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Drones and Digital Everything or In-Person Connection?

Community and belonging are so important. They are essential to our physical and emotional health and also to our ability to perform at our best. For now, we need to use digital tools to stay connected the best we can. After COVID, we need to get back to in-person connection. I’m increasingly concerned that already existing…

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Social Distancing Desperately Needs a Re-Brand

The best thing for most people across the world to be doing right now is limiting in-person interaction with others. But calling this social distancing is a mistake. If anything, what we so desperately require is the opposite, social solidarity. COVID-19 has showed us just how connected we all are. The only way communities can slow and beat…

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Good Vibes Are Contagious

One of my favorite threads of research shows just how interconnected we humans are. Studies reveal that if you bear witness to someone else experiencing pain—whether it’s a friend stubbing their toe, a person experiencing homelessness on a damp street corner, or a somber face in the waiting room of a hospital—you’re likely to experience some degree of…

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The Power of the People Around You

An enormous part of self-improvement are the people whom you surround yourself. I’ve had the opportunity to spend time at world-class organizations — in sport, places that produce numerous Olympic medals; in work, places that invent groundbreaking new products and services. What sets the best apart from the rest isn’t cutting-edge technology, ritzy facilities, or even great individual athletes,…

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