Who are the meditating entrepreneurs?
Starting in 1979, many advanced practitioners of the Transcendental Meditation program moved to Fairfield, Iowa, home of Maharishi University of Management (MUM), for world peace and enlightenment to meditate together in large groups. In order to earn a living and stay in Fairfield, many of us started companies in our small Iowa town of 10,000, even though most of us knew little about business. Some businesses failed, others stayed small, and others were worth hundreds of millions of dollars, employing hundreds. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of the Transcendental Meditation program, taught that it is possible to live “200% of life,” 100% material and 100% spiritual. At the site and in the accompanying book, meditating entrepreneurs share their journeys and wisdom about how to create a life of abundance and happiness.
About the author of this site and of Meditating Entrepreneurs
Hal Goldstein spent his first 35 years traveling and earning masters degrees in mind (computer science), heart (social work), and spirit (TM teacher/Interdisciplinary studies), and then working as a software engineer at Hewlett Packard, a social worker, and a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation technique. In 1984, Hal and his wife Rita honeymooned by driving from Palo Alto, California to Fairfield, Iowa to meditate in large groups for personal development and world peace. To earn a living in Fairfield, Hal and Rita started Thaddeus Computing, which supported mobile computing users with magazines, apps, and refurbished devices. The company created magazines for HP, Microsoft, and Apple mobile computer users. Hal semi-retired in 2011. Today the company publishes internationally distributed iPhone Life magazine and hosts the popular iPhoneLife.com website and podcast.
“The Successful Entrepreneur” undergrad course at MUM
Hal teaches entrepreneurship at Maharishi University of Management where each day, guest Fairfield entrepreneurs share their stories and wisdom. Hal based Meditating Entrepreneurs and this MeditatingEntrepreneur.com on the class. The class and book demonstrate through real-life journeys that it is possible to build a business, make money, and grow spiritually at the same time.
Please feel free to email me, Hal Goldstein with your comments, suggestions, questions.
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