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If you know of articles on intuition + scientific method please send them my way. I am deep in the conversation about AI & intuition. Working desparately to keep the business case for being human still valid. 

Argg. Yes, I am being dramatic but ice melts so slowly you don't see the particles change until "suddenly." Same too with human values. We change unperceptibly until we are different.

Still haven't read about the empathy API - and really worried about technology outpacing wisdom as our dear Isaac Asimov predicted years ago.

Meanwhile I hold on to this:
Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art ~ Will Durant

http://sharpbrains.com/blog/2012/05/07/why-agile-minds-deploy-both-rational-and-intuitive-problem-solving/
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Thank you, the posts you forwarded were just what I was looking for. Warmest regards, Jenn 
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Life:

Enjoy the Ride . . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTXt0gXHslI

We were born ready, ready to be free
Chasin' every thrill we could see
With our eyes steady, waking to the dream
Aching to be thrown in the ring

If nothing comes easy as long as we're breathing
We'll go all the way or go home
We were born ready, wherever it leads
What we have is all we need

'Cause if it's fast or slow
All I really know is I'm gonna enjoy the ride
And if it's hard or soft before we get off
I'm gonna enjoy the ride, enjoy the ride

'Cause if it's fast or slow
All I really know is I'm gonna enjoy the ride
Enjoy the ride

'Cause if it's fast or slow
All I really know is I'm gonna enjoy the ride
And if it's hard or soft before we get off
I'm gonna enjoy the ride, enjoy the ride

We were born hungry, hungry for the rush
Screamin' when they tell us to hush
Hit the ground runnin', leave 'em in the dust
Only run with those we can trust

If nothing comes to us
We're ready to face the unknown
We were born hungry, we'll never get enough
'Cause we're only here this once

'Cause if it's fast or slow
All I really know is I'm gonna enjoy the ride
And if it's hard or soft before we get off
I'm gonna enjoy the ride, enjoy the ride

Let's do it again
Let's make it tonight
Yeah let's go until the sky gets lighter

And if it's fast or slow
All I really know is I'm gonna enjoy the ride
Enjoy the ride

'Cause if it's fast or slow
All I really know is I'm gonna enjoy the ride
And if it's hard or soft before we get off
I'm gonna enjoy the ride, enjoy the ride

Let's do it again
Let's make it tonight
Yeah let's go until the sky gets lighter

'Cause if it's fast or slow
All I really know is I'm gonna enjoy the ride
Enjoy the ride
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This song gets me moving ;-)! 
Working on mindset!

Warmest regards,
Jenn
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I listen to Simon Sinek​ at least once per month.

There is a beautiful section on Martin Luther King: 
"There are leaders and there are those who lead"
http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action?language=en#a3r #MLK  
Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership — starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers ...
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What to Remember When Waking  (or launching a new year)
By David Whyte

In that first hardly noticed moment in which you wake,
coming back to this life from the other
more secret, moveable and frighteningly honest world
where everything began,
there is a small opening into the new day
which closes the moment you begin your plans.

What you can plan is too small for you to live.
What you can live wholeheartedly will make plans enough
for the vitality hidden in your sleep.

To be human is to become visible
while carrying what is hidden as a gift to others.
To remember the other world in this world
is to live in your true inheritance.

You are not a troubled guest on this earth,
you are not an accident amidst other accidents
you were invited from another and greater night
than the one from which you have just emerged.

Now, looking through the slanting light of the morning window
toward the mountain presence of everything that can be
what urgency calls you to your one love?
What shape waits in the seed of you
to grow and spread its branches
against a future sky?

Is it waiting in the fertile sea?
In the trees beyond the house?
In the life you can imagine for yourself?
In the open and lovely white page on the writing desk?

 ~ David Whyte ~

Discernment & courage are the two swords I want you to sharpen and carry with you into the new year. 

We need discernment as we live in a continual buffet of distraction, seduction, and complexity. How many of you can go to a lunch buffet and put on your plate only food selections and quantities that will truly nourish your vitality. I cannot. I put too much on my plate and often taste foods that are not a part of my regular diet. That is fine every once and awhile. It is dangerous if it is constant. The internet of things #iot https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140802045630-407402-every-object-a-trojan-horse-every-person-a-sensor causes us to live in perpetual buffet. Mall and shopping stores invade our living rooms, our relationships are challenged by wondering if there is a better partner a click away, we are unsatisfied with our jobs waiting for that miracle LinkedIn connection. Please tell me I am not alone in these types of choices are bombarding me minute by minute, day after day.

