NLP, Mythology, Spirituality, Leadership, and other Change Technologies

Martial Musings with Mahipal Lunia: Defining oneself and one’s practice AKA This is not your friendly neighborhood McDojo

Martial Musings: Defining oneself and one’s practice AKA This is not your friendly neighborhood McDojo I had a strange conversation this week. A millionaire father contacted me to “do my aikido and fix his 3 children” who were aged between 18 and 23. He also expected prompt responses in writing about when he wanted me […]

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Book Review: The Leaders Way with The Dalai Lama

The Monk and the Management Consultant – looking for a synthesis between capitalism and Buddhism Today’s reading was this little book that comes from a decade of collaboration between two unlikely worlds. The jist of the book is Right Decision Making by taking a truly “long view” in a deeply “interdependent world.” Right decisions come […]

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5 STAR MUST READ : Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth – Bucky Fuller

Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth – Bucky Fuller As I have returned to serious reading again, am devouring the works of Bucky again, and understanding it in a whole new light. Bucky is a genius in the league of Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo. He was an architect, engineer, geometrician, cartograher, philosopher, futurist, inventor, inspirer.. […]

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5 Star Book Review: Paradox of Choice

THE PARADOX OF CHOICE by Barry Schwartz Four and Half Stars- Must Read for anyone interested in “decision making” A fantastic book on why more is less (or less is more). It is a fantastic essay on how the culture of abundance robs us of satisfaction in life, and more importantly bring in depression. It […]

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5 Star Book Review: Hagakure – Code of the Samurai

If you have seen the movie Ghost Dog you have been introduced to the Hagakure. If you have studied the Bushido in any form, then no doubt you have come across this work. Profound and misunderstood at the same time. A lifetime treat to unravel slowly and delibrately. READ THIS BOOK if the old ways […]

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5 Star Book Review: THE LESSONS OF HISTORY by Will & Ariel Durant

The Lessons of History by Will and Ariel Durant This is the celebrated collection of essays compiling over 5000 years of history. The two coauthors of the 9000 page, 50 year quest culminating in a 11 volume work called “story of civilizations.” When they were asked on lessons from History, they offered up a survey […]

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The Story Factor By Annete Simmons BOOK REVIEW – 3 Stars, Good Premier

The Story Factor By Annete Simmons Finished a refresher on this book as I prepare to go through Slideology again. If you are new to Story Telling, this is a GOOD PREMIER. The key take away from the book is thinking of the 6 key stories every story teller needs to be able to tell/structure. […]

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Meditations on Nature – Rilke on reconciling

Read these beautiful words this morning and it made sit back to contemplate If you trust in Nature, in what is simple in Nature, in the small things that hardly anyone sees and that can so suddenly become huge, immeasurable; if you have this love for what is humble and try very simply, as someone […]

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KONTIKI – Book Review and Recommendation: 5 STARS

Just finished with Kontiki -What an astonishing adventure, 5000 miles from Peru to Polynesia on a wooden raft. Thor Heyerdahl is a biologist who believed that Polynesia was settled by South Americans 1500 years ago. He followed his theory into practice when every scientific establishment and publication shut him out. He and a band of […]

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KONTIKI – Book Review and Recommendation: 5 STARS

<iframe style=”width:120px;height:240px;” marginwidth=”0″ marginheight=”0″ scrolling=”no” frameborder=”0″ src=”//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=mouvieaik-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=0671726528&asins=0671726528&linkId=U6CBQCGQNWUT7LQO&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true”> </iframe> Just finished with Kontiki -What an astonishing adventure, 5000 miles from Peru to Polynesia on a wooden raft. Thor Heyerdahl is a biologist who believed that Polynesia was settled by South Americans 1500 years ago. He followed his theory into practice when every scientific establishment and publication […]

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