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    China Stories
    [Week in China] Interpreting history: Interview with Chas W. Freeman

    China Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 48:44


    Nixon's translator and veteran diplomat Chas Freeman sat down with Week in China Editor Steven Irvine last week for a wide-ranging conversation on Sino-US tensions, Taiwan invasion prospects, and more.Read the article: https://www.weekinchina.com/2022/06/interpreting-history/Narrated by Elyse Ribbons and Kaiser Kuo.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    China Stories
    [Week in China] Game show

    China Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 5:19


    Tencent's reality TV show pushes eSports further into the mainstream.Read the article: https://www.weekinchina.com/2022/06/game-show/Narrated by Jenny McKenzie.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    China Stories
    [Caixin Global] Millions of China's migrant workers find themselves shunned in old age

    China Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 9:40


    Laborers over 50 played a key role in the country's stunning growth over the decades, but they now face a bleak future in which they're getting cut off from the job market with little or no unemployment support.Read the article by Fan Qiaojia and Li Hang: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2022-06-01/in-depth-millions-of-chinas-migrant-workers-find-themselves-shunned-in-old-age-101893459.htmlNarrated by Sylvia Franke.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    China Stories
    [Sixth Tone] In locked down Shanghai, a ‘shadow pandemic' of domestic violence

    China Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 9:13


    China's Anti-Domestic Violence Law has been on the books since 2016, but the protections it offers abuse victims have proven fragile during lockdowns.Read the article by Ti Tu: https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1010484/in-locked-down-shanghai%2C-a-shadow-pandemic-of-domestic-violence?source=channel_broadTi Tu is the pseudonym of an anti-domestic violence volunteer.Narrated by Sylvia Franke.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    China Stories
    [The World of Chinese] Let's talk about sex (education in China)

    China Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 14:55


    Grassroots organizations and social media are filling a wide gap in China's formal sex education.Read the article by Siyi Chu: https://www.theworldofchinese.com/2022/06/lets-talk-about-sex-education/Narrated by Cliff Larsen.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    China Stories
    [The World of Chinese] After Tangshan: The road to consent culture in China

    China Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 10:33


    Brutal assault in Tangshan renews calls for better education on sexual consent in China.Read the article by Siyi Chu: https://www.theworldofchinese.com/2022/06/the-road-to-consent-culture-in-china/Narrated by Elyse Ribbons.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    #Onlinegeister
    ByteDance macht Meta Konkurrenz, Alexa am Ende … | Nr. 73 Briefing

    #Onlinegeister

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 11:36


    Was bewegt das Netz? Warum sind Podcasts so populär? Welche neuen Features gibt es bei Social-Media-Plattformen? Worüber sprechen die User? Parallel zu jeder Folge Onlinegeister-Podcast stellen wir euch ganz individuell ein Info-Update der aktuellen Nachrichten und News als Briefing zusammen: … Der Beitrag ByteDance macht Meta Konkurrenz, Alexa am Ende … | Nr. 73 Briefing erschien zuerst auf #Onlinegeister.

    China Stories
    [Caixin Global] College student depression hides anxieties about jobs and Covid

    China Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 9:51


    Virus control measures and uncertain opportunities increase mental health burdens of those studying at universities in China.Read the article by Huang Huizhao, Cai Jingyuan and Cai Xuejiao: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2022-06-08/in-depth-college-student-depression-hides-anxieties-about-jobs-and-covid-101896504.htmlNarrated by Elyse Ribbons.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    China Stories
    [Sixth Tone] What it takes to start a family in COVID-era China

    China Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 6:12


    A writer on what did — and didn't — factor into her decision to have kids.Read the article by Xin Weimu: https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1010502/what-it-takes-to-start-a-family-in-covid-era-china?source=channel_broadNarrated by Sarah Kutulakos.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    China Stories
    [Week in China] Out of Africa

    China Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 12:11


    EV battery firms look to lock in raw materials.Read the article: https://www.weekinchina.com/2022/06/out-of-africa-8/Narrated by Cliff Larsen.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    China Stories
    [Sixth Tone] Henan bank depositors hit with red health codes

    China Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 7:00


    Unable to unfreeze deposits, Zhengzhou freezes depositors with red health codes.Read the article by Wu Peiyue: https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1010547/henan-bank-depositors-hit-with-red-health-codes?source=channel_homeNarrated by Jenny McKenzie.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    China Stories
    [Caixin Global] Opinion: Why no bystanders came to the rescue of women being assaulted in Tangshan

