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)

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by Chade-Meng Tan, Daniel Goleman, Jon Kabat-Zinn
     
 

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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.
—from Search Inside Yourself

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Overview

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.
—from Search Inside Yourself

Early Google engineer and personal growth pioneer Chade-Meng Tan first designed Search Inside Yourself as a popular course at Google intended to transform the work and lives of the best and brightest behind one of the most innovative, successful, and profitable businesses in the world . . . and now it can do the same for you. Meng has distilled emotional intelligence into a set of practical and proven tools and skills that anyone can learn and develop.

Created in collaboration with a Zen master, a CEO, a Stanford University scientist, and Daniel Goleman (the guy 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. Whether your intention is to reduce stress and increase well-being, heighten focus and creativity, become more optimistic and resilient, build fulfilling relationships, or just be successful, the skills provided by Search Inside Yourself will prove invaluable for you. This is your guide to enhancing productivity and creativity, finding meaning and fulfillment in your work and life, and experiencing profound peace, compassion, and happiness while doing so.

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. Meng writes: "Some people buy books that teach them to be liked; others buy books that teach them to be successful. This book teaches you both. You are so lucky."

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Editorial Reviews

—Jimmy Carter

“This is a book offering much good advice. I most appreciate Meng’s insight that expressing compassion for others brings happiness to oneself as well.”
—His Holiness the Dalai Lama

“Google engineer, Chade-Meng Tan’s book shows that to avoid certain kinds of results, you need to change the conditions that give rise to them. If you change the habitual patterns of your mind, you can change their resulting attitudes and emotions and find peace and inner happiness.”
—S.R. Nathan

“I applaud Chade-Meng for daring to undertake the writing of a book on “Emotional Intelligence,” within which lies the essence of knowing oneself. The practices he offers will help improve our lives and in the process lead to a world where greater peace and happiness is possible.”
—Eric Schmidt

“This book and the course it’s based on represent one of the greatest aspects of Google’s culture—that one individual with a great idea can really change the world.”
—Deepak Chopra

“Combining timeless wisdom with modern science, Chade-Meng Tan has created an entertaining and practical guide to success and happiness.”
—Tony Hsieh

Search Inside Yourself is a practical guide to the fundamentals of emotional intelligence. This book has the potential to change lives and deliver happiness.”
—Scott Kriens

“There is more to be discovered inside of ourselves than we will ever find by searching anywhere else, and the challenge is in learning how to look. In a simple and plain spoken way, Meng has crafted an elegant invitation we can all use to take that journey.”
—Larry Brilliant

“This is a guidebook to help you Search Inside Yourself, as Meng’s training program at Google was called, to find inside yourself the knowledge, skills, and motivation to apply to your own life as you search for meaning, peace, and love.”
—Lama Surya Das

“Our friend has made an awakening contribution to this Over-Information Age. I recommend it to those aspiring self-mastery, attention training, spiritual wisdom, and the path of the wakeful life through enlightened living. Seek, and ye shall find. This is one of the best places to start.”
—Tim Ryan

“This book reveals a key part of the success of Google. Whether we are trying to create positive change in the corporate realm or our personal relationships, Meng teaches us external change can only happen if we individually spend time cultivating a better understanding our own inner world.”
—Chip Conley

“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!”
—John Mackey

“Meng is like a wise and humorous monk who will continue to inspire you for years after you close the pages of his book. With the needs of today’s world in mind, he offers practical and proven tools wrapped in the gift of timeless wisdom.”
—Father Laurence Freeman

“Old wisdom is presented here with a provocative and startling freshness. The way to enlightenment begins with waking up. Meng is doing this with passion, humor and generosity of mind. This is a book to read, share, laugh with and celebrate.”
—Brigadier-General George Yeo

“When I visited Qom a couple of years ago, a Grand Ayatollah gave as his parting words to me: May you find what you seek. I have long thought about what the Grand Ayatollah said. Chade Meng’s book has pointed me in the right direction.”
—Tan Yinglan

