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Search Inside Yourself

The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace)
Paperback Book
HarperCollins Publishers
September, 2014
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$21.00 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Among the hundreds of free classes that Google offers to employees, one of the most popular is called S.I.Y., for “Search Inside Yourself.” It is the brainchild of Chade-Meng Tan, a soft-spoken engineer who arrived at Google in 2000 as Employee No. 107.

Think of S.I.Y. as the Zen of Google. Mr. Tan dreamed up the course and refined it with the help of nine experts in the use of mindfulness at work.

The class has three steps: attention training, self-knowledge and self-mastery, and the creation of useful mental habits.

Tan’s book, Search Inside Yourself has distilled emotional intelligence into a set of practical and proven tools and skills that anyone can learn and develop.

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.

Created in collaboration with a Zen master, a CEO, a Stanford University scientist, and Daniel Goleman (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. The skills provided by Search Inside Yourself will prove invaluable.

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.

More than 1,000 Google employees have taken the 7-week class out of which this book has grown.

Publisher’s Description: 

?Full of humor and humility, wisdom and mindfulness, Meng?s book is a compelling read, but more importantly, a valuable manual for living a good life. Rarely have I read a book full of so much intelligence and emotion. I want to be Meng when I grow up!?
(?Chip Conley, founder of Joie de Vivre Hotels and author of Emotional Equations)

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