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The Tao of Pooh

The Tao of Pooh

Author: Benjamin Hoff

Year Published: 1983

Description: In this New York Times bestseller, author Benjamin Hoff illustrates the principles of Taoism through the characters of A.A. Milne's beloved children's book Winnie-the-Pooh. Winnie-the-Pooh exemplifies "harmonious living" by just being, while other characters complicate and twist the world around them. By trusting our "inner nature" and putting "the round peg in the round hole and the square peg in the square hole," Hoff believes that everyone can live happier, more productive lives. The book was widely embraced by management and leadership gurus as a tool for promoting a healthy and productive workforce. It has entered the canon of works praised as an indispensable resource for achieving work-life balance.

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'Without difficulties, life would be like a stream without rocks and curves – about as interesting as concrete. Without problems, there can be no personal growth, no group achievement, no progress of humanity. But what matters about problems is what one does with them. '

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