“This work underscores the need for compassion, awareness and empathy in our society. It is no surprise that the best venture capitalists and entrepreneurs I know possess these attributes. This is one of the best works ever in personal development. Read this book, it will change your life.”
Jimmy Carter
"This is a book offering much good advice. I most appreciate Meng's insight that expressing compassion for others brings happiness to oneself as well."
-- JIMMY CARTER, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
Dalai Lama
“Google engineer, Chade-Meng Tan’s book shows that to avoid certain kinds of results, you need to change the conditions that give rise to them. If you change the habitual patterns of your mind, you can change their resulting attitudes and emotions and find peace and inner happiness.”
S.R. Nathan
"I applaud Chade-Meng for daring to undertake the writing of such book on 'Emotional Intelligence,' within which lies the core essence of knowing oneself. The practices he offers will help improve our lives and in the process lead to a world where greater peace and happiness is possible."
-- S.R. NATHAN, FORMER PRESIDENT OF SINGAPORE
Eric Schmidt
"This book and the course it's based on represent one of the greatest aspects of Google's culture-that one individual with a great idea can really change the world."
-- ERIC SCHMIDT, EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF GOOGLE
Deepak Chopra
“Combining timeless wisdom with modern science, Chade-Meng Tan has created an entertaining and practical guide to success and happiness.”
Tony Hsieh
"Search Inside Yourself is a practical guide to the fundamentals of emotional intelligence. This book has the potential to change lives and deliver happiness."
-- TONY HSIEH, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF DELIVERING HAPPINESS AND CEO OF ZAPPOS.COM, INC.
Scott Kriens
"There is more to be discovered inside of ourselves than we will ever find by searching anywhere else, and the challenge is in learning how to look. In a simple and plain spoken way, Meng has crafted an elegant invitation we can all use to take that journey."
-- SCOTT KRIENS, CHAIRMAN, JUNIPER NETWORKS DIRECTOR, 1440 FOUNDATION
Larry Brilliant
"This is a guidebook to help you Search Inside Yourself, as Meng's training program at Google was called, to find inside yourself the knowledge, skills, and motivation to apply to your own life as you search for meaning, peace, and love."
-- LARRY BRILLIANT, PRESIDENT OF THE SKOLL GLOBAL THREATS FUND
Lama Surya Das
“Our friend has made an awakening contribution to this Over-Information Age. I recommend it to those aspiring self-mastery, attention training, spiritual wisdom, and the path of the wakeful life through enlightened living. Seek, and ye shall find. This is one of the best places to start.”
Tim Ryan
"This book reveals a key part of the success of Google. Whether we are trying to create positive change in the corporate realm or our personal relationships, Meng teaches us external change can only happen if we individually spend time cultivating a better understanding our own inner world."
-- TIM RYAN, UNITED STATES CONGRESSMAN AND AUTHOR OF A MINDFUL NATION
Chip Conley
"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
John Mackey
"Meng is like a wise and humorous monk who will continue to inspire you for years after you close the pages of his book. With the needs of today's world in mind, he offers practical and proven tools wrapped in the gift of timeless wisdom."
-- JOHN MACKEY, CO-CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND CO-FOUNDER OF WHOLE FOODS MARKET
Father Lawrence Freeman
"Old wisdom is presented here with a provocative and startling freshness. The way to enlightenment begins with waking up. Meng is doing this with passion, humor and generosity of mind. This is a book to read, share, laugh with and celebrate."
-- FATHER LAURENCE FREEMAN, OSB, DIRECTOR OF THE WORLD COMMUNITY FOR CHRISTIAN MEDITATION
Brigadier-General George Yeo
“When I visited Qom a couple of years ago, a Grand Ayatollah gave as his parting words to me: May you find what you seek. I have long thought about what the Grand Ayatollah said. Chade Meng’s book has pointed me in the right direction.”
Tan Yinglan
"This work underscores the need for compassion, awareness and empathy in our society. It is no surprise that the best venture capitalists and entrepreneurs I know possess these attributes. This is one of the best works ever in personal development. Read this book, it will change your life."
-- TAN YINGLAN, AUTHOR OF THE WAY OF THE VC AND CHINNOVATION
ContemplativeComputing.com
“Think of S.I.Y. as the Zen of Google.”
Father - Laurence Freeman
"Old wisdom is presented here with a provocative and startling freshness. The way to enlightenment begins with waking up. Meng is doing this with passion, humor and generosity of mind. This is a book to read, share, laugh with and celebrate."
Brigadier-General - George Yeo
"When I visited Qom a couple of years ago, a Grand Ayatollah gave as his parting words to me: May you find what you seek. I have long thought about what the Grand Ayatollah said. Chade Meng’s book has pointed me in the right direction."
—Dalai Lama
“Google engineer, Chade-Meng Tan’s book shows that to avoid certain kinds of results, you need to change the conditions that give rise to them. If you change the habitual patterns of your mind, you can change their resulting attitudes and emotions and find peace and inner happiness.”
Father Laurence Freeman
“Old wisdom is presented here with a provocative and startling freshness. The way to enlightenment begins with waking up. Meng is doing this with passion, humor and generosity of mind. This is a book to read, share, laugh with and celebrate.”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062121424
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/24/2012
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
73,356
File size:
10 MB

