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The Internet has become humanity’s invisible central nervous system, connecting us at the speed of thought. Nowadays more people have access to mobile phones than to clean drinking water. Yet the most important technology is still the one within us: our brain, body, and consciousness. In today’s podcast I am interviewing the Chief Evangelist Officer of Google, TEDx speaker and author of two best-selling books: The Internet to the Inner-net and The Happy Human.

In this episode Gopi and I discuss:

Why we miss the bus of self-care once we see a world of opportunities [03:22] 24 hours of time each day – the most egalitarian thing nature has gifted us with, irrespective of class, country or culture. Why still some people are happy whilst others are stressed-out and anxious [06:37] Why is the quality of your inner-net the quality of your life [14:35] How restricting news exposure can improve your emotional health [15:55] Why connecting with nature without any electronic device is important [17:05] How self-isolation done with the right mindset can bring out the best creative self in us [20:45] Why it is important to distinguish between social isolation and physical isolation [21:40] How practicing Yoga can help humanity to lose the sense of separation [24:30] Benefits of unplugging from the internet and plugging in to your inner-net [28:35]

Gopi Kallayil is the Chief Evangelist, Brand Marketing at Google. He works with Google’s sales teams and customers to help grow customer brands through digital marketing. In his prior roles at Google, he led the marketing team for the company’s flagship advertising product, AdWords, and headed the marketing team for AdSense, Google’s publisher-facing product.

In addition to being an avid yoga practitioner and teacher, Gopi is a triathlete, public speaker, global traveler and Burning Man devotee. He has spoken at TEDx, Renaissance Weekend, The World Peace Festival, Wisdom 2.0 and hosts a TV program called “Change Makers”. He wrote two books and released two music albums titled “Kirtan Lounge”. Gopi Kallayil holds a guest faculty position teaching brand marketing at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and sits on the Board of Directors of the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation.

It was a great pleasure talking to Gopi again and we will be following his outstanding work. For more details about his book please visitamzn.to/1UCaAc3

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