The Internet has become humanity's invisible central nervous system, connecting us at the speed of thought. More people today have access to mobile phones than have access to clean drinking water. Yet the most important techlogy is still the one within us: our brain, body and consciousness. A fast-paced career in the high-tech industry combined with a deep yoga and meditation practice has allowed Gopi Kallayil - Google's Chief Evangelist for Brand Marketing and one of the leading voices encouraging yoga and mindfulness in the workplace today - to integrate his inner and outer techlogies to a remarkable degree. Wisdom from his yoga mat and meditation cushion guides his professional career, and his work life provides the perfect classroom to deepen his wisdom practice. The Internet to the Inner-Net guides the rest of us to do the same. In some three dozen wide-ranging, sometimes provocative essays, Gopi shares colourful insight into the successful Google culture and his experiments in conscious living. He offers insight, inspiration and rituals - including yoga, mindful eating and even napping - to help us access our own inner worlds. In ffiive sections, Gopi lays out practices and perspectives that you can use starting right w to live with more purpose, fulfilment and joy, including: - Log In: mindful ways of connecting and engaging - Clear Out Your Inbox: shedding what doesn't serve you to make space for what does - Optimize Your System: instructions for fine-tuning your priorities - Just Google It: strategies for trusting the universe - Thank You for Subscribing: a reminder to live with gratitude If you're looking for grounded practical wisdom that might simultaneously help you become more creative, adaptable, enthusiastic, effective or resilient, you'll find it here.
Gopi Kallayil is Chief Evangelist for Brand Marketing at Google, helping grow customer brands through digital marketing. An avid yoga practitioner, triathlete, global traveller and Burning Man devotee, he founded a yoga programme for Googlers, called Yoglers, and leads yoga practices every week at the Googleplex. Before joining Google, Gopi was on the management team of two Silicon Valley venture-funded start-ups and was a consultant at McKinsey & Company. Gopi holds MBAs from the Indian Institute of Management and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. www.kallayil.com