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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (149 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Narrator: Truitt Blassingham Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2003 ISBN: 9780743547925
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Since Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi published his groundbreaking book Flow more than a decade ago, world leaders such as Prime Minister Tony Blair and former U.S. President Bill Clinton, and influential sports figures like Super Bowl champion coach Jimmy Johnson have all been inspired by the book. In today's corporate upheaval, a new business paradigm is evolving. While many CEOs are being exposed for their greed, truly visionary leaders believe in a goal that benefits themselves as well as others. They realize that it is their vision and "soul" that attract loyal employees willing to go above and beyond the call of corporate duty. And their employees are realizing the same thing. While 80 percent of adults claim they'd work even if they didn't have to, the majority of them can hardly wait to leave their jobs and get home.

Good Business starts with the premise that this is an age in which business and work have replaced religion and politics as central forces in contemporary life. This audiobook reveals how business leaders, managers, and employees can find their "flow" and contribute not only to their own happiness, but also to a just and evolving society. It identifies the factors crucial to the operation of a good business: trust, the commitment to fostering the personal growth of employees, and the dedication to creating a product that helps mankind. Good Business is a must-listen for anyone who values the positive contributions of individuals in the changing world of business.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Sound guidance to business leaders…Csikszentmihalyi shows how moral responsibility, respect for the environment and clean bathrooms can make a business good and the whole world better.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This is the foundation book for the psychology of well-being and achievement.”

    Peter Drucker

  • “A compellingly fresh vision of good business in both a material and spiritual sense… the success of this book lies in its powerful, non-flaky ability to define corporate soul in terms of a company becoming a stakeholder in an entity larger than itself.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Javed Khan | 6/20/2012

    " Psychology of well being & all about good business. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott Suthren | 2/21/2012

    " Good perspective on flow from a CogSci guy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mckinley | 1/2/2012

    " A lot about what makes good business- satisfaction in work that also extends to personal life. Sets up to talk about "flow". Sort of basic now but pivital back in the day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Everett | 10/9/2011

    " I'm a big fan of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's work, but as a business book this could have been much more concise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Afflerbach | 12/9/2010

    " I love the idea of finding FLOW in your daily life and work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori Grant | 6/2/2010

    " A must-read book on executive ability in managing your career. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marieke | 5/3/2010

    " I am quite interested in flow, but this wasn't the book for me. I work at a for non profit. I already know big business could be better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan Biddle | 11/15/2008

    " Pretty much just common sense written in intelligent-sounding prose. His overview of "Flow" was helpful, but the main reason I read it was just to say I've read a book by a guy with that last name (OK, not completely...). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gabriel Da silva | 1/28/2008

    " Good book, but the author start to repeat himself on and on every each chapter, but the concept and his ideas are very nice and I strongly recommend the book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 1/21/2008

    " Good perspective on flow from a CogSci guy. "

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About the Author
Author Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is distinguished professor of psychology and management at Claremont Graduate University. He is a former professor and chairman of the department of psychology at the University of Chicago. He is also the founder and codirector of the Quality of Life Research Center, a nonprofit research institute that studies “positive psychology.” His books include Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience and The Evolving Self as well as numerous articles and contributions to other works.