- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 9 hours and 27 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Sounds True
- Audible.com Release Date: April 12, 2002
- Language: English
- ASIN: B000066CXD
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Let me agree with Dr. Kofman about his warning for readers: It's much easier to understand his principles than apply them. But with practice, you can do great things.
Here are the goals he sets:
"In the impersonal It dimension, the goal is to accomplish the organization's mission, enhancing its ability to continue doing so in the future, and delivering outstanding long-term returns to shareholders. In the interpersonal We dimension, the goal is to establish cooperative, trusting, and mutually respectful relationships, a community of shared purpose and values in which people feel they belong. In the personal I dimension, the goal is to live in a state of flow, feeling a transcendent happiness that comes from living in full integrity, with one's principles and ideals."
As you can see from this quote, Dr. Kofman draws heavily from his interest in Buddhist tradition and other streams of spiritual beliefs that are outside of the Judeo-Christian tradition. The text is enlivened by quotes from many sides of the spiritual spectrum and psychologists. As a result, the material will speak directly and deeply in places to virtually any reader, regardless of background and beliefs.Read more ›
This book covers those challenges and offers many tools and examples of how we can manage them and come out ahead having built a stronger foundation and a stronger company.
I personally can't stand the idealistic tones of the book but I will admit, unlike most of these books that I have read, this one is much more grounded inthe harsh challenges of reality such as the fact that, while in business and in dealing with others failure is not an option but success is not always achieved.
If you read this book you will find yourself referencing it as you deal with life on any level because the authors clear mind and direct language gives you the language to describe and communicate the situation and how best to manage it.
Often times audio books are read by a hired reader and many times they suffer from over-annunciation and become distracting as they can be stiff or attempt to be excessively perfect in their language. Fred Kofman speaks as if he is talking to you and his accent is so engaging that you find yourself listening intently; it feels like a one to one coaching.
The concepts are straight forward and have real-world application. You will find that you exhibit many of the behaviors he describes and he explains ways to recognize them and overcome natural negative/destructive tendencies. I have listened to the CD three times and each time I learn more and apply it.
The teachings here have had a positive impact and again are real and fee from touchy-feely-airy-fairy self help gibberish. Fred Kofman is the real deal.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Book was described accurately and arrived in good condition. Book has good value lessons but some may need to tweeked to your specific needs.Published 13 days ago by Denise Blanchard
Book was needed for school, but remains a good book to read over again.Published 2 months ago by Jen
In a world of competition and hyper competition, Koffman brings us back to the core of humanity and the fundamental connection between being human and doing business. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ashton Fourie
Probably the most inspiring and enlightening business book I've read. I've bought 10 to give it as a gift to my business partners and key colleagues.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
As I go deeper while reading, I found the answers that my heart has been looking for years. This very book can link one's business activity and life's purpose of being human being.Published 6 months ago by Mohammad Rahman
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I like to be a part of a team with conscious minds and agree that the book is helpful. But I think the author sensationalized his idea using pseudo science with little knowledge... Read morePublished 8 months ago by QJ