TED Talks

TED Talks
Author: Chris Anderson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-05-03
ISBN 10: 9781472228055
ISBN 13: 1472228057
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

TED Talks Book Review:

Chris Anderson is the curator of phenomenally successful TED talks - over one billion views and counting. He is passionate about the importance of public speaking, something he describes an a crucial life skill and which we should be teaching in school, and of the amazing power of direct human-to-human communication, recorded on video, in the internet age. It is now possible to share ideas with millions around the world (as evidenced by the success of TED itself, whose most popular talk has been viewed 31 million times). In his first book, Talk This Way, he shares his passion for public speaking and offers a master-class in how to do it - not just how to give a great TED talk, but how to stand up and speak persuasively in front of any size of audience, whether that is a school classroom, making a video blog, in a business meeting or at a conference. The book brings together his experience of over two decades as the curator of TED, in which time he has listened to over one thousand stage talks, with advice from 30 of his all-time favourite TED speakers.

TED Talks

TED Talks
Author: Chris Anderson
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016-05-01
ISBN 10: 9780544809710
ISBN 13: 0544809718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

TED Talks Book Review:

How to Deliver a TED Talk Secrets of the World s Most Inspiring Presentations Revised and Expanded New Edition with a Foreword by Richard St John and an Afterword by Simon Sinek

How to Deliver a TED Talk  Secrets of the World s Most Inspiring Presentations  Revised and Expanded New Edition  with a Foreword by Richard St  John and an Afterword by Simon Sinek
Author: Jeremey Donovan
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 0071831592
ISBN 13: 9780071831598
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Deliver a TED Talk Secrets of the World s Most Inspiring Presentations Revised and Expanded New Edition with a Foreword by Richard St John and an Afterword by Simon Sinek Book Review:

How to give a world-class presentation—based on the wildly popular TED Talks The only TED Talks-based guide available showing business professionals how to give the presentation of their lives A nonprofit dedicated to Ideas Worth Sharing, TED Talks began as a challenge to leaders in technology, entertainment, and design to give the “talk of their lives.” The organization has since gone global and contains more than 14,000 videos on nearly every topic imaginable.How to Deliver a TED Talk is a step-by-step guide showing business professionals how to deliver a TED Talk by carefully selecting their topic, crafting their narrative, mastering their delivery, and refining their design.The more than 14,000 talks on the TED website have been viewed more than one billion times Originally self-published in 2012, this book immediately hit #1 on Amazon and has consistently ranked no less than #5; this is an expanded edition of the original Donovan is the founder and lead organizer of TEDxMillRiver, a sold-out TEDx event in Stamford, CT

Talk Like TED

Talk Like TED
Author: Carmine Gallo
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-03-04
ISBN 10: 1466837276
ISBN 13: 9781466837270
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Talk Like TED Book Review:

Ideas are the currency of the twenty-first century. In order to succeed, you need to be able to sell your ideas persuasively. This ability is the single greatest skill that will help you accomplish your dreams. Many people have a fear of public speaking or are insecure about their ability to give a successful presentation. Now public speaking coach and bestselling author Carmine Gallo explores what makes a great presentation by examining the widely acclaimed TED Talks, which have redefined the elements of a successful presentation and become the gold standard for public speaking. TED ? which stands for technology, entertainment, and design ? brings together the world's leading thinkers. These are the presentations that set the world on fire, and the techniques that top TED speakers use will make any presentation more dynamic, fire up any team, and give anyone the confidence to overcome their fear of public speaking. In his book, Carmine Gallo has broken down hundreds of TED talks and interviewed the most popular TED presenters, as well as the top researchers in the fields of psychology, communications, and neuroscience to reveal the nine secrets of all successful TED presentations. Gallo's step-by-step method makes it possible for anyone to deliver a presentation that is engaging, persuasive, and memorable. Carmine Gallo's top 10 Wall Street Journal Bestseller Talk Like TED will give anyone who is insecure about their public speaking abilities the tools to communicate the ideas that matter most to them, the skill to win over hearts and minds, and the confidence to deliver the talk of their lives. The opinions expressed by Carmine Gallo in TALK LIKE TED are his own. His book is not endorsed, sponsored or authorized by TED Conferences, LLC or its affiliates.

