From Publishers Weekly
Billed as the sequel to the best-selling The Diamond Cutter
, this slim volume lays out its Eight Rules of Karmic Management, a business philosophy predicated upon helping karmic business partners—co-workers, customers and suppliers, the world—succeed. With brief testimonials from hip-hop entrepreneur Russell Simmons and advertising executive Linda Kaplan Thaler, the guide lays out a mishmash of Eastern religions and such New Age strategies as visualizing future endeavors with a 100% success rate. Much of the book yields more puzzlement than enlightenment: the authors offer unfocused personal anecdotes, and various contradictory statements create further confusion (e.g., an assertion that the method always works is followed by the qualifying If it works, then you have a friend for life in KM). Also befuddling (and troubling) in a treatise espousing altruism toward competitors is praise for retailing giant Wal-Mart, whose evisceration tactics against rivals are widely documented. (Sept. 1)
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About the Author
GESHE MICHAEL ROACH has been a teacher of Buddhism since 1981 and also worked as a director of a large diamond company. He is the author of The Diamond Cutter, The Garden
and The Tibetan Book of Yoga
and coauthor of The Essential Yoga Sutra, How Yoga Works
and The Eastern Path to Heaven.
He founded and directs the Asian Classics Institute, the Asian Classics Input Project and Diamond Mountain University in Arizona. LAMA CHRISTIE McNALLY is the cofounder of the Yoga Studies Institute and Diamond Mountain University, Arizona, author of The Tibetan Book of Meditation
and the coauthor of The Essential Yoga Sutra, How Yoga Works
and The Eastern Path to Heaven
. MICHAEL GORDON is the founder and CEO of Bumble & Bumble, a $230-million-a-year hair-products corporation.