Being Buddha at Work: 108 Ancient Truths on Change, Stress, Money and Success Paperback – Jan 27 2012
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"This book, "Being Buddha at Work," attempts to relate the Buddha's advice to the modern workplace. I trust that readers will find inspiration here and pray that those who do will meet with success in putting that inspiration into effect."--from the Foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama""Being Buddha at Work" made me think; it made me chuckle; it made me reflect. This little book is like having Buddha as one of your mentors or coaches--someone who can help you with real-world problems."--Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The One Minute Manager(R) and Leading at a Higher Level"Most of us could benefit from having a little more of Buddha in us during our daily lives. This is a great guide to transcending the tensions of the workplace and facing issues with humor and equanimity."--Walter Isaacson, President, Aspen Institute, author of the biographies Steve Jobs, Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin."What do you get when a Buddhist scholar and a workplace expert write a book together? Being Buddha at Work--a treatise with profound spiritual implications and practical applications. Being mindful was never as important as it is in today's high-stress business climate."--Marshall Goldsmith, author of MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There"As a Tibetan Lama, I am happy that workers everywhere can benefit from Buddha's teachings in their jobs and careers by reading this inspiring book. These same teachings have guided my Nyingmapa lineage for centuries, so it is richly rewarding to see them expanded into this new realm."--Tulku Tsori Rinpoche, Founder of Yogi Tsori Dechen Rinpoche Foundation"In a world where people are stressed, overworked, and constantly distracted by screens, this book is a gentle wake-up call. Written in a clear and loving language, it will bring a smile of recognition to your lips and help you wipe the dust off your mind's mirror."--Dr. Cristina Rocha, Managing Editor, Journal of Global Buddhism
About the Author
Franz Metcalf is the author of several books on Buddhism, and an instructor in comparative religion at the California State University, Los Angeles. He also serves as book review editor of The Journal of Global Buddhism and is editor of the Forge Institute. He believes that if the Buddha had tasted properly aged red varietals, he would never have forbidden alcohol.
B.J. Gallagher is a sociologist, speaker, accomplished management consultant and workplace leader who has worked with many corporate clients, professional associations, and government agencies. She is the author of many bestselling books, including A Peacock in the Land of Penguins, which has sold over 350,000 copies and been translated into 21 languages. BJ and her books have been featured on CBS Evening News, The Today Show, Fox News, PBS, CNN, and she is quoted weekly in newspapers, magazines, and websites, including O the Oprah Magazine, Redbook, Woman's World, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Careerbuilder.com, MSNBC.com, CNN.com, and huffingtonpost.com.
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I approach most self help books the same way as the above, and was slightly sceptical when ordering, but the format and references from friends made me jump on it.
Being Buddha at Work is the opposite of the cheesy self help book. It is deeper, more introspective, smarter and more poignant that what you might even consider some peoples all time FAVOURITE self help books, such as Rich Dad poor Dad, 7 Habits, etc. It does this by limiting the words on the page to only value, and filling every page with meaningful points. Besides making every page WORTH your time, it is also skilfully broken up by subject and issue, making it easy to read front to back in multiple sittings, or skip to through the table of contents. It also doesn't make an attempt to convert you to any religion, but instead only imparts intriguing philosophy and draws direct parallels to most of the problems you deal with today.
If you have been looking for a great book to put issues into perspective, and attempt new problem solving and thought techniques, both at work and in life, I highly recommend this book.
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