Why this book (West vs. East) …

Posted: March 14, 2014 by howdowefeedtheworldsstarving in Uncategorized

Leadership By Virtue

There are hundreds of books addressing the yáng of outer leadership, complete with checklists, game plans, and first person accounts of how successful people exercised leadership. But I wanted to write a book about the yīn or an inner leadership.

Yin-Yang Tai Chi

Connected to those leadership issues, my other different views and thinking came from my martial arts practice and their philosophy toward life and fights.
I’ve learned that East wants to be in harmony with nature; the Western approach is to control nature also spurred by the Western way of life and religion. Martial arts in the East have a focus on the martial way and the mental culture united with body, while in the West their perspective is sportier and competitive, where winning becomes their main objective. We could say, using the concepts of Eastern is a ‘soft’ approach as in yīn, and Western is ‘hard’ as in yáng. Eastern…

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