Maria Gonzalez, BCom'81, MBA'85
Maria Gonzalez is a McGill graduate (B.Com 1981 and MBA 1985) and was the first Chair of the McGill MBA Advisory Board. She has recently published a book called The Mindful Investor: How a Calm Mind Can Bring You Inner Peace and Financial Security. which has been a #1 Bestseller on the Globe & Mail Report on Business, a #1 Bestseller on Amazon and has just been awarded in the US, the Gold Axiom Business Book Award for Personal Finance.
The notion in the book is that Mindfulness and money do mix, and that making peace with money is an important contributor to decreasing suffering and increasing fulfillment in our lives. Calm and focus are essential tools for success - particularly in the high stakes worlds of finance and investing, where sound decision-making is crucial - and The Mindful Investor shows people how to use Mindfulness Meditation to develop these skills.
The Mindful Investor is a friendly, non-threatening guide, teaching you how to bring focus, clarity, and equanimity to your life and finances. In reality most people have enough money, even after the recent market collapse; what they don't have is the level of calm and focus required to live peacefully with money. We take readers through the basics of Mindfulness Meditation, including the five hindrances to success, and demonstrate how to combine these concepts with sound financial planning principles to create a clear, structured financial future. When you're mindful, you can make money work for you, rather than being worked by your money.