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Eastern Philosophy Bücher: Gemba Kaizen von Masaaki Imai

Gemba Kaizen

Masaaki Imai
A Common Sense Approach to a Continuous Improvement Strategy
4.3 (97 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Gemba Kaizen?

Gemba Kaizen (1997) is an introduction to the Japanese business philosophy of Kaizen, which revolutionizes working standards to reduce waste and increase efficiency at little cost. Author Masaaki Imai reveals the aspects of Kaizen that are crucial to building lean business strategies.

Wer Gemba Kaizen lesen sollte

  • People working in production and managers who supervise standardized processes  
  • Anyone interested in Japanese management philosophies
  • Anyone who wants to improve their overall workflow

Eastern Philosophy Bücher: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance von Robert Pirsig

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Robert Pirsig
An Inquiry into Values
3.9 (277 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance?

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974), using the allegory of a motorcycle road trip, guides you through one man’s questionings of the philosophical and metaphysical order of the world.

Wer Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance lesen sollte

  • People searching for the key to what makes a good life
  • Fans of author Jack Kerouac or the Beat Generation
  • Artists or creatives who feel they just don’t fit in

Eastern Philosophy Bücher: The Wisdom of Insecurity von Alan Watts

The Wisdom of Insecurity

Alan Watts
A Message for an Age of Anxiety
4.5 (360 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Wisdom of Insecurity?

In The Wisdom of Insecurity (1951), author Alan Watts discusses the paradoxical nature of modern life: we pursue goals and covet material goods that promise happiness, but which leave us feeling empty and more anxious than ever. As we indulge in unproductive thoughts about the future or the past, we tend to forget about what is most meaningful – the present moment.

Wer The Wisdom of Insecurity lesen sollte

  • Anyone feeling unfulfilled in life
  • Anxiety sufferers searching for the secrets to happiness
  • People interested in contemporary philosophy

Eastern Philosophy Bücher: Trying Not to Try von Edward Slingerland

Trying Not to Try

Edward Slingerland
Ancient China, Modern Science, and the Power of Spontaneity
4.1 (71 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Trying Not to Try?

Trying Not to Try (2014) is your guide to ancient Chinese philosophy. These blinks explain why you should allow life to manifest itself to you without forcing things to happen. They also introduce ways to live a less stressful life.

Wer Trying Not to Try lesen sollte

  • Young people who feel burdened by the need to accomplish something in life
  • Readers with an interest in ancient Chinese philosophy

Eastern Philosophy Bücher: The Tao of Physics von Fritjof Capra

The Tao of Physics

Fritjof Capra
An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism
4.3 (206 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Tao of Physics?

The Tao of Physics (1975) explores the relationship between the hard science of modern physics and the spiritual enlightenment of Eastern mysticism. These blinks lay out striking parallels between relativity theory and quantum theory on the one hand and Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism on the other.

Wer The Tao of Physics lesen sollte

  • Those with an inclination toward rational thought
  • Practitioners of Eastern mysticism and anyone with a spiritual side
  • Students of philosophy, science and religion

Eastern Philosophy Bücher: Walden von Henry David Thoreau


Henry David Thoreau
Life in the Woods
4.6 (202 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Walden?

Walden (1854) is the result of the two years Henry David Thoreau spent in the woods on the north shore of Walden Pond, a lake in Massachusetts. It is both a practical and philosophical account of how he sustained himself through farming and by building his own house, and what he learned about human nature by living a simpler life. Although it was a deeply personal experience, Thoreau’s approach to society teaches us how we, too, can approach the modern world.

Wer Walden lesen sollte

  • Students of philosophy and literature
  • Environmentalists and nature enthusiasts
  • Readers who support a move back to simple living

Eastern Philosophy Bücher: Destiny Disrupted von Tamim Ansary

Destiny Disrupted

Tamim Ansary
A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes
4.4 (108 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Destiny Disrupted?

Destiny Disrupted (2009) tells history from an Islamic perspective. It begins before the emergence of Muhammad and Islam in the seventh century CE and ends with the decline of the Islamic empires in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. On this epic journey, Tamim Ansary describes the fascinating stories of great Muslim states, scholars and leaders – a perspective on history that is, unfortunately, widely unknown to most Westerners.

