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Beware the Near Enemies

Pamela Fox
November 04, 2017

Beware the Near Enemies

A lightning talk about the Four Immeasurables of Buddhism, Near Enemies, and how that applies to the tech industry. Given at FooCamp 2017.

Pamela Fox

November 04, 2017
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  1. Beware the Near Enemies
    - @pamelafox

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  2. TLDR; about me

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  3. The Four Immeasurables

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  4. The Four Immeasurables
    Loving Kindness Compassion
    Empathic Joy Equanimity

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  5. Near & Far Enemies

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  6. The Four Immeasurables
    Loving Kindness Compassion
    Empathic Joy Equanimity
    Loving Kindness Compassion
    Empathic Joy Equanimity
    near: selfish love
    far: ill will
    near: pity
    far: cruelty
    near: blind euphoria
    far: jealousy
    near: indifference
    far: paranoia

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  7. Near & Far Enemies
    …in the tech industry??

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  8. Data-Driven Everything
    Image: https://www.safaribooksonline.com/library/view/creating-a-data-driven/9781491916902/

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  9. What are we measuring?
    Image: http://blog.andymatuschak.org/post/159340765257/exalting-data-missing-meaning

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  10. Optimizing for the near enemy…
    Graph from: http://www.timewellspent.io/app-ratings/

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  11. What do your values mean?

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  12. Beware the Near Enemies
    …in Personal Growth and Product Development
    - @pamelafox

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