Meng’s goal – to see world peace in his lifetime.
He is Google employee number 107 and his job title is Jolly Good Fellow. He joined Google in 2000 after working for five years at Kent Ridge Digital Laboratoriesi n Singapore. At Google, he worked for eight years in Engineering on projects such as mobile search. He then worked for two years as the Head of Personal Growth and is now a member of their Talent Team. In these latter roles, he has written a motivational course and the associated book called Search Inside Yourself has become a New York Times bestseller.
sunday, november 18, 2012
we are in loveland. our experts over the last 4 years, have been youth. same story as Meng, scale the individual rather than any innovation. the difference… youth’s vision is to do this with public ed as the vehicle.
if we want world peace, soul peace is the ticket. attachment & authenticity the means. something our souls are craving.. and now we can.
sunday, november 11, 2012
book is “Search Inside Yourself” by Chade-Meng Tan
“A study by Stefanie Spera, Eric Buhrfeind, and James Pennebaker had a group of laid-off professionals write to themselves about their feelings for five consecutive days for twenty minutes each day. These people found new jobs at a much higher rate than the people in the non-writing control group. After eight months, 68.4 percent of them found jobs, versus 27.3 percent from the control group. Those numbers just blew my mind! Usually, if an intervention can make a difference of a few percentage points, you can publish a paper. But here, we are not talking about 3 percentage points. We are talking about more than 40 percentage points! And all it took was one hundred minutes of intervention.”
“Researchers asked 49 college students to take two minutes on two consecutive days and write about something they found to be emotionally significant. The participants registered immediate improvements in mood and performed better on standardized measures of physiological well-being. An extended inward look isn’t necessary, the study concludes; merely “broaching the topic on one day and briefly exploring it the next” is enough to put things in perspective.”
(which nobody can deny). Meng was one of Google’s
earliest engineers. Among many other things, he
helped build Google’s first mobile search service,
and headed the team that kept a vigilant eye on
Google’s search quality. His current job description
is, “Enlighten minds, open hearts, create world peace”.
President of the Tan Teo Charitable Foundation, a small
foundation dedicated to promoting Peace, Liberty and
Enlightenment in the world. He is a Founding Patron of
Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism
Research and Education (CCARE). He is also a Founding
Patron of the World Peace Festival, and adviser to a
number of technology start-ups.
of California at Santa Barbara. He went to Santa Barbara
mainly for… Read more
so finding this..
Conversations on Compassion: Chade-Meng Tan, Google’s ‘Jolly Good Fellow’ jan 2013
perhaps scale world peace faster Meng.. if we also do it via public ed… where 90% of people are affected in some way..
like search inside yourself – on steroids.. perhaps..
question at 1:05:00 – perhaps – this is how we take it outside of google and stanford… so siyli on steroids.. because again.. it’s getting at all those people within school buildings.. freed up.. 7 hours a day… and working within the eclectic ecosystem of a city/community…
1:31:00 – perhaps too, tech as placebo, reducing time between intention and action, every day.. to see those connections, rapid prototyping, ongoing iterations, will exponentiate/hasten this along..