The Tao of Money: Six Simple Principles for Achieving Financial Harmony

The Tao of Money: Six Simple Principles for Achieving Financial Harmony

by Ivan Hoffman
     
 

Always a highly charged and emotional issue, money brings out the best and worst in all of us. Drawing on Taoist principles, Ivan Hoffman explains how personal finance can only change for the better with a broader understanding of money's role in the world. See more details below

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Always a highly charged and emotional issue, money brings out the best and worst in all of us. Drawing on Taoist principles, Ivan Hoffman explains how personal finance can only change for the better with a broader understanding of money's role in the world.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Hoffman has written the ``natural sequel'' to his previous title, The Tao of Love (Prima, 1992). The result is far deeper than a guide to financial planning; it concerns ``the social impact that money has upon each of our individual lives and on the world as a whole.'' Defining money in terms of its use for good or ill, he maintains that ``money is, to a very large degree, a key element in how most of us define ourselves.'' Hoffman presents six simple principles for achieving financial harmony based on Taoism, a philosophy that sees the world as a ``connected unified whole, allowing natural forces to prevail.'' In terms of this philosophy, he discusses current world events and social and political issues and offers possible solutions to war, homelessness, job elimination, and hunger. An intriguing book; recommended for public and academic collections.-- Lucy Heckman, St. John's Univ. Lib., New York
Alice Joyce
Eastern philosophy meets Western methodology in Hoffman's latest effort, which outlines "six simple principles" meant to, ultimately, lead the way toward global peace, personal well-being for all, and a new way of looking at financial security. If it is a grand goal, it is also a desperate lament for the momentous problems facing the world today. And once again a Taoist vision underlies his observations, as Hoffman draws connections between our thinking about personal finance and issues of international economics. There is room for neither competing nations nor warring factions in this essential view of the world and its peoples as a unified whole. Admirers of "The Tao of Love" will surely be curious to see how Hoffman goes about transforming a common equation: that of monetary concerns and fear-based actions.

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ISBN-13:
9781559584364
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/10/1994
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.79(w) x 8.78(h) x 1.14(d)

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