Good Business

Good Business


Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly Viking Press, 2003
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In Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (1990), Csikszentmihalyi spoke to a general audience. And, there, he offered his views (culled from decades of research) on joy, creativity, and the process of total involvement-those positive aspects of being human, which he calls flow, or the process of achieving happiness through control over one's inner life.

In Good Business, the author examines flow - this time in the context of business and the workplace. It is his premise that "Our jobs determine to a large extent what our lives are like." Csikszentmihalyi also explores the values, goals, and modus operandi of what he calls visionary corporate leaders, who have impressive track records regarding both the success of their businesses and their commitment to broader social goals.