Current Provision | Here's an interesting "conversation" over at LifeTrek Coaching, which is a regular "newsletter" that gets dumped onto my PalmPilot; the topic of "selfishness" is one that... I'll "have" to "read" more of at "some" point: "(Thomas J.) Leonard was quick to dismiss this as old-world, old-school, and old-paradigm thinking. For him, loving yourself -- selfishly, lavishly, and with reckless abandon -- was the foundation for everything else. But that is not, it seems to me, the way to spiritual wellness. It's by loving others that good things happen, both for them and for us. It's by removing ourselves from the denominator of the equation that it can finally be solved. It's by doing the right thing that we get things right."
In his latest podcast ( Blogarithms IT Conversations News: August 14, 2005 ), Doug Kaye mentioned an interesting anecdotal tidbit: People seem less interested in panel discussions at conferences than they do in single speakers. The panel discussions get lower ratings at ITConversations.com, and... there was some other reason he mentioned it, too. (Okay, so I don't remember. Sorry!) As I was listening to one of their panel discussions this morning, I had a thought: It was really hard to follow. It takes a lot of mental energy to keep up with who's-saying-what. And I don't even particular care about the who's-who; it would be even worse if I really need to know which person was making a particular point. Could that be what people are reacting to when they rate panel discussions lower than single-speaker talks?