11. Mar, 2022

About paradoxes ...

Picture found related to the Paradox in English Grammar article

Definition of paradox: A statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet is perhaps true.

As The Five Paradoxes of a Meaningful Life webinar replay (see bottom of page) is only available until midnight EST on Tuesday March 15th, you should be quick when you are interested in the content of Michael Bungay Stanier (MBS). Great content in 65 minutes. Some highlights from yesterday that MBS explained with a rubber band between the fingers of both hands that you can pull in one or the other direction. The 5 paradoxes and opposite positions are:

  1. Nourishment - Give & Take
  2. Emotion - Pain & Pleasure
  3. Adventure - Explore & Exploit
  4. Reach - Intimate & Public
  5. Community - Alone & Together

Two more videos I have seen from MBS today:

  • How Mary Shelley Taught Me to Start Again | MBS | Personal Development
  • TPC The Four Steps to Ask for Help

Two Simon Sinek quotes and some more links for the weekend:

  • "Imagine what our world would be like if we stop giving bonuses only for output, and start also giving bonuses for quality." -- Simon Sinek
  • "It's not that we don't know ourselves, it's that we don't always have opportunities to be ourselves. Strong friendships provide those opportunities." -- Simon Sinek
  • The 6 Ds of Tech Disruption: A Guide to the Digital Economy -- see also -- The 6D’s of Progress
  • Singularity University
  • Ten Things I Learned from Three Years of Experiments
  • Never push a loyal person to the point where they no longer care 🤔