    China Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 4:19


    Encouraging citizens to be brave to fight for justice when they encounter wrongdoings requires a system of trust and protection that will keep them from legal jeopardy.Read the article by Nie Huihua: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2022-06-13/opinion-why-no-bystanders-came-to-the-rescue-of-women-being-assaulted-in-tangshan--101898555.htmlNarrated by Nandini Venkata.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    La Wikly
    📽 Un despido mete a Disney en crisis

    La Wikly

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 39:11


    20 de junio | Nueva YorkLeer esta newsletter te llevará 7 minutos y 34 segundos.📬 En esta entrega, presentamos una nueva entrega de El juego de Megan, el podcast sobre la industria de Hollywood que Emilio Doménech y Pablo Moloco presentan desde 2016. Si te gusta esta versión especial hollywoodiense de La Wikly, ¡háznoslo saber!Más abajo tienes titulares sobre las elecciones de Colombia y la nueva estrategia tiktoker de Meta Platforms.Si te gusta lo que lees y quieres mantenerte informado cada día con estos formatos fáciles e informativos, hazte Premium:Niuyork, Niuyork. Bienvenido a La Wikly.📽 Un despido sorpresaPor Emilio DoménechLo importante: Bob Chapek, consejero delegado de The Walt Disney Company, anunció hace un par de semanas el despido sorpresa de Peter Rice, quien hasta ese momento había encabezado la división de contenido televisivo de la compañía.Como presidente de Disney General Entertainment Content, Rice supervisaba la producción anual de cientos de proyectos para plataformas como Disney+, Hulu, Disney Channel, y las cadenas ABC y FX, entre otras.Explícamelo: el despido es un bombazo en Hollywood, donde son pocas las instancias en las que ejecutivos con la carrera y la reputación de Rice salen por la puerta sin motivo aparente.La versión oficial: que no encajaba con la cultura de Disney, una explicación que ha dado pie a una variedad muy amplia de teorías.La más extendida de ellas: que Chapek se estaba protegiendo de un ejecutivo que le podía relevar en el puesto tras una serie de decisiones del consejero delegado muy criticadas dentro y fuera de la compañía.Contexto: Rice era un ejecutivo con una trayectoria muy exitosa en Fox, donde durante años encabezó divisiones de cine y televisión de la casa de los Murdoch hasta presidir todo con 21st Century Fox.Junto a él estaba Dana Walden, la ejecutiva que le releva en el puesto en Disney. Ambos dieron el salto al estudio de Mickey cuando Disney compró Fox.Chapek es el consejero delegado de Disney desde primeros de 2020, cuando sustituyó a Bob Iger, el ejecutivo que logró casi dos décadas de éxitos que encumbraron a Disney como el estudio más poderoso de Hollywood.Bajo la dirección de Iger, Disney compró Pixar, Marvel, LucasFilm y Fox, marcas que ahora permiten que la compañía tenga franquicias populares y consolidadas, además de estudios de sobra para armar sus plataformas de streaming que le permiten competir con Netflix y cía.Chapek llegaba al puesto de Iger después de más de 20 años en la compañía, presidiendo durante un tiempo la división de parques temáticos y cruceros de Disney.Su designación como CEO de la compañía sorprendió porque ejecutivos como Tom Staggs (ex-director de operaciones) y Kevin Mayer (que supervisó el exitoso lanzamiento de Disney+) siempre sonaron como más favoritos antes de ser descartados.En el podcast, Emilio y Pablo analizan los vaivenes que se han vivido en Hollywood en los últimos días, dando contexto al universo de pasillos de Disney y desgranando la decisión de echar a uno de los ejecutivos más admirados de Tinsletown.¿Desea saber más? Desde 2016, Emilio y Pablo han repasado algunos de los mayores acontecimientos que se han vivido dentro de Disney. Este podcast de 2016 sobre la salida de Tom Staggs aporta mucho contexto histórico sobre los ejecutivos de la compañía. Y en este otro de 2019, analizan el probable triunfo que Disney tenía previsto apuntarse con el desembarco de Disney+.🇨🇴 Gana la izquierdaBy Anita PereyraLo importante: Gustavo Petro y Francia Márquez salieron vencedores en la segunda vuelta de las elecciones de Colombia que se celebraron este domingo, lo que supone la primera victoria de la izquierda en la tercera potencia económica de Latinoamérica.Petro y Márquez vencieron a Rodolfo Hernández y Marelen Castillo, que pasaron a la segunda vuelta como representantes del espectro conservador, aunque con un mensaje anticorrucpión que los desmarcaba del establishment oficialista que lleva gobernando Colombia desde hace generaciones.Explícamelo: el domingo votó el 58,09 por ciento del padrón, un aumento de más de tres puntos porcentuales con respecto de la participación registrada en primera vuelta. Petro y Márquez lograron más de 11,2 millones de votos contra los poco más de 10,5 de Hernández y Castillo.La fórmula de Pacto Histórico ganó en Bogotá, Bolívar, Atlántico y Valle, cuatro de los cinco departamentos que contienen los mayores núcleos poblacionales del país. “Hoy es día de fiesta para el pueblo. Que festeje la primera victoria popular. Que tantos sufrimientos se amortiguen en la alegría que hoy inunda el corazón de la Patria. Esta victoria es para Dios y para el Pueblo y su historia. Hoy es el día de las calles y las plazas”, publicó Petro en redes sociales tras conocer los resultados de la votación.