Wer Destiny Disrupted lesen sollte

  • Historians and students of religion
  • Westerners curious about the Islamic perspective on world history
  • Readers eager to learn more about Islamic culture and religion

Eastern Philosophy Bücher: The Art of Simple Living von Shunmyo Masuno

The Art of Simple Living

Shunmyo Masuno
100 Daily Practices from a Japanese Zen Monk for a Lifetime of Calm and Joy
4.6 (575 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Art of Simple Living?

The Art of Simple Living (2019) explores the little habits that will make a big difference in your daily life. It explains the teachings of Zen Buddhism and reveals how to put them into practice. Packed with useful tips, this is your how-to guide for a more tranquil life. 

Wer The Art of Simple Living lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in Buddhist philosophy
  • Minimalists looking for a new angle
  • Self-help buffs seeking a fresh perspective

Eastern Philosophy Bücher: Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life von Wayne W. Dyer

Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life

Wayne W. Dyer
Living the Wisdom of the Tao
4.5 (321 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life?

Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life (2007) takes you through each verse of the Tao Te Ching, the classic text related to the philosophical and spiritual traditions of Taoism. Drawing from different modern interpretations, the author draws out the fundamental teachings and suggests ways in which Taoism continues to be relevant and beneficial today.

Wer Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life lesen sollte

  • Individuals seeking guidance on how to live a virtuous life
  • Spiritual people interested in learning about Taoism
  • Students of Eastern religions

Eastern Philosophy Bücher: The Way of Zen von Alan W. Watts

The Way of Zen

Alan W. Watts
4.5 (652 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Way of Zen?

The Way of Zen (1957) is a classic work that lays out the historical origins and core principles of Zen Buddhism. Our world is changing at breakneck speed, and it often seems that the old rules cease to apply as soon as we’ve gotten used to them. The Eastern philosophy of Zen can help us find the mental stillness and the joy in uncertainty we desperately need.

Wer The Way of Zen lesen sollte

  • Newcomers to Eastern philosophy and history
  • Those who want to challenge their minds to see the world differently
  • Fans of Alan Watts

Eastern Philosophy Bücher: On Having No Head von Douglas Harding

On Having No Head

Douglas Harding
Zen and the Rediscovery of the Obvious
3.9 (157 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in On Having No Head?

On Having No Head (1961) is a one-of-a-kind classic of philosophy, spirituality, and mysticism. Combining empirical observations, mystical experiences, logical arguments, personal introspection, practical exercises, Zen Buddhism, and other Eastern spiritual traditions, its aim is to smash through the dualisms that lie beneath much of Western thought: subject and object, mind and body, self and non-self, internal and external world. In their place, the author contends that we can see ourselves and the world around us in a radically different way.

Wer On Having No Head lesen sollte

  • Students of Western and Eastern philosophy 
  • People wanting to understand the nature of consciousness 
  • Anyone interested in Zen Buddhism

Eastern Philosophy Bücher: What Philosophy Can Teach You About Being a Better Leader von Alison Reynolds, Dominic Houlder, Jules Goddard and David Lewis

What Philosophy Can Teach You About Being a Better Leader

Alison Reynolds, Dominic Houlder, Jules Goddard and David Lewis
4.3 (134 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in What Philosophy Can Teach You About Being a Better Leader?

What Philosophy Can Teach You About Being a Better Leader (2019) explains how we've lost sight of some of the most important aspects of leadership, and it presents helpful philosophical perspectives to get us back on track. Drawing from both ancient and modern philosophy, the authors outline simple yet powerful approaches to rethinking strategy, management, and communication. And what’s even better is that these philosophical “hacks” aren’t just for CEOs. By using these thought experiments and insights, we can all flourish at work and outside of it. 

