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New York Times, USA Today, and number one Wall Street Journal best seller • Forget hustling. This book, from the author of The Code of the Extraordinary Mind, will disrupt your deeply held beliefs about work, success, and, indeed, life.

If you’re the average person in the developed world, you spend 70 percent of your waking hours at work. And if you’re the average person, you’re miserable for most of those hours. This is simply not an acceptable state of affairs for your one shot at life. No matter your station, you possess incredible unique powers. It’s a modern myth that hard work and hustle are the paths to success. Inside you is a soul. And once you unleash it fully into the domain of work, magic happens. Awakening the Buddha and the Badass inside you is a process that will disrupt the way you work altogether. You’ll gain access to tools that bend the very rules of reality.

  • The Buddha is the archetype of the spiritual master. The person who can live in this world but also move with an ease, grace, and flow that comes from inner awareness and alignment.
  • The Badass is the archetype of the changemaker. This is the person who is out there creating change, building, coding, writing, inventing, leading. The badass represents the benevolent disruptor - the person challenging the norms so we can be better as a species.

Once you integrate the skill sets of both archetypes, you will experience life at a different level from most people. You will operate from a space of bliss, ease, inspiration, and abundance. The Buddha and the Badass: The Secret Spiritual Art of Succeeding at Work will show you how. Author of the New York Times best seller The Code of the Extraordinary Mind and founder of Mindvalley, Vishen Lakhiani has turned his own life and company into his research lab. He’s codified everything he’s learned into the how-to steps in this book. The Buddha and the Badass teaches you how to master your work and your life.

©2020 Vishen Lakhiani (P)2020 Random House Audio

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he promises he's going to reveal amazing stuff and learnings. turns out to be all the same like any other help book" quotes and explanation of quotes and stories that resemble that quote" couldn't finish it as well

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Glorified bragging email being passed off as a book. It was a fair attempt but not on the money.

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the content has been interesting so far but for some reason its frozen part way through ... all my other audio books have no issues... would love so.e help but not sure who to even ask about this?

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Some good ideas but...

About half of the content felt like a sales pitch about Mind Valley... when I pay for a book, I don’t expect it to include more marketing as if I’d downloaded it for free.

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So empowering

I loved this book, it made me daydream about my future! I recommend to everyone who wants to feel uplifted.

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VERY inspirational, uplifting and eye opening.

Loved it! Full of information, love the stories and the insight of some of the most amazing minds and how they operate. Very inspirational, motivational and an eye opener. even for a non entrepreneur.

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Inspirational

Great book that gives practical information, tools and insights to discover true identity and purpose.

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Badass and a must read

From life to business there is so much to gain from this book 🙏 I have listened to so many books and this comes out on top.

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Love Vishen and this book !

I’m such a huge fame of the author Vishen Lakhiani. This man has changed my life with his intuition to change his life to bring personal growth to the world at the touch of our finger tips . So grateful for his vision and insight into becoming a better human being and helping me find peace in every day life . Love his company Mindvalley and highly recommend you check it out plus listen to this insightful book :)

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Wow - talk about opening ones mind to life’s real possibilities

Vishen, thank you for what has been the most inspiring book I’ve consumed this year 10/10. This is a must read for anyone who wants to elevate themselves and live a fulfilled lifestyle from the inside out 👌

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  • Steve
  • 12-06-2020

Strictly for diehard fans of Mindvalley only.

No accompanying pdf for this Audlble. Not read by author. A lot of rehash and repeat of materials mentioned in author first book, Code of Extraordinary Mind. A lot of self promotion and marketing for Mindvalley products. Don't get this audiobook. Diehard fans should buy his book instead. I liked his first book, not this 2nd work.

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  • Yogita B
  • 12-06-2020

Disappointing

A complete flop? What happened ? Same material all learnt from others..nothing original..If it weren’t for them you’d have no book..a complete fraud..also..enough bragging & marketing mindvalley..clearly you used this platform to market your apps..I loved your first book & looked forward to this one but wow..complete Train smash

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  • Ayesha S
  • 08-09-2020

Inspired & empowered

What a timely book?! Buddha & the badass is a worthwhile journey that holds an inspired & empowered vision for transforming work, and consequently the world. As a veteran people & culture leader, it is heartening to see Vishen give words, frameworks and examples of how we must grow as leaders to achieve our grandest vision. How we can make others better and unleash their genius as part of the process. My only complaint is that Vishen didn’t record the audio version of the book in his own voice. The narrator does a great job of it, but it’s just not the same. Vishen, if you are reading this, know that there is a unique power locked in these words of yours that can only be unleashed with your voice!

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  • S. Lapid
  • 06-07-2020

The potential for a great book is in there

This is a good book. It could have been great, with the right additing. Stories repeat themselves. Too much name dropping. Lots of cliché descriptions. Topics patched together loosely, like someone had his reasoning but didn't bother too much with tying things together. BUT, it does worth your time and money. You will get inspired and learn, and find drive to change your life and your identity. After "The Code of the Extraordinary Mind" by the same author, I had high expectations, but this book is not at the same level of writing. If you haven't read his previous book, start with that one. Also, performance is terrible, slow and disengaging. if you choose to listen, play is faster...

