Asian Words of Wisdom

Asian Words of Wisdom

Over 500 motivational quotations and phrases on leadership, marketing, and personal development from Asia’s leading thinkers

“Today, Asia is a major exporter of ideas, in a position to teach the West vital lessons in leadership and the management of corporate change.”

These words, spoken by Dr. Warren Bennis, the acclaimed author and Distinguished Professor of Business Administration at the University of Southern California, in June 1993 at the Citibank Leadership Series in Asia are just as true today, perhaps even more so, as they were in the early 1990s.

There is little doubt that there is much the West can learn about leadership and corporate management from the great thinkers of Asia, both past and present.

Within Asian Words of Wisdom you will find over 500 motivational quotations and phrases from some of Asia’s leading thinkers: Buddha, Confucius, Mahatma Gandhi, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Konosuke Matushita, Lao-Tsu, Sun-Tzu, and others.

The quotations in Asian Words Of Wisdom are catergorized into seven sections, based on my own reflections. But this is not to say that a quotation found in the Marketing section might not be equally valid to you as a Leadership or Personal Development motivational thought.

Buddha, Confucius, and Prophet Mohammed as marketing gurus? Mahatma Gandhi, Lao-Tsu, Paramahansa Yogananda, Ngo Dinh Diem as leadership consultants?

It all depends on how you think and reflect upon their words.

And that’s what I hope you will do as you enjoy this book — reflect upon the words and thoughts of these Asian leaders.

Most importantly, I hope the quotations in Asian Words Of Wisdom will provide inspiration and motivation for your own personal growth and development.

As Confucius wrote, “To Be Fond Of Learning Is To Be Near Knowledge.