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  • The Pilgrim Who Walked 8000 Miles 50 Years Ago Dec 6-- Satish Kumar commemorates the 50th Anniversary of his Peace Walk from India to Washington D.C. with a 50 mile walk along the River Thames. In this short beautifully made video narrated by Kumar, he enumerates all the things you can learn by walking, as well as ways in which you can learn to make peace with people and with the ...

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  • Wisdom from the Women at Standing Rock Dec 5-- "For months, the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota has become ground for resistance against the construction of a crude-oil pipeline that desecrated sacred burial and prayer sites and threatens the water supply of the surrounding Native American community. The growing encampment of water protectors at Standing Rock has drawn supporters from across the United States amid escalating tensions ...

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  • What Great Leadership and Music Have in Common Dec 3-- Management consultant Jim Crupi. who founded and runs Strategic Leadership Solutions, says all leaders should aspire to inspire, just as great music does, pointing out that "Our reaction to a great song can be so visceral that we are forever connected to it...reliving a wonderful moment." In this article he outlines seven ways a good leader can make great music ...

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