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Meanwhile Back at the Valley

Meanwhile Back at the Valley

Fitter, Happier, More Productive: Silicon Valley Just Can’t Get Enough Inner Peace

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Do you ever look at a centuries-old spiritual practice and think, “Huh, how can I use this to make myself a better employee of Google?” Apparently someone does:¬†Wired¬†reports that meditation and mindfulness are the hottest thing going in Silicon Valley.

Googlers are signing up in droves for “Search Inside Yourself” training, and the company has instituted “mindfulness lunches.” Facebook and Twitter apparently have “regular in-office meditation sessions and arranging for work routines that maximize mindfulness.” Read More

Meanwhile Back at the Valley

Palo Alto PD Plans to Live-Tweet a Friday Night, Because of Course

Palo Alto's finest. (Photo: flickr.com/neeta_lind)

Is there any place more constantly connected than Silicon Valley? The latest illustration: The Palo Alto Police Department is doing a “virtual ride-along,” on Friday night, via Twitter (of course.)

Is anyone else now picturing Jack Dorsey inviting himself along, providing design tips and suggestions for simplification as Palo Alto’s finest attempt to do their Read More