Wer What Philosophy Can Teach You About Being a Better Leader lesen sollte

  • Business leaders wanting to take their leadership skills to the next level
  • Managers who have already tried all the psychology hacks and need something more
  • Anyone interested in philosophy

Eastern Philosophy Bücher: The Quiet Mind von John E. Coleman

The Quiet Mind

John E. Coleman
3.9 (169 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Quiet Mind?

The Quiet Mind (1971) is the firsthand account of an American intelligence agent who traveled the Eastern world in search of inner peace. Throughout his remarkable life, author John. E. Coleman explored a wide breadth of spiritual paths, from Thai Buddhism to Zen to Quakerism. Ultimately, he found the greatest success with vipassana, a type of meditation he later imparted to his own students.

Wer The Quiet Mind lesen sollte

  • The spiritually open-minded
  • Those looking to understand the differences among several Eastern philosophies
  • Admirers of D. T. Suzuki, Jiddu Krishnamurti, and U Ba Khin

Eastern Philosophy Bücher: How to Live a Good Life von ed. Massimo Pigliucci, Skye C. Cleary and Daniel A. Kaufman

How to Live a Good Life

ed. Massimo Pigliucci, Skye C. Cleary and Daniel A. Kaufman
A Guide to Choosing Your Personal Philosophy
4.3 (463 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in How to Live a Good Life?

How to Live a Good Life (2020), edited by Massimo Pigliucci, Skye Cleary, and Daniel Kaufman, is an introduction to 15 philosophies for living our lives. Ranging from ancient ideologies, through the major religions, to contemporary schools of thought, 15 leading scholars enlighten us with the philosophies that guide their lives.

Wer How to Live a Good Life lesen sollte

  • Those in search of a new philosophy of life
  • People wanting to do good
  • People interested in learning about philosophy

Eastern Philosophy Bücher: The Four Noble Truths of Love von Susan Piver

The Four Noble Truths of Love

Susan Piver
Buddhist Wisdom for Modern Relationships
4.6 (493 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Four Noble Truths of Love?

The Four Noble Truths of Love (2018) brings ancient Buddhist wisdom out of the monastery and into the bedroom. By adapting the timeless insights taught by the Buddha 2,500 years ago to the nature of love, it shines a light through the murky mess of modern romance.

Wer The Four Noble Truths of Love lesen sollte

  • Long-term couples who want to rejuvenate their love life
  • Singles who want to improve their dating experiences
  • Anyone who wants to experience a deeper, more mature love

Eastern Philosophy Bücher: Sun Tzu and the Art of Business von Mark R. McNeilly

Sun Tzu and the Art of Business

Mark R. McNeilly
Six Strategic Principles for Managers
4.5 (242 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Sun Tzu and the Art of Business?

Sun Tzu and the Art of Business (1996) explains how ancient Chinese general Sun Tzu’s classic text The Art of War applies to the hyper-competitive environment of modern business. These blinks explore how business leaders can integrate Sun Tzu’s battle strategies into their own plans for market domination.

Wer Sun Tzu and the Art of Business lesen sollte

  • Entrepreneurs hoping to disrupt their industry
  • Strategy consultants wanting a new angle
  • Business students looking for fresh insights

Eastern Philosophy Bücher: Nine Lives von William Dalrymple

Nine Lives

William Dalrymple
In Search of the Sacred in Modern India
4.1 (78 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Nine Lives?

Nine Lives (2009) is a study of spirituality and religion in contemporary India. Drawing on William Dalrymple’s in-depth interviews with religious practitioners, these blinks will whisk us from Tibet to Karnataka to Kerala and West Bengal as we explore four remarkable – and remarkably pious – lives. Along the way, we’ll unpack the social and historical context in which these believers’ faiths emerged and continue to be practiced.

Wer Nine Lives lesen sollte

  • Globetrotters fascinated by the world’s diversity 
  • Atheists interested in what motivates the faithful
  • History buffs

Eastern Philosophy Bücher: Kaizen von Sarah Harvey


Sarah Harvey
The Japanese Method for Transforming Habits, One Small Step at a Time
4.6 (618 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Kaizen?

