Thick Face, Black Heart: The Warrior Philosophy for Conquering the Challenges of Business and Life
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Chin-Ning Chu is one of the world's foremost experts on Asian business psychology, a frequent guest on "Larry King Live" and other high-profile TV shows. Now he shows how to apply ancient Chinese military wisdom to the competitive world of business today. "Could become the Think and Grow Rich of the 1990s".--Success magazine.
considered positive in a given era may be considered negative in another. For example, the aggressive, high-tone, pushy, gogetting manner is considered a great attribute in the American business world. However, when applied in certain parts of Asia, it is considered repulsive. Being able to look directly into your counterpart's eyes is considered a very positive personal attribute in America. Yet in certain parts of Asia, it is considered offensive. Realism is a Positive Attribute Negativities
East Coast fortunes, such as the children of J. Seward Johnson of Johnson & Johnson, actually felt degraded by their money. Wealth, they came to believe, created a corrosive mistrust of others." 170 THE MYSTERY OF MONEY Wealth and Talent The Chinese character for wealth—the accumulation of money and other assets—is composed of two symbols: One is a sea shell, the medium of exchange in very ancient times; the other is the symbol for the unique ability or talent that each of us possesses—the
into the Kennedy or Rockefeller families, each one of us is on our way up to new plateaus. Today's nobody may become tomorrow's somebody. While you are on your way up, for your own sake, lend a hand to another climber. Once during an interview a reporter asked Gregory Peck why he would volunteer to share the leading role position with an unknown actress, Audrey Hepburn, in the film, Roman Holiday. His answer was, "My motive was a selfish one. She was so brilliant, I k 197 THICK FACE, BLACK
and how we ought to feel. It is lost to us because of an inner image we have created of ourselves out of other people's expectations and beliefs. Achieving Thick Face, Black Heart means first reclaiming the natural state of our true self. A friend of mine in his late forties had been one hundred pounds overweight most of his adult life. Although he had lost all the weight at least seven times, he would always gain it back. During a psychological consultation he discovered the root cause of his
in the world of political forums. He books speakers for political meetings and conferences, and publishes a weekly political newsletter. The day we met, we liked each other instantly. He is a warm-hearted individual with a passion for Asian culture. Recently, Jim came to Portland, Oregon, where I was living at the time. He was accompanying a political candidate on the 31 THICK FACE, BLACK HEART campaign trail. Later, we met for dinner. While we were chatting, I asked how his newly published