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

Search Inside Yourself The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success Happiness And World Peace 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 wor

  • Title: Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (And World Peace)
  • Author: Chade-Meng Tan
  • ISBN: 9780062116925
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 theWith 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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    1. Search Inside Yourself by Chade-Meng Tan This book looked enticing. I am interested in meditation and concentration techniques and this promised to be an enthusiastic exploration by a keen intellect. How could one resist a book claiming to be “The Secret Path to Unbreakable Concentration, Complete Relaxation and Total Self-Control?However I had to abandon it largely because of the style and unconsious elitism of the author, a man who wears his corporate credentials on his sleeve.Chade-MengTan [...]

    2. When a trusted friend suggested I read this popular book, I was interested but leery of reading – yet another – “step-by-step” plan for meditation. Typically, books on deepening one’s awareness or spirituality or devotional life are old plans retreated to appear as “new information” with the requisite (and obvious) reminder that daily adherence to the plan is required. This book’s power lies in it stating the truth that living and life are to be found the moments of “mindfulne [...]

    3. Couldn’t hang with this book after somewhere around the third chapter. Just too painful. I don’t know what I was thinking getting this book.Well, actually I do. I figured maybe it would be a nice change to give mindfulness a try instead of my usual state of slowly being consumed in a fire of all-consuming rage. Further I figured that since I worked at Google for six-ish years maybe a class designed at Google for Google employees would be well-suited for me.I was vaguely aware of this class w [...]

    4. Read this in two sittings, one during dinner and one after dinner-induced food coma. I picked up this book because I was curious what would one of the most famous Singaporeans (at least in tech) write on the intangible subject of Happiness. I was not disappointed and actually the book turned out to be way beyond my expectations. He advocates using mindfulness meditation as a tool to increase happiness and creativity, gives plenty of scientific evidence and statistics to prove that meditation is [...]

    5. I read this book after reading a review in the NYT. The review was actually more of a feature on the author than a review, but the topic seemed interesting and he has definitely done good work.In the end, I didn't love it. I think that the whole "look at us we work at Google that is so hard" thing didn't work for me. Because I know people who work at Google and trust me, there are much harder jobs. I do agree that people in the workplace are too stressed these days and we need to deal with it, I [...]

    6. Man prieks, ka lasīju šo grāmatu tieši šobrīd. Viens no lielākajiem Eureka! momentiem ir atziņa, ka nepatiku pret citu cilvēku manī raisa nevis tas, ko viņš pasaka vai izdara, bet gan mana nepatika pret manis pašas emocijām (nespēja tās tolerēt), ko tā rezultātā izjūtu. Voila! :)

    7. Meditation has turned into somewhat of a sexy practice these days, especially among techie types. Case in point: this book about meditation, written by the person in charge of meditation at Google. However, this is not some business book about increased productivity. Indeed, Chade-Meng Tan’s goal in life is to change the world through increased personal contentment and compassion.I started practicing meditation before I actually knew what meditation was, although I certainly wouldn’t conside [...]

    8. The Dalai Lama is a blurb whore. I'm actually writing a review of this book and that will be my lede.I haven't finished the book, but it's good stuff. Mindfulness. Meditation. It's very important for us right now important than ever in this land of what I like to call GENERATION MARSHMALLOW.If anyone else uses that term, tell them it's from me essays on these drones who play video games and can't stand a moment of time in a line or driving without telling four square where they are or posting ph [...]

    9. To people who meditate regularly, the beginning of this book will be things you already know (well, I assume so - I meditate regularly, and fee that the start of the book was a refresher course). But the science behind the examples was interesting and reinforced my commitment to meditate regularly.And then it changed. This book took the practice of meditation and explained how it helped you at work. Like. For reals. No, really for reals.And then it just kept going. It kept building on the ideas [...]

    10. My hopes for the book were that it would be the one book about mindfulness I could recommend to all friends, because it was coming from an engineering mind. It almost lived up to my expectations, but not quite. While the bullshit levels were super low, the depth was sometimes lacking and substituted with name-dropping.Still, it was a great overview of mindfulness – some theory, a ton of practices, which I think will be useful to everybody in the “creative workforce”.Give it a try.What I mo [...]

    11. Některé myšlenky jsem shledal velmi inspirativní. Připojím několik citací:Viktor Frankl: Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our happiness.UCLA lab of Matthew Lieberman: There is a simple technique for self-regulation called "affect labeling", which simply means labeling feelings with words. When you label an emotion you are experiencing (for example, "I feel anger"), it [...]

    12. Compact geschreven boek over mindfulness op basis van training bij google. Methode gebaseerd op Jon Kabat-Zinn. Bevat veel informatie. Over mindfulnessProces mindfulnessbeoefening:1. Intentie. Wat is de reden om te rusten in aandacht. Je eigen welbevinden? Dat van anderen?2. Volg je adem. Geest zorgt meestal voor afleiding. Wees bewust en keer terug naar adem. (Als spieren trainen: spannen - ontspannen)3. Word je bewust van je innerlijke houding: hoe kijk je naar jezelf? Zelfkritisch, vriendelij [...]

    13. The author has developed a course at Google designed for its engineers, during which he leads employees through an extremely accessible adaptation and explanation of meditation practices, emotional intelligence, and mindfulness. As a result, principles which are often cloaked in much depth or complexity are now laid bare with simple break-out exercises, illustrations and storytelling, designed for cynical, linear-minded readers. The first read was great, and will help me know which pages to flip [...]

