What Do These Leaders Have in Common?

Stephen Curry does it. Marc Benioff does it. So does Kerri Walsh. Yuval Noah Harari credits it for changing the trajectory of his work. Melinda and Bill Gates do it twice a week.

These champions and leaders and many others in their respective fields all meditate even though a few were highly skeptical of the benefits initially. According to his blog Gates Notes, Gates thought meditation was a "a woo-woo thing tied somehow to reincarnation" and he did not buy into it. But Gates is now a dedicated practitioner after he started using the Headspace app. 

Harari was a big skeptic before he finally took up a friend's suggestion to go on a meditation retreat in India. He is now a big proponent of meditation and included it as the twenty-first lesson in his most recent book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. He credits meditation for his becoming a better historian. A little more than a decade ago Harari was a junior professor at Hebrew University.  He is now a world-renowned historian after writing his bestsellers, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind and Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Still not convinced? Delve into these resources and programs about meditation and the brain to decide for yourself.


Aware provides practical instruction for mastering the Wheel of Awareness, a practice to focus attention, open awareness, and cultivate kind intention that can help one grow a healthier brain and reduce fear, anxiety, and stress. - Publisher

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