TOPIC: What kind of "perfect" can you tolerate?
This week, Dan and Merlin have a big week. A huge week.
Opening with a thank you to generous listeners, the boys then proceed to tackle some FU on the complicated world of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III (he is recognized!).
Next up is some preliminary discussion on Pando's recent hit piece on Tony Hsieh, his weird edict for Holacracy at Zappos, and his strange and checkered history with theoretically transforming downtown Las Vegas.
Moving forward, "Merlin's Concern" about his bizarre lightning cable problem is addressed and assigned to further research by the Fun Bunch.
Finally, the meat of the episode is served in an extended meditation on whether and when "perfect is the enemy of good"—and how that concept maybe relates to aspects of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.
Links for this episode:
- Pasadena Artist Who Claims To Be Buddha Reincarnated Is Wanted In China: LAist
A Pasadena man who claims to be the reincarnation of Buddha is selling his art for millions. He's also wanted by the Chinese government for fraud.
- Worship long-haired handsome at cult-museum on first Thursdays | SF Arts
Still, new favorite museum. It has a treehouse, holograms, and I wasn't abducted despite the fact that there was maybe one other visitor there on the first Thursday I was waved in from the sidewalk. The other visitor was a guy who talked loudly on his cell phone about how he was "just checking out some museum man, they like said it was free so I was like cool."
- Pasadena man Dorje Chang, known to followers as Buddha, is gaining followers in art world
She described Buddha as a ?holy being? who can cure ailments, conjure nectar and move objects with his mind.
- Dorje Chang Buddha III has been recognized: True Buddha Dharma spoken by H.H. Tathagata
"H.H. Tathagata Dorje Chang Buddha III is recognized!"
- Holacracy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Holacracy is a social technology or system of organizational governance in which authority and decision-making are distributed throughout a holarchy of self-organizing teams rather than being vested in a management hierarchy. Holacracy has been adopted in for-profit and non-profit organizations in the U.S., France, Germany, New Zealand, Australia, and the UK.
- A Holacracy of Dunces
I’m a sucker for stories of giant risks and giant rewards, so it took me a while to figure out why Holacracy made me feel queasy rather than excited. I’d watched before as Hsieh had made big announcements which turned out to be disasters. People had lost their jobs before, and there had even been suicides. Why did his plan for Holacracy somehow seem even more reckless?
- Perfect is the enemy of good - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Perfect is the enemy of good is an aphorism which is commonly attributed to Voltaire, who quoted an Italian proverb in his Dictionnaire philosophique in 1770…"
- Negative Thought Patterns and Cognitive Therapy CBT
All-or-Nothing Thinking. "I have to do things perfectly, because anything less than perfect is a failure." Disqualifying the Positives. "Life feels like one disappointment after another." Negative Self-Labeling. "I feel like a failure. I'm flawed. If people knew the real me, they wouldn't like me." Catastrophizing. "If something is going to happen, it'll probably be the worst case scenario."
- Kundun (1997) - IMDb
- Amazon.com: Uni-Ball 207 Retractable Micro Point Gel Pens, 12 Black Ink Pens Plus 2 Bonus Pens (1905408): Office Products
- Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy: David D. Burns: 0071001008999: Amazon.com: Books
- Apple Lightning connector pinout diagram @ pinouts.ru
- Lightning Cables Failing Due to Corrosion, Cause Unclear - Mac Rumors
- Smart bracelet changes design with the touch of a button - ArabianBusiness.com
- Insight Meditation Center: Insight Meditation Center
- Amazon.com : Sanford Prismacolor Premier Markers, 5-Pack, Fine Line, Black (14171) : Artists Markers : Office Products
- How Netflix Reinvented HR - HBR
- Lord of the Flies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lord of the Flies is a 1954 dystopian novel by Nobel Prize-winning English author William Golding about a group of British boys stuck on an uninhabited island who try to govern themselves with disastrous results.
- Won't You Pimai Neighbor? - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
At the party a number of objects, one of which belonged to Sanglug, are laid out on a rug for the candidates to choose from
- The meeting room hardware virus
Then, someone else forced this into their Mac. Perhaps two pins tried to go into just the one socket. At any rate, it would now break the socket and get it all out of whack. That socket, used with another adapter in another room, would then break that adapter. This new broken adapter would then go on to break even more Macbook DVI connectors.
- 5by5 | Back to Work #227: The Treasure Room
- [AUDIO] Andrea Fella: "Anxiety Worry and Fear"
Highly recommended talk that Dan and Merlin both love.
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