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Faisal Hoque was born in Bangladesh and found himself in the boardrooms of Fortune 100s by the time he was 27. As a thought leader, his work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fox, CBS, Financial Times, Mergers & Acquisitions, Huffington Post, and Leadership Excellence among others. Named one of the "Top 100 Most Influential People in Technology" and one of the "Top 100 Thought Leaders".
As a thought leader, he has authored a number of award-winning books on leadership, innovation, mindfulness, resilience, organizational transformation, and entrepreneurship, including the #1 Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller Lift – Fostering the Leader in You Amid Revolutionary Global Change (Fast Company), and the #2 Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller Everything Connects – Cultivating Mindfulness, Creativity, and Innovation for Long-Term Value (Fast Company). His work has appeared in Fast Company, Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, Businessweek, Fox, CBS, Financial Times, Mergers & Acquisitions, Forbes, and Leadership Excellence, among others.
“I am originally from Bangladesh. When I was in High School, I did a lot of reading that were written in Bengali, my native language. It is a derivative of Sanskrit. There were a lot of mindfulness, Buddhist, Sufi, and Hindu influences in what I was reading. Many years later, when I was in Japan for the first time, I took a detour; and traveled through various parts of the country that tourists just don’t visit. I ended up at a Buddhist Monastery and it triggered a profound internal transformation.”
Questions asked and what we talked about:
- Tell us about yourself, Faisal. How did it all get started with you? Your experience in Japan in Buddhist monasteries, and your rise to the top thought leaders of the world?
- So when you talk about mindfulness, for you it is about being mindful of your personality and also of your higher self. How do you see yourself?
- A third book is ready to be published! Business, spirituality, cooking, ... tell us more about your third book now being released.