Kaizen (2019) is a guide to the improvement philosophy known as kaizen, which encourages taking small steps to complete ambitious goals. Already well established in the world of business and sports, this method can also be applied to personal development. Using practical examples, this guide explains how to take a kaizen approach to setting goals that’ll improve health, relationships, money, and work.

Wer Kaizen lesen sollte

  • Anyone trying to overcome a habit or take up a new challenge
  • Anybody wishing to improve an aspect of their life
  • Anyone interested in Japanese culture and philosophies

Eastern Philosophy Bücher: Karma von Sadhguru


A Yogi's Guide to Crafting Your Own Destiny
4.6 (204 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Karma?

Karma (2021) is a crash course in karma. Filled with explanations, stories, and personal anecdotes, it dispels myths and common misperceptions about karma, explains the science and universality behind the concept, and presents practical tips on how to live a free and joyful life.

Wer Karma lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in spirituality, mysticism, and the afterlife
  • Students of Hinduism
  • Seekers of techniques to find peace and joy

Eastern Philosophy Bücher: Sovereign Self von Acharya Shunya

Sovereign Self

Acharya Shunya
Claim Your Inner Joy and Freedom with the Empowering Wisdom of the Vedas, Upanishads, and Bhagavad Gita
4.8 (402 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Sovereign Self?

Sovereign Self (2020) explores the Vedas. Revealed over 5,000 years ago, these texts are a cornerstone of Hinduism, Buddhism, and countless other religious traditions in the Indian subcontinent. Packed with spiritual insights, the Vedas revolve around a single central question: How to live in accordance with the true nature of reality? As you’ll discover in these blinks, the answer begins by discovering your own, true self. 

Wer Sovereign Self lesen sollte

  • Spiritual seekers
  • Open-minded atheists 
  • Self-improvers looking for new ideas

Eastern Philosophy Bücher: The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching von Thich Nhat Hanh

The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching

Thich Nhat Hanh
Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy and Liberation
4.7 (333 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching?

The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching (1998) explains core Buddhist teachings, including the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path. It shows how to apply these practices to daily life to transform suffering into joy and heal the pain of others.

Wer The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching lesen sollte

  • People who are suffering
  • Those wishing to adopt Buddhist practices
  • Anyone who wishes to lead a more joyful life

Eastern Philosophy Bücher: Living Presence von Kabir Edmund Helminski

Living Presence

Kabir Edmund Helminski
A Sufi Way to Mindfulness and the Essential Self
4.3 (192 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Living Presence?

Living Presence (1992) explores how the teachings of the ancient Islamic practice of Sufism can act as a balm against our fractured, ego-driven age. Sufism teaches that an infinite spirit connects all life and that by becoming mindful of the here and now, we can glimpse this spirit in ourselves and others. Ultimately, in connecting to this presence we allow ourselves to become kinder, more intentional, and more alive. In short, more human.

Wer Living Presence lesen sollte

  • Curious minds interested in exploring the practice of Sufi Islam
  • Big thinkers who sense there’s a greater truth beyond the veil of perception
  • Anyone looking for a guiding light through dark times

Eastern Philosophy Bücher: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali von Translated and commentated on by Sri Swami Satchidananda

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Translated and commentated on by Sri Swami Satchidananda
Timeless Teachings for Mind, Body, and Emotional Harmony
4.7 (323 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali?

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (1978) is a classic text on yogic philosophy and practice. Written in ancient Sanskrit, it explains the core metaphysical, spiritual, psychological, moral, and ethical ideas of yoga. It also lays out the principles of how to practice yoga, so you can put those ideas into action and use them to achieve lasting happiness and inner peace. 

Wer The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali lesen sollte

  • Seekers of wisdom, happiness, and peace 
  • Followers of Eastern spiritual traditions 
  • Anyone interested in those traditions

Eastern Philosophy Bücher: Tao Te Ching von Lao Tzu

Tao Te Ching

Lao Tzu
4.3 (184 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Tao Te Ching?

Tao Te Ching (circa 400 BC) is one of the foundational texts of Taoism, the enduring philosophical and religious movement that can be traced back to around the fourth century BC. Throughout the ages, its poetic wisdom continues to be relevant, inspirational, and timeless.

