Review of: Tiger Heart, Tiger Mind
by Ron Rubin and Stuart Avery Gold
Reviewed by C.S. Clarke, Ph.D.
I'm reading the latest in the Zentrepreneur series. If you've read my other reviews on the Rubin and Gold books, you'll know how enthusiastic I am about what they write. And I'm glad to say this is another inspirational offering.
The subtitle "How to Empower Your Dream," is certainly an accurate preview of the content, but, in their usual short, clear style, the authors tell how to do much more. This book is about creativity, self-motivation, self-inspiration, becoming and being. It is about self-making, self-knowing, self-nurturing and self-growth. It is about being the self that is an entrepreneur (but the process works for you even if you work for someone else).
Their use of both mythical and real attributes of the tiger is a powerful metaphor to stimulate our visualization of courage, grace and the force of will. It helps reinforce our appreciation of the value of attentiveness to both environment and action. It reminds us of the potency of our hearts to ignite our actions and intentions with the fierce passion that will help us achieve our goals despite obstacles.
About the authors of Dragon Spirit:
Ron Rubin and Stuart Avery Gold call themselves "Ministers" of The Republic of Tea. Rather than speak of their organization as a corporation or company, they have created a metaphoric independent state whose employees are "ministers," whose store outlets are "embassies" and whose salespeople are "ambassadors." Their state seems to be founded upon princples drawn from Zen and good entrepreneurial business sense, with a few other ideas thrown in for good measure. Learn more about the Republic at Republic of Tea.