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Artful Work

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  15 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Understanding the connection between work and art is a sure way to infuse passion into any job, writes graphic artist-turned-business-consultant Dick Richards. In Artful Work: Awakening Joy, Meaning, and Commitment in the Workplace, he ties both together in a way that shows each in a refreshing new light. This book is not for everyone, but its ideas and suggestions will pr ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published July 1st 1997 by Berkley Trade (first published January 1st 1995)
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A fantastic assertion that the day in day out monday through friday fire drill we all run could actually be enjoyable, meaningful, philosophically fulfilling, and artistic.

We gotta be there anyway...right? Shouldn't we decide to be in charge of the process, mentally, and find a way to make it just that?

This book gives several strategies and ways of thinking that affirm that just such a world is possible. Good strong read I may want to read again.
Jim Razinha
Mostly fluff, though I'm sure the author didn't think he was writing fluff. A door closed in my attempted open mind when he started talking about spiritual energy and how we have to incorporate it in the workplace. Physical and mental, yes; even emotional energies, but spiritual?
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