    14. Star performers in the tech sector differ from average performers in six ways: a strong achievement drive, ability to influence others, conceptual thinking, analytical thinking, initiative in taking on challenges, and self-confidence (Goleman, 1998). If you're looking at this list and thinking success here goes well beyond technical skills, you're right. Can these skills be built? Chade-Meng Tan's argues that they can be; Search Inside Yourself outlines Meng's professional development program at [...]

    15. I believe mindfulness works. I believe these techniques work in a supportive corporate environment. I wish more corporate environments were open to encouraging the overall health of employees, but I don't know if they will be unless they see a bottom-line need for it. Since this comes from Google, it carries more authority than it would from a start-up that can get by with a "hippy-dippy" approach to work. But he doesn't justify the money reason enough, I think, to convince companies that have a [...]

    16. A visitor brought this along, so I borrowed it for a few days. I am an ardent Googler, so I figured I owed it to Google to read a book by one of their engineers on how he proposes to save the world.Pleasant read, excellent suggestions and like a lot of things in life, easier said than done. Relax and pay attention and relax and help people and relax. Oh, and help them be at ease in life, too. Something like that. I'm poking fun, but with affection. I liked it. I'm old enough now that a lot of wh [...]

    17. I write about and teach meditation. As a result, many people ask me for a good, easy-to-read guides for beginners. Search Inside Yourself delivers. The author adapts several standard Buddhist meditations for the work setting, and he blends Dharma teachings (never really calling them Dharma, though) with the fields of psychology and specifically emotional intelligence. The book is easy read and left me with several take-aways, even though I've been meditating for years. For instance, I particular [...]

    18. Jon Kabat-Zinn for the work environment. So he offers "short cuts" to meditation as well as more formal instructions. I found the parts about managing emotional triggers in meetings useful. He also has some good reminders about how important it is to have a positive outlook about a person you meet even though you might have heard some unflattering things about them; some good practical empathy tips; and 'mindful' ways of handling difficult people and situations.

    19. If this were my first self-help/psychology book, I would probably have loved it. But the author makes so many references to books I've already read (Mindset, 7 Habits, Difficult Conversations, The Artists Way, even basic yoga principles), that there was very little new information. So while the information is useful, I have to give it a two-star "okay" for the lack of news, and his corny jokes.

    20. I've been reading a little of this book everyday as I try to incorporate good practices this year. Meditation is something I've done on and off without much success at establishing and maintaining a practice. Tan's book offers practical lessons in breathing, meditation and how to use them to become calmer, more focused and more creative at home and at work.It's written simply with many practical suggestions for establishing these habits. Recommended for anyone who wishes more clarity and calm in [...]

    21. I really enjoyed this book on mindfulness meditation and its real world benefits, along with a whole load of different meditations to try out on a daily basis.I read a library copy of it, but I suspect that to get the most benefit from it, I probably need to buy my own copy and refer back to it over time as I progress through the various meditations.

    22. (4.5) May change your life if you really adopt the lessons here. Might've been 5.0 if the tone were a little less boasty, false self-deprecating.

    23. After reading a few books on meditation and happiness, I expected this to be just another one like the others. But I was pleasantly inspired by all the practical instructions and the humour throughout the book. Highly recommend this book and its message to spread peace to the world starting with me.

    24. I love this guy's approach to mindfulness. I was delightfully surprised to find a healthy dose of "leadership" related practices.

    25. I read Stephen Hawking's book "A Short History of Time" many years ago. Despite being very brief, "A Short History of Time" had developed a fearsome reputation as one of the great unread best-sellers. Somewhere around page 20 I realized why. Hawking went to considerable pains to avoid using equations, and he claims that the concepts can be understood without any math. Hogwash. I've struggled with the math and physics of space-time and general relatively enough to have a rudimentary understanding [...]

    26. I was very fortunate to be part of a small group of educators to visit the Google campus in Mountain View, CA in the latter half of 2012, and part of that visit included a round table discussion with Chade-Meng Tan. I can assure you that he is, indeed, a very jolly good fellow, and I enjoyed his presentation and his presence very much. At the end of our session, Meng surprised us with a gift--his book. In mine, he simply inscribed, "Dear John, Peace and joy! Meng." Admittedly, I was pretty giddy [...]

    27. Enjoyed this survey of mindful meditation from an engineer turned "jolly good fellow" at Google. It's filled with stories of developing calm, clear minds alongside other practical applications for meditation to create productive work relationships.This book covers topics like attention, self-mastery, compassion, and happiness. How to recognize your triggers and self-regulate. How to pause when stimulated and, "Acknowledge it, experience it without judgement, maintain mindfulness if you act, and [...]

    28. I recommend this book to people at several levels. First from the personal development level, the practice of both the meditation practices and his description of how to apply mindfulness in everyday interactions is great. On the business level these skills when applied gives you the added edge of distance even in the most tense of times. This is critical in today's ever changing world where what we expect is often very different from what we get, you can view it not as a personal attack by the [...]

    29. An excellent book about practicing meditation, mindfulness, and kindness. How by doing so can lead to your happiness, and success -- and even world peace. The author includes practical lessons to get started, explains it with research and case studies.As a former engineer, Chade-Meng Tan explains mindfulness in a direct and clear way with little of the typical "holistic mumbo jumbo" that surrounds the topic. He keeps things straight-forward and his instructions for exercises are flexible and eas [...]

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