We need courage because all of these options can accidentally overload our circuits and we may feel defenseless against the current of the neuroscience marketing. Our inner voice needs more attention and strength. The choices your hear it ask of you may cause separation from the familiarity and an initial feeling of being alone.  That inner voice asks you to stop the madness, get more sleep, spend more time in solitude, practice simplicity, and be more full of gratitude. All choices that take deliberate effort. This is not a sexy voice, these choices do not create immediate gratification. In fact, it takes weeks sometimes to experience the benefit of wisdom over data.  We need more courage to hold onto our core in the midst of macro seduction http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jennifer-sertl/navigating-complexity-hol_b_6419490.html .

Often you will see my twitter stream with #recalibration. At least once a week I circulate links and highlight individuals supporting our practice in strengthening our core and sharpening our discernment. All these aspects I circulate are part of my practice and part of my discipline. Repetition and ritual with a few habits are powerful ways to renew and revitalize our inner compass. I invite you to join me this year in seeking long view vitality over short term gratification.

Pause.
Breathe.
Focus.
Choose.



Cheers to your resolve ~ Happy New Year!

Jennifer

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1) #Recalibration:  What Makes A Good Life with Robert Walding http://www.ted.com/talks/robert_waldinger_what_makes_a_good_life_lessons_from_the_longest_study_on_happiness

2) #Recalibration: Four Principles to Guide A Life http://blog.ericbestonline.com/2013/01/four-principles-to-guide-a-life.html with  @ericbestonline 

#Recalibration:  Marshall Jones clever “TouchScreen”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFX2LrNE3VI you can find more inspiration @jonesconnects 

4) #Recalibration: Align Personal Development with Business Strategy http://www.enlargeexcelevolve.com/2012/12/aligning-personal-development-with.html my point of view

#Recalibration: The Art of Letting Go http://blogs.hbr.org/2012/06/the-art-of-letting-go/ … with @TonySchwartz 


6) #Recalibration: Want to Build Resilience? Kill the Complexity http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/09/want_to_build_resilience_kill_the_complexity.html with @andrew_zolli

7) #Recalibration: 20 Cognitive Biases That Effect Your Decision Making  http://lifehacker.com/this-graphic-explains-20-cognitive-biases-that-affect-y-1730901381

8) #Recalibration:  The Stoic: 9 Principles to Help You Keep Calm in Chaos http://99u.com/24401 via @99u

9) #Recalibration:  Why do smart people underperform? Overloaded Circuits https://postdocs.mit.edu/sites/default/files/images/OverloadedCircuits.pdf yes, we know this but appreciate the research @MITSloan

10) #Recalibration: Map of Meaning http://www.rethinkingcomplexity.com/posts/01-20-12/map-meaning with @saybrooku 

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to buil...
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+Jennifer Sertl - beautiful curation to explore your theme of discernment & courage, both of which you are a living embodiment, xo
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You have all seen me post several times Sherry Turkle's work on internet & society - she wrote Alone Together and here is her TedTalk-Together But Alone https://www.ted.com/talks/sherry_turkle_alone_together

She has a new book out called Reclaiming Conversation 
http://www.nytimes.com/…/jonathan-franzen-reviews-sherry-tu…

I just saw Men, Women & Children and found it intense & accurate relative to the complexity of family life today.

What a trickly landscape we families are navigating now as the adults seem as lost as the adolescents.
Onward in courage . . .
Directed by Jason Reitman. With Kaitlyn Dever, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ansel Elgort, Jennifer Garner. A group of high school teenagers and their parents attempt to navigate the man...
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 Dearest friends & colleagues,

I thank you for being part of my learning community. I wish you all the best for a wonderful holiday.
Here are a few of my favorite links that I believe that will foster and enhancing meaningful dinner conversation. 
Insight by Russell Ackoff: Data -> Information -> Knowledge -> Understanding -> Wisdom ‪http://ln.is/www.youtube.com/wCOZs … 