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Deepak Chopra

“Combining timeless wisdom with modern science, Chade-Meng Tan has created an entertaining and practical guide to success and happiness.”

Jimmy Carter

“This is a book offering much good advice. I most appreciate Meng’s insight that expressing compassion for others brings happiness to oneself as well.”

Tim Ryan

“This book reveals a key part of the success of Google. Whether we are trying to create positive change in the corporate realm or our personal relationships, Meng teaches us external change can only happen if we individually spend time cultivating a better understanding our own inner world.”

Dalai Lama
Google engineer, Chade-Meng Tan’s book shows that to avoid certain kinds of results, you need to change the conditions that give rise to them. If you change the habitual patterns of your mind, you can change their resulting attitudes and emotions and find peace and inner happiness.
Larry Brilliant

“This is a guidebook to help you Search Inside Yourself, as Meng’s training program at Google was called, to find inside yourself the knowledge, skills, and motivation to apply to your own life as you search for meaning, peace, and love.”

Eric Schmidt

“This book and the course it’s based on represent one of the greatest aspects of Google’s culture—that one individual with a great idea can really change the world.”

Scott Kriens

“There is more to be discovered inside of ourselves than we will ever find by searching anywhere else, and the challenge is in learning how to look. In a simple and plain spoken way, Meng has crafted an elegant invitation we can all use to take that journey.”

Tan Yinglan

“This work underscores the need for compassion, awareness and empathy in our society. It is no surprise that the best venture capitalists and entrepreneurs I know possess these attributes. This is one of the best works ever in personal development. Read this book, it will change your life.”

Chip Conley

“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!”

Lama Surya Das

“Our friend has made an awakening contribution to this Over-Information Age. I recommend it to those aspiring self-mastery, attention training, spiritual wisdom, and the path of the wakeful life through enlightened living. Seek, and ye shall find. This is one of the best places to start.”

Tony Hsieh

Search Inside Yourself is a practical guide to the fundamentals of emotional intelligence. This book has the potential to change lives and deliver happiness.”

John Mackey

“Meng is like a wise and humorous monk who will continue to inspire you for years after you close the pages of his book. With the needs of today’s world in mind, he offers practical and proven tools wrapped in the gift of timeless wisdom.”

George Yeo

“When I visited Qom a couple of years ago, a Grand Ayatollah gave as his parting words to me: May you find what you seek. I have long thought about what the Grand Ayatollah said. Chade Meng’s book has pointed me in the right direction.”

S.R. Nathan

“I applaud Chade-Meng for daring to undertake the writing of a book on “Emotional Intelligence,” within which lies the essence of knowing oneself. The practices he offers will help improve our lives and in the process lead to a world where greater peace and happiness is possible.”

Laurence Freeman

“Old wisdom is presented here with a provocative and startling freshness. The way to enlightenment begins with waking up. Meng is doing this with passion, humor and generosity of mind. This is a book to read, share, laugh with and celebrate.”

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Meet the Author

Chade-Meng Tan (Meng) is Google's Jolly Good Fellow (which nobody can deny). After a successful eight-year stint in engineering, he currently serves with Google's Talent Team.


Daniel Goleman, a former science journalist for the New York Times, is the author of thirteen books and lectures frequently to professional groups and business audiences and on college campuses. He cofounded the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning at the Yale University Child Studies Center (now at the University of Illinois, at Chicago).

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Search Inside Yourself: Google's Guide to Enhancing Productivity, Creativity, and Happiness 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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This book is great, no other way to put it. The "jolly good fellow" of Google explains every step clearly and logically to pave your path to a deeper understanding of your mind. Good for beginners and those already experienced in mindfulness meditation alike.
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