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100 newly recognized Young Global Leaders train their brains (and others’) by tackling complex challenges with innovative approaches

Meet the 2017 Class of Young Glob­al Lead­ers (World Eco­nom­ic Forum release):

They devel­op gene-edit­ing tech­nol­o­gy, rebuild wartorn nations and much more…Each year the World Eco­nom­ic Forum under­takes an ambi­tious endeav­our – to scour the world to select 100 young lead­ers, under the age of 40, who are tack­ling the world’s most com­plex chal­lenges with inno­v­a­tive approaches…Selected into a five-year pro­gramme, this year’s class of 100 Young Glob­al Lead­ers is split even­ly between busi­ness and not-for-prof­it sec­tors – build­ing a glob­al com­mu­ni­ty of peers who can cap­i­tal­ize on diverse tal­ents, expe­ri­ences and net­works to bridge divides that exist in soci­ety and achieve more togeth­er than they could separately…Not only are women in the major­i­ty in this year’s class, but half the intake come from emerg­ing economies, reflect­ing a trend towards greater diver­si­ty in glob­al lead­er­ship.”

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Maximizing the mental peak performance of astronauts, leaders…and everybody else

Enjoy this great ses­sion held at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit, fea­tur­ing:

  • Dr. Susan Jew­ell, Pres­i­dent of the Inter­na­tional Space Med­i­cine Con­sor­tium
  • Dr. Robert Bilder, Chief of Med­ical Psy­chol­o­gy-Neu­ropsy­chol­o­gy at UCLA Semel Insti­tute for Neu­ro­science
  • Dr. Bill Reich­man, Pres­i­dent of Bay­crest
  • Chair: Rajiv Pant, Chief Tech­nol­ogy Offi­cer of The New York Times

Brain Fitness: Definition, Priorities, and Links to Neuroleadership and Human Capital

Yes­ter­day we had a fun ses­sion on Brain Fit­ness dur­ing the Neu­rolead­er­ship Sum­mit tak­ing place now in San Fran­cis­co, explor­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties to enhance per­for­mance and health of lead­ers and work­forces by deploy­ing both old tools (like breath­ing and med­i­ta­tion) and new ones (such as biofeed­back and data­base-dri­ven per­son­al­ized brain train­ing solu­tions). Here are a cou­ple of the main ideas I want­ed to intro­duce:

A. Let’s define Brain Fit­ness as an “inte­grat­ed approach to enhance brain func­tion­al­i­ty”, com­bin­ing as appro­pri­ate lifestyle, inva­sive and non-inva­sive options. “Brain fit­ness” is above all an out­come, a cul­ture, sim­i­lar to “phys­i­cal fit­ness” (jok­ing­ly, I also said that “brain fit­ness” is the part of “phys­i­cal fit­ness” that “phys­i­cal fit­ness” doesn’t yet know what to do with)

B. Then, the ques­tion becomes, “what are the most impor­tant brain func­tions to enhance/ develop/ main­tain?”. Here I shared the fol­low­ing results Read the rest of this entry »

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