Ep. 8 | Sam Yau | How Does a Corporate CEO Emerge as a Poet After Tragedy Upends His Life?


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Sam Yau, 72, has reinvented his life several times over – from being a 6-month-old baby on a refugee boat to a penniless student in a distant land, from the CEO of a billion-dollar corporation to the Head of the Board at Esalen, the pioneering and iconic personal growth center on the California coast. After facing an unexpected personal tragedy in 2016, Sam went into seclusion, only to re-emerge as a poet and publish a luminous first book of poetry, “Soul’s Journey.”

How do we face unimagined loss and grief? What new gates will open for us when we allow the help of others? And how do we learn to fully listen to our soul’s whispers?


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