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Another State of Mind

Perspectives from Wisdom Traditions on Management and Business

  • Robert J. Blomme
  • Bertine van Hoof

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert J. Blomme, Bertine van Hoof
      Pages 3-13
    3. Bertine van Hoof, Robert J. Blomme
      Pages 14-21
  3. With the Right State of Mind

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Maarten Verkerk, Jan Hoogland
      Pages 25-36
    3. Ōtani Tetsuō Roshi, Ingrid Shugetsu Appels
      Pages 37-49
    4. Claus Dierksmeier, Katharina Hoegl
      Pages 62-76
    5. Bertine van Hoof, Robert J. Blomme
      Pages 77-87
  4. Leadership from Within

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Eleftheria Egel
      Pages 91-111
    3. Ulrica W. F. van Panhuys
      Pages 112-124
    4. Karin Jironet
      Pages 125-135
    5. Bertine van Hoof, Robert J. Blomme
      Pages 136-146
  5. Engagement and Innovation

About this book


By returning to the source and the source texts, this book deepens the understanding of certain important ideas and notions which affect our present thinking. In Wisdom in Business, the authors go back in history to answer the question: How can one act wisely in the spirit of the present age?


business creativity Cross Cultural development innovation management organization organizations

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert J. Blomme
    • 1
  • Bertine van Hoof
    • 1
  1. 1.Nyenrode Business UniversiteitThe Netherlands

About the editors

Robert J. Blomme is a Full Professor of Organization Behavior at Nyenrode Business University and Director of the Nyenrode Center for Leadership and Management Development.

Bertine van Hoof is the founder of Wisdom in Business, an institution in the Netherlands which conducts teachings and publications on wisdom traditions and its translation into the management practice and business. She has a long-term experience in guiding individuals, teams and organizations in transitions and harvesting their talents.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Consumer Packaged Goods
Materials & Steel
Finance, Business & Banking


'Without being religious, Another State of Mind brings together practices, principles and perspectives from various philosophical, spiritual and religious traditions and connects them meaningfully to much-needed wisdom in doing business in the complex twenty-first century world. This book is a great contribution to the wisdom literature.'

Prasad Kaipa, author of the international bestseller From Smart to Wise