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11/5 Salon Invite + News: Stanford Mediax + Sinicki films + Bone Broth Tasting

NOTE: Below is a very abbreviated invite due to technical difficulties beyond my control. If you’re new to this page, check out the full invites in the previous Salon posts below. You can also click here to see the full 11/5/15 Salon invite in a separate page. […]

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10/1 Salon Invite + NEWS: Bob Horn Award + Alan Weber’s “One New Mexico” + Symbolic Socks + More

You’re invited to the next monthly FocusCatalyst Brainstorming Salon   Next Thursday  October 1st Note: You do not have to read this whole long email. Ever. (See the fine print below if you want to know why.) All you really ever need to know is: Drop by […]

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9/3 Salon + News: Buckminster Fuller Challenge + New SF Meditation Center + Latin American “Coding for Kids” game

You’re invited to the next monthly FocusCatalyst Brainstorming Salon this Thursday, September 3rd. Note: You do not have to read this whole long email. Ever. (See the fine print below if you want to know why.) All you really ever need to know is: Drop by any time between 5-8pm at 695 […]

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8/6 Salon + News: Valerie Landau in WaPo + Joe Flower on “healthcare revolutionaires” + Suzanna Stinnett’s Coloring Camelot + Kat Smith’s Everything She Knows

You’re invited to the next monthly  FocusCatalyst Brainstorming Salon   Thursday  AUGUST 6th Note: You do not have to read this whole long email. Ever. (See the fine print below if you want to know why.) All you really ever need to know is: Drop by any […]

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3/5 Salon + News: NextNow 3/14 + “Organs-On-Chips” + Barcelona Salon visitors + Millennium Project + More

You’re invited to the FocusCatalyst Brainstorming Salon  March 5th, 2015 Note: You do not have to read this whole long email. Ever. (See the fine print below if you want to know why.) All you really ever need to know is: Drop by any time between 5-8pm at 695 5th […]

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My TEDx Talk: The Milky Way Brain

My TEDx Talk: The Milky Way Brain

I was invited to speak at  TEDX Livermore on June 8, 2013.  The theme for this TEDx was CREATING OUR FUTURE: INNOVATE + EDUCATE. I spoke on “The Milky Way Brain”  (or “How To Get More Aha! Insights”)–and had the audience of 350+  write on 3×5 cards […]

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Visiting Charity:Water Wells In Remote Northern Ethiopian Villages, April, 2013

Note: This is the first of several posts I’ll be doing about my trip to Ethiopia last April.  This first one below describes the background about the trip. I was part of a delegation of 9 going to the beautiful mountains of northern Ethiopia with Soma and its philanthropic partner, charity:water, […]

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The “Burn Baby Burn” FocusCatalyst

The “Burn Baby Burn” FocusCatalyst

You really can’t be very innovative when you’re feeling bad. Neuroscience research shows that when you are uptight and upset, your otherwise clear-thinking mind shuts down. It needs to relax to innovate. This Burn Baby Burn FocusCatalyst is the best one to use when you are very upset […]

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The Path of Least Resistance

The Path of Least Resistance

In the book, “The Path of Least Resistance”, Robert Fritz makes the point that the path of least resistance is the way of nature. All nature. Water, wind, electrical current—everything, including each of us—follows the path of least resistance.

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The “Milky Way Brain” and the Neuroscience of Insight

The “Milky Way Brain” and the Neuroscience of Insight

I’m fascinated by the neuroscience of insight. We’ve all experienced going from not having a clue what the solution is to a vexing problem and then… You’re in the shower and you get an “aha!” insight—but you don’t just come up with “a” solution to add to a list of possible ones to consider.

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