The Art of Asking

The Art of Asking
Author: Amanda Palmer
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-11-11
ISBN 10: 1455581070
ISBN 13: 9781455581078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Asking Book Review:

FOREWORD BY BRENE BROWN and POSTSCRIPT FROM BRAIN PICKINGS CREATOR MARIA POPOVA Rock star, crowdfunding pioneer, and TED speaker Amanda Palmer knows all about asking. Performing as a living statue in a wedding dress, she wordlessly asked thousands of passersby for their dollars. When she became a singer, songwriter, and musician, she was not afraid to ask her audience to support her as she surfed the crowd (and slept on their couches while touring). And when she left her record label to strike out on her own, she asked her fans to support her in making an album, leading to the world's most successful music Kickstarter. Even while Amanda is both celebrated and attacked for her fearlessness in asking for help, she finds that there are important things she cannot ask for-as a musician, as a friend, and as a wife. She learns that she isn't alone in this, that so many people are afraid to ask for help, and it paralyzes their lives and relationships. In this groundbreaking book, she explores these barriers in her own life and in the lives of those around her, and discovers the emotional, philosophical, and practical aspects of THE ART OF ASKING. Part manifesto, part revelation, this is the story of an artist struggling with the new rules of exchange in the twenty-first century, both on and off the Internet. THE ART OF ASKING will inspire readers to rethink their own ideas about asking, giving, art, and love.

Grit

Grit
Author: Angela Duckworth
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-05-03
ISBN 10: 144344233X
ISBN 13: 9781443442336
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grit Book Review:

In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, athletes, students, and business people-both seasoned and new-that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called "grit." Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur “genius” Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Rather, other factors can be even more crucial such as identifying our passions and following through on our commitments.Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently bemoaned her lack of smarts, Duckworth describes her winding path through teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not “genius” but a special blend of passion and long-term perseverance. As a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Duckworth created her own “character lab” and set out to test her theory. Here, she takes readers into the field to visit teachers working in some of the toughest schools, cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers-from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to the cartoon editor of The New Yorker to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll. Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that-not talent or luck-makes all the difference.

The Art of Stillness

The Art of Stillness
Author: Pico Iyer
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2014-11-04
ISBN 10: 1476784736
ISBN 13: 9781476784731
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Stillness Book Review:

A follow up to Pico Iyer’s essay “The Joy of Quiet,” The Art of Stillness considers the unexpected adventure of staying put and reveals a counterintuitive truth: The more ways we have to connect, the more we seem desperate to unplug. Why might a lifelong traveler like Pico Iyer, who has journeyed from Easter Island to Ethiopia, Cuba to Kathmandu, think that sitting quietly in a room might be the ultimate adventure? Because in our madly accelerating world, our lives are crowded, chaotic and noisy. There’s never been a greater need to slow down, tune out and give ourselves permission to be still. In The Art of Stillness—a TED Books release—Iyer investigate the lives of people who have made a life seeking stillness: from Matthieu Ricard, a Frenchman with a PhD in molecular biology who left a promising scientific career to become a Tibetan monk, to revered singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, who traded the pleasures of the senses for several years of living the near-silent life of meditation as a Zen monk. Iyer also draws on his own experiences as a travel writer to explore why advances in technology are making us more likely to retreat. He reflects that this is perhaps the reason why many people—even those with no religious commitment—seem to be turning to yoga, or meditation, or seeking silent retreats. These aren't New Age fads so much as ways to rediscover the wisdom of an earlier age. Growing trends like observing an “Internet Sabbath”—turning off online connections from Friday night to Monday morning—highlight how increasingly desperate many of us are to unplug and bring stillness into our lives. The Art of Stillness paints a picture of why so many—from Marcel Proust to Mahatma Gandhi to Emily Dickinson—have found richness in stillness. Ultimately, Iyer shows that, in this age of constant movement and connectedness, perhaps staying in one place is a more exciting prospect, and a greater necessity than ever before. In 2013, Pico Iyer gave a blockbuster TED Talk. This lyrical and inspiring book expands on a new idea, offering a way forward for all those feeling affected by the frenetic pace of our modern world.

Great TED Talks Creativity

Great TED Talks  Creativity
Author: Tom May
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN 10: 1645172589
ISBN 13: 9781645172581
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Great TED Talks Creativity Book Review:

Insights and advice on the creative process from 100 prominent TED Conference speakers. Online TED Talks have provided inspiration to a worldwide audience since 2006, focusing not only on subjects of technology, entertainment, and design but also on cultural, social, and political issues. Great TED Talks: Creativity gathers the ideas presented by 100 speakers and condenses them into a nutshell of practical advice for boosting your own creativity. Also included are URLs directing readers to the TED website so they can watch the original videos in their entirety.

