The successful firms didn’t just hire talent, but incorporated it within their leadership. The center-of-gravity companies relied on a shared leadership model, where decisions were made by two or more top executives. While traditionally Japanese companies of the period were led by members of rich merchant families, the more successful companies broke with convention and promoted university-educated engineers and manager into their top ranks based on talent, not family.
Thomas W. Malone
In the brain, naming an emotion can help calm it… Name it to Tame It.
Can you see the connection between emptiness, compassion or bliss? A mandala tries to make you conscious about it.
… there’s an emerging science that suggests the way we think about overeating is all wrong. People gorge not necessarily because food is delicious, the theory goes, but because food is flavorless.
Controlling the breath is called pranayama (control of breath or vital energies), whereas just observing the breath is called anapanasati (mindfulness of breathing).
Basically these are two different practices with different outcomes and philosophies behind them. It’s not that one is objectively better than the other, it’s more like do you need a screwdriver or a hammer for the job?