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White Collar Zen: Using Zen Principles to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Your Career Goals

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It is said that in traditional Japan the samurai embraced Zen because it helped them to be fearless in adversity, to act quickly and decisively, and to keep focused on their ultimate goal. In White Collar Zen, Steven Heine shows how, by applying Zen principles in our working lives, we can achieve the same results for ourselves.
Heine describes the way Zen embraces two dif
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published July 1st 2005 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 2005)
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Bert Edens
Feb 01, 2013 Bert Edens rated it liked it
As a manager, I was really looking forward to this book. It seemed to be one that would contain many principles that I could apply on a day-to-day basis.

That said, I really had to struggle through finishing this book. For being just under 200 pages, not counting the Appendix, it should have been a quick read. But it just plodded along. It seems like the author makes some good points, but the examples seem repetitive and sometimes he gets too far off track with Zen stories and koans. It's almost
Aug 05, 2011 Rachel rated it liked it
If you're looking for a more thoughtful way to approach your work life look no further. White Collar Zen translates ancient wisdom into practical advice for today's business professional. And the way Heine seamlessly weaves Zen teachings and modern work examples together makes for an easy and pleasurable read.
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