten minutes later when they discussed the "red line," a micro expression of contempt slipped out. Assad was superior to Rose and Obama. A better game player.
In the last minutes of the interview Assad's demeanor changed completely. He told, what I think, he believes is an accurate description of the situation in Syria, and his role as the rescuer of his country. Grant him his interpretation of events in Syria and it will be nearly impossible to persuade him to ever end the killing."


sábado, 7 de setembro de 2013

no passsport to tibet | green card para a morte

1. "Quando partiu, Kintup levou consigo o equipamento habitual dos agentes do serviço secreto. na roda de oração dos peregrinos,em lugar do papel enrolado com a formula sagrada"OM MANI PADME HUM",seguia uma bussúla prismática e um rolo de papel para apontamentos. em vez do rosário tibetano de 108 contas ia um com 100 contas para contar os passos. Porém, além destes artigos normais de equipamento, Kintup e o monge levaram certo números de tubos de metal que continham papeis escritos e um furador que serviria para fazer buracos em que deviam fixar os tubos nos toros que flutuassem rio abaixo.", "Bayley: 3 February 1882, Lahore, India – 17 April 1967, Stiffkey, Norfolk1957"

cascata kinput no tibete