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Sasha Laghnoh

#FunkyThinkers – If you paid top price for something – would you force yourself to enjoy it? (It’s camel milk…)

#FunkyThinkers - If you paid top price for something - would you force yourself to enjoy it? (It's camel milk...)

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Sasha Laghonh has played tennis with five people at the same time. Yes really. Well verbally anyways.

One thing that is pretty unique to funky thinkers - or at least people tell me it is - is that each episode is a conversation.

OK - each speaker gets the opportunity to see the questions in advance. Curiously some don't take up this option. Can you tell when you are listening?

But imagine going into a room with FIVE people - all prepared to ask you the most awkward difficult and tricky questions.

That what Sasha did. And loved it. 

Maybe I need to up my game? Maybe I am too soft...

We discussed online "fake" news and the mesmeric hold it has over people. (Driven by social media).

Sasha would go back to work in the White House - in the Kennedy era. Cool or what?

Vanessa Carlton or Catherine Zeta Jones would play Sasha in a film.

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1 Ronan Lennon

#FunkyThinkers – Do you curate your own content

#FunkyThinkers - Do you curate your own content? Ronan Leonard does...

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Ronan Leonard - Once worked on a cruise ship...

In answer to my question, why do people fail to show up or keep an appointment, Ronan's answer was that they have trouble following through. Could be an issue with self confidence, anything. 

It blew my theory that they are just flaky out of the water...

We talked about people being "sheeple" and just drifting through life.

Ronan curates his own content. That is, instead of say watching the news, which, regardless of what channel you subscribe to, is someone else's view of what is important.

How much better to chose what goes into your head yourself? Much smarter...

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1 Gila Nehemia

#FunkyThinkers – Gila Nehemia

#FunkyThinkers - Gila Nehemia

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Gila Nehemia - Israel

Gila Nehemia is a qualified writer, coach, and wise woman. She’s passionate about empowering people to experience a Sacred Erotic Divine Love partnership through following your heart and mindful daily practices. She believes that conscious eros partnerships shift the paradigm of love in all interpersonal relationships. It is this paradigm shift that can raise the consciousness of humanity to revere love not fear.

As a Shamanic healer, Gila loves nature and utilizes its inherent healing properties to heal herself and her loved ones. She holds Sacred Circles for women to provide support and divine transmission. She believes we’re all on this earth to help each other grow and to radiate our light and love onto the world.

You can contact Gila via her website.

Plus download a free introductory pdf on this link

You should also listen to Madeleine Black and Laura Di Franco for more thoughts from a woman's perspective,

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Divya Parekh

#FunkyThinkers – Divya Parekh

#FunkyThinkers  - Divya Parekh

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Divya Parekh 

In this episode with Divya Parekh, we discuss where we come from, who we are and silence.

Silence as in the absence of noise (which is what I referred to) and the self talk to which we all succumb (to which Divya referred).

We talked about broadcasting "unplugged" and how her audience raved at it.

Gossip on TV made an appearance (comes under the heading of noise - right?) as well as the freedom of  association - as in who we hang around with.

I also mentioned a BBC program from a few years ago where James May did a series on man on the moon and space and all that.

I have locked but I can't find the end of the series (On YouTube) which features the homecoming parade of the moon landing astronauts.

He closes by saying that the Apollo astronauts saw the earth for what it was - a speck of dust left over from the big bang. There is a link to  a BBC playlist at the end of the post. If you are interested in this stuff - have a poke around. If you find the last episode - let me know. 

Contact Divya via www.divyaparekh.com

James May looks a bit scary - but this series is a great watch - it puts the world into perspective.

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1 Laura di Franco

#FunkyThinkers – Laura Di Franco

#FunkyThinkers - Laura Di Franco

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Laura Di Franco - Poet, Author, Coach. Funky Thinker

Laura was still buzzing from an open mic night when we recorded this.

So I am not quite sure if her answers would be the same if she was "sober."

We talked about that moment of insanity (again) when you have been putting something off and procrastinating and you finally commit to doing it. You go through the moment of insanity.

Walking in the woods and getting in touch with nature.

Interestingly, Laura wouldn't go back in history in her imaginary time machine.

