Vancouver scholar offers first ‘decolonized’ English translation of The Bhagavad Gita

BOI

Vancouver, BC : Ten years in the making, a new English version of the world’s most translated – and mistranslated – ancient Indian scripture could be the purest because it does not include colonial, western or Christian distortions. Released this month, the book has already been named a finalist in the American Book Fest’s 2020 Best Book Awards in the category of Eastern Religion.

Vancouver scholar offers first ‘decolonized’ English translation of The Bhagavad Gita

BOI

Vancouver, BC : Ten years in the making, a new English version of the world’s most translated – and mistranslated – ancient Indian scripture could be the purest because it does not include colonial, western or Christian distortions. Released this month, the book has already been named a finalist in the American Book Fest’s 2020 Best Book Awards in the category of Eastern Religion.

How Experts Figure What to Focus On

James Clear

Peak performance experts say things like, “You should focus. You need to eliminate the distractions. Commit to one thing and become great at that thing.” This is good advice. The more I study successful people from all walks of life—artists, athletes, entrepreneurs, scientists—the more I believe focus is a core factor of success. But there is a problem with this advice too. Of the many options in front of you, how do you know what to focus on? How do you know where to direct your energy and attention? How do you determine the one thing that you should commit to doing? I don’t claim to have all the answers, but let me share what I’ve learned so far. “Until Something Comes Easily…” Like most entrepreneurs, I struggled through my first year of building a business. I launched my first product without having any idea who I would sell it to. (Big surprise, nobody bought it.

Warren Buffett’s “20 Slot” Rule: How to Simplify Your Life and Maximize Your Results

James Clear

Charlie Munger settled into his seat in front of the crowd at the University of Southern California. It was 1994 and Munger had spent the last 20 years working alongside Warren Buffett as the two men grew Berkshire Hathaway into a billion-dollar corporation. Today, Munger was delivering a talk to the USC Business School entitled, “A Lesson on Elementary Worldly Wisdom.”1 About halfway through his presentation, hidden among many fantastic lessons, Munger discussed a strategy that Warren Buffett had used with great success throughout his career.

Lessons on Success and Deliberate Practice from Mozart, Picasso, and Kobe Bryant

James Clear

How long does it take to become elite at your craft? And what do the people who master their goals do differently than the rest of us? That's what John Hayes, a cognitive psychology professor at Carnegie Mellon University, wanted to know. For decades, Hayes has been investigating the role of effort, practice, and knowledge in top performers. He has studied the most talented creators in history — people like Mozart and Picasso — to determine how long it took them to become world class at their craft. Furthermore, he has investigated the choices and experiences that have led to their success.

The Productivity Guide : Time Management Strategies That Work

James Clear

Let's define productivity. Productivity is a measure of efficiency of a person completing a task. We often assume that productivity means getting more things done each day. Wrong. Productivity is getting important things done consistently. And no matter what you are working on, there are only a few things that are truly important.

Do More of What Already Works

James Clear

In 2004, nine hospitals in Michigan began implementing a new procedure in their intensive care units (I.C.U.). Almost overnight, healthcare professionals were stunned with its success. Three months after it began, the procedure had cut the infection rate of I.C.U. patients by sixty-six percent. Within 18 months, this one method had saved 75 million dollars in healthcare expenses. Best of all, this single intervention saved the lives of more than 1,500 people in just a year and a half. The strategy was immediately published in a blockbuster paper for the New England Journal of Medicine. This medical miracle was also simpler that you could ever imagine. It was a checklist. The Power of Never Skipping Steps The checklist strategy implemented at Michigan hospitals was named the Keystone ICU Project. It was led by a physician named Peter Pronovost and later popularized by writer Atul Gawande .

First Hindu Center in the city of Sugar Grove

BOI

On October 24, 2020, the World Hindu Council of America (VHPA) inaugurated its first Hindu Center in the city of Sugar Grove, IL. The occasion was graced by Consul General of Chicago Hon. Amit Kumar and the Mayor of Sugar Grove Hon. Sean Michels who were joined by an intimate group of the organization’s leaders and their families.

Continuous Improvement Tools

James Clear

Now, let's talk about a few quick steps you can take right now to start focusing on continuous improvement.

Continuous Improvement : How It Works?

James Clear

Let's define continuous improvement. Continuous improvement is a dedication to making small changes and improvements every day, with the expectation that those small improvements will add up to something significant.

Concentration and Focus Mind-Hacks

James Clear

Even after you've learned to love the process and know how to stay focused on your goals, the day-to-day implementation of those goals can still be messy. Let's talk about some additional ways to improve concentration and make sure you're giving each task your focused attention.

How to Focus and Increase Your Attention Span

James Clear

How can you increase your attention span and remain focused? There are two simple steps you can take.