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What Really Matters Searching for Wisdom in America

ISBN-10: 0553374923
ISBN-13: 9780553374926
Edition: N/A
Authors: Tony Schwartz
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Description: At the height of his career as a journalist, Tony Schwartz hit an unexpected wall.  Why did success suddenly feel so empty?  How could he add richer meaning to his everyday life?  What guides could he trust on the road to wisdom? During the next  More...

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Book details

List price: $23.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.166

At the height of his career as a journalist, Tony Schwartz hit an unexpected wall.  Why did success suddenly feel so empty?  How could he add richer meaning to his everyday life?  What guides could he trust on the road to wisdom? During the next five years his search for answers took him from a meditation retreat in the mountains of Utah to a biofeedback laboratory in Kansas, from a peak-performance workshop at a tennis academy in Florida to a right-brain drawing course in Boston.  Blending the hunger of a seeker with a journalist's hard-headed inquiry, he discovered the best teachers and techniques for inner development--and identified the potential pitfalls and false gurus he met along the way.  What he found dramatically changed his life.  It may change yours as well.

Tony Schwartz is the founder and president of The Energy Project, a consulting group that works with a number of Fortune 500 companies, including American Express, Credit Suisse, Ford, General Motors, Gillette, Master Card, and Sony.nbsp; He was a reporter for the New York Times, an associate editor at Newsweek, and a staff writer for New York Magazine and Esquire and a columnist for Fast Company.nbsp; He co-authored the #1 worldwide bestseller The Art of the Deal with Donald Trump, and after that wrote What Really Matters.nbsp; He co-authored the #1 New York Times bestseller The Power of Full Engagement with Jim Loehr.Jean Gomes is Managing Director of DPA, a London-based management consultancy specialising in leadership and culture change. For the past 20 years, he has been advising companies like Coca-Cola, Pfizer, Cable & Wireless, Sun Microsystems, Sony, ICL, The Home Office, Nokia and Intel in the US, Japan and Europe. He is also Chairman of The Energy Project Europe.nbsp;

Introduction: A Longing in the Heart
Ground: The Pioneers
Redefining Reality: Ram Dass, Psychedelics, and the Journey to the East
Nurturing the Human Potential: Michael Murphy and the Founding of Esalen
The Yoga of the West: Elmer Green, Biofeedback, and Self-control
Path: Mind-Body Potentials
Seeing the Big Picture: Betty Edwards and the Right Side of the Brain
Connecting the Mind and Body: Can We Make Ourselves Sick - and Well?
The Ideal Performance State: Flow, Learned Optimism, and the Toughness Model
Waking Up: Montague Ullman, Jeremy Taylor, and the Wisdom of Dreams
Fruition: The Integrators
Seeking the Heart of Wisdom: Where Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein Parted Ways
Putting Consciousness on the Map: How Ken Wilber Married Freud and the Buddha
Personality and Essence: Helen Palmer, the Enneagram, and Hameed Ali
Conclusion: The Point Is to Be Real
Acknowledgments
Bibliography
Notes
Index

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