Mindfulness at Work with authors David Gelles and Manish Chopra

This episode takes us into the minds of two authors who bring the power of meditation to work and share the revelations they have gained on their journeys of mindfulness. The mindful revolution is transforming the business world. Learn more about how companies can incorporate mindfulness principles into their cultures and practical tips for managers on how to do the same. Join us and find out how you can incorporate mindfulness into the work that you do.


David Gelles is a New York Times reporter and author of Mindful Work, a book about how businesses are using meditation, mindfulness and yoga to change business from the inside out - on Amazon at http://amzn.to/1YPqEbU.

Follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/dgelles.

David writes the Revalued column - http://www.nytimes.com/column/revalued - and other features for the Sunday Business section of the New York Times. At the Times, he previously covered mergers and acquisitions for DealBook.  

Before joining the Times in 2013, he spent five years with the Financial Times. At the FT, he covered tech, media and M&A in San Francisco and New York. In 2011 he conducted an exclusive jailhouse interview with Bernie Madoff - on.ft.com/1UrKARz - shedding new light on the $65 billion ponzi scheme.

Mindful Work, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2015, brings together his 15 years of meditation practice and his work as a business journalist. 

Learn more at http://davidgelles.com.

"Mindfulness is essential to the health of my mind, just as bathing, eating and exercising are critical to the health of my body." ~ Manish Chopra

Manish Chopra is a partner at McKinsey & Company in New York, a global management consulting firm, where he advises CEOs, senior executives, and government officials on strategy topics.

He is the author of “The Equanimous Mind,” available on Amazon at http://amzn.to/1XpcoVY. Manish volunteered for a ten-day Vipassana retreat in Mumbai. It changed his life, and this is the story of how it happened. It is a detailed account of what it is like to learn meditation from scratch, what it does to you mentally, physically and spiritually, day by day, sometimes hour by hour.

He grew up in India and attended college at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi before completing his masters and PhD from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

He loves to travel and is a keen squash and bridge player.