Re: The Open Road - The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
The Open Road is not the new movie with Jeff Bridges but a chronicle, by Pico Iyer, that was offered to provide an insider's insight about the 14th Dalai Lama. Yes, while my blog does not cover spirituality, it does cover religion, particularly when a religious leader has failed in their duties of care as founders, managers or administrators.
I picked up "Open Road" because the review that motivated me to buy said the book would provide me with insights about the Dalai Lama as a manager. I can't say that Open Road accomplished this task.
The Open Road provides a number of insights about the Dalai Lama as a spiritual leader, as a political leader and even as a family member, all of which were fascinating but did not satisfy my hunger to learn about him as an administrator or a manager.
With that said I did find the following, within the section on the Dalai Lama globally, that offers some insight about managing and succession planning.
"You should carry your work as if I didn't exist because that day will come, definitely."
If you would like to learn more, the book is The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama by Pico Iyer, Venture Books, 2008.