¿Y ahora? La investidura presidencial de Petro será el próximo 7 de agosto, pero queda mucha tela que cortar hasta entonces. Te esperamos en el Twitch de Emilio esta noche a las 20:00 hora peninsular de España para analizar los resultados con Andrea Aldana—y también en la edición especial de La Wikly Electoral con sorpresa que saldrá este miércoles.Más información en Página 12.🎬 Una recomendaciónCon la colaboración de FilminPor Anita PereyraChicago Boys es un documental chileno de 2015 escrito y dirigido por Carola Fuentes y Rafael Valdeavellano. Lleva el nombre del término usado para referirse a un grupo de economistas chilenos que se formaron en la Universidad de Chicago durante la década del 70.La formación económica neoliberal que recibieron en Estados Unidos los condujo a desempeñarse como funcionarios en algunos de los regímenes autoritarios de Latinoamérica, particularmente el que se impuso en Chile tras el golpe de estado al entonces presidente Salvador Allende en 1973.Su trabajo también influyó después en otros países latinoamericanos como Perú y Colombia, donde la economía liberal dejó una imprenta que reverbera hasta hoy.El trabajo de Fuentes y Valdeavellano reconstruye la participación de este grupo de economistas en el diseño del plan económico que se aplicó durante la dictadura militar, con una particularidad brillante: está narrado desde la perspectiva de algunos de sus miembros.Sergio de Castro, ministro de Economía y Hacienda desde 1975 a 1982; y Arnold Haberger, economista estadounidense y profesor de la Universidad de Chicago, son algunos de los entrevistados durante el largometraje.En poco más de 80 minutos, Chicago Boys consigue ilustrar una década crucial para la historia chilena que alberga una crítica inflexible a la impunidad con la que el régimen dictatorial ignoró las necesidades y demandas del pueblo.Chicago Boys está disponible en Filmin.📱 Facebook quiere cambiosPor Marina EnrichLo importante: Facebook envió una nota a sus empleados este abril estableciendo su nueva prioridad: hacer que sus reels, los vídeos cortos de Facebook e Instagram que tanto parecido tienen con los tiktoks, funcionen.Su segunda prioridad: ofrecer las mejores recomendaciones de contenido, no necesariamente las que estén ligadas a las redes personales de familiares y amigos de sus usuarios, que es lo que sobre todo Facebook es desde su concepción.En conclusión, Facebook quiere convertirse en TikTok. Ya lo hemos visto en Instagram con su prioridad por los vídeos cortos en detrimento de las fotos, pero ahora Facebook también quiere sumarse al carro para hacer frente a una base de usuarios cada vez mayor en edad.¿Y qué quiere ser TikTok? La plataforma de ByteDance se define como una plataforma de entretenimiento. Dicen que, a diferencia de Facebook, ellos no son una plataforma social. Y tiene sentido. Cada vez, las plataformas en internet van más sobre el contenido y menos sobre lo social.El otro día, un amigo de mis padres me decía que él no quería tener redes sociales porque quería enterarse de lo que hacían sus amigos cuando quedara con ellos y no a través de una pantalla. Yo le dije que tenía una visión errónea sobre las redes sociales, ya que la mayor parte del contenido que consumimos no es de nuestros familiares y amigos.Entre las generaciones más jóvenes, las redes sociales son las que están reemplazando a la televisión, ya que cada vez abarcan un abanico de contenido más amplio.Ya no es una cuestión de ver qué hicieron ayer tus amigos, sino de entretenerse con vídeos de géneros que van desde los memes hasta la cocina y la salud mental, pasando por la información.De hecho, un 39 por ciento de los jóvenes entre 18 y 24 años se informan de la actualidad a través de las redes sociales.En este sentido, se entiende perfectamente que aplicaciones como BeReal de la que te hablé la semana pasada funcionen entre la gente joven. Los usuarios se ponen rápido al día sobre qué están haciendo sus amigos para después volver al resto de apps que les ofrecen entretenimiento.Y las elecciones de los más jóvenes son relevantes: suelen ser los primeros en detectar tendencias (y en encabezar nuevas). Quizá BeReal sea pasajero, pero sin duda serán ellos los que decidan si el cambio de rumbo de Facebook hace mella.Y tú, ¿cómo ves el futuro de estas guerras de apps que compiten por tu atención?En otro orden de cosas, hoy vuelve Lunes por el mundo con los resultados electorales de Colombia. Para ello, contaremos con la participación de la periodista Andrea Aldana, periodista y columnista en el diario colombiano El Espectador que nos ofrecerá todas las claves sobre la victoria de Gustavo Petro.Podrás seguir el directo a partir de las 20:00 hora peninsular de España en Twitch.Feliz semana, This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.lawikly.com/subscribe

