The Art of Paying Attention
The Art of Paying Attention
TAOPA #019: Doug Howarth on Solving Unseen Problems

TAOPA #019: Doug Howarth on Solving Unseen Problems

Douglas Howarth is an econometrician who created a software that is
based on his patented method of using Value and Demand instead of the usual Supply and Demand based approach. His awards, publications and collaborations are rich and wide, including NASA, and some of the largest aerospace companies in the world. In this interview, Ryan and Doug talk about the origins of Doug’s company which started while shopping for a washing machine, why paying attention is our most important work, his work helping businesses make better decisions based on data, not guessing, and much more. You can find Doug and his team at:

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The Art of Paying Attention
The Art of Paying Attention
What do you pay attention to? How do I determine what's worthy of my limited attention? It’s the questions every human asks at some point, and the questions we MUST ask, to thrive in this one precious life.
And it’s these types of questions (and more), we want to wrestle with on The Art of Paying Attention.
We believe the work of paying attention is not optional, and something we all must learn to do well. The poet Mary Oliver said, "To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.”
Every week, we'll consider this endless, and proper work, of paying attention. What do we see? What are we learning? WHAT or WHO needs MORE attention? Join writer, creator, teacher, and accidental entrepreneur, Ryan J. Pelton, as he explores with others, the essential Art of Paying Attention.
Most episodes feature an interview with a bonafide "attention-collector" working in the arenas of creativity, art, music, writing, publishing, entrepreneurship/business, and spirituality. Join in the conversation and learn to see with new eyes a world bursting with hints of hope. Often in the most unlikely places.