Monthly Archives: May 2010

Wisdom 2.0: In search of a platform

The Wisdom 2.0 conference was an energizing event (see my synopses here and here). Not only did it remind me that I had allowed the digital world to hijack my deeper connections with the real world, but it allowed me to meet and reconnect with many inspiring and amazing people (@CDEgger, @alizasherman, @kanter, @sh0wn and @SorenG to name a few). It revealed a hunger for something deeper than bits and bytes in the world, while recognizing that our digital attachments enrich us, and present us with previously unimagined opportunities. Continue reading

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Wisdom 2.0: A conference ends, a door opens

Cloud Doorway by Lisa Cuscuna

The sign of a good conference is one where, when you reach the end, you feel hunger for more, rather than hunger for home. While this sentiment may be profoundly against the Zen tenet that desire is the root of suffering, it’s certainly what I felt coming out of Soren Gordhamer’s Wisdom 2.0.

Saturday marked Day Two of the conference, and it proved no less fulfilling than Day One. Sunday was an unconference held at the Google campus, but I was (sadly) unable to attend. In keeping with my previous post on Day One, here are a few thoughts based on discussions during the second day, as well as a few closing thoughts. Continue reading

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Wisdom 2.0: A day of mindful insights

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Wisdom 2.0 is three-day event aimed at addressing an important and timely issue:

"The question for most of us is not if we will use the technologies of our age, from cell phones to social media, the question is how can we do so with mindfulness, meaning, and wisdom?"

It is an ambitious undertaking, to say the least, but the first day showed that Soren Gordhamer (author of Wisdom 2.0) has put together something unparalleled. The afternoon included thought-provoking discussions and insights from technologists, venture capitalists, Zen abbots, publishers and neuroscientists. I’ve never seen such a diverse array of thinkers gathered for an event focused on unifying seemingly disparate ideas (i.e., technology and mindful compassion). Continue reading

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