HarperOne Acquires Book by the Creator of Google’s Search Inside Yourself Program

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“Search Inside Yourself’ Brings Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence to Business and Life

HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, today announced the acquisition of “Search Inside Yourself” by Chade-MengTan, the Google engineer who pioneered personal growth training at Google

HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, today announced the acquisition of “Search Inside Yourself” by Chade-MengTan, the Google engineer who pioneered personal growth training at Google. Gideon Weil, VP and Executive Editor at HarperOne acquired the book with a preemptive offer via the Stephanie Tade Agency. Based on the popular and proven Google Search Inside Yourself program offered to Google employees, the book combines science, emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and business expertise. Chade-Meng Tan (Meng) originally developed Search Inside Yourself (SIY) to improve the personal and professional lives of Google employees by enhancing productivity, creativity, and ultimately day-to-day happiness.“Search Inside Yourself” will be published in May 2012.

“Search Inside Yourself” will include a foreword by Daniel Goleman, psychologist, science journalist, and author of the international bestseller, Emotional Intelligence, as well as an introduction by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Professor of Medicine Emeritus and founding director of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the author of two bestselling books centered on mindfulness.

“HarperOne is thrilled to be working with the visionary Chade-Meng Tan on this landmark book. The results from the principles put forward in this book will dramatically transform people’s lives, in and out of the workplace,” said Mark Tauber, SVP and Publisher, HarperOne.

"I am looking forward to a great partnership with HarperOne. Together, mindfully, we are going to change the world," said Meng.

About the author:
Chade-Meng Tan (Meng) is Google's Jolly Good Fellow (which nobody can deny). As one of Google's earliest engineers he helped build Google's first mobile search service, and headed the team that monitored Google's search quality. After a successful eight year stint in Engineering and two years as GoogleEDU’s Head of Personal Growth, he currently serves with Google’s Talent Team. His job description is “Enlighten minds, open hearts, create world peace”. One of his main projects is Search Inside Yourself, a mindfulness-based emotional intelligence course, which he hopes will eventually contribute to world peace in a meaningful way.

Outside of Google, Meng is the Founder and President of the Tan Teo Charitable Foundation, a small foundation dedicated to promoting Peace, Liberty and Enlightenment in the world. He is a Founding Patron of Stanford University's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE). He is also a Founding Patron of the World Peace Festival, and adviser to a number of technology start-ups.

Meng earned his MS in Computer Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Prior to coming to the United States, he had a successful engineering career in Singapore. In 1995 Meng, an avid meditator, created one of the world's earliest websites on Buddhism. He has been featured on the front page of The New York Times, and has delivered a TED talk at the United Nations. His work has also been mentioned in The Guardian, Tricycle, and Shabhala Sun. He has won many computing-related awards, including the Championship of Singapore's National Software Competition.

Meng is Google’s unofficial VIP greeter, welcoming many politicians, dignitaries, and celebrities at the company’s Mountain View campus.

About HarperOne:

HarperOne, a division of HarperCollinsPublishers, strives to be the preeminent publisher of the most important books and authors across the full spectrum of religion, spirituality, and personal growth literature, adding to the wealth of the world's wisdom by stirring the waters of reflection on the primary questions of life, while respecting all traditions.

About HarperCollins Publishers:

HarperCollins, one of the largest English-language publishers in the world, is a subsidiary of News Corporation (NYSE: NWS, NWS.A; ASX: NWS, NWSLV). Headquartered in New York, HarperCollins has publishing groups around the world including the HarperCollins General Books Group, HarperCollins Children's Books Group, Zondervan, HarperCollins UK, HarperCollins Canada, HarperCollins Australia/New Zealand and HarperCollins India. HarperCollins is a broad-based publisher with strengths in literary and commercial fiction, business books, children's books, cookbooks, mystery, romance, reference, religious and spiritual books. With nearly 200 years of history HarperCollins has published some of the world's foremost authors and has won numerous awards including the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, the Newbery Medal and the Caldecott. Consistently at the forefront of innovation and technological advancement, HarperCollins is the first publisher to digitize its content and create a global digital warehouse to protect the rights of its authors, meet consumer demand and generate additional business opportunities. You can visit HarperCollins Publishers on the Internet at http://www.harpercollins.com.

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