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By: David Allen | September 29, 2018

4 Steps for Optimizing Situational Awareness and Visual Intelligence | Amy Herman
4 Steps for Optimizing Situational Awareness and Visual Intelligence | Amy Herman

4 Steps for Optimizing Situational Awareness and Visual Intelligence | Amy Herman — Amy Herman teaches visual intelligence to doctors, intelligence analysts and the NYPD. Here she runs through how to make decisions you can defend under questioning: ones that are perceptive and informed. Herman's book is "Visual Intelligence: Sharpen Your Perception, Change Your Life"

Visual intelligence is the concept that we see more than we can process and it's the idea of thinking about what we see, taking in the information and what do we really need to live our lives more purposefully and do our jobs more effectively.

I work across the professional spectrum. So I work with police officers and intelligence analysts and doctors and nurses an...

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By: David Allen | September 29, 2018

Mindfulness | Lawrence Levy
Mindfulness | Lawrence Levy

Limitations Are a Story We Tell Ourselves — Go Beyond Them with Mindfulness | Lawrence Levy — Lawrence Levy's book is "To Pixar and Beyond: My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History" 

The paradigm that's driving people the most, which is the performance paradigm to succeed, no one seems to be as interested in the secular scientific proof that that's good for you. So we're on this rush to sort of succeed and work 24/7 and make all this money and it's all on faith. Not only is there no proof that it's good for us, there's actually more scientific evidence that suggests that it isn't, but when it comes to meditation then we want the proof. So that to me is an interesting dynamic.

The middle away is a...

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By: David Allen | September 29, 2018

Losing Yourself Goes Against Culture – But It Is What Really Brings Joy | Diane Paulus
Losing Yourself Goes Against Culture – But It Is What Really Brings Joy | Diane Paulus

Losing Yourself Goes Against Culture – But It Is What Really Brings Joy | Diane Paulus — The happiest moments of our lives are when we lose ourselves – in art, in exercise, in love. According to Harvard's Diane Paulus, being able to 'play' and engage in something outside of ourselves is a valuable respite from our egos.

I think play is important because you lose your ego. And we live ruled by our egos and our super egos and rules and I should I shouldn't, I should I shouldn't all day long. And when you play that goes away because you have a focus that is not on yourself. And I think in life we crave those moments when we lose our self. For a country that is as obsessed with his selfhood and celebrity and personhood and identity, I think...

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By: David Allen | September 29, 2018

From Science Fiction to Physics: Does Time Actually Exist? | James Gleick
From Science Fiction to Physics: Does Time Actually Exist? | James Gleick

From Science Fiction to Physics: Does Time Actually Exist? | James Gleick — Physicists' ideas about the nature and existence of time may seem incongruent with our experience of it, but author James Gleick makes a case for why we need to keep an open mind. Gleick is the author of "Time Travel: A History"

There is a sort of funny things that you hear people say that time doesn't actually exist. And it's something that physicists argue about, I mean physicists actually have symposia on the subject of is there such a thing as time, and it's also something that has a tradition in philosophy going a back about a century. But I think it's fair to say that in one since it's a ridiculous idea. How can you say time doesn't exist when we...

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By: David Allen | September 29, 2018

How Platforms Like Airbnb and Uber are Inspiring Traditional Business Models. 
How Platforms Like Airbnb and Uber are Inspiring Traditional Business Models. 

How Platforms Like Airbnb and Uber are Inspiring Traditional Business Models. — Kimo Kippen is the Chief Learning Officer for Hilton Worldwide. What's his view on Airbnb? He sums it up in one word: excited.

How does Airbnb or platforms like that, because now they're not just Airbnb, it's a very expanding and very competitive space, how does that play out in terms of the industry? I think it is not a zero sum game and that we, in this case in the hotel business, really have to just appreciate that, again, consumer/customers, our customers are going to want to access their, in this case their hotel solutions or their hospitality solutions in the way that they want to receive them. So we, again, want to make sure that from our brand value prop...

