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Mindfulness And The 21st Century Economy, Part 4 of 5: Is Pure Growth The Right Economic Objective?

Any forward-looking economic strategy must be clearly framed within our current environmental context; indeed, it should take the reality of our environmental situation as a primary consideration. The issue is urgent: even if we achieve a moderate reduction in carbon...
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Mindfulness And The 21st Century Economy, Part 3 of 5: The Need For Adaptability And Empathy In The Face Of New Technologies

The attentional, cognitive and social capabilities that mindfulness training can help individuals cultivate could be especially valuable in the context of the coming decades of disruption. Klaus Schwab, Head of the World Economic Forum, refers to the impending wave of...
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Mindfulness And The 21st Century Economy, Part 2 of 5: How Could Mindfulness Boost Human Capital, Productivity And Adaptability?

The rate of productivity growth in the economy relies on innovation and, in particular, on human capital – the skills and motivation of individuals in the workforce. The world’s total stock of human capital is estimated to be more than twice that of physical capital and the...
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Mindfulness And The 21st Century Economy, Part 1of 5: Building An Economy Around Our Human Capacities

At a lecture at the London School of Economics in 2017, Jeffrey Sachs called for the economics discipline to provide better answers to urgent challenges relating to human flourishing and environmental sustainability. Yet in order to do so, he argued, it will be necessary to...
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3 Tips to Find Guaranteed Focus

When was the last time you were so focused that time stood still? Athletes call this mental state being in “The Zone”; psychologists call it “flow” or peak experience, and they have linked it to leading a life of happiness and purpose. Lao Tzu, the ancient Chinese...
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How Mindfulness Feeds Wellbeing and Resilience

Organizations are increasingly concerned with the resilience and wellbeing of employees, in part because of a growing awareness of the costs of absenteeism, presenteeism and staff turnover associated with stress and mental health problems. Around the world, since 2009 the...
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Debunking 9 Common Myths About Mindfulness

When introducing mindfulness to your team, you may need to tackle some of the myths around what might be seen as a seemingly ‘left-field’ approach to personal and organizational development. To help in that effort, this article tackles 9 common myths about mindfulness. Myth...
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Controlling the 4 Sources of a Racing Mind

Do you ever find it difficult to slow down your mind? For some of us, a racing mind is a serious problem. When we’re agitated, we have no control over our mind, and it becomes extremely difficult to meditate. An agitated mind leads to stress and a whole host of health...
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Time For New Thinking About Mindfulness And Social Change

"Why paint inner development as a barrier to better systems? Amid crisis and complexity we need both." Jamie Bristow I was working for the climate change campaign 10:10 around the time that NGOs in the environmental field were abandoning the “information deficit hypothesis”...
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