    China Stories
    [The World of Chinese] Close encounters: Inside Chinese UFO hunters' search for extraterrestrial life

    China Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 22:38


    As interest in science fiction and space exploration grows, China's grassroots UFO enthusiasts continue to search for answers.Read the article by Sam Davies: https://www.theworldofchinese.com/2022/06/close-encounters-inside-the-curious-world-of-chinas-alien-hunters/Narrated by Cliff Larsen.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    China Stories
    [Sixth Tone] Blood brothers: The scarred history of China's ethnic Russians

    China Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 14:39


    During the early 20th century, thousands of Russian refugees fleeing war and revolution crossed the freezing Amur River into northeast China. Today, the community is still trying to reconcile its identity — and process its collective trauma.Read the article by Li Yijuan and Fan Yiying: https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1010180/blood-brothers-the-scarred-history-of-chinas-ethnic-russiansNarrated by Elyse Ribbons.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    China Stories
    [Caixin Global] Why an external investigation will better root out gang crime in Tangshan

    China Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 6:58


    Designating public security officials from another city to look into the brutal attack on women in the northern Chinese city could prevent local interference.Read the article by Zhou Dongxu: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2022-06-14/opinion-why-an-external-investigation-will-better-root-out-gang-crime-in-tangshan-101899060.htmlNarrated by Nandini Venkata.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    China Stories
    [Week in China] A model restructuring?

    China Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 13:57


    Lessons from the bailout of a troubled real estate baron in Henan province.Read the article: https://www.weekinchina.com/2022/06/a-model-restructuring/Narrated by Jenny McKenzie.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    China Stories
    [The World of Chinese] Inside China's “Gaokao Factory”

    China Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 31:50


    A former student recounts her grueling schedule and eventual withdrawal from Hengshui, a city notorious for exam-prep schools.Read the article by Renjian the Livings: https://www.theworldofchinese.com/2022/06/inside-chinas-gaokao-factory/Written by Shu, translated by Hatty Liu.Narrated by Cliff Larsen.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Startup Insider
    CoachHub erhält 200 Mio. US-Dollar in Serie C (Coaching • Softbank • E-Learning • EdTech)

