Saturday, September 28, 2013

Radical Generosity



The board of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI, pronounced "silly") met this week and unanimously decided to adopt "Radical Generosity" as SIYLI's Prime Directive.  It will guide our every action and decision.  Actually, we have been using "Radical Generosity" as a guiding principle for all decisions for a while, the board simply decided to make it official.

I'm so proud of this board and this organization.  I'm honored to serve as its chairman.

And to end this post, here is a beautiful short video on generosity.


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Meng on CNBC


On Friday, 20 September 2013, I was invited to appear on CNBC's Power Lunch on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (you can watch it at: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101051478).

Near the end of the program, I guided almost 10 seconds of silent meditation.  Put that in context, my friends: Almost 10 seconds of silent air time, on live television, on CNBC, at the New York Stock Exchange.  I suspect I may be the only person ever to pull that off.

I think this almost ranks among the coolest things I have ever done, almost up there with speaking at the UN and the White House, being on the front page of the New York Times, meeting world leaders, getting hugs from the Dalai Lama, and eating dinner with Jimmy Carter.


Monday, September 16, 2013

One Billion Acts of Peace

In May 2013, Dawn, Ivan, Jessica and myself spoke at the United Nations to initiate a campaign to inspire one billion acts of peace in the world supported by 13 Nobel Peace Laureates.  Here is the video of our speech.  We also wrote about our experience in the Huffington Post here.


A Billion Acts of Peace from Landmark Ventures on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Peace in every mind, joy in every heart, compassion in every act

All my friends know that my career goal is to create the conditions for world peace in my lifetime.  But every now and then, somebody asks me, "How will you know when you're successful?"

For a long time, I didn't have an answer.  Well, I do now.  We would have successfully created the conditions for world peace when there is:
Peace in every mind,
Joy in every heart,
Compassion in every act.
That is all.  Simple. 

Let's all make it happen.