For the benefits of meditation to become widely accessible to humanity, it cannot just be the domain of bald people in funny robes living in mountains, or small groups of New Age folks in San Francisco. Meditation needs to become "real." It needs to align with the lives and interests of real people.
—from Search Inside Yourself
Early Google engineer and personal growth pioneer Chade-Meng Tan first designed Search Inside Yourself as a popular course at Google intended to transform the work and lives of the best and brightest behind one of the most innovative, successful, and profitable businesses in the world . . . and now it can do the same for you. Meng has distilled emotional intelligence into a set of practical and proven tools and skills that anyone can learn and develop.
Created in collaboration with a Zen master, a CEO, a Stanford University scientist, and Daniel Goleman (the guy who literally wrote the book on emotional intelligence), this program is grounded in science and expressed in a way that even a skeptical, compulsively pragmatic, engineering-oriented brain like Meng's can process. Whether your intention is to reduce stress and increase well-being, heighten focus and creativity, become more optimistic and resilient, build fulfilling relationships, or just be successful, the skills provided by Search Inside Yourself will prove invaluable for you. This is your guide to enhancing productivity and creativity, finding meaning and fulfillment in your work and life, and experiencing profound peace, compassion, and happiness while doing so.
Search Inside Yourself reveals how to calm your mind on demand and return it to a natural state of happiness, deepen self-awareness in a way that fosters self-confidence, harness empathy and compassion into outstanding leadership, and build highly productive collaborations based on trust and transparent communication. In other words, Search Inside Yourself shows you how to grow inner joy while succeeding at your work. Meng writes: "Some people buy books that teach them to be liked; others buy books that teach them to be successful. This book teaches you both. You are so lucky."
In all this is a very well written, fun, and easy to read book.
The author, who has had a successful career as one of Google's early pioneering engineers, covers meditation and mindfulness as well as emotional intelligence.
This book is a great guide to improving your life by starting a meditation practice.
Amazing intro to SEI's program. If you follow this program, you will see results in your life.Published 1 day ago by Sarah C. Martin
What an insightful book with mindful practices that are practical and easy to do. Tan reminds us that to have peace and happiness in the world one has to find that within ourselves... Read morePublished 11 days ago by martha nicchitta
Meng's book is an enjoyable and thorough run through of Mindfulness with great practical implications for people and workplaces. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Paul Gibbons
For a novice in the field of meditation (mindfulness), this is a great book! I found it to be a great book for management/leadership because of its insights in emotional... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Daniel Yanez
Excellent read that can change how you interact with the world and actually increase your happiness. A must for those navigating corporate waters.Published 22 days ago by Samuel Resheff
I LOVE this book. Being the first book on emotional intelligence I have read, I think it has some really important lessons and should be required reading for absolutely everyone. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Robyn
I liked it, but I would recommend it as a reference more than reading it cover to cover. Worth it if you are hoping to work mindfulness into your daily routine. Read morePublished 26 days ago by L. Pool