Zen & Creative Management

A blog devoted to the book Zen & Creative Management by Albert Low. By blogging about this author’s work, my hope is to generate creative ideas about bringing spirit into the workplace.

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~ To learn Buddhist logic or philosophy as an academic subject would be a waste of time to any but the professional philosopher, particularly where that philosophy is made available by Western classical scholars steeped as they are in process thinking.  What is suggested is that we rediscover the complementary discipline as a Western discipline, …

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With this approach, all the elements within the situation are allowed to maintain their full concreteness and yet at the same time be juxtaposed to other elements that may well be logically incompatible with them.  The implications that this manifold of elements has are then allowed to find their own expression through the natural wisdom …

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Each of these ideas is the energized core of a unique design for a business.  The exploitation of each idea requires a comprehensive intellectual grasp of the totality of a business viewed as an interacting system.”  The task demands “special intellectual ability to visualize the translation of ideas and strategies into controlled operating systems responsive …

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Much of the work done at middle and senior management level, much of the consultation work, is simply the expression of ideas in a verbal form through reports, financial statements, contracts, and decisions.  The result that ensues from the work of a financial, engineering, or industrial relations consultant is no less a product than the …

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Looked at this way it becomes difficult to find the boundaries of an object.  An automobile melts into subsuming and interacting ideas of steel, rubber, gasoline; ideas of friction and compression; ideas of fleets of cars, tanks, and jeeps; ideas of vacations, business trips, and visits to friends.  An automobile is a system of ideas—ideas …

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