    Startup Insider

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 25:58


    In der Mittagsfolge begrüßen wir heute Matti Niebelschütz, Co-Founder und MD von CoachHub, und sprechen mit ihm über die erfolgreiche Series-C-Finanzierungsrunde in Gesamthöhe von 200 Millionen US-Dollar. CoachHub ist eine Talententwicklungsplattform, auf der Coaching-Programme für die Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter aller Karrierelevel erstellt werden können. Der globale Coach-Pool umfasst mehr als 3.500 zertifizierte Business-Coaches in 90 Ländern, die Coachings in über 60 Sprachen anbieten und mehr als 500 Kundinnen und Kunden betreuen. Die Programme basieren auf der Forschung und Entwicklung des Coaching Labs, das von Prof. Jonathan Passmore geleitet wird und 30 Verhaltenswissenschaftlerinnen und -wissenschaftler beschäftigt. Im September 2021 übernahm Das Coaching Startup den französischen Digital-Coaching-Pionier MoovOne und im Februar 2022 die Coaching-Sparte von Klaiton in Österreich. CoachHub wurde im Jahr 2018 von den Brüdern Matti und Yannis Niebelschütz in Berlin gegründet. In einer Series-C-Finanzierungsrunde hat CoachHub nun 200 Millionen US-Dollar eingesammelt. Dabei haben Sofina und Softbank Vision Fund 2 die Runde angeführt. Sofina ist eine familiengeführte Investmentgesellschaft, die an der Euronext Brüssel notiert ist und ein Vermögen von ca. 11 Milliarden Euro verwaltet. Zum Portfolio von Sofina gehört u.a. Gorillas, Typeform, Ankorstore, Moody, Lemonilo, DeHaat, SellerX, Tessian, Oviva, Petkit, Twin, Reetoo, Dott, Vinted, K12, Forma, Lenskart, Graphcore, Medgenome, ThoughtSpot, Act, PineLabs, Spartoo und Labster. Softbank ist ein japanischer Tech-Konzern, der mit seinem zweiten Vision Fund über 108 Milliarden US-Dollar in Startups investiert. Neben den 38 Milliarden US-Dollar, die Softbank diesem Fonds selbst beisteuert, beteiligten sich auch Unternehmen wie Microsoft oder Apple an dem Kapital. Mit den Vision Fonds wurde u.a. in Unternehmen wie Uber, eToro, Nvidia, ByteDance, Cruise, Fanatics, Flipkart, Rappi, Swiggy, WeWork, Katerra, Mapbox, Opendoor, DoorDash und Slack investiert. Des Weiteren beteiligten sich auch die bestehenden Investoren Molten Ventures, Speedinvest, HV Capital, Signals Venture Capital und Silicon Valley Bank/ SVB Capital. Mit dem frischen Kapital möchte CoachHub sein Produkt weiterentwickeln und den Vertrieb ausbauen, um die globale Expansion zu beschleunigen.

    The Working With... Podcast
    How To Beat Procrastination.

