Sunday, August 17, 2008

CONNECTEDNESS books & movies

What books and movies would you recommend to someone strong (or weak) in Connectedness?


Matthias said...

Malcolm Gladwell's "The Tipping Point" is a Nr. 1 National Bestseller. The subtitle says "How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference". "The Tipping Point is tha magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like a wildfire." Connectedness is not one of my strongest talents but this book opened my eyes for what connectedness also means in these modern times. I imagine that it must delight all people strong in Connectedness!

Matthias said...

Richard Strozzi-Heckler is a psychologist who was selected in 1985 "to be part of a team that designed and conducted a bold and experimental training for the Army Special Forces. ... For six months our team introduced twenty-five Green Berets to the newest methods of mind/body/spirit integration including aikido, other martial arts, nutrition, physical fitness training, stress reduction, meditation, warrior values, healing arts, team building, and communications skills. ... this classified experiments produced positive, off-the-chart results in every area tested"
In his book "The Leadership Dojo", Mr. Strozzi-Heckler explores the deeper reasons for this success and shows that is is similarly successful for civilian leaders. It would be beyond the scope of this comment to explain this, but I believe that this "mind/body/spirit" combination may be of great interest for people with Connectedness and Belief!