3.  Bill George – Senior Fellow, Harvard Business School

Bill George told Bloomberg News that he uses meditation to recharge during travels.

Padmasree Warrior spends her Saturdays doing a “digital detox” and meditates every night. She told the New York Times in 2012 that meditation helps her manage all aspects of her professional life: padmasree12083981226_49f311ab31_k5. Rick Goings – Chairman and CEO, Tupperware Brands Corporation

Rick Goings aims to meditate for at least 20 minutes every afternoon, according to the Financial Times 6. Larry Brilliant – President, Skoll Global Threats Fund

The former director of Google.org, lived in a Himalayan ashram for two years practising meditation. In his 2013 commencement address, he discussed how his guru inspired him to join the World Health Organization.

In an interview, Ray Dalio talks about how meditation is crucial in his life and how it helped him reach success.  Nouriel Roubini, professor of Economics and International Business at Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University, attends a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos January 24, 2014.                         REUTERS/Ruben Sprich (SWITZERLAND  - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)   - RTX17SY08. Nouriel Roubini – Professor of Economics and International Business, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University

Economist Nouriel Roubini revealed on Twitter his new practice, transcendental meditation, during the Annual Meeting in Davos.

News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch is another executive who shared his interest on transcendental meditation on Twitter:

Want to know more about the science behind mindfulness meditation? Watch Richard J. Davidson, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and Thomas Insel, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), as they discuss the impact of meditation on the brain, in this video filmed at the Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos earlier this year.


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Author: José Santiago, Digital Content Specialist, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum

Image: Captured during the session Mindfulness Meditation in the congress centre at the Annual Meeting 2015 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 21, 2015.

12084252406_bcbe7ff2ac_z7. Ray Dalio – Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, Bridgewater AssociatesMedia tycoon Rupert Murdoch, CEO of News Corporation, speaks during the session 'Who Will Shape the Agenda ?' at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos January 26, 2007.   REUTERS/Pascal Lauener   (SWITZERLAND) - RTR1LMRP9. Rupert Murdoch – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Fox Entertainment Group, US4.  Padmasree Warrior – CTO and Strategy Officer, Cisco Systems