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What do Daoism, martial arts, change management, and the resiliency of your company, career or organization have to do with one another? Everything, says dao expert and business consultant Ansgar Gerstner, author of The Tao of Business.
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Ansgar Gerstner

What do Daoism, martial arts, change management, and the resiliency of your company, career or organization have to do with one another? Everything, says dao expert and business consultant Ansgar Gerstner, author of The Tao of Business. Dr. Gerstner and iTV-Asia editor Nicholas MacDonald discuss his book, what Daoism has to offer the contemporary manager, the concept of wuwei, how Apple and Warren Buffet utilize Daoist strategies, resiliency and the philosophy of Nassim Taleb, what martial arts has to do with time management and why you should throw away your to-do list. Want to know the way that cannot be known? Watch this video.

Ansgar Gerstner is a German specialist in Daoist philosophy and Chinese martial arts strategies. For many years now his focus has been on the application of Daoist concepts and strategies in contemporary leadership and management contexts. In 2009 his The Tao of Business was published by Earnshaw Books in Hong Kong, its German version, Das Tao im Management, in 2010 by Wiley-VCH in Germany. Gerstner’s latest article, "Leadership and organizational patterns in the Daodejing" just came out in The Journal of Management Development, Vol. 30, Issue 7/8.

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Before you can be effective doing business in Asia, you have to know Asia. iTV-Asia Author Forum brings you the people who are writing what the world is reading about these exciting times on the hottest continent on Earth, and further explores what their insights mean for your business.

Nicholas MacDonald

Host: Nicholas MacDonald - Contributing Editor (Shanghai), iTV-Asia.com

Nicholas has made his home in Shanghai since 2008, where he works as iTV-Asia’s Contributing Editor and as a freelance writer and researcher. He graduated from Augustana College with a degree in Political Science and Philosophy. He worked as an Editor with Plunkett Research and the China Economic Review and as an instructor at Shanghai Xingjian College before joining iTV-Asia as a Contributing Editor.

 

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