What You Can Learn from Google's Most Popular Training Course

By Scott Eblin

April 8, 2013

In this installment of Mindful Mondays , I’m sharing two resources brought to us by Google’s Jolly Good Fellow, Chade –Meng Tan. Even though he started out as an engineer at Google, Jolly Good Fellow is Meng-Tan’s job title today. He earned it by coming up with the most popular internal training course at Google, a program on mindfulness and meditation called Search Inside Yourself .

Last year, he released a best selling book of the same title . It’s one of the best introductions to mindfulness and meditation that I’ve seen. It’s practical, applicable, conversational and funny in a quirky kind of way. In short, it’s a great read.

If you want a preview of the style of the book, check out this week’s second resource from Meng Tan, a talk he gave at the Wisdom 2.0 conference in San Francisco earlier this year. In it, he’ll tell you how a simple mindfulness practice (10 seconds a day!) can help you be more charismatic as a leader and have a happier marriage. (I’m guessing that at least one of those two is of interest to you.)

So read, watch and enjoy the wit and wisdom of Meng-Tan and share your thoughts and observations in the comments.


By Scott Eblin

April 8, 2013

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