"We can learn so much from ourselves if we just connect with the body and listen to those messages...." <<< Funky Thinking...

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Laura’s new book is coming out June 1st - you can find it here: http://www.possibilitiespublishingcompany.com/authors/laura-di-franco/

Jesse Cole

#FunkyThinkers – Jesse Cole

#FunkyThinkers - Jesse Cole

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Jesse Cole - Funky thinker from Georgia

Jesse  Cole owns a baseball team. Yes really.

We talked about impatience, both in ourselves and in our customers and clients and the world at large.

North American people - If you think baseball is slow - you ain't seen nothing until you have seen cricket.

We talk about the IPL - Indian Premier league - video below and how they are a real life fantasy league owned by television.

We talk about Walt Disney, PT Barnum (the circus guy and thinking about it - as his wikipedia page says he was "promoting hoaxes" - probably the godfather of fake news. See - nothing is new...

Jesse's book is called "Find your yellow tux" and the pop up on his website could have been stolen from the funky thinkers play book. If you have trouble reading it - it says "Whatever is normal - do the exact opposite..."

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A flavour of the IPL is below - Not sure if this is the official video. It looks like it.

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Greg Rosner

#FunkyThinkers – Greg Rosner

#FunkyThinkers - Greg Rosner

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Greg Rosner - New York

Picture the scene if you will.

You are in the audience at a live event. And the presenter asks a question.

"Who wants me to explain this again?"

Everyone looks round to see what the social collective thinks before raising their hands.

People are paralysed by this kind of group think.

In this episode of Funky Thinkers, among other things,  we discuss technology that can make this type of awkwardness obsolete.

Plus we discuss, what would you teach someone who lived 20,000 years ago that would be useful to them?

And what would they teach you? (Apart from which leaves and berries are safe to eat, how to start a fire, how to kill and skin live animals for food).

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Garden of the gods - Greg's most unusual place.

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Mark Wahlberg or Brad Pitt would play Greg in a film.

You can contact Greg via www.pitchkitchen.com

Arlene Battishill

#FunkyThinkers – Arlene Battishill

#FunkyThinkers - Arlene Battishill

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Arlene Battishill - LA/Toronto

In this episode we talk conspicuous consumption, the requirement to make small talk at networking and other events.

We also figured out that reading books, listening to podcasts and other funky thinkers staples is probably a bad idea if you travel everywhere on a motorbike.

Arlene has cycled down the entire length of the Baja Peninsula (that's almost 800 miles...) on a motorbike.

Arlene has a podcast called "What's your next move?" and can be contacted via www.arlenebattishill.com

If you want to listen on YouTube - you can do so below.

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Jill Smith

#FunkyThinkers – Jill Smith

#FunkyThinkers - Jill Smith

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Jill Smith - Phoenix, Arizona

In this episode, we talked about old approaches to new problems - collecting money from people who don't want to pay it.

Jill would go back to the American Revolution and declaration of Independence time in her time machine.

Some kind of Sandra Bullock, Scarlett Johansen "nerdy FBI type" would play Jill in a film.

But here is the biggie. Jill has always wanted to sing the national anthem at the start of a sports game. (Sport irrelevant).

So we figured that we would give potential talent scouts something to look at and listen to. In a moment of insanity, Jill agreed to doing a rendition, which is below. Enjoy.

You can follow Jill on LinkedIn with #becausejillsaidso

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#FunkyThinkers – Dane Dormio

#FunkyThinkers - Dane Dormio

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Dane Dormio - As the song goes - An American in Nepal

I have to say that I know NOTHING about martial arts and related disciplines.

Maybe my ignorance shows through but this was a good episode for me.

Going back in time to places and events I have never heard of keeps you sharp and talking about things about which you have very little knowledge is good for the wits.

Good for the mind - body masterer as we discussed.

Dane Dormio  hates politics, news, most sports, the rest of the world.

He does read Lee Child/Jack Reacher novels which I know I need to have a look at at some point soon.

Contact Dane - www.danedormio.com or as I always say - kids are victims of their parents and there IS ONLY ONE Dane Dormio on the internet. Google him and get in touch.

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