Wer Tao Te Ching lesen sollte

  • Spiritual or philosophical guidance seekers
  • People interested in living a more virtuous life
  • Admirers of Eastern schools of thought

Eastern Philosophy Bücher: The Analects von Confucius

The Analects

Aphorisms and Anecdotes from the Paragon of Chinese Sages
4.6 (450 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Analects?

The Analects is a collection of twenty “books” that contain valuable quotes and sayings from the Chinese philosopher Confucius, as well as his disciples. These words of wisdom date back thousands of years, but they have remained remarkably relevant throughout the ages. 

Wer The Analects lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in ancient wisdom from the East
  • Leaders looking for philosophical guidance in their lives
  • History buffs and folks who enjoy ideas from the past

Eastern Philosophy Bücher: The Earned Life von Marshall Goldsmith

The Earned Life

Marshall Goldsmith
Lose Regret, Choose Fulfillment
4.4 (462 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Earned Life?

The Earned Life (2022) poses a simple yet profound question: Why does a life of constant achievement often leave us feeling empty? The answer can be found in ancient Buddhist wisdom: it’s not meeting ambitious goals but rather working on meaningful goals that really brings fulfillment and happiness. 

Wer The Earned Life lesen sollte

  • High achievers who feel like something’s missing 
  • Anyone interested in personal improvement 
  • Secular-minded folks interested in spirituality

Eastern Philosophy Bücher: The Book of Five Rings von Miyamoto Musashi

The Book of Five Rings

Miyamoto Musashi
A Classic Text on the Japanese Way of the Sword
4.6 (341 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Book of Five Rings?

The Book of Five Rings (1643) is one of the most insightful texts to have ever been written about the nature of confrontation. Penned by a wandering samurai in seventeenth-century Japan, it’s a timeless study of the mindset of the warrior – literal and figurative.

Wer The Book of Five Rings lesen sollte

  • Martial artists
  • Strategists  
  • Leaders

Eastern Philosophy Bücher: How to Think Like a Philosopher von Peter Cave

How to Think Like a Philosopher

Peter Cave
Scholars, Dreamers and Sages Who Can Teach Us How to Live
4.3 (227 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in How to Think Like a Philosopher?

How to Think Like a Philosopher (2023) draws from the lives and work of thinkers through history to reveal unique perspectives on beauty, truth, and the nature of reality. It presents philosophy as an all-too-human search for meaning, and encourages everyone to do the same.

Wer How to Think Like a Philosopher lesen sollte

  • Deep thinkers looking for inspiration and wisdom from the past
  • Those curious about the ideas that have shaped the ways we approach life 
  • Anyone craving new ways to think about things

Eastern Philosophy Bücher: Ayurveda von Vasant Lad


Vasant Lad
The Science of Self-Healing - A Practical Guide
4.0 (35 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Ayurveda?

Ayurveda (1984) explores the ancient Indian art of healing and wellness, offering an enlightening guide to achieving harmony in body, mind, and spirit. It presents practical instructions on customizing diet, exercise, and sleep routines based on one’s unique physical constitution, or dosha. Through Ayurveda, all of us can find a pathway to a healthier, more balanced life. 

Wer Ayurveda lesen sollte

  • Holistic health practitioners looking to incorporate Ayurveda into their lives
  • People looking for a comprehensive, natural approach to health and wellness
  • Spiritual seekers wanting a deeper understanding of the mind-body-spirit connection

Eastern Philosophy Bücher: The Web That Has No Weaver von Ted J. Kaptchuk

The Web That Has No Weaver

Ted J. Kaptchuk
Understanding Chinese Medicine
4.6 (17 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Web That Has No Weaver?

The Web That Has No Weaver (2000) is a classic introduction to Chinese medicine. The product of years of research and a close reading of original sources, it provides an in-depth yet accessible overview of a millenia-old tradition of healing and its philosophical foundations. 

Wer The Web That Has No Weaver lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in holistic medicine 
  • Students of Eastern philosophy
  • Medical practitioners curious about alternative approaches to healing

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