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New book helps reader navigate the demands of digital living

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By Technology Times Staff Reporter

connected worldLagos. February 23, 2013: Soren Gordhamer, the creator of the Wisdom 2.0 Conference, a gathering of Silicon Valley elite (including the founders of Facebook, Twitter, eBay, and Paypal) and teachers from various traditions (including Jack Kornfield, Jon Kabat-Zinn and others) focused on how to live with greater presence, meaning, and mindfulness in the technology age, has announced the unveiling of a new book. 

His book, Wisdom 2.0: The New Movement Toward Purposeful Engagement in Business and in Life, is designed to help anyone navigate the digital demands of quantity, speed, and efficiency and achieve more balanced, mindful, and personally connected interactions, the author, whose has shared expertise with teachers in Nigeria, among other places around the world says. 

“Upon experiencing an epiphany in his own life where he had sacrificed his physical and mental wellbeing to a desire to be constantly connected online, and recognising that the online tools created to make life better and easier had become “overbearing masters” directing much of his life, Soren Gordhamer forged another path, one that brought awareness and consciousness to what had been frenzied and involuntary”, according to a statement announcing the new book.

The results of this radical shift included improvements in his health, sleep, productivity, relationships, and something that had become unheard of in the age of hyper-connectivity: free time, the author says.

Wisdom 2.0 helps the reader learn to make conscious choices about how to use the tools of technology without becoming enslaved by them, and how to live in our constantly connected world in a way that is “creative, aware, and where you are in the drivers’ seat”.    

The book incorporates Godhamer’s wisdom 2.0 philosophy and combines that with daily practices focusing on such matters as: The Art of Attention, Life Alignment, Resisting the Trap of the Emergency and Trust Not Knowing.

Insightful and greatly needed in these ever-connected times, Wisdom 2.0 will guide our interactions toward greater meaning, productivity, and wellbeing, the author says. 

According to the author, he works with individuals and groups on living with greater mindfulness and purpose in our technology-rich age. He is founder and host of the Wisdom 2.0 Conference, the annual event exploring the application of wisdom and mindfulness in modern life. The 2012 event brought together members of the technology community, including the founders of Facebook, Twitter, eBay, and Paypal, along with teachers from various traditions to discuss balance, innovation, and engagement in our modern world. 

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