The Beauty of Not Winning
For a new episode of the Masters of Business Arts podcast series, Tim hosted a conversation with the writer Pico Iyer.
Tim hosted a conversation with Pico Iyer for a new episode of the Masters of Business Arts podcast series. Pico is a British-born American essayist and novelist who made Japan his chosen home 32 years ago. He is the author of 14 books including The Lady and the Monk, The Global Soul, The Art of Stillness, and most recently Autumn Light. He has also written several hundred articles, essays, and reviews for publications including The New York Review of Books; Harper’s; Financial Times; The New York Times, National Geographic, and many others.
Tim recorded the conversation with Pico on the sidelines of TED Summit in Edinburgh a few weeks ago, where he had just given his fourth TED Talk. They spoke about Japan, about what Western concepts of AI can learn from the Japanese Shinto culture, about the Dalai Lama and Leonard Cohen, about shared silence as the greatest gift you can give another person, and what playing ping pong has taught Pico about winning and losing.
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