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By: David Allen | September 22, 2018

Choose Your Words Carefully – Especially as a Leader | Anthony Scaramucci
Choose Your Words Carefully – Especially as a Leader | Anthony Scaramucci

Choose Your Words Carefully – Especially as a Leader | Anthony Scaramucci — Anthony Scaramucci is no angel, but he does choose his words carefully. If you don't evolve along with language, it can be catastrophic for businesses and team dynamics. Scaramucci's latest book is "Hopping Over the Rabbit Hole: How Entrpreneurs Turn Failure Into Success" 

I find that words really do matter. Particularly in our society today where we're getting a lot of our information electronically transferred I think words do matter. And I also think that for whatever reason, due to political correctness there's a heightened sensitivity to words. You say something oh you're a racist. You reference that person or if you reference that person imp...

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By: David Allen | September 22, 2018

Your Gut Processes Emotion and Regulates Health While You Sleep | Dr. Emeran Mayer
Your Gut Processes Emotion and Regulates Health While You Sleep | Dr. Emeran Mayer

Your Gut Processes Emotion and Regulates Health While You Sleep | Dr. Emeran Mayer — Dr Emeran Mayer is a world-renowned gastroenterologist and neuroscientist with 35 years of experience in the study of clinical and neurobiological aspects of how the digestive system and the nervous system interact in health and disease. His current research focus is on the role of the gut microbiota brain interactions in emotion regulation, chronic visceral pain, and in obesity. His research has been continuously supported by the National Institutes of Health.

Dr Mayer is a professor in the Departments of Medicine, Physiology and Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, executive director of the G Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology...

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By: David Allen | September 22, 2018

You Don’t Need to be a Visionary – It’s Fine to be a Follower | Simon Sinek
You Don’t Need to be a Visionary – It’s Fine to be a Follower | Simon Sinek

You Don’t Need to be a Visionary – It’s Fine to be a Follower | Simon Sinek — Visionaries know why they get out of bed each day. Do you? Ethnographer and leadership expert Simon Sinek explains how to find direction and fulfillment in your personal and professional life. Sinek's latest book is "Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action"

I don’t know when it happened in the history but we’ve become obsessed with the concept of having a vision, right. And there’s this overwhelming pressure on entrepreneurs or any of us for that matter that we all have to have a vision. People even ask us so what’s your vision? You know what’s your vision in your job? What kind of vision do you want to build or follow? And ...

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By: David Allen | September 22, 2018

How Your Gut Influences Your Mental Health: It’s Practically a Second Brain | Dr. Emeran Mayer
How Your Gut Influences Your Mental Health: It’s Practically a Second Brain | Dr. Emeran Mayer

How Your Gut Influences Your Mental Health: It’s Practically a Second Brain | Dr. Emeran Mayer — Neuroscientists now think of the gut as a "second brain"; it independently controls your digestive processes and is in constant conversation with your main brain. What do they talk about? Depression, theorizes Dr Emeran Mayer. Mayer's latest book is "The Mind-Gut Connection: How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Health"

The Mind-Gut Connection is something that people have intuitively known for a long time but science has only I would say in the last few years gotten a grasp and acceptance of this concept. It essentially means that your brain has intimate connections ...

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By: David Allen | September 22, 2018

3 Tips for Maximizing Productivity | Kathryn Minshew
3 Tips for Maximizing Productivity | Kathryn Minshew

3 Tips for Maximizing Productivity | Kathryn Minshew — We all want to get more done with the limited amount of time we have. Here are Kathryn Minshew’s 3 easy ways to become more productive, have greater focus, and learn more about yourself in the process. Minshew is the co-founder and CEO of The Muse.

A couple tips I have for being the most productive version of yourself, since we all wish we could get more done, one is to really figure out when you do your best work. I think there's a classic expectation that we all start work at 9:00 and work at 5:00. That's the kind of way that it's always been done, but for many people that's not actually the case. I know people who are could incredibly productive in the morning and then have a slu...

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