    The Working With... Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 14:39


    This week's question is on defeating the habit of procrastination (and I have some rather brutal truths to reveal).   You can subscribe to this podcast on: Podbean | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | TUNEIN   Links: Email Me | Twitter | Facebook | Website | Linkedin   The Time Blocking Course The Working With… Weekly Newsletter The Time And Life Mastery Course The FREE Beginners Guide To Building Your Own COD System Carl Pullein Learning Centre Carl's YouTube Channel Carl Pullein Coaching Programmes The Working With… Podcast Previous episodes page   Episode 233 | Script Hello and welcome to episode 233 of the Working With Podcast. A podcast to answer all your questions about productivity, time management, self-development and goal planning. My name is Carl Pullein, and I am your host for this show. Procrastination ah the bane of all productive wannabes. No matter how motivated you are when you retire for the night to have a productive day the next day, that pernicious procrastinator steals the day, and you find you've achieved very little, but you know how everyone of your friends on Instagram are doing, and you can talk about all the funny videos you saw on Tick Tock as if you were a professor of the subject.  But what is procrastination, and why do we do it? Those are two questions we need to answer before we can start helping move anyone away from those dark depths to a more brighter, focused and productive light.  Now, to kick start things off and before the Mystery Podcast Voice reveals the question, let's look at the definition of procrastination: “Procrastination is the action of unnecessarily and voluntarily delaying or postponing something despite knowing that there will be negative consequences for doing so. “ Now I want to give you another definition. That of self-discipline: “the ability to make yourself do things you know you should do even when you do not want to” Now the way I see procrastination is that it is the near opposite of self-discipline. Yet, no one wants to admit that—particularly procrastinators. The truth is is a little more complex than that, but it is a good starting point because these definitions can give us some clues on how to defeat procrastination.  Okay, with that part done, let me hand you over to the Mystery Podcast Voice for this week's question.  This week's question comes from Len. Let asks, hi Carl, I've been in full-time employment for over twenty years now, and I've always wanted to be more productive, but I've always failed. I'm never doing things that are important, instead I do the unimportant stuff. I think I am what some people call a “serial procrastinator”. Have you any ideas you could share that will help an old procrastinator like me stop?  Hi Len, thank you for your question and for being so honest.  Firstly, let's deal with the “I've always failed” part of your question. Failure is not a finish line in itself unless you make it so by quitting. Failure is an education.  Whenever you fail at anything, you learn something—if nothing else, you learn what doesn't work so you can start again with a different strategy. Failure has nothing to do with you as a person; failure at anything informs you what skills are missing, so you next time you try to can build those skills and strengths, so you don't fail again.  I remember the first full marathon I attempted. I failed. I dropped out at mile 18. I just couldn't go another step further. I was devastated. I thought there must be something wrong with me. But a little voice inside me said, this was only my first attempt, and I learned that I needed to set off slower and pace myself better, and I also needed to improve my strength and stamina on hills—you don't run marathons around an athletics track. You run on streets, and they are rarely flat.  With that information, I spent the next six months learning to pace myself properly and did a hill session every week. The next time I entered a marathon, I finished it—with energy to spare! Did I fail? Of course not; I got knocked over, but I learned why and picked myself up and developed my skills and succeeded.  Remember, you never fail until you quit. You may get a few setbacks because the strategy you were trying didn't work, but that is not failure. It's a setback.  Okay, now on to your procrastinating.  I've seen a lot of clinical reasons why we might procrastinate, and I see many people in the media who will jump on these clinical definitions and tell every who procrastinates that it's an illness and if you take this new super-drug, you will be cured. Well, I'm sceptical. I'm sure you can alter the chemical make-up of your brain to stop procrastinating and be more focused, but artificially altering your brain's chemicals isn't a long-term solution if you ask me.  But let's go back to the definition of procrastination—delaying or postponing something you should be doing despite being aware of the negative consequences.  Why are you postponing what you should do? What are you doing instead? That's where I would start. Let's say that reading the news or going through Tick Tock or Instagram, is what you do, now here is the dilemma, Facebook (or Meta as they are now called) and ByteDance are big corporations that employ smart people to create a user experience that is designed to keep your eyes on their content. Much like soap operas and TV dramas—they want to keep you watching their content.  You are battling again with professional people who understand human psychology, and unless you remember this, you will always be sucked in.  It's the same with the news today. The news media companies are in competition for your eyes and attention. They employ people to come up with click-bait headlines so you click their articles. For years journalism schools have been teaching students how to grab and keep your attention, and it's very effective.  Now we mortal humans have not had any opposing training. There are no classes on how to resist click-bait headlines and the social media algorithms designed to keep us on their site. So, this battle is very much a one-sided one. However, we do have one thing in our arsenal that is highly effective. And that is self-discipline. And the great thing about self-discipline is that it works very much like a muscle: The more you train it, the stronger it becomes.  By the way, if you want to see how developing self-discipline can transform your life, I highly recommend David Goggins' book: Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds and Jocko Willink's Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual. Both books lay it on the line what can be achieved by developing your self-discipline and destroying procrastination.  However, for the last forty years or so, our lives have become more and more easy. When I think back to my childhood and visiting my grandparent's house, whenever they wanted to watch something on TV, they had to be there at the time the show was on. There was no streaming or recording. You either watched it when it was on, or you missed it. And then, if you didn't like the next TV show, you had to get up out of your chair, go to the TV and turn over the channel. No remotes back then.  There were no robotic vacuum cleaners, and if you wanted to learn something, you had to go to a place called a library. No picking up your phone and Googling something for the answer. If you wanted to read the news you had to go to a newsagent to buy a newspaper—unless you were lucky and you lived in an area where the newspaper was delivered to you.  And if you were hungry, you had to get up and cook something. No home food deliveries in those days. Back then, every day we had to exercise our self-discipline one way or another. Today, we can run businesses from our sofa with a phone. We don't have to move anywhere.  All these conveniences have been eroding our self-discipline silently and ruthlessly and it's no surprise that the word procrastinate has become such a popular word in recent years. I'm betting if I asked my grandmother twenty years ago if she knew what procrastination was she'd have looked at me as if I was speaking a foreign language.  So what can we do to strengthen our self-discipline? Well, one of the best ways is to develop a simple, healthy morning routine. There are three things a good, solid, healthy morning routine does. It first wakens you up. You can start off by doing a few stretches. Begin with your neck, then shoulders, arms, stomach and then legs and feet. Spend around two minutes stretching every morning as soon as you get out of bed. Then drink a glass of water with half a lemon squeezed into it.  You can make yourself a cup of coffee or tea as well. Then sit down somewhere relaxing and do ten minutes of meditation or journal writing. And finally, look at your plan for the day.  Three things. Stretching (and or exercise), reflection—meditation or journal writing and reviewing—look at your plan for the day. Make this not only a routine but something stronger. A ritual. Something you will not miss—ever. My morning ritual lasts around 40 minutes, although I give myself 45 minutes. Yours might be thirty minutes or even an hour. The time it takes is not important. What is important is that every day, whether you are working or not, you begin each day the same way.  Then, before you start the day, make your bed and clean up the kitchen.  Make no excuses (there are none) for not doing this. Not only will you feel great having a consistent way to begin your day, you are also exercising your self-discipline.  Another way I strengthen my discipline is to always take the stairs and avoid escalators and lifts (“elevators” if you live on the other side of the Atlantic) I do have an exception here. If the floor is above the 10th, I will take the lift. But fortunately, it's rare I need to go beyond the 10th floor.  Quite often taking the stairs is faster than waiting for a lift anyway and I gamify escalators by taking the stairs and racing the escalator to prove it's faster to use the stairs.  It takes time to strengthen your self-discipline, but the time and effort is worth it because as you gain strength here, your procrastinating habit will be receding.  The next thing you need to do to stop procrastinating is be aware of what you do when you procrastinate and when you find yourself doing that activity stop immediately. Ask yourself: What am I doing?! In an aggressive voice out loud.  What this does is interrupt the pattern you have wired into your brain that causes you to procrastinate. Interrupting patterns of behaviour is a great way to overcome any bad habit. You could also slap yourself aggressively across your chest as well when you say “what am I doing?!”  This pattern interrupt will begin the rewiring of your brain to remove the bad habit of procrastinating and start reinforcing a new, positive habit.  Finally, always have a plan. Sometimes we slip into procrastination because we do not know what we need to do next. Or, our to-do list is so long, it's overwhelming and trying to decide what to do next causes so much anxiety we slip into procrastination.  Your plan does not need to be a micromanaged plan. All you need are a few real, meaningful objective tasks to be completed that day. Knowing what you need to get accomplished each day prevents procrastination because you feel the pull of your plan. It's when you don't have a plan you feel you are having to “push through” the day and that's exhausting. Instead, have a plan. The plan will pull you through the day and that is far easier than pushing all the time.  I hope that has helped, Len. Thank you for your question. Remember, you are not failing, you are learning what doesn't work. I hope knowing that all you need to do is to strengthen your self-discipline muscle and have a plan for the day and you will soon find yourself procrastinating less. Thank you also to you too, for listening and it just remains for me know to wish you all a very very productive week.   

