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Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Biography : Professor of Psychology and Published Author
Famous for : being the author of best selling books that include "Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience" and "Good Business: Flow, Leadership and the Making of Meaning".
Csikszentmihalyi details : Born - 1934 / Lives - United States of America

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There are managers so preoccupied with their e-mail messages that they never look up from their screens to see what's happening in the nondigital world.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Management
- Internet - Technology

If the firms that employ an increasing majority of the population are driven solely to satisfy the owner's greed at the expense of working conditions, of the stability of the community, and of the health of the environment, chances are that the quality of our lives will be worse than it is now.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Environment
- Business Ethics - Greed - Profits - Companies - Jobs

Many business leaders today view their jobs as entailing responsibility for the welfare of the wider community. These individuals do not define themselves as profit-making machines whose only reason for existing is to satisfy escalating expectation for immediate gain.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Business Ethics
- Leadership - Business - Profits - Jobs - Responsibility

A business is successful to the extent that it provides a product or service that contributes to happiness in all of its forms.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Business Ethics
- Success - Business - Products - Happiness

Since the purpose of business is to satisfy existing desires, or stimulate new ones, if everyone were genuinely happy, there would be no need for business any longer.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Happiness
- Business

To be successful you have to enjoy doing your best while at the same time contributing to something beyond yourself.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Success
- Enjoyment - Best

In knowledge-intensive business settings, where every manager has to oversee massive amounts of information as well as people, facilitating the use of psychic energy becomes a primary concern.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Management
- Knowledge - People

In large organizations the dilution of information as it passes up and down the hierarchy, and horizontally across departments, can undermine the effort to focus on common goals.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Companies
- Management - Focus - Goals

If we agree that the bottom line of life is happiness, not success, then it makes perfect sense to say that it is the journey that counts, not reaching the destination.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Success - Happiness - Life - Goals


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