The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker

Big Idea:  Design choices that place people and purpose at center of gatherings make them transformative. Context: Trained in the field of conflict resolution, Priya Parker is a professional facilitator. She helps activists, politicians, businessmen, educators, and philanthropists create transformative gatherings. She has worked on race relations on American colleges and on peace processes in […]

Deep Work by Cal Newport

Big Idea:  Deep Work – activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit – is economically valuable, rare in today’s knowledge economy and leads to a meaningful life. Context: Cal Newport is a young computer science professor at Georgetown University who has published more than 60 peer reviewed […]

Matt, F&B Chain Franchisor

“ “Jiujitsu is a spiritual activity that keeps me in line physically and mentally. Jiujitsu is therapy and healing… You need a feeling of daily improvement, validation that you’ve achieved something.” (Matt, 37, USA) Over bún đậu mắm tôm and Bia Hà Nội Matt and I discussed the perfect day. Matt is a Hawaiian-American who has […]