Buddhist Meditation: A Management Skill?

Buddhist Meditation

I’m a firm believer in the use of meditation to help deal with the chaos of life around us, this includes the stress and ambiguity and pressure of work. The intent is to help you deal with the things that influence you in a way that prevent you from being more successful.

From NPR this week-

A handful of executive MBA programs around the country — from Harvard to Michigan’s Ross School of Business — are teaching students Buddhist meditation techniques. It’s not necessarily about teaching spirituality, but focus. There’s no way to quantify whether learning how to be centered during a stressful business meeting is balancing the bottom lines at companies. But students say slowing down does help them be more effective.

Buddhism

Red Town Lost–A Horror Novel by John Shupeck

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Here’s a relatively new novel by John Shupeck: Red Town Lost. If you like Clive Barker, then this right up your alley.

It’s available in paperback and on the Kindle, check out Red Town Lost on Amazon.

Book Description:

WHEN FRANKIE RED COMES TO TOWN…PEOPLE ARE GOING TO DIE!

It’s fall of 2012, and Dan Suppers is lost. Abandoning his broken down vehicle, he’s been walking through seemingly endless woods for hours looking for something — anything — that resembles civilization. What he finds is a smoking pit of Hell — a large building filled with what Dan soon realizes are the remnants of hundreds of human corpses.

And Dan thought he was having a bad day!

Red Town Lost chronicles the efforts of a terrified man to discover the secret of what happened the night the building burned, and in the process unraveling four harrowing tales revolving around four unforgettable individuals and their own unique trials and tribulations that are somehow connected to the burned out building. Unfortunately, the man will discover very quickly that the stories are not just connected with his morbid discovery, but in fact may hold horrifying implications for the man and his very soul!

WHO IS FRANKIE RED AND WHAT DOES HE HAVE IN STORE FOR DAN?

Entertainment

Sexting, Back In The Day…

Twitter

Stumbled on this funny quote from the twitter account @GodlessAtheist , it brought back fond memories of making words with the old calculators.

Sexting back in the day

Quote: When I was a teenager sexting was typing 58008 in a calculator and turning it upside down.

Stumble of the Day

ZOMBIES, RUN! A Running Game & Audio Adventure

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This is a game funded through Kickstarter and it’s got me interested in exercising again!

Zombies, Run! is an ultra-immersive running game for the iPhone, iPod Touch, Android and Windows Phone. It delivers the story straight to your headphones through orders and voice recordings – and back home, you can build and grow your base with the items you’ve collected.

Zombies, Run! works anywhere and at any speed. You can jog in a park, run along a beach, or walk along a trail, even on treadmills. You automatically collect items like medicine, batteries, and ammo while running – but when you’re back home, who needs them more: the soldiers or the doctors? Which buildings need extra defenses? It’s up to you – and the bigger your base, the more missions you can play.

Games

Soft Autonomous Robot Inches Along Like Earthworm

 

 

From the MIT site:

Earthworms creep along the ground by alternately squeezing and stretching muscles along the length of their bodies, inching forward with each wave of contractions. Snails and sea cucumbers also use this mechanism, called peristalsis, to get around, and our own gastrointestinal tracts operate by a similar action, squeezing muscles along the esophagus to push food to the stomach.
Now researchers at MIT, Harvard University and Seoul National University have engineered a soft autonomous robot that moves via peristalsis, crawling across surfaces by contracting segments of its body, much like an earthworm. The robot, made almost entirely of soft materials, is remarkably resilient: Even when stepped upon or bludgeoned with a hammer, the robot is able to inch away, unscathed.

Science