Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, published in 1990, is one of the most influential books of its era; beyond psychology to business, leadership, and self-development. Csikszentmihalyi is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Management, and the founder and co-director of the Quality of Life Research Center (QLRC) at Claremont Graduate University.

After a long career at the University of Chicago, he began teaching in Claremont in 1999, initially at the Drucker School. I interviewed him there in 2005 as background for my first book, Living in More Than One World: How Peter Drucker’s Wisdom Can Inspire and Transform Your Life.

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