What You Might Have Missed Last Week
Here are my three favorite Articles, Videos, Books, And Quotes of Week 30/2022
It was the last week of July, and the world is moving at a rapid pace forward. Covid seems to end; at least the measures in European countries are taken back.
In the meantime, the global economy drifts into a recession; some call it a transition.
We live in a world with complex problems, and scientists are much needed.
90% of All the Scientists that ever lived are alive today
Science and technology have drastically transformed our lives. This revolution has taken place almost entirely in the past 200 years — one tenth of one percent of our species’ 200,000 year history. Never before have we had so many people whose sole purpose of work is to better understand how the world works. This has far-reaching implications, both good and bad, for the future of humanity. It’s difficult to wrap our minds around the blistering pace of innovation that is about to come.
Good for us that the majority of scientists ever lived are active today. I couldn’t believe this headline, but it made sense after reading through the articles.
Getting into a university and acquiring a Ph.D. was never so easy, which officially completes the scientists’ education.
More details in the article:
Peter Thiel on the Dangers of Progress
Peter Andreas Thiel (/tiːl/; born 11 October 1967) is a German-American billionaire entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and political activist. A co-founder of PayPal, Palantir Technologies, and Founders Fund, he was the first outside investor in Facebook. As of May 2022, Thiel had an estimated net worth of $7.19 billion and was ranked 297th on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. — Wikipedia
In this article, Mary Harrington describes how Peter Thiel questions the direction of progress in the previous decade.
Tech didn’t progress society but acted more as a distraction. He brings up the example of the iPhone, which is a distraction, not progress.
An interesting, controversial article that takes some time to read and digest.
10 Fascinating Visuals About Work Life, Life & Psychology
Since Peter Thiel brought up the inward focus of our society in the previous article, I have selected a post from Linas Beliunas as the third article for the review of week 30/2022.
My interest in Asian forms of mediation, martial arts, and lifestyle habits began in my childhood days. Since then, I have spent a few decades training with martial artists in Japan and becoming a member of the Chinese Shaolin Temple along the way.
Both schools promote Zen or Ch’an Buddhism, which strives to find the simple concepts in a complex world through sitting and moving meditation. It is working on seeing and accepting the world as it is and not dwelling on the own perception that often is rooted in fear and other distracting emotions. The Shaolin Monks took the idea further and added Qi Gong and Tai’Chi to their meditation repertoire.
The visuals of Pejman Milani on Twitter and his Linkedin Profile reminded me of the effort of disciples of Zen Buddhism to unravel the core concept behind a complex appearance.
Once I saw the pictures, it was pretty clear why some activities make sense.
August 03, 05:00 pm CET - Donna LaVoie - How to Tell Your Story in 15 Slides
August 09, 05:30 pm CET - Samantha Strasser - Pepper Bio, MIT, and the Eco-System in Boston
August 15, 05:30 pm CET - John Cuomo - Leadership Refined by Fire
August 17, 03:00 pm CET - Emily Mitchell - What You Need to Know About Decentralized Clinical Trials
August 19, 10:00 am CET - Tobias Silberzahn, McKinsey - tbd
August 22, 10:00 am CET - Tuvik Beker - How to Start a Life Science Company in Israel and Raise Capital in Silicon Valley
To be rescheduled - E Jane Caraway - Life Sciences in Georgia, USA - to be rescheduled.
2 Podcasts from this week:
1 Youtube Takeaway from this week
Books I am reading this week
A book that could change your life: When Dan Millman was a young man, he expected that hard work would eventually bring a life of comfort, wisdom, and happiness. Yet, despite his many successes, he was haunted by the feeling that something was missing. Awakened by dark dreams one night, Dan found himself at a gas station with an old man named Socrates, and his world was changed forever. Guided by this eccentric old warrior, and inspired by a young woman named Joy, Dan began a spiritual odyssey into realms of light and shadow, romance and mystery, toward a final confrontation that would deliver or destroy him.
Inspirational and spiritual saga: This autobiographical novel is one of the most beloved spiritual sagas of our time. For decades, friends and families around the world have shared the book that teaches the way of the peaceful warrior. Life as a peaceful warrior is a life of meditation, mindfulness, compassion, and acceptance.
Help in these tumultuous times: In this 20th anniversary edition, the author offers an updated afterword for a new generation of readers looking for grounding in tumultuous times. Way of the Peaceful Warrior is the iconic first book from Dan Millman. His other guides to peaceful warrior life include The Life You Were Born to Live and The Hidden School.
From the Author
This, my first book, has a special place in my heart -- and in the hearts of my readers. It emerged from an intensive search lasting more than a decade. It blends autobiographical fact with flights of imagination to convey vivid reminders to my readers about life's promise and potential. Pablo Picasso once said that art is a lie that helps us to see the truth. I invite curious readers to visit the Q&A section at peacefulwarrior.com.
Way of the Peaceful Warrior serves as an introduction to the way, detailed in the numerous books that have followed over the years. Each of these books -- including titles like No Ordinary Moments, The Laws of Spirit, and The Four Purposes of Life -- presents another facet of the peaceful warrior's way -- an approach to living that I teach worldwide.
After my first book was finished, I didn't write another one for ten years -- until the intervention and influence of other mentors and life experiences provoked new writings that followed over the years.
From the Back Cover
Way of the Peaceful Warrior has become one of the most beloved spiritual sagas of our time. Shared among friends and families, it is translated into more than twenty languages and has inspired people of all ages. It speaks to the peaceful warrior in each of us. Countless readers have been moved to laughter and tears -- and even to moments of illumination -- as they rediscover life's larger meaning and purpose.
About the Author
Dan Millman, a former world champion athlete, martial arts instructor, and college professor, is author of Way of the Peaceful Warrior (adapted to film in 2006) and numerous other books read by millions of people in 29 languages. Dan teaches worldwide and has influenced people from all walks of life, including leaders in the fields of health, psychology, education, business, politics, sports, entertainment and the arts. For more info: peacefulwarrior.com
Best Quote From This Week
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