Wisdom 2 Conference: Managing the Stream: Living Consciously and Effectively in a Connected World

Here's the first of my blog posts from the wisdom 2.0 conference. Largely my notes, in brief. Favourite thoughts, words and comments that struck a chord with me. Enjoy, leave a comment as you wish.

"Constantly connected" world
- Soren Gordhamer

How may I be effective each day on a macro sense. Retraining your mind to lose the 'lottery' style excitement you get from receiving new emails... retrain to what do I wish to achieve today, on a macro sense.  Not always replying to emails; learning to be selfish - not replying to emails / doing stuff for others.
- Chris Sacca

The creators of Twitter and social networking sites create flow for us.
- Roshi Joan Halifax

Instead of organising meetings to meet with potential people I invest in, I can connect with them through social media and the web to gain info / background of them and then when we meet, we come together with a mutual interest / mutual investment rather than a meeting to meet.
- Chris


Tweets = flow through; email = static
- Chris

Two ends to one stick. Nothing replaces warm hand to warm hand; face to face contact.
- Roshi Joan Halifax

** I frequently use Google mid-conversation (to answer question / query) which adds to / enhances the conversation.
- Chris

Concern for the 'shut ins' - young people in Japan who are largely working on their computers in their home without social interaction. Possibly we have the same number here [in the USA] without us having identified yet.
- Roshi Joan Halifax


Session background:
1:30 - 3:00 - Managing the Stream: Living Consciously and Effectively in a Connected World

Panelists:
Bradley Horowitz (Vice President of Products, Google)
Chris Sacca (Strategic Advisor, Twitter; former Google Head of Special Initiatives)
Roshi Joan Halifax (Upaya Zen Center)
Greg Pass (Vice President of Engineering, Twitter)

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