06 Jul '11, 9pm
Happy Birthday to the Dalai Lama! Here's some of his wisdom — on how to apply spiritual teachings to business:
crazy time in the U.S. economy , we've seen one company after another implode. It hasn't been difficult to see why so many — especially the larger ones — have failed. Management at these corporations might have profited from the wisdom of the exiled Tibetan leader. In a his 2009 book, The Leader's Way (Broadway Books), the Dalai Lama joins with a management consultant, Laurens van den Muyzenberg , to talk about the art of making business decisions. Surprisingly (or not), the teachings of Buddha translate quite well to the world of business. These teachings apply equally to a freelancer working with individual clients and the head of a multinational company. It all starts with Right View, also known as wisdom. His Holiness explains Right View as consisting of two parts: the decision-making process and the values that have to be honored in every decision that is made. He cal...