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The Monk and the CEO: A Father/Son Dialogue on Life, Love, and Work

with Bill Epperly, PhD, former Zen Monk, and Bob Epperly, MS, former CEO of Fuel Tech, NV.

Follow this father-son dialogue as we explore important issues including healing relationships and achieving an appropriate work/life balance, from the perspectives of a former Zen Monk and a former CEO.

Click here to listen to the first program on our paths to balancing work with the rest of life and starting to reconcile our different perspectives.

Click here to listen to the second program tracing our interpersonal relationship. We discuss our path from a dysfunctional relationship when we were Monk and CEO to the natural father-son relationship that we have today.

Click here to listen to the third program, subtitled “Healing the Self, Healing the System.” We take a high altitude perspective on our relational journey as we examine the nature of healing, why healing is desirable, how it’s been accomplished, and what our experience might suggest for others.

Click here to listen to the fourth program on the art of spiritual direction.

Click here to listen to the fifth program on balancing work and life in an out of balance world.

Express Who You Are Through What You Do

I was featured on on February 19 with thoughts on expressing who we are through work. Check it out.

Has an employer’s market further skewed work-life balance?

See my comments on this important question in 

5 Tips for Ensuring a Desirable Lifestyle

See my five tips for ensuring a desirable lifestyle in OM Times Magazine. 

Does Technology Stand in the Way of an IT Pro’s Spiritual Path?

See my interview with Don Tennant of IT Business Edge on the influence of a technological background on the spiritual path.

Web Radio Program on Greater Life Fulfillment

Listen to an interview of Bob Epperly by Maureen Pelton of The Edge at Normandale Community College. In this program, Bob discusses Growing Up After Fifty and what he has learned about having greater life fulfillment since realizing that a corporate career of achievement did not fill the void that he felt within himself. Just click here.

See James A. Cusumano’s Endorsement

“Growing Up After Fifty is an honest, engaging and instructive story of the journey by a loving and sensitive man, who has consistently sought to make a positive difference in the world. It is relevant to our times. This book will be helpful to those who find themselves in similar situations—which, in my view, is a relevant part of adult society. Perhaps more important, this book may touch and embrace the hearts of younger people, so that they don’t have to wait and endure the challenges of many decades to discover the incredible compassion, presence and gratitude already existing within them. ”

James A. Cusumano, PhD, author of BALANCE: The Business-Life Connection

See Carl Klemaier’s Review

“Bob Epperly’s life is the life of a trailblazer–of a man who was ahead of his time. ” See the entire review on on the Growing Up After Fifty page.

Book Now Available Broadly

As of July 15, the book is available in print and ebook format on and Barnes and Noble. The print version is also available from the publisher, Human Sun Media, at and at local bookstores.

Free Chapter Available

To receive the first chapter for FREE, use the Contact Form and select “Free Chapter” in the drop-down subject menu.

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