From Ego-System to Eco-System Economies  http://www.ottoscharmer.com/sites/default/files/2010_DeepInnovation_Tianjin.pdf

Four Scenarios for the Collaborative Economy ‪http://ln.is/www.youtube.com/x37Y4 … ‪#a3r

 An Empathic Civilization ‪http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7AWnfFRc7g   


 Joan Holifax: Compassion & the True Meaning of Empathy https://www.ted.com/talks/joan_halifax?language=en


 The Brain Empathy Gap  ‪http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/03/22/magazine/the-brains-empathy-gap.html?referrer=  


 Seeing Like A Stoic ‪http://philosophyforchange.wordpress.com/2012/09/10/see-like-a-stoic-an-ancient-technique-for-modern-consumers/  


 Global Prosperity Index ‪http://www.prosperity.com/   ‪nst   


 The Porcelain Unicorn ‪http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRMcPJrWm-g  


 The Art of Simplicity
http://changethis.com/manifesto/99.02.Subtraction/pdf/99.02.Subtraction.pdf   
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An existential look at #diversity  in honor of #MLK  


1) ‪#diversity:I look to a day when people will be judged by the content of their character ‪http://www.historynet.com/martin-luther-king-jr … ‪#a3r ‪#MartinLutherKingDay



2) ‪#diversity:   Treasure Trove of Bill Moyers & Abraham Lincoln ‪http://billmoyers.com/tag/abraham-lincoln/ …  with ‪@BillMoyersHQ‪#a3r ‪#MartinLutherKingDay


3) ‪#diversity: Innovation Through Diversity & Inclusion (white paper) 
http://www.fitnyc.edu/images/content/cfmm_Innovation_Through_Diversity.pdf … via ‪@forbes‪#a3r ‪#MartinLutherKingDay



4) ‪#diversity: The Empathic Civilization with ‪@JeremyRifkin ‪https://www.ted.com/talks/jeremy_rifkin_on_the_empathic_civilization … ‪#a3r ‪#MartinLutherKingDay



5) ‪#diversity: The secret of immigrant genius ‪http://on.wsj.com/1n62pcO  via ‪@WSJ‪#a3r ‪#MartinLutherKingDay



6) ‪#diversity: The 2015 Power Women Of Davos via ‪@forbes‪http://www.forbes.com/sites/moiraforbes/2015/01/27/the-2015-power-women-of-davos/#2715e4857a0b3638eaf67855 … ‪@wef‪#a3r ‪#MartinLutherKing



7) ‪#diversity :  Why We Need Each Other ‪http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/businessclub/8527500/Daniel-H-Pink-employees-are-faster-and-more-creative-when-solving-other-peoples-problems.html …  with ‪@DanielPink ‪#a3r ‪#MartinLutherKingDay


8) ‪#diversity: There are leaders and there are those who lead! ‪http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action?language=en … insight with ‪@simonsinek  ‪#a3r ‪#MartinLutherKingDay


9) ‪#diversity: Do millennials define diversity and inclusion differently?  ‪http://www.fastcompany.com/3046358/why-millennial-views-on-diversity-and-inclusion-will-define-innovation-and-success … by ‪@lydiabreakfast ‪#MartinLutherKingDay



10) ‪#diversity: Five Trends Driving Workplace Diversity  ‪http://www.forbes.com/sites/work-in-progress/2015/02/03/20768/#2715e4857a0b6b80180c34c9 … via ‪@forbes‪#MartinLutherKingDay
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Thank you +Irene Becker  cheers to progress & impact. Jenn 
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Wishing you discernment & courage as your launch 2016

Happy New Year!

Jennifer

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/strengthening-personal-resolve-jennifer-sertl with
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The holidays come with such high expectations. 
It is the best of times; the worst of times.

Inclusive of all practices - I wish you and yours time together to share love, food, memories & meaning.


Love and light,
Jennifer

These lyrics touch me . . .