    China Stories
    [Sixth Tone] How foreign students are cheating China's college admissions system

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    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 19:29


    In Vietnam, students are using connections and fake documents to access lucrative Chinese government scholarships. Many are woefully underqualified.Read the article by Travis Vincent: https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1010310/how-foreign-students-are-cheating-chinas-college-admissions-systemNarrated by Cliff Larsen.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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    [SupChina] A comprehensive mirror: Two years of This Week in China's History

    China Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 8:24


    Marking the second anniversary of "TWICH."Read the article by James Carter: https://supchina.com/2022/06/08/a-comprehensive-mirror-two-years-of-this-week-in-chinas-history/Narrated by Elyse Ribbons.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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    [The World of Chinese] Coloring outside the digital lines: Why Chinese NFT artists look abroad

    China Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 12:03


    Regulations and low quality in the Chinese digital scene has led the brightest of the nation's crypto-artists to pin their hopes on international markets.Read the article by Alex Colville: https://www.theworldofchinese.com/2022/06/coloring-inside-the-digital-lines-why-chinese-nft-artists-look-abroad/Narrated by Jenny McKenzie.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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    [Caixin Global] How Singapore could outperform Shanghai, Hong Kong to become Asia's financial center

    China Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 7:05


    The country has benefited from China-U.S. tensions and a successful response to Covid-19.Read the article by Vincent Chan: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2022-05-11/opinion-how-singapore-could-outperform-shanghai-hong-kong-to-become-asias-financial-center-101883674.htmlNarrated by Nandini Venkata.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    China Stories
    [Week in China] Candy that left a sour taste

    China Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 6:05


    Starlet faces big fine over infringing China's advertising laws.Read the article: https://www.weekinchina.com/2022/06/candy-that-left-a-sour-taste/Narrated by Sarah Kutulakos.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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    [The World of Chinese] They left Shanghai. Now what?

