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How Meditation Can Improve a Leader’s Performance

“A study at American University and published in a special issue of Cognitve Processing,  dedicated to meditation and consciousness in February, 2010, concluded that meditation, carried out effectively, produced a unique state of ‘restful alertness,’ as seen in the markedly higher alpha power in the frontal cortex and lower beta  Read more

Meditation, “Radical Transparency” and the New Capitalism

Ray Dalio, is an adherent of “radical transparency,” a management theory that calls for total honesty and accountability. He’s also a longtime practitioner of Transcendental Meditation and has built its precepts on self-actualization into Bridgewater’s office culture. (He’s even brought in David Lynch, the film director and unofficial TM spokesman,  Read more

The Surprising Success Secret This Hedge Fund Founder Swears By

“‘Meditation more than any other factor has been the secret to whatever success I’ve had,’ Ray Dalio, founder of the world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, told financial journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin at a David Lynch Foundation event on Tuesday evening.” Dalio said that Transcendental Meditation — a technique that  Read more

The Mindfulness Business

In his 1905 book, “The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism”, Max Weber credited the Protestant ethic with giving rise to capitalism. Now it sometimes seems as if it is the Buddhist ethic that is keeping capitalism going. The Protestants stressed rational calculation and self-restraint. The Buddhists stress the importance  Read more

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