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-06-2020

it's a bit redundant if you read the code of an ex

This book it's ok and has some good insights but I didn't find it as nearly inspiring as the code of an extraordinary mind. That one is a book I'd recommend, this one is just ok, in my opinion.

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  • Sachin Narayanan
  • 20-12-2020

Rehashed, Repeatedly saying same stuff.

As I went through this, I found a lot of content was regarded and repeated. Useless.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 23-08-2020

The Buddha and the Badass

This book started off great, Still I felt like I wanted to be a part of Mindvalley, which sounds like a fun place to work. I love the end where everything came together and I could see the vision of the book and the lessons the writer wanted the readers to understand. In all I really like this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-01-2021

Not enjoying the audio

The book is definitely worth a read but I didn’t enjoy the mechanical (almost techno) audio to it . I would rather read it than heart out on audible.

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  • Cindy Rodriguez
  • 10-01-2021

Life Changing

Thank you for sharing such gifts and talents with the world. This book addressed all the areas/thoughts of uncertainty. I often felt crazy or unrealistic about experiencing all my loves of life. Now it’s time to OODA!! I will share and gift this book to others!! In deep gratitude and bliss, Cindy♥️🙏🏻😇

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-01-2021

Another good listen by Vishen

Lots of good nuggets and valuable exercises to work through. The Code of the Extraordinary Mind help to open my mind to greater possibilities and nudge me to follow my dreams and go start my own business and Buddha and the Badass helped me to shape my new cool company.

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  • Victoria
  • 10-07-2020

Disappointed it wasn’t Vishen reading this

I absolutely loved his first book and was really excited to listen to this one... the moment I heard what sounded like a computerised voice it completely changed it all for me... I couldn’t concentrate on the message as the tone and passion wasn’t Vishen and the one I had grown to respect and listen too... I kept switching off, however hard I tried to listen, the voice was so unnatural and distorted the message. Vishen please record your words as you are a big part of your message, without your voice it doesn’t feel as authoritative and effective. Maybe I need to buy a hard copy... but very disappointed with the audio...

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  • MarkPT
  • 17-07-2020

So dull

So I've read and appreciated quite a few books on Buddhism. I run my own business. That coupled with my continuous aim for improvement of myself and my business. and the past reviews .... this seemed like a great book. Wrong. Of course, Vishen is successful and obviously knows his stuff - but man! I often give books that don't grab me an hour .... I gave this 2 based on past reviews, but no more! Dull .... nothing to implement (urless you're maybe starting up some monster, many people business!) and so much 'the universe is welcoming' talk .... too much fluff and not enough practical, go away and use info. The book is being returned.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-06-2020

Yet another book with transformational material!

I was really looking forward to this book and for starters, it certainly didnt disappoint! The material is here is a great summary of all of Vishen's learnings across his experiences. Highly recommended!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-07-2020

Inspiring

Worth reading if you want to learn about leadership, building teams and companies that strive to being innovative.

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  • Laur Gozob
  • 27-07-2020

Inspiring and Empowering!

Inspiring and Empowering for individual growth as well as for organisations and business environments. Full of resourceful applications and step-by-step follow-ups. You can only go better and up reading or just listening to Vishen's book, and of course by internalizing his insightful teachings and tools. If you get the audiobook like I did, Vikas Adam is expressing a wonderful narration with clarity and passion.

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  • Richie
  • 09-07-2020

Amazing book, always learning something new

I have really enjoyed this book, great principles and content, i would happily recommend this to anyone after reading and listening to the code of the extraordinary mind i've been blown away by the content from Vishen and what he has created with mindvalley. The only downside I would say is that it would have been even more better if Vishen had narrated the audiobook like he did with his previous book, this is no discredit to Vikas. I guess having always listened to the mindvalley podcast as well i have got so used to hearing the details come from Vishen himself bar this the rest of the principles in the book are priceless. Thanks for continuing to put out great actionable content.

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  • Stephen soos
  • 24-07-2020

One hell of a journey and a man

One of the best from Vishen. Thanks for sharing this Vishen. I know many will love it

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  • Joe Sandall
  • 11-07-2020

Nothing like code of the extraordinary mind

I had high expectations for this book but unfortunately it didn't live up to them. All filler and not much killer.

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  • Clare Docherty
  • 08-07-2020

ALL organisations need to implement these ideas!

LOVED this book- Vishen has done it again, extraordinary insights and techniques to make the workplace an amazing place to be. ALL organisations should follow the ideas in here, can you imagine just totally loving work everyday? Amazingly inspiring.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-07-2020

life changing

I love it, I listened it, I read it, now I am thinking of it

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