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Steve Jobs read Chögyam Trungpa

October 25, 2011

Steve Jobs read Chögyam Trungpa, according to Bianca Bosker in the Huffington Post article “The Steve Jobs Reading List: The Books and Artists That Made the Man.”

Bosker reports that, “during his freshman year at Reed College, Jobs befriended Daniel Kottke, who went on to work at Apple, and together they devoured books such as Shunryu Suzuki’s Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind  [and] Chögyam Trungpa’s Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism…”

What might have been the ideas in Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism that influenced this great technological genius of our era?

This week Ocean of Dharma suggests several quotes that might have affected Jobs’ view of creativity and intelligence. We’d love to hear what you think. Leave a comment with your thoughts on the connection between Buddhism and creative innovation. Or feel free to offer your favorite or most influential quotes from Cutting Through. In early November, we’ll pick five people to receive the Shambhala Library edition of the book.

Congrats to Angela Borges, Valerie Holmes, Jean Westby, Roland Cohen and Karolyn Hoover who have each won copy of the Shambhala Library edition of Cutting Through! Please come back soon for more giveaways and updates!


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