I don't care if the house is packed
Or the strings of lights are broken
I don't care if the gifts are wrapped
Or there's nothing here to open

Love is not a toy
And no paper will conceal it.
Love is simply joy
that I'm home

I don't care if the carpet's stained
We've got food upon our table
I don't care if it's gonna rain
Our little room is warm and stable

Love is who we are
And no season can contain
Love would never fall for that

Why so scared that you'll mess it up
when perfection keeps you haunted
All we need is your best, my love
That's all anyone ever wanted

Love is how we do
let no judgement over rule it
Love I look to you
And I sing

Let love lead us
Love is Christmas
Let love lead us
Love is Christmas
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Thank you, Nancy. May this year be gentle and full of grace. 
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The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.

Eric Hoffer

Happy Thanksgiving -- wanting to leave with a message of #prosperity
Global Prosperity Index http://www.prosperity.com/  
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Doug Coupland once said “before machines the only form of entertainment people really had was relationships.” 
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Business strategist combining neuroscience + existential philosophy to foster better decisions, systems thinking & scenario planning. This is not the age of information; this is the age of resonance. Inviting depth . . .
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Business Strategist.
Beacon of hope. Purveyor of discipline.
Global Citizen. Transleader.
Coach. Facilitator. 
Author- Strategy, Leadership & the Soul fostering corporate consciousness and the evolution of the human spirit . . . 
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Idea Mash Up with Tom Rand

Here are some themes that define my coaching/consulting practice:

The most competitive skill for the 21st century is agility which we define as resilience, responsiveness & reflection.

Too many people are associating innovation with clever or intelligent; innovation also comes from authentic curiosity and deep pain. 

We have to get better at suspending our need for immediate gratification so we can critically think things through for longer time horizon.

It is not about competition, it is about being in great condition.

This is not the age of information. 
This is not the age of information. 
This is the age of resonance.

Heroism masks design.

The most important app is your awareness as that informs the utilization of every other app.

Your competitive advantage is not where you work or what you do. Your competitive advantage comes from the accuracy of your interpretation of reality and the way you articulate your life experience.

You are not a node; you are a frequency. 

The soul of your business is the collective awareness & articulation of the individuals that make up the entire enterprise ecosystem.

If you want to change the world, change your life. 
Micro-shifts create macro-impact.

In all things circulation is much more vital than possession. Seek to be a conduit.

Knowledge has emerged from a solid > to liquid > to a gas. Our role as curators has merged from containing content to actually becoming the container.

We have come from a time of "think = learn" to a time where "feel = learn."

It is no longer country v. country or city v. city; today ideas are countries. 

My true north:
We have an imperfect but positive duty to seek our own perfection and the happiness of others.
Immanuel Kant

Favorite quotes:
We have an imperfect, positive duty to seek our own perfection and the happiness of others ~ Immanuel Kant

Life of a frontrunner is hard one; he/she will suffer & many of these injuries will not be accidental ~ Pele

People know what they do; frequently they know why they do what they do; what they don't know is what what they do does ~ Michel Foucault

"The best thing for being sad," replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.” 
― T.H. White, The Once and Future King


Don't get involved in partial problems, take flight to view over whole problem, even if view is still not a clear one ~ Wittgenstein 

The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
Charles Dubois

It would be difficult to exaggerate the degree to which we are influenced by those we influence. 
Eric Hoffer

Wind extinguishes a candle and energizes fire; be the fire and wish for the wind.
Nicholas Nassim Taleb

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. 
Archimedes

Society needs visionaries of means not dreamers of ends. Once we have the means the ends will reveal themselves. 
David R. Hawkins

A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us. 
John Steinbeck

A culture is made -- or destroyed -- by its articulate voices. 
Ayn Rand


Favorite quotes from my friends:

Your ability to release the potential brilliance of the community depends to a large extend on the quality of interaction between individuals.

Mickey Connolly


Some people think you have to have a conversation to get work done; however, the conversation is the work. 
David Whyte

Now is the time to move from focusing on the dots to actually connecting the dots. 
Ned Kumar

Because learning is such a vital part of organizational survival, the CEO of the company needs to become the Chief Learning Officer. 
David Hodgson

Because resonance causes reverberation, alignment is occurring. 
Sandy Maxey

The faster change is taking place the more important it is we scope out the future.  
Nigel Cameron

"Mommy, does your heart remote control people?" Griffin Sertl (4)

(While I was putting on make-up) "Don't worry, Mom,   beauty will find you." 
Hannah Sertl (10)

We can never know everything in ourselves or others.
Eric Best
 
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That is for you to decide . . .
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