The China Startup Pulse

The Importance of Mindfulness and how it can improve your business, with Brandon Mehrgut, founder of Shanghai Mindfulness

Episode Summary

Mindfulness as a tool for businesses has been growing in the West and is now starting to come to China. Brandon Mehrgut, of Shanghai Mindfulness, explains what mindfulness meditation is and how beneficial it is to the Chinese start-up culture and community. Practicing mindfulness can help improve attention, focus, and stress. It has also been practiced by important people and businesses, such as Steve Jobs and DiDi. Join us, and listen to how mindfulness can improve your business. Shanghai Mindfulness is an English-speaking mindfulness organization. It was founded by Brandon Mehrgut and has become China’s largest mindfulness community. Shanghai Mindfulness helps overworked, stressed out people find peace and balance.

Episode Notes

Mindfulness as a tool for businesses has been growing in the West and is now starting to come to China. Brandon Mehrgut, of Shanghai Mindfulness, explains what mindfulness meditation is and how beneficial it is to the Chinese start-up culture and community. Practicing mindfulness can help improve attention, focus, and stress. It has also been practiced by important people and businesses, such as Steve Jobs and DiDi. Join us, and listen to how mindfulness can improve your business.

Shanghai Mindfulness is an English-speaking mindfulness organization. It was founded by Brandon Mehrgut and has become China’s largest mindfulness community. Shanghai Mindfulness helps overworked, stressed out people find peace and balance.

Show Notes:
0:04 Introducing Brandon
1:40 Explaining Mindfulness Meditation
2:36 Why is Shanghai interested in mindfulness?
3:09 Mindfulness application to Entrepreneurs
4:18 How can entrepreneurs practice mindfulness?
5:12 Reasons for entrepreneurs to seek mindfulness training
7:00 Silicon Valley-style mindfulness and China
9:37 How do hard-working, Chinese start-ups adapt mindfulness?
14:07 Who are the pioneers promoting mindfulness?
15:19 Mindfulness Arrives to China
17:40 Shanghai Mindfulness’s work with DiDi and other Chinese Companies
19:38 How does management implement mindfulness?
22:25 What is the data behind mindfulness?
25:55 How to contact Brandon Mehrgut

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Many thanks to our host Oscar Ramos, guest Brandon Mehrgut, editor David and Geep, organizer Chinaccelerator and sponsor People Squared. Be sure to check out our website www.chinaccelerator.com