Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace)

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Harper Collins, Apr 24, 2012 - Business & Economics - 288 pages

With Search Inside Yourself, Chade-Meng Tan, one of Google’s earliest engineers and personal growth pioneer, offers a proven method for enhancing mindfulness and emotional intelligence in life and work.

Meng’s job is to teach Google’s best and brightest how to apply mindfulness techniques in the office and beyond; now, readers everywhere can get insider access to one of the most sought after classes in the country, a course in health, happiness and creativity that is improving the livelihood and productivity of those responsible for one of the most successful businesses in the world.

With forewords by Daniel Goleman, author of the international bestseller Emotional Intelligence, and Jon Kabat-Zinn, renowned mindfulness expert and author of Coming To Our Senses, Meng’s Search Inside Yourself is an invaluable guide to achieving your own best potential.


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Great book. Easy read. It is a wonderful starters guide to mindfulness meditation and practice. If you are looking for a serious book with emphasis on philosophical and/or theological roots, this is probably not for you. If you are looking for a lighthearted and quirky engineer's guide to mindfulness, this is your perfect starting point.
It includes a plan for you to examine aspects of your life and your thinking. And, it includes exercises you can do as part of your practice. Great starting point for secular practitioners.

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Love the content of this book. There are so many useful strategies for improving your life and not just, 'this is what you should do' but more 'how to' detail that is really valuable and can get you started straight away. I would love to attend the course.


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Chade-Meng Tan is an award-winning engineer, international bestselling author, thought leader, and philanthropist. He is cochair of One Billion Acts of Peace (nominated seven times for the Nobel Peace Prize) and founding chair of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute. As the former Jolly Good Fellow at Google, Meng led the creation of a groundbreaking mindfulness-based emotional intelligence course called Search Inside Yourself, which is also the title of his New York Times bestselling book. Meng delivered a TED talk on compassion at the United Nations and spoke at the White House about the development of kindness. His personal motto is, “Life is too important to be taken seriously.”

Daniel Goleman, a former science journalist for the New York Times, is the author of thirteen books and lectures frequently to professional groups and business audiences and on college campuses. He cofounded the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning at the Yale University Child Studies Center (now at the University of Illinois, at Chicago).

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