Know Yourself, Forget Yourself: The Paradoxical Path to Increasing Effectiveness, Awakening Joy, and Discovering Your Life's Purpose

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Know Yourself, Forget Yourself Lesser teaches simple tools and practices for understanding, and even embracing contradiction and confusion. Readers learn to master five core competencies for a result of balance. Bolstered by the latest in neuroscience, this guide is nuanced and direct, profound and practical. Full description

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"Loaded with practical, applicable insights and suggestions to simplify work and daily existence." -- Peter Coyote, actor and author
"Zen monk Lesser makes a case for embracing paradoxes to succeed in every arena in life....This compassionate and sage tome...is likely to help many make life-enhancing changes."
-- "Publishers Weekly"
"Cognitive dissonance has never felt so pure and poetic. Full of wise irony and simple truths, this book is a treasure for the ages."
-- Chip Conley, founder of Joie de Vivre Hotels and author of "Emotional Equations"
"An illuminating and insightful book."
-- Sharon Salzberg, author of "Real Happiness"
"Marc Lesser shows us a path through the contradictions within us....A wonderful and profound book."
-- Van Jones, president of Rebuild the Dream
"After a lifetime of Zen study, Marc Lesser has distilled the life lessons of Buddhist practice into sane, eminently useful, result-oriented procedures that will cut through confusion, anxiety, and self-defeating behaviors....I can't recommend this book highly enough."
-- Peter Coyote (Hosho Jishi), actor, writer, and Zen priest
"In our work together at Google, I have seen firsthand Marc's extraordinary melding of Zen teacher and business leader, a combination that some people might consider a contradiction. Now in this extraordinary book, Marc shows us not only that contradictions are everywhere, but that embracing them can actually make us happier!"
-- Chade-Meng Tan, Google's Jolly Good Fellow and bestselling author of "Search Inside Yourself"
""Know Yourself, Forget Yourself" is a treasure trove of applied wisdom."
-- Joan Halifax, founding abbot of Upaya Zen Center
"Marc Lesser's life experiences as a Zen student and priest, CEO, small business owner, consultant, and executive coach give him a unique perspective on how to enhance your life by increasing your gifts to everyone you engage with."
-- Ben Cohen, cofounder of Ben & Jerry's
"Marc Lesser has given us a leadership bible that, if practiced, will tap into the power of our own inner aware

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Marc Lesser is cofounder and CEO of SIYLI: Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, a nonprofit company devoted to creating enlightened leaders worldwide. A Zen teacher and executive coach, Marc lives in Mill Valley, California.

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