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ISBN-13 9780132930246ISBN-10 0132930242
ISBN-10 0137007787ISBN-13 9780137007783
Author(s): Alan Lurie
Publisher: FT Press
Copyright year: © 2009 Pages: 288

Imagine one of the world's most brutal business environments: the high-stakes, fast-paced world of New York City real estate. Now, imagine the leadership of one of the city's top real estate firms coming together every Monday morning to hear... the moral and spiritual thoughts of a Rabbi. Imagine them returning, week after week, more than 100 strong, coming to anticipate those five minutes on Monday as a moment of uncommon peace amidst Manhattan's skyscrapers. Wouldn't you like to be a fly on the wall? To hear the paths Alan Lurie traced for his listeners, how he helped them bring together their spiritual and business lives, the sacred and the profane? Five Minutes on Mondays compiles these talks for the first time, sharing Lurie's deep and profound inspiration on the challenges we all face: How can I understand others, and be understood by them? How can I prosper while keeping my integrity? When should I say what's on my mind, and when should I let it go? How can I keep going in the face of setbacks? Can I possibly balance all the demands on me? Can I find meaning and purpose at work? Lurie draws on millennia of philosophy, theology, and science to answer these questions, eloquently revealing how our best traditions all point in the same direction: to become better people, more connected to each other, and to the Divine. Above all, Lurie's words help us bring unity to the many lives we lead and function to our fullest, healthiest, highest potential.