Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bay Area speaking engagements this week

For those interested, I have 2 public speaking engagements in the Bay Area this week.

For those in the city, I'm speaking at this even this Thursday:

  http://www.ciis.edu/News_and_Events/Event_Calendar/Meng.html

and for those further south, I'm speaking at this event on Sunday:

  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/246736

Just FYI.  All proceeds benefit the respective organizing non-profits.  I don't get paid anything, but the organizers promise they'll be nice to me.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Shelling oysters no more, thanks to you

I tell my friends that if my book doesn't sell, I want to learn to become very good at shelling oysters.  See, if I can't be a best-selling author, then I should at least be a best-shelling author.

Well, my friends, thanks to you, I no longer have to learn to shell oysters.  That is because Search Inside Yourself just made it onto the New York Times best-sellers list (#11 on "Hardcover advice and misc")!

Thanks to Colin, Stephanie, Gideon and the team at HarperOne, Danny, Jon, dear friends who wrote the endorsements, the SIY team, and everybody else who helped make the book happen (sorry the list is too long to itemize).  I could never have done it without your kindness and generosity.  You continue to touch me with your goodness.  Thank you.

Just as importantly, my friends, I could never have done it if not for the warm support of readers like you.  Thank you.

All my profits from this book benefit the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI) and other causes promoting greater good in the world.  All support comes entirely from viewers like you.  Thank you.

Monday, May 7, 2012

千年业 (Thousand Year Accomplishment)

千年业
禅定静思,不疑不惑。
观定致极,不忧不惧。
无我心境,不增不减。
千年伟业,一念可成。

Translation:

Thousand Year Accomplishment **
Calming the mind and quieting thoughts: no doubt, no confusion.
Perfecting mindfulness and concentration: no worry, no fear.
In the mind of no-self: no increase, no decrease (no gain, no loss).
Glorious accomplishment ** of a thousand years, can be completed in one thought.

(** The pun in original Chinese: the word for accomplishment 业 is also the word for karma.)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Search Inside Yourself on Knowledge@Wharton

Knowledge@Wharton interviewed me for a 3-part story on emotional intelligence and its impact.  Here are the 3 parts:

Part 1: Google's Chade-Meng Tan Wants You to Search Inside Yourself for Inner (and World) Peace
http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article.cfm?articleid=2985

Part 2: How Emotional Intelligence Can Help Resolve Conflicts and Build Tough, Kind Leaders
http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article.cfm?articleid=2991

Part 3: How Emotional Intelligence Helps the Bottom Line
http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article.cfm?articleid=2992