Lately, we’ve been talking about the effective use of social media tools like Facebook and Twitter as a part of your communications plan.
If you’ve read deeper into this blog, you’ll know that one of Five Directions’ core values is mindfulness – the practice of loving awareness and attention to everything in our environment.
This may seem at odds with the usual practice of marketing and communications, and particularly social media, which often emphasizes quantity rather than quality, and speed.
But that doesn’t have to be the case. This spring, there’s a wonderful event being held in San Jose, CA (the heart of Silicon Valley) called Wisdom 2.0. Organized by Soren Gordhamer, author of the book by the same name, the summit features speakers from the world of technology, business, and spirituality. Some of the people in the spotlight include Meng Tan (of Google), Greg Pass (of Twitter), Roshi Joan Halifax (founder of Upaya Zen Center), Tami Simon (founder of Sounds True), and Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos).
If you’re interested in attending, the dates are April 30 and May 1. You can find out more information here. I’ll be there as a journalist and covering the event for a white paper that I’m preparing for the Fetzer Institute on the current state of contemplative practices in society. Let me know if you plan to attend – I’d be happy to meet you!