Newsletter 71 : 25 june 2012
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Welcome to our newsletter. As ever, we like to offer a change from other newsletters which can demand an awful lot of reading.
Action for Happiness is a movement for positive social change, bringing together people from all walks of life who want to play a part in creating a happier society for everyone. Well worth investigating their website.
Henry Stewart, Founder and CEO of Happy Ltd, a training company, talks about building happier workplaces. This talk was part of the Action for Happiness launch event on 12 April 2011. Here’s an interesting question that he poses: “Did you do yesterday what you are best at?” (dur: 6:04)
—I ask you to believe nothing that you cannot verify for yourself.
—By teaching others you will learn yourself.
Georges Ivanovich Gurdjieff, a Greek-Armenian mystic and spiritual teacher encapsulates some of the principles of emotional intelligence at work.
In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated. She argues that introverted leaders produce better outcomes than extraverted ones and gives three genuinely powerful tips for success. (dur: 19:04)
See a tiny domino, 1mm x 5mm, knock over one weighing 100lbs. This is one hell of a metaphor! (dur: 2:34)
Leonard Bernstein conducts the overture to his operetta Candide. Don’t you just love his innocent delight in his own music! (dur: 4:42)
—Circus dogs jump when the trainer cracks his whip, but the really well-trained dog is the one that turns his somersault when there is no whip.
—To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.
George Orwell (real name Eric Arthur Blair), British novelist and writer, b 25 June 1903
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If you have been, thank you for reading.
Compiled by Jeremy Marchant . added 29 january 2015 . image: screen grab from Bernstein video