Sunday, September 19, 2010

#147 Swimming with Dolphins - Mirror Neurons & Social Capital -conversations with Paul Kordis, part 10

We are continuing our Swimming with Dolphins series of conversations with Dr. Paul Kordis. Check back to the complete series.

Paul has been researching writing, and speaking to groups for over 20 years about the processes of profound change. He is a globally traveled speaker and seminar leader on futuristic, human development, change and other topics. He received his Ph.D. degree (with honors) in human capital and economic development from Colorado State University in May, 2008.

His 1,500-page dissertation is entitled “The Superhighway to Serfdom: How False-Social-Norms Marketing is Hijacking the American Dream.” He is a co-author (with Dudley Lynch) of the books The Strategy of the Dolphin: Scoring a Win in a Chaotic World, which has become a best seller, and Code of the Monarch: A Guide to the Real Global Business Revolution. He is also the author (with his wife, Susan) of the book Name Your Passion: A User’s Guide to Finding Your Personal Purpose.

Today’s conversation touches upon the following topics:

  • Social Capital
    • Economic ladder
    • Social capital – doing business is a social process
    • Context and environment is important
  • Mirror Neurons
    • Empathy – mixing rich and poor makes rich want to help, if only not to feel the poor’s pain
  • Rapport, Brain and Autism
    • Rapport – maching & mirroring – it’s a tool, the difference in application
    • Autism – a disfunction of mirror neurons
    • Monkey moving the cursor
  • Disconnect of empathy in our society
    • Manipulation is not always bad

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