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  1. #83: CXOTalk featuring Tobias Lee

    CXO-Talk brings you live conversations on leadership, innovation, and transformation with people shaping the future. Your hosts are Michael Krigsman and Vala Afshar.

    Learn more at http://cxo-talk.com

    ————————— Check out all the CXOTALK episodes: https://cxotalk.com/episodes ————————— Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cxotalk —————————

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  2. Frank Ostaseski: What the Dying Teach the Living - The Long Now

    Death’s Honesty

    In one of Long Now’s most moving talks, Ostaseski began: “I’m not romantic about dying.

    This is the hardest work you will ever do.

    It is tough.

    It’s sad and it’s messy and it’s cruel and it’s beautiful sometimes and mysterious, but above all that, it’s normal.

    It’s a boat we’re all in.

    It’s inevitable and intimate.“

    He said that people think it will be unbearable, but they find they have the resources to deal with it, and “they regularly—not always—develop insights into their lives in the time of dying that make them emerge as a much larger, more expansive, more real person than the small, separate self they’d taken themselves to be.”

    That is one message that dying gives to living.

    “Reflection on death,” he said, “causes us to be more responsible—in our relationships, with ourselves, with the planet, with our future.”

    Ostaseski summarized the insights he’s learned from the dying as “five invitations to be present.”

    1) Don’t wait.

    2) Welcome everything, push away nothing.

    3) Bring your whole self to the experience.

    4) Find a place of rest in the middle of things.

    5) Cultivate don’t-know mind.

    For 2), Ostaseski quoted James Baldwin: “Not everything that can be faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed that is not faced.”

    An example of 4): a woman who was panicking at her difficulty breathing was encouraged to try resting in the moment between breaths, and there she found the handle on her panic and relaxed into the situation.

    Ostaseski ended with a story.

    One day at Zen Hospice in San Francisco he was in the kitchen reading a book called Japanese Death Poems.

    A tough old lady from the streets named Sono, who was

    there to die, asked him about the book, and he explained the tradition of Japanese monks to write on the day of their death a poem expressing the essential truth discovered in their life.

    He read her a few.

    Sono said she’d like to write hers, and did, and asked that it be pinned to her bedclothes when she died and cremated with her.

    She wrote:

    Don’t just stand there with your hair turning gray,

    soon enough the seas will sink your little island.

    So while there is still the illusion of time,

    set out for another shore.

    No sense packing a bag.

    You won’t be able to lift it into your boat.

    Give away all your collections.

    Take only new seeds and an old stick.

    Send out some prayers on the wind before you sail.

    Don’t be afraid.

    Someone knows you’re coming.

    An extra fish has been salted.

    —Mona (Sono) Santacroce (1928 - 1995)

           —Stewart Brand

    http://longnow.org/seminars/02017/apr/10/what-dying-teach-living/

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  3. The Power to Change Les Brown FULL)

    The Power to Change - Les Brown (FULL) "’But’ is a Dream Killer. ‘But’ is an argument fro our limitations. When we argue for our limitations, we get to keep them" [Les Brown] http://tinyurl.com/sms-dvd I do not own the rights to this amazing video. Be sure to check out Les Brown’s channel for MORE inspiration

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  4. Song Exploder | Episode 28: The Long Winters

    John Roderick of The Long Winters tells the story of how the song "The Commander Thinks Aloud" was made.

    http://songexploder.net/the-long-winters

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  5. FULL: President Donald Trump Inauguration Address Speech - We will be protected by God

    President Donald Trump Inauguration Speech - "We will be protected by God."

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  6. The One About Pens – Rands in Repose

    I’ve started a podcast.

    Each episode, I find a smart person somewhere on the planet, and we talk about The Important Thing. I suspect we’re going to wander a bit, but wandering is usually the best part.

    I’m just delighted to kick off the first episode1 with Tiff Arment where The Important Thing is pens2. In this first episode, we talk pen origin stories, we dive deep on fountain pens, and, uh, we talk video games, too.

    Enjoy it now or download for later. Here’s a handy feed that I’m submitting to all the things.

    http://traffic.libsyn.com/rands/theimportantthing0001.mp3

    Wow. There are a lot of moving parts in setting up a podcast. This is a beta release and I continue to tinker with all the things. Special thanks to Marco Arment for saving my ass no less than three times during this process. I’m working on getting The Important Thing feed posted to all the usual places. If you’d like to discuss this podcast, please join the #theimportantthing channel on the Rands Leadership Slack and let’s chat. ↩

    Tiff provided this amazing shot of the pens we discuss. ↩

    Related

    http://randsinrepose.com/archives/the-one-about-pens/

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  7. Do we see reality as it is? | Donald Hoffman

    Cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman is trying to answer a big question: Do we experience the world as it really is … or as we need it to be? In this ever so slightly mind-blowing talk, he ponders how our minds construct reality for us.

    TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/talks/donald_hoffman_do_we_see_reality_as_it_is

    Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED

    Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector

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  8. Conscious Agents A Theory of Consciousness, Donald Hoffman

    In 1869, Thomas Huxley wrote: “[H]ow it is that anything so remarkable as a state of consciousness comes about as a result of irritating nervous tissue, is just as unaccountable as the appearance of the Djinn, when Aladdin rubbed his lamp.” In the years since Huxley, neuroscience has learned much about brain activity and has catalogued many ways in which brain activity and conscious experiences are correlated. But these correlations remain as mysterious today as they were to Huxley. Most neuroscientists assume that brain activity causes conscious experiences, but they have not yet proposed a scientific theory—or even a remotely plausible idea—about how this might happen. I argue, using evolutionary game theory, that brain activity cannot cause our conscious experiences or our behaviors. The mystery of how brain activity causes conscious experiences has not yet been solved, and never will be solved, because brain activity does not and cannot cause conscious experiences. If we want to have a scientific understanding of consciousness, and of the many well-documented correlations between brain activity and conscious experiences, then we cannot start with brain activity or physical dynamics of any kind. We must start with a brand new, but rigorous, foundation. I propose a new foundation which model…

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  9. Maciej Ceglowski - Superintelligence: The Idea That Eats Smart People (Keynote)

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  10. John Roderick, The Long Winters/Roderick on the Line - XOXO Festival (2016)

    A frequent guest at XOXO, John Roderick is the frontman and songwriter of The Long Winters, the receiving end of Merlin Mann’s weekly phone calls for Roderick on the Line, and one of our favorite storytellers of all time.

    Follow John on Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnroderick Roderick on the Line: http://www.merlinmann.com/roderick The Long Winters: http://thelongwinters.com/ And his official site: http://www.johnroderick.com/

    Recorded in September 2016 at XOXO, an experimental festival celebrating independently produced art and technology in Portland, Oregon. For more, visit http://xoxofest.com.

    Introductory music: "Flaws Run Deep" by Jim Guthrie. Video production by brytCAST. Video thumbnail by Searle Video. Captions by White Coat Captioning.

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