Meditation and mindfulness are the new rage in Silicon Valley. And it’s not just about inner peace—it’s about getting ahead.

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Eastern practices may not be the answer for every company, leaders would be wise to recognize that considering the whole employee (mind, body and spirit) can be good for the employee and for business.


While people may have rolled their eyes at the unconventional approaches of some Silicon Valley enterprises, it is impossible not to note their successes.


Google offers Search Inside Yourself training and classes like Neural Self-Hacking and Managing Your Energy. Google is not alone. “Classes in meditation and mindfulness—paying close, nonjudgmental attention—have become staples at many of the region’s most prominent companies.”