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Zentrepreneur: Get Out of the Way and Lead, Create a Culture of Innovation and Fearlessness by John J. Murphy

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Introduction

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.

—Henry David Thoreau

In 2012, I had an idea. What if I write a book about zentrepreneurship? What if I combine two powerful strategies, the art and discipline of zen practice with the science and execution of business and entrepreneurship? It was a very powerful idea, the kind of idea that keeps coming back, reminding us to pay attention. Day after day, it reappeared in my mind’s eye, tapping my intuition and calling for action. It appeared in my dreams. It appeared in my work, as if I were drawing in examples and manifestations simply by giving it my attention. Rather than resist, I continued to play with the idea, ...

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