    China Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 11:20


    Departing Shanghai for their hometowns or other cities, many young people are rethinking their life plans after exiting lockdown.Read the article by Alice Chen: https://www.theworldofchinese.com/2022/06/they-left-shanghai-now-what/Narrated by Anthony Tao.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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    [Week in China] Not clicking like it used to

    China Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 18:47


    How lockdowns and crackdowns have hurt China's e-commerce giants.Read the article: https://www.weekinchina.com/2022/06/not-clicking-like-it-used-to/Narrated by Cliff Larsen.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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    The Deep Gripping Reality

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 29:39


    How much do you really know about TikTok? Sure it has the most advanced and sophisticated algorithm out there on any social platform. Sure it has the potential to give you the reach to millions of people a lot easier than other platforms. But why is the algorithm so advanced? How much do you actually know about the AI that drives TikTok or ByteDance, tiktok's parent company? In this episode it is about to get deep! #tiktok #socialmedia #news --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tdgr/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tdgr/support

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    [The World of Chinese] The last falconers in the Altai Mountains

    China Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 46:09


    Two generations of a Kazakh family recall a life of partnership with birds of prey.Read the article by Renjian the Livings: https://www.theworldofchinese.com/2022/05/the-last-falconers-in-the-altai-mountains/Written by Qin Yue, translated by Ana Padilla Fornieles.Narrated by Cliff Larsen.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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    [SupChina] A 17th-century mushroom cloud: The Wanggongchang explosion

    China Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 9:18


    On May 30, 1626, an imperial armory just west of the Forbidden City exploded with a force rivaling that of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. It remains one of the deadliest non-military explosions in history.Read the article by James Carter: https://supchina.com/2022/06/01/a-17th-century-mushroom-cloud-the-wanggongchang-explosion/Narrated by John Darwin Van Fleet.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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    [Week in China] The great reconfiguration

    China Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 18:00


    Is the global supply chain set to be reshaped after Shanghai's lockdown?Read the article: https://www.weekinchina.com/2022/05/the-great-reconfiguration/Narrated by Kaiser Kuo.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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    [Caixin Global] As mass Covid testing becomes China's new normal, debate grows over who pays

    China Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 8:42


    National Healthcare Security Administration says local medical insurance funds shouldn't be used for large-scale programs.Read the article by Liu Denghui, Dong Hui and Zhang Yukun: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2022-05-26/in-depth-as-mass-covid-testing-becomes-chinas-new-normal-debate-grows-over-who-pays-101890666.htmlNarrated by Sarah Kutulakos.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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    [The World of Chinese] Court confidential

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    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 9:14


    China's emperors were no strangers to the curse of bad data—and built their own secret system to avoid it.Read the article by Jeremiah Jenne: https://www.theworldofchinese.com/2018/02/court-confidential/Narrated by Elyse Ribbons.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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    [Caixin Global] Coal, once a boon, turns Chinese rustbelt city into a bust

    China Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 22:07


    As the golden years of mining fade, the resource-depleted city of Hegang is struggling to survive.Read the article by Cheng Siwei and Zhang Yukun: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2022-05-10/in-depth-coal-once-a-boon-turns-chinese-rustbelt-city-into-a-bust-101883185.htmlNarrated by Cliff Larsen.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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    [Sixth Tone] Train to Chengdu: Two students reflect on leaving Shanghai

    China Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 6:18


    Many are setting off for their hometowns with mixed feelings.Read the article by Luo Meihan: https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1010413/train-to-chengdu-two-students-reflect-on-leaving-shanghai-?source=channel_risingNarrated by Jenny McKenzie.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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    [Caixin Global] ‘I must leave Shanghai' — Tales of train station frustration

    China Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 5:03


    With the city easing lockdowns, residents flocked to Hongqiao Railway Station to proceed with travel plans that had been hijacked by Covid restrictions.Read the article by Zhang Shufan, Bao Zhiming and Wang Xintong: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2022-05-25/i-must-leave-shanghai-tales-of-train-station-frustration-101890098.htmlNarrated by Nandini Venkata.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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    [Sixth Tone] Is studying overseas losing its allure for Chinese students?

    China Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 20:19


    Some Chinese students have spent years preparing to apply for international universities. Two years into a global pandemic, they're asking if it's still worth it.Read the article by Zhu Jingyi and Ni Dandan: https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1010364/is-studying-overseas-losing-its-allure-for-chinese-studentsNarrated by Cliff Larsen.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    China Stories
    [SupChina] France's Hong Kong: The leased territory of Guangzhouwan

    China Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 9:47


    The “99-year lease” may be the most bureaucratic of euphemisms for colonization. Those leases followed the arrival of foreign troops and gunboats, but by “negotiating” leases, rather than compelling surrender, the European powers could claim this was business, not conquest.Read the article by James Carter: https://supchina.com/2022/05/25/frances-hong-kong-the-leased-territory-of-guangzhouwan/Narrated by John Darwin Van Fleet.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.