How do you Handle that Annoying Coworker? Try a Fresh Take on Some 5000-year old Chinese Philosophy

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“The Bit Ching Book of Change” retools the ancient wisdom of The I Ching for the modern American workplace. The entertaining new paperback is now available on amazon.com

Jim Gentile, North Star, Polaris Properties, IHC, I Ching, self-help guide, career success

Not your average construction mogul: Besides writing a book, Jim Gentile plays six instruments, writes music and sings.

We’re looking at dealing with whiny coworkers and work overloads while the ancients were looking ways to handle oppression and bloodthirsty warlords, but the principles of weathering transitions haven’t changed.

How do you handle work overload? Annoying coworker? Lost direction?

You might find a good answer in a fresh, radically Westernized interpretation of the ancient I Ching: Book of Changes, the 5000-year old text widely considered to be the foundation for all Eastern philosophy.

Now available on amazon.com, The Bit Ching Book of Change: Reinterpreting the Ancient Wisdom of The I Ching to Deal with Modern Day Morons & Confusion is a very modern guide – based on a very old spiritual treasure map – to surviving and thriving in today’s world.

“The concept is that life is not as complicated as most people think it is, that most problems and obstacles can be handled with the right perspective,” explains Russ Slocum, a marketing professional and long-time friend and business associate of coauthor Jim Gentile, founder of North Star Construction, Polaris Properties and a number of other enterprises in Eastern Pennsylvania.

“The I Ching and The Bit Ching are both about keeping things balanced and in perspective,” says Mr. Slocum. “Our book shows how you can use awareness, adaptability, perseverance and restraint to deal with modern idiots, manipulators, pressures and confusion. The ancient Chinese used many of the same principles to deal with their own transitions and challenges. We’re looking at dealing with whiny coworkers and work overloads while the ancients were looking ways to handle oppression and bloodthirsty warlords, but the principles of weathering transitions haven’t changed.

For each of the 64 symbols shared by both texts, The Bit Ching Book of Change offers a radically Westernized reinterpretation of the original philosophy, along with a short story illustrating its modern application. Mimicking the style of classic parables, the stories are based on the experiences of co-author Jim Gentile, a well-known leader in the Pennsylvania construction industry who has also achieved success as a musician, inventor, entrepreneur, and nearly everything else he has undertaken. The Bit Ching may not be a humor book in the broad sense, but there is an element of humor in many of the stories.

As one reviewer put it, “It’s like guidance from a sort of Buddha with brass balls.”

“The Bit Ching Book of Change: Reinterpreting the Ancient Wisdom of The I Ching to Deal with Modern Day Morons & Confusion,” is available online from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and a host of other web-based retailers.

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