CWIL Readings

Picture Credit: Akshay Sriram, PGDM, 2021.



May 31, 2021

Article Published In : Aeon

How Psychological scientists found the empirical path to wisdom

Wisdom, with its mystical qualities, sits on a pedestal, inspiring awe and trepidation, a bit of hushed reverence thrown in. It’s easy to distil wisdom’s archetypes in history (druids, Sufi sages) or popular culture (Star Wars’ Yoda, or Harry Potter’s Dumbledore), but harder to apply to the person on the street. Most people would agree that wisdom is desirable, yet what exactly is it?

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May 31, 2021

Article Published In : Harvard Business Review

How To Stop Thinking About Work at 3 AM

If your stress about work is keeping you up at night: 1. Make a to-do list to organize what's ahead. 2. Keep a journal. Process your anxiety instead of keeping it inside. 3. Exercise self-compassion. 4. Work out. 5. Meditate.

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May 31, 2021

Article Published In : You Tube

Jean-Joseph Boillot : l’économie peut-elle être sage ?

L'économie peut elle être sage ? comment les utopies en Inde en Chine ou en Afrique peuvent elles nous inspirer ? Les réponses de Jean-Joseph Boillot, économiste de terrain en recherche de sagesse. Passionnante interview sur France Culture à l'occasion de la sortie de son livre "Utopies made in Monde"

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May 31, 2021

Article Published In : Brain Pickings

Kierkegaard on Our Greatest Source of Unhappiness

We spend our lives fleeing from the present moment, constantly occupying ourselves with over planning the future or recoiling with anxiety over its impermanence, thus invariably robbing ourselves of the vibrancy of aliveness - A Fragment of Life, Soren Kierkegaard

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May 31, 2021

Article Published In : You Tube

Netflix treats its employees like adults, that's what gets speed and innovation going

What’s behind the Netflix journey from DVD rental Service Company two decades ago to now being one of the world’s best-known and most successful entertainment corporations? According to Professor Erin Meyer’s book No Rules Rules – co-authored with Netflix CEO Reed Hastings – it has a lot to do with its unique company culture. Get an idea of how that culture functions in this interview with Professor Meyer for France24.

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May 31, 2021

Article Published In : Psychology Today

New Research Focuses on the Harmfulness of Mindfulness

Acknowledging that mindfulness-meditation isn't always helpful—and may actually be harmful in some cases—disrupts the status quo. Over the past few decades, the popularity of mindfulness-based practices (MBPs) has skyrocketed. In some circles, saying anything negative about mindfulness or meditation is blasphemous. That said, understanding when, why, and how mindfulness or meditation can be harmful goes hand-in-hand with identifying when it's helpful." Do not miss the previous article from the same researcher, titled "Is Mindfulness Being Mindlessly Overhyped? Experts Say "Yes"

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May 31, 2021

Article Published In : You Tube

Reimagining Education: How Can Higher Education Cultivate Practical Wisdom? With Barry Schwartz

How can higher education foster practical wisdom? Dr. Barry Schwartz, explains in a talk with Virtues & Vocations

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May 31, 2021

Article Published In : Greater Good Magazine

Six Ways to Incorporate Awe Into Your Daily Life

In his new book, Awestruck, psychologist Jonah Paquette explains the process underlying the experience of awe and uncovers both its complexity and its value to our well-being.

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May 31, 2021

Article Published In : Psyche

Spirituality is a brain state we can all reach, religious or not

Traditionally, this spiritual state has been described as divine, achievable through contemplative and embodied practices, such as prayer, meditation and rhythmic rituals. Indeed, this higher state of consciousness and connection has been reported in many spiritual traditions, ranging from Buddhism to Sufism and Judaism to Christianity. However, recent neuroscientific research shows that the same state can be achieved by secular practices too.

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May 31, 2021

Article Published In : YouTube

The Power of Quiet Leadership

Leaders don’t need to be loud and confident to be effective. The Open University’s Dr Jacqueline Baxter makes the case for a quieter approach to leadership.

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