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White Collar Zen: Using Zen Principles to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Your Career Goals

Steven Heine


It is said that in traditional Japan the samurai embraced Zen because it helped them to be fearless in adversity, to act quickly and decisively, and to keep focused on their ultimate goal. This book shows how, by applying Zen principles in our working lives, we can achieve the same results for ourselves. The book describes the way Zen embraces two different yet harmonious paths. The Way of the Hermit teaches detachment—the mental clarity you need to view your situation dispassionately and impartially, to perceive who is an ally and who is a competitor, to understand what is possible and what i ... More

Keywords: Japan, samurai, Zen, detachment, hermit, ally, competitor, warrior, promotion, teamwork

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195160031
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160031.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven Heine, author
Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Asian Studies, Florida International University
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