Resources…to jump-start or feed your thinking

CULTURE (FOOD, MUSIC, ART, ETC.): Entertainment, Refinement, Culture, Elegance, Fun, Arts, Gourmet, Music, etc.

TRAVEL: A Personal Sort of Time Travel: Ancestry Tourism

LANGUAGE: The best online language tutors:

NATIONALITY / ETHNICITY: Where do we come from? A great map/video showing “Everyone Who Has Emigrated to the United States Since 1820

SYMBOLS/HEROES/RITUALS/ALLEGIANCE: Manwatching: A Field Guide to Human Behavior, by Desmond Morris (1978)


RELIGION/MORALITY/ETHICS: “First do no harm”. Commonly thought to be the first line of the Hippocratic Oath it is in fact not found in the original oath. That makes for a fitting introduction to these topics.

ISSUES/IN-OUT: “You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.” ― Daniel Patrick Moynihan

SOCIAL CLASS: Meritocracy, a BBC Podcast. It’s not what you think and it’s a great starting point for thinking about Inequality.

FAMILY: We use the word all the time but it’s an imprecise word if I ever heard one. “Family” means a lot of different things: Sociology: Family - Types Of Families

FAMILY HERITAGE: We all have one. We brought it with us: Here is Everyone Who Has Emigrated to the United States Since 1820 (a great map/video)

GENDER: Happiness & Gender? 03/19 article by Rob Pianka

DEFINING EXPERIENCES: Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam / First impressions: a virtual experience of the first year of life. / Formative Experience Quotes / Life Experience Quotes / Science says people decide these 11 things within seconds of meeting you. / Bob Marley, Redemption Song, “Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.”

VALUES & BELIEFS: Find out your core values


INTERPERSONAL ROLES: How Emotionally Intelligent Are You?

INTELLIGIBILITY: How Important Is Global Mindset® to Your Success? (Quiz)


GROUP FOCUS: Esperanto Explained / The Twilight Zone: To Serve Man [1962] / We Were Soldiers (4/9) Movie CLIP - Moving Into the Valley of the Shadow of Death (2002) / Wikipedia: Xenophobia / Lord of the Flies

RELATIONSHIPS: Abstract V Subjective? Damn it Spock!

COMMUNICATION STYLE: Active Listening Masterclass / DISC: A Layman's Guide is a brief and straightforward introduction to the basic ideas behind DISC.

TIME ORIENTATION: Einstein’s Dreams, by Alan Lightman - The book consists of 30 chapters, each exploring one dream about time that Einstein had…  Each dream involves a conception of time.

CHANGE TOLERANCE: “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man. -Heraclitus”, Greek Philosopher 544 BC - 483 BC

MOTIVATION / WORK-LIFE BALANCE: Really? Ask yourself, how often is this a choice?

Tony Giles, Blind Author and World Traveler

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