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Jennifer Sertl
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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 . . .
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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As I read my stream this morning all I see are articles on #fintech and #iot.

I don't really care that in the near future we will be taller, have brain memory implants and have large pupils to see on Mars. Everything I read is about extraction and other capabilities that are about domination.

What I care about is empathy and how can feel more connected to one another - not from a technological perspective but a heart perspective.

A #globalview of #empathy:
The brain empathy gap http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/03/22/magazine/the-brains-empathy-gap.html?referrer=

the power of photograph to open a heart
http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/stories/empathy-gap/ with +National Geographic

In search of empathy,
Jennifer



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Thank you +Maria Popova for the heads up!

Nobel laureate Wisława Szymborska who was born this day in 1923.

The poem that touches me most deeply is Life While You Wait and Suzanne Vega is most apt.


Life While-You-Wait.

Performance without rehearsal.
Body without alterations.
Head without premeditation.
I know nothing of the role I play.
I only know it’s mine. I can’t exchange it.
I have to guess on the spot
just what this play’s all about.
Ill-prepared for the privilege of living,
I can barely keep up with the pace that the action demands.
I improvise, although I loathe improvisation.
I trip at every step over my own ignorance.
I can’t conceal my hayseed manners.
My instincts are for happy histrionics.
Stage fright makes excuses for me, which humiliate me more.
Extenuating circumstances strike me as cruel.
Words and impulses you can’t take back,
stars you’ll never get counted,
your character like a raincoat you button on the run —
the pitiful results of all this unexpectedness.
If only I could just rehearse one Wednesday in advance,
or repeat a single Thursday that has passed!
But here comes Friday with a script I haven’t seen.
Is it fair, I ask
(my voice a little hoarse,
since I couldn’t even clear my throat offstage).
You’d be wrong to think that it’s just a slapdash quiz
taken in makeshift accommodations. Oh no.
I’m standing on the set and I see how strong it is.
The props are surprisingly precise.
The machine rotating the stage has been around even longer.
The farthest galaxies have been turned on.
Oh no, there’s no question, this must be the premiere.
And whatever I do
will become forever what I’ve done.

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#DigDeep
#a3r

https://youtu.be/bWgdXjYeEX8

10 % luck
20 % skill
5 % concentrated power of will
5 % pleasure
50 % pain
100 % reasons to remember my name
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Six Steps to Ditching Your Fear and Starting That Big Thing https://nyti.ms/2pYbaaO

Dig deep!

Listen --> ♫ https://youtu.be/1y6smkh6c-0 ♫

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The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without
~Dwight D. Eisenhower

https://youtu.be/KmucVmr60HQ


May we live lives worthy of other's sacrifices.

Jennifer


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To all my friends who are committed to #MarchForScience I dedicate Solbury Hill - this is the sound of positive progress


https://youtu.be/WeYqJxlSv-Y ♫
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