Bob Hughes · Social Trends · 17 hours 45 minutes ago
Pendulum in Action, acceptance, kindness, thoughtfulness

How do you live in an age of terrorism?

You live.

I actually live in Paris for several months a year, and a friend there wrote me following the recent horrific events, where people were gunned down while enjoying dinner or a concert – living a normal life, that is – just for being the kind of people doing the kinds of things that disaffected psychopaths describe as the work of infidels.

My friend wrote that the terrorists failed in their attempt to sow …

Peter H. Diamandis · Creativity in Business · 1 day ago
creativity in business, crowd funding, crowd sourcing, Pendulum in Action

In this ongoing series of blogs, we’re featuring content from entrepreneur and author Peter Diamandis. His new bestseller, co-written with Steven Kotler, is “Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World.” These blogs, written with Bob Hughes, explore many themes that are central to our current WE Cycle.

Readers can find more about forward-thinking executives, groundbreaking technology and the insights that Peter Diamandis shines on society in “Bold,” and in

Roy H. Williams · Invisible Heros · 2 days ago
Pendulum in Action, invisible heroes, Tom Corbett, Space Cadet

My mother and I pack our few possessions into boxes we have found behind the grocery store, then drive to the house we’ve rented in the poorest part of town. I stack the boxes on the kitchen floor, then go in search of the sweet fragrance that hangs like mist in the still summer air. Stepping into the backyard, I see that honeysuckle vines wrap a chicken-wire fence in a thick carpet of green leaves and yellow flowers. I stare at the honeysuckle and smile into the sunlight.

Across the …

Bob Hughes · Small Actions · 5 days ago
Pendulum in Action, small actions, We Cycle, small act of kindness

Here’s a small action that might change your attitude. Don’t read the news for a while. Don’t watch it for a few days. Read a book. Binge-watch a series. Talk to friends. But don’t engage in a torrent of hate rhetoric or misinformation.

For some people, this might be akin to doing away with morning coffee.

But take a step back, and see how you feel if you’re not inundated with negativity for a few days. All of the anti-immigration, anti-refugee, anti-Other talk. The blatant hostility …

Bob Hughes · Social Trends The WE Cycle · 6 days ago
Pendulum in Action, embracing differences, We Cycle, kindness and acceptance

Many people are quick to pass judgment on others, especially if someone’s ethnicity or religion are somehow, in the minds of those passing judgment, aligned with a terrorist attack.

The recent savage attacks in Paris were the work of a few horrible, misguided and murderous people. But many blame all Muslims or Arabs for the horrific deeds of a few.

This Muslim man in Paris tried to show the folly of that. He blindfolded himself, and asked for hugs, at Place de la République, in the …