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Derek Lin

Derek Lin is an award-winning, bestselling author in the Tao genre. With native fluency in both Chinese and English, he offers Tao Te Ching: Annotated & Explained, an original translation that sets a new standard for accuracy and captures the lyrical beauty of the original. His The Tao of Daily Life, a breakout Eastern wisdom bestseller, integrates Taoist stories with dharmic lessons for life in the modern world. His The Tao of Success reveals the secrets of the ancients to transform the self in order to live life to the utmost.

Lin serves as the Director of Tao Studies at the Great Tao Foundation of America in El Monte, California, where he is an active speaker and educator on the Tao Te Ching as well as Tao spirituality in general.

Lin applies the Tao to his work everywhere, from the financial industry to cutting-edge technology. Working in such diverse fields has given Lin an outlook that integrates the wisdom of the ancients with the practical experience of reality todaya powerful, synergistic way of life he is sharing with his readers.