Monthly Archives: October 2011

Audio interview: ultimate frisbee in Pyongyang, North Korea

on October 31, 2011 in Audio, Blog, Fitness, Freedom, Humor, NorthKorea

On Sunday, September 4, 2011, I played in the first ever ultimate Frisbee games and tournament in North Korea in Pyongyang. North Korea is as much a frontier to Americans as any place on Earth today. I believe like ping-pong diplomacy opened China before Nixon did, so will ultimate play a greater role in normalizing relations with North Korea than any traditional diplomacy. This interview talks about the emotions involved[…] Keep reading →

Reminder: My next leadership seminar: This weekend at the New School

on October 31, 2011 in Awareness, Blog, Education, Leadership

  This weekend! LEADERSHIP THROUGH SELF-AWARENESS AND EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE In a two-day seminar, learn how to develop your personal leadership skills, self-awareness, and emotional intelligence by utilizing the latest advances in cognitive behavioral science, evolutionary psychology, and positive psychology. The course is open to all area leaders, b-school students, alumni, and colleagues. Below are the dates of the courses and a link that you can follow to sign up. If[…] Keep reading →

Beliefs affect your perception, illustrated with wine

on October 31, 2011 in Awareness, Blog, Perception

An article that came out the other day illustrated how beliefs affect your perception. The result is so relevant to the Model, I couldn’t help but break from the series on the Method. Apparently people in training to taste wine can’t tell a white wine dyed red tastes the same as an identical except un-dyed white wine. In fact, they taste different flavors in the wine. The study may cover[…] Keep reading →

North Korean propaganda and our advertising, part 4

on October 30, 2011 in Freedom, NorthKorea

Some more comments on the lack of advertising in North Korea… The country has almost no advertising. You can drive for hours without seeing any billboards. What do you see instead? Green hills, mountains, streams, lakes, people working and walking from place to place. I found the countryside beautiful, if I didn’t pay attention the dilapidated buildings and roads. The country, of course, has problems, as the sources in my[…] Keep reading →

North Korean propaganda and our advertising, part 3

on October 29, 2011 in Art, Awareness, Freedom, NorthKorea

Continuing from yesterday… If you’re American or in a developed country, you’re probably overweight, though your grandparents and all earlier ancestors probably didn’t even know anyone overweight. You probably watch television nearly as much as you work, though your grandparents and all earlier ancestors didn’t have televisions. You may have little to no physical activity in your life, though your grandparents and all earlier ancestors were physically active every day.[…] Keep reading →

On Responsibility and Occupy Wall Street

on October 29, 2011 in Blog, Freedom

Pausing from my series on the Method, I haven’t written much about Occupy Wall Street, despite it being the topic of much conversation in New York. On an online community, I couldn’t help respond to someone else’s post on responsibility. [another community member] wrote: …taking responsibility for ones self is the clear problem here..They are not taking responsibility for themselves and blaming.. I think they would be better off camping[…] Keep reading →

North Korean propaganda and our advertising, part 2

on October 28, 2011 in Art, Awareness, Freedom, NorthKorea

Continuing from yesterday… When I communicate the ideas from yesterday’s post to others, they tend to respond by pointing out the differences between their systems and ours, for example that we can choose what products we buy but they can’t choose their government, along with many other differences. Of course I know those differences. That’s why I began that post pointing out my theme that anyone can see differences, but[…] Keep reading →