British writer and philosopher Alan Watts lived a short but interesting life. After earning a master’s degree in theology, he moved to the San Francisco area to join the faculty of the American Academy of Asian Studies and gained a strong following through is work at KPFA, the listener sponsored radio station at the University of California at Berkeley. In more than 25 books, essays, and articles, Watts wrote about the Zen culture, Buddhism, and various aspects of human consciousness.
Watts once proclaimed it’s better to have a short life that’s full of what you like doing, than a long life spent in a miserable way. Sadly, he only lived 58 years but left a legacy since his death four decades ago. He posed a question that still resonates today.
It would be interesting to see what would happen if we approached our leadership beliefs and business practices with this simple concept.
What if money didn't matter?
Alan Watts | Girish S