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“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.” (His Holiness the Dalai Lama)
“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)
“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.” (S.R. Nathan, Former President of Singapore)
“Combining timeless wisdom with modern science, Chade-Meng Tan has created an entertaining and practical guide to success and happiness.” (Deepak Chopra)
“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.)
“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)
About the Author: Chade Meng Tan
Chade-Meng Tan (Meng) is Google's Jolly Good Fellow (which nobody can deny). Meng was one of Google's earliest engineers. Among many other things, he helped build Google's first mobile search service, and headed the team that kept a vigilant eye on Google's search quality. His current job description is, "Enlighten minds, open hearts, create world peace".
Outside of Google, Meng is the Founder and (Jolly Good) President of the Tan Teo Charitable Foundation, a small foundation dedicated to promoting Peace, Liberty and Enlightenment in the world. He is a Founding Patron of Stanford University's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE). He is also a Founding Patron of the World Peace Festival, and adviser to a number of technology start-ups.
Meng occasionally finds himself featured on newspapers. He was featured on the front page of the New York Times and delivered a TED talk at the United Nations. He has met three United States Presidents, Obama, Clinton and Carter. The Dalai Lama gave him a hug for his 40th birthday. His personal motto is, "Life is too important to be taken seriously".
Meng hopes to see every workplace in the world become a drinking fountain for happiness and enlightenment. When Meng grows up, he wants to save the world, and have lots of fun and laughter doing it. He feels if something is no laughing matter, it is probably not worth doing.
What People Are Saying
Disclaimer : Result is not Typical and Will be Vary between each person
best self help book I have ever read. Chade-Meng does not just tell you what is good for you to do. He backs it up with data and research/proof. I have been following his guidance to meditate and act more thoughtfully in general. So far this has affected my life and how I view things around me more than I would have believed possible. It's worth the read and the $. -c
Wonderful & funny approach to mindfulness and how to do it - in simple terms, also instructions on how to make dreams come true and another exercise on how to prepare for meetings that might be nasty and come out well - maybe even with a friend.
I have tried two exercises (in two weeks) and they work!
I can understand why the Dalai Lama gave Meng Tan a hug for his 40th birthday - I would if I could.
Meng's book is an enjoyable and thorough run through of Mindfulness with great practical implications for people and workplaces. He covers the topic from the point of view of a stressed knowledge-worker (engineer), and anecdotally how Google staff have found it valuable.
As someone who is both familiar with the science, and someone who has been teaching mindfulness and self-awareness in business for almost two decades I salute Meng and Google's success in bringing their work to public attention.
If mindfulness has ethical and spiritual benefits (which is harder to prove scientifically), then Meng's book helps nudge us along the path of creating a better world.
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