The Art of Living: Sources
What is the meaning of life? Why is this important? How do you live your life to make it more meaningful? The Art of Living provides timeless answers to these eternal questions including new perspectives on the world, people and their behaviours; practical tools for avoiding and handling conflicts, and, actionable advice on how to lead effectively and make a difference. “This is powerful, this is for practical people struggling with business goals, lacking time with family … feeling stressed.” (All parts)
Bungay, Stephen P. The Art of Action: How Leaders Close the Gaps BetweenPlans, Actions and Results, 2011.
Chan, Alan. “Laozi”, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2018.
Chen Guying. Lao-tzu: Text, Notes, and Comments. Translated by Rhett Y. W. Young and Roger T. Ames, 1977.
Echevarria II, Antulio J. Military Strategy. A Very Short Introduction, 2017.
Freedman, Lawrence. Strategy. A History, 2013.
Freeman, R. Edward. Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach, 1984.
Gray, John N. The Silence of Animals: On Progress and Other Modern Myths, 2013.
Hansen, Chad. A Daoist Theory of Chinese Thought, 1992.
Hansen, Chad. “Daoism”, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2020.
— Jullien, François. A Treatise on Efficacy — Between Western and Chinese Thinking. Translated by Janet Lloyd, 2004.
Lao Tzu. The Way and Its Power: Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching and Its Place in Chinese Thought. Translated by Arthur Waley, 1934.
Lao Tzu. The Tao of Power: Lao Tzu’s Classic Guide to Leadership, Influence, and Excellence. A new translation of the Tao Te Ching by R. L. Wing, 1986.
Lao Tzu. Tao Te Ching: The Classic Book of Integrity and the Way. A new translation by Victor H. Mair based on the recently discovered Ma-wang-tui manuscripts, 1990.
— Lao Tzu. Tao Te Ching — A Books about the Way and the Power of the Way. A new English version by Ursula K. Le Guin with the collaboration of Jerome P. Seaton, 2011.
Meadows, Donella H. Thinking in Systems: A Primer, 2008.
Nonaka, Ikurjiro, and Zhu, Zhichang. Pragmatic Strategy: Eastern Wisdom, Global Success. 2012.
Tufte, Edward R. Seeing with Fresh Eyes: Meaning Space Data Truth, 2020.
— Yuen, Derek M. C. Deciphering Sun Tzu — How to Read the Art of War, 2014.
The Art of Living: All Parts
- Sections 1–6: Ultimate purpose
- Sections 7–13: Attending to needs
- Sections 14–19: We did it ourselves
- Sections 20–24: Grasping the whole
- Sections 25–30: Self-organisation
- Sections 31–37: Knowing yourself
- Sections 38–43: Effectiveness
- Sections 44–49: What is enough?
- Sections 50–55: Ultimate effectiveness
- Sections 56–61: Living with change
- Sections 62–66: Serving without interference
- Sections 67–73: Effectiveness without contending
- Sections 74–81: Balancing
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