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The Buddha and the Badass

The Secret Spiritual Art of Succeeding at Work
Written by: Vishen Lakhiani
Narrated by: Vikas Adam
Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
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New York Times, USA Today, and number one Wall Street Journal best seller • Forget hustling. This book, from the author of The Code of the Extraordinary Mind, will disrupt your deeply held beliefs about work, success, and, indeed, life.

If you’re the average person in the developed world, you spend 70 percent of your waking hours at work. And if you’re the average person, you’re miserable for most of those hours. This is simply not an acceptable state of affairs for your one shot at life. No matter your station, you possess incredible unique powers. It’s a modern myth that hard work and hustle are the paths to success. Inside you is a soul. And once you unleash it fully into the domain of work, magic happens. Awakening the Buddha and the Badass inside you is a process that will disrupt the way you work altogether. You’ll gain access to tools that bend the very rules of reality.

  • The Buddha is the archetype of the spiritual master. The person who can live in this world but also move with an ease, grace, and flow that comes from inner awareness and alignment.
  • The Badass is the archetype of the changemaker. This is the person who is out there creating change, building, coding, writing, inventing, leading. The badass represents the benevolent disruptor - the person challenging the norms so we can be better as a species.

Once you integrate the skill sets of both archetypes, you will experience life at a different level from most people. You will operate from a space of bliss, ease, inspiration, and abundance. The Buddha and the Badass: The Secret Spiritual Art of Succeeding at Work will show you how. Author of the New York Times best seller The Code of the Extraordinary Mind and founder of Mindvalley, Vishen Lakhiani has turned his own life and company into his research lab. He’s codified everything he’s learned into the how-to steps in this book. The Buddha and the Badass teaches you how to master your work and your life.

©2020 Vishen Lakhiani (P)2020 Random House Audio

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Just don't.

Read Erich Fromm, To Have or to Be, instead of this arrogant fluff. That's it.

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A lot of fluff and little content.

Vishen talks a lot about his personal/external credentials without getting to and building on the point. Requires a lot of patience to get through. I'm questioning the authenticity of the reviews because they don't seem to address the actual content of the book, and instead praise his personal brand.

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Great read.

I wish Vishen has read this book. It just doesn’t seem the same or motivating to hear some one else’s voice. I kept losing focus as I was listening. It’s not as captivating as how Vishen read code of extra ordinary mind. Loved code of extraordinary mind and this seems like a great sequel to it. Thanks Vishen.

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Strong book! Buy it, it will change the way you see yourself and life! Thanks Vishen!

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Brilliant!

Spectacular book worth reading over and over again! One of my favorite books of all time. I wish Vishen narrated this book himself!

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Vishen is the most inspiring leader of our time

All the ideas in this book are amazing but the final chapter is gold !!! I wish for every company working in this world to become as good as Mindvalley for their employees!!! Thanks so much for sharing your wisdom!!!

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Brilliant words wonderfully narrated.

My new favourite book. Very motivational, inspirational, and extremely sobering! I'm 22 years old and it's always been my dream to lead my own company and this audiobook is giving me the blueprint for the foundation of that company.

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Best book of the month for me!

loved it! really insightful and detailed. lots of excersices and knowledge. thank you Vishen, One love

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Very Inspiring

Vishen is such a great writer and brings forward a very fulfilling and easy to understand explanation of the various techniques he shares.

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A must read

this book is a must-read for anybody working to create the best version of themselves not only in their personal life but in their work-life so that every moment of their life feels like their greatest creation

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  • Steve
  • 2020-06-12

Strictly for diehard fans of Mindvalley only.

No accompanying pdf for this Audlble. Not read by author. A lot of rehash and repeat of materials mentioned in author first book, Code of Extraordinary Mind. A lot of self promotion and marketing for Mindvalley products. Don't get this audiobook. Diehard fans should buy his book instead. I liked his first book, not this 2nd work.

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  • Yogita B
  • 2020-06-12

Disappointing

A complete flop? What happened ? Same material all learnt from others..nothing original..If it weren’t for them you’d have no book..a complete fraud..also..enough bragging & marketing mindvalley..clearly you used this platform to market your apps..I loved your first book & looked forward to this one but wow..complete Train smash

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  • Ayesha S
  • 2020-09-08

Inspired & empowered

What a timely book?! Buddha & the badass is a worthwhile journey that holds an inspired & empowered vision for transforming work, and consequently the world. As a veteran people & culture leader, it is heartening to see Vishen give words, frameworks and examples of how we must grow as leaders to achieve our grandest vision. How we can make others better and unleash their genius as part of the process. My only complaint is that Vishen didn’t record the audio version of the book in his own voice. The narrator does a great job of it, but it’s just not the same. Vishen, if you are reading this, know that there is a unique power locked in these words of yours that can only be unleashed with your voice!

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  • S. Lapid
  • 2020-07-06

The potential for a great book is in there

This is a good book. It could have been great, with the right additing. Stories repeat themselves. Too much name dropping. Lots of cliché descriptions. Topics patched together loosely, like someone had his reasoning but didn't bother too much with tying things together. BUT, it does worth your time and money. You will get inspired and learn, and find drive to change your life and your identity. After "The Code of the Extraordinary Mind" by the same author, I had high expectations, but this book is not at the same level of writing. If you haven't read his previous book, start with that one. Also, performance is terrible, slow and disengaging. if you choose to listen, play is faster...

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-06-28

it's a bit redundant if you read the code of an ex

This book it's ok and has some good insights but I didn't find it as nearly inspiring as the code of an extraordinary mind. That one is a book I'd recommend, this one is just ok, in my opinion.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2020-08-23

The Buddha and the Badass

This book started off great, Still I felt like I wanted to be a part of Mindvalley, which sounds like a fun place to work. I love the end where everything came together and I could see the vision of the book and the lessons the writer wanted the readers to understand. In all I really like this book.

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  • Monica Fuentes
  • 2020-10-23

Life Changing

I truly believe this is the best self development book I’ve read. Vishen goes into detail step by step to make changes for yourself. The difference is that I can actually feel a difference with this book. Vishen helps you understand the how and why to make shifts. It’s like my brain has a complete aha moment, and my subconscious follows. I just finished and am about to re-read it again!! Don’t pass this book up!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-10-21

Beautiful blend of everything the soul and mind need

This is a beautifully written masterpiece of self achievement and how one can replicate it within themselves.

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  • K. Bess
  • 2020-10-20

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The exercises in this book are really good. Maybe listen first and then do the exercises.

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  • Vickie
  • 2020-10-17

Catchy Title - Life Changing Content

Vishen Lakhiani is an extraordinary guide and collector of the finest minds in personal transformation, of which he is one. He is plugged in to transform education and help all of us move the world forward in a more positive direction. A fun read that is empowering.