Category Archives: David Shaner

Living With the Wind at Your Back

Paperback Cover Photo
Paperback Cover Photo

From the Publisher: “Is there a way to heal the modern heart and mind, a path that leads to interconnection, shared values, and the integration of the person? Can we learn to act as harmonious body-minds, seeking to create a better social and natural environment? This book charts a pathway through such difficulties. Professor David Shaner describes how to remain centered and focused; he edges the reader closer and closer to a life of joy, fulfillment, growth and social contribution. This is an important book for our times, for it seeks to help you connect with something larger than yourself.”

Subtitled “Seven Arts to Positively Transform Your Life”, this is not an Aikido book, but the author, a longtime direct student of Koichi Tohei, speaks to life fulfillment from a perspective full of aiki philosophy and principles.

  • Publisher: Connect LLC
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • ISBN-10: 099609380X
  • ISBN-13: 9780996093804
  • ASIN (Kindle):  B00WFGURH8
  • Pages: 407
  • Available Bindings: Paperback, Kindle

The Seven Arts of Change

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Hardcover Photo
Kindle Cover
Kindle Cover

This is not an aikido book, but the author is a noted Ki Society instructor, and the concepts discussed are, fittingly, in line with fundamental aiki concepts.

From the Publisher:  Many businesses try to change, but few succeed. At best, a few buzzwords and new reports become part of the company’s structure. At worst, programs crash and burn, and the members of the organization become irreparably disillusioned with the revolving door of new-mission statements. According to David Shaner-a business consultant with a 100% success rate of change at companies including Duracell, Frito-Lay, Caesars Palace and Gillette-the problem is that those changes don’t address either individuals or the corporate culture. They’re only on the surface.
Combining lessons drawn from four decades of Aikido with knowledge gleaned from his 30-year consulting career, Shaner merges Eastern philosophy with Western business savvy to present his Seven Arts of Change (including the Arts of Preparation, Relaxation, and Compassion), showing how individual adjustments-from the CEO down-can transform a company. Using exercises, strategies, and real-life examples to show how to awaken the untapped potential in any organization and every person within it, Shaner shows how to create change built to last.

  • Publisher: Union Square Press
  • Publication Year:  2010
  • ISBN-10:  1402767846
  • ISBN-13:  9781402767845
  • Pages:  184
  • Available Bindings:  Hardcover, Kindle