LEGAL ENTERTAINER MAI CHEN ON RIGHT BRAIN SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY MIND SETS OF ECONOMIC INNOVATIVE GROWTH FOR KIWI WINNERS
Legal expert Mai Chen has been doing some way cool press lately as a writer and talk show talent in and around the law. Never boring, always entertaining, philisophically interesting and enlightening with empathy, Chen offers her latest thoughts to up New Zealand culture’s innovative hotness.
What did she say? Mai was really good on The Close Up show with broadcaster Mark Sainsbury yesterday.
In journalism guest commentary news, her latest article in the New Zealand Herald is titled: Olympic Effort for a Better Future. (Parts I particularly like in the bold font).
“The Olympic Games is the reason my family emigrated to New Zealand. My father had trained the Taiwan gymnastics team for both the Tokyo and the Mexico games and in 1971 he was headhunted to train the New Zealand gymnastics team. (Wow!)
As a result I grew up in a household where the wisdom of top athletes was seen as the key to success in all areas of life. I was reminded of this last year when, in the midst of my own marathon effort to write a book while running a law firm, Dad began coaching me with Olympic insights once again.
“The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful – will win,” said Roger Bannister. “Your heart must clear the bar first,” said world champion pole vaulter Sergey Bubka. “The subconscious mind cannot tell the difference between reality and imagination,” he reminded me, quoting Billy Mills, a rank outsider who blitzed the field to win the 10,000m in Tokyo.
The coaching helped me not to quit when working seven days a week for two years really got to me.
Just think about Oscar Pastorius, South African sprinter and a double amputee, who runs on artificial legs.
[Makata Taka Hela aka Mr. Billy Mills - world champion Olympian 1964. Photo - Ray Wyatt.Net].
We need an [athletes] mindset to propel our export industries into a position of strength on world markets. And we need it to solve tough policy and law reform issues we face, like keeping superannuation affordable, addressing Maori claims to water, or structuring our domestic broadband market to enable Kiwis to compete abroad from here. (True dat. So could be improved by real broadband developers not media posturing posers!) (more…)
In New Zealand the National government has announced lower wage rates for youth than adults. Some see this as “pocket money” for teens to have a “go” in the workforce. For some kids in New Zealand, this is a good thing. Others see it, as “Oliver Twist” laws of gross inequality. The rich get cheap labour, of a nation’s child populations. Vampiring is a good word, that springs to mind if you see this as Oliver Twist news.
Sometimes, when I see that the rich have increased wealth by three-fold (the top 1%) in three years – that if youth, and all marginalized people protest here in New Zealand – we’d unite community and get a good community feel back. At the moment, we’re still acting civil, looking to leaders to do the right thing.
In the US today: Occupy Wall Street Beats Tea Party in Google Searches. Surprisingly, the state with the strongest interest in OWS wasn’t New York.
By Will Oremus| Posted Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, at 4:12 PM ET
We already knew more Americans support the Occupy Wall Street protests than support the Tea Party movement. A new analysis by Google suggests people find it more interesting, too.
A post on Google’s Politics & Elections blog examines web search trends related to the two movements. Google’s analysts find that search interest for Occupy Wall Street surged ahead of that for the tea party as early as Sept. 24, before the protests had really spread nationwide.
The disparity has widened since then, with OWS-related searches peaking on Oct. 15, when a “global day of action” brought demonstrations worldwide. Interest in the movement has subsided somewhat since then, the data show, though it still easily outpaces that of the Tea Party. When compared with the height of interest in the Tea Party movement, in 2009, the gap is narrower, but Occupy Wall Street still outdoes its more conservative counterpart.
A geographic visualization feature reveals some surprises in where the searches are coming from. The state most interested in learning about the protests is not New York, the movement’s home base, but Vermont. Oregon is second, and New York is third.
[Source - Slate Magazine. An activist is photographed working on her laptop at Zuccotti Park.]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aoteroa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 29.10.11~
Before I left America, I noticed this book, We bought a Zoo by author Benjamin Mee. The book concept made me smile, because if you can convince everyone in the world that each nation is a zoo (as a metaphor), then we can set up systems of zoo keeping – and convince everyone they are good.
Following this concept (not the concept of B.M’s book) the eventuating result would be that the world will become governed by zoos that all look the same–in time. The global village concept that is invetible.
There’s only one problem with this concept though. The real ringmaster is hidden. Other peoples efforts of zoo keeping in each circus zoo (nation) get served up to the hidden (yet to be revealed) ringmaster.
Benjamin Mee‘s book concept is a lot more simple. It is about “The Amazing Story of a Young Family, a broken down Zoo and the 200 wild animals that change their lives forever.” I like the concept a lot. It should be a film. Back to the concept though of nations as zoos for circus ringmaster owners.
Zoo keeping is simply about real estate. It is not about culture. It is about who owns the real estate. Culture is its distraction. Zoo keeping, ironically isn’t even about zoo culture. It’s about the price of tickets to the show via real estate or asset sales. If wealthy, you simply buy into the circus you want to be a part of. The zoo keepers of every territory, will happily sell their circus ring off. All of ‘the spectacles’ in the zoo, then earn money for the owners with shares on the soil of the circus ring they own. It’s like carving up real estate, to sip from a kava bowl with elite people of the world. Often wannabe kava bowl sippers wear a lot of leopard print. They give an illusion of feral qualities. In their need to upgrade, they can be viewed as being rather cute.
This pic shows a rising sentiment for clean energy, as expressed by Australia.
I can’t remember where I sourced the pic from, I guess I’m doing an Arianna Huffington on this one, and posting it without a credit. Oops. I almost feel a little bit like a New Yorker media person just now in doing so. :)
A powerful message for the planet. UNLOCK GREEN ENERGY! The rest is all BS.
Believe it or not, these people holding these placards are some of the wisest and fairest people on the planet in this moment. They have an important view.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.13.11~
Like many of you, I’m a big fan of all kids in the world having clean drinking water whenever they need. 1 billion people don’t have access yet. 54% of all people in Africa need us to act on their behalf for their better water situation as well.
Click here to make a difference if feeling it. Let’s flow. Thanks peeps. Water.Org is asking for $10 to makes this pivotal dif. Sweet!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12. 27.10~