Mindful Work: How Meditation Is Changing Business from the Inside Out

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Profile Books Limited, 2015 M12 31 - 304 pages
Big business often seems the reserve of ruthless money-grubbers desperately looking for a way to make their next buck. But a quiet revolution is reshaping the corporate world, as the world's most dynamic entrepreneurs and businesspeople are starting to change how a successful business is run. A new breed of mindful managers are using meditation, yoga and other Zen techniques to focus on feeling good while making money - and using the money to do good too. Materialism is out and mindfulness is in. Featuring insights from high-level managers at Fortune 500 companies through to Google employees and the Dalai Lama himself, Mindful Work is an inspirational guide to mindfulness based in the realities of running a successful business. Blending timeless insights and modern-day management theory, it charts the revolution sweeping through the world's fastest-growing companies and offers a programme for changing the way we work - a change that will make us not just wealthier, but healthier and happier too.

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About the author (2015)

David Gelles is a business reporter for the New York Times and its business blog, DealBook, where he writes about mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and corporate governance. He is also a longtime meditator and spent a formative half-year in India studying with Zen masters, Tibetan rinpoches and Burmese monks. Previously, David was a reporter for the Financial Times, where he wrote about technology and media and interviewed Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff in prison.

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