Robb Smith

Forget What You've Been Told: This is the Most Amazing Fact in the Universe. 

7 billion people woke up this morning and will spend their energy today serving the unfolding creativity of evolution. This creativity can be called love. Not metaphorically, but concretely, I experience time, evolution, and Whitehead's "creative advance into novelty" to be a form of cosmic love.

Every moment of . . .

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March 20, 2015

We Worried About Socializing Our Kids. So We Started Homeschooling.

Because Tiffany and I homeschool our kids, the most often-asked question I get from friends is whether I'm worried about our kids not getting socialized properly. My reply:

"Of course I'm concerned with their socialization, that's why we homeschool."

Let's start with the basics. Humans . . .

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March 15, 2015

Forget Harvard

Raising Kids that Know How to Thrive for a Lifetime

Tiffany and I often get asked about how we're raising our kids; they're still young yet (7, 5 and 2) and we're always adapting to what we're learning, but many people tell us they're really well-behaved kids. Before I walk through the guiding principles of our parenting, I'll summarize our parenting philosophy:

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Posted in: parenting

February 19, 2015

The Art of Zen Leadership

I gave the keynote address at the Institute of Zen Leadership, put on by Zen Master Roshi Ginny Whitelaw. Here’s what’s worth knowing.

1. Practice death.

If you do not practice dying you will remain in fear of it. This will stifle all your decisions and prevent you from a life beyond fear. To do so simply ask yourself at any . . .

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Posted in: leadership

February 19, 2015

7 Things the Wisest People Know

Three out of every four adults can’t meet the mental demands of modern life. That is, their cognitive complexity—their way of making meaning out of their moment-by-moment experience, whether on Facebook, curating their kids’ education, or navigating a complex project at work—is lower than the level of complexity in the world around them. . . .

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February 19, 2015