Do people enjoy the moment?


Jim O'Shaughnessy highlights that living in the moment can unlock happiness, which is often obscured by unnecessary worry or over-planning. He describes an encounter with a Swiss driver who, despite being from a generally somber populace, displayed great joy in anticipation of his upcoming trip to Australia, freed from the restrictive regulations of his country. This conversation underscored the value of embracing the present to experience joy and fulfillment in life1. Moreover, O'Shaughnessy emphasizes the importance of focusing on positive aspects of life, like the significant reduction in global poverty, as a way to cultivate joy and gratitude2. Additionally, he reflects on his experiences in Africa, where despite material lack, people exhibit profound happiness by fully embracing the present moment3.

Finding Purpose

Jim and Tren discuss the importance of purpose and culture in life and in companies. They draw insights from a Swiss driver's experience and Victor Frankel's book, "Man's Search for Meaning". They also touch on the challenges of unifying cultures in companies after acquisitions.

Infinite Loops 2022

Ep.86 — Tren Griffin — Welcome to the Tren-verse: Stories on Life and Business