Being a Leader

Google plans to invest one percent of its equity, profits, and employee time in fighting climate change, advancing the economy, and creating warning systems for natural or man-made disasters or pandemics. It might well be the greatest case study ever of leaders’ Being—delving deeply inward to unearth new possibilities.

Just how deep did Google go? Team members organized twice-weekly meditation sessions in their Mountain View, California headquarters with guest visits from Tibetan monks and mind-science researchers. Google.org director Larry Brilliant is the same man who led the WHO’s effective smallpox immunization campaign on the recommendation of the guru he studied underwhile living in a monastery in the Himalayas.

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