Drive

Drive
Author: Daniel H. Pink
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-04-05
ISBN 10: 9781101524381
ISBN 13: 1101524383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drive Book Review:

The New York Times bestseller that gives readers a paradigm-shattering new way to think about motivation from the author of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like money—the carrot-and-stick approach. That's a mistake, says Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others). In this provocative and persuasive new book, he asserts that the secret to high performance and satisfaction-at work, at school, and at home—is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of life. He examines the three elements of true motivation—autonomy, mastery, and purpose-and offers smart and surprising techniques for putting these into action in a unique book that will change how we think and transform how we live.

Originals

Originals
Author: Adam Grant
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-02-02
ISBN 10: 0698405773
ISBN 13: 9780698405776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Originals Book Review:

The #1 New York Times bestseller that examines how people can champion new ideas in their careers and everyday life—and how leaders can fight groupthink, from the author of Think Again and co-author of Option B “Filled with fresh insights on a broad array of topics that are important to our personal and professional lives.”—The New York Times DealBook “Originals is one of the most important and captivating books I have ever read, full of surprising and powerful ideas. It will not only change the way you see the world; it might just change the way you live your life. And it could very well inspire you to change your world.” —Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of Lean In With Give and Take, Adam Grant not only introduced a landmark new paradigm for success but also established himself as one of his generation’s most compelling and provocative thought leaders. In Originals he again addresses the challenge of improving the world, but now from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions. How can we originate new ideas, policies, and practices without risking it all? Using surprising studies and stories spanning business, politics, sports, and entertainment, Grant explores how to recognize a good idea, speak up without getting silenced, build a coalition of allies, choose the right time to act, and manage fear and doubt; how parents and teachers can nurture originality in children; and how leaders can build cultures that welcome dissent. Learn from an entrepreneur who pitches his start-ups by highlighting the reasons not to invest, a woman at Apple who challenged Steve Jobs from three levels below, an analyst who overturned the rule of secrecy at the CIA, a billionaire financial wizard who fires employees for failing to criticize him, and a TV executive who didn’t even work in comedy but saved Seinfeld from the cutting-room floor. The payoff is a set of groundbreaking insights about rejecting conformity and improving the status quo.

Great TED Talks Leadership

Great TED Talks  Leadership
Author: Harriet Minter
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN 10: 1645172600
ISBN 13: 9781645172604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Great TED Talks Leadership Book Review:

The words of 100 prominent TED Conference speakers will help you achieve your personal and professional goals. In 2006, TED Talks became accessible online, and have since been viewed more than a billion times by people across the world. Great TED Talks: Leadership highlights the words of 100 TED Conference speakers and discusses how their ideas can be applied to your own life. Whether you’re a leader of a business group or the organizer of a small social club, the advice in this book will help you visualize and achieve your goals. Included in each section are URLs directing readers to the TED website so they can watch the original videos in their entirety.

Thank You for Coming to My Ted Talk

Thank You for Coming to My Ted Talk
Author: Chris Anderson,Lorin Oberweger
Publsiher: HMH Books For Young Readers
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 1328995070
ISBN 13: 9781328995070
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thank You for Coming to My Ted Talk Book Review:

Ayoung readers edition of the New York Times best-selling TED TALKS, chock-full of tips and techniques to help young people become confident, capable speakers.

Daring Greatly

Daring Greatly
Author: Brené Brown
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-01-17
ISBN 10: 0670923532
ISBN 13: 9780670923533
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daring Greatly Book Review:

**Now on Netflix as The Call to Courage** Every time we are introduced to someone new, try to be creative, or start a difficult conversation, we take a risk. We feel uncertain and exposed. We feel vulnerable. Most of us try to fight those feelings - we strive to appear perfect. In a powerful new vision Dr Brené Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability, and dispels the widely accepted myth that it's a weakness. She argues that, in truth, vulnerability is strength and when we shut ourselves off from vulnerability - from revealing our true selves - we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Daring Greatly is the culmination of 12 years of groundbreaking social research, across every area of our lives including home, relationships, work, and parenting. It is an invitation to be courageous; to show up and let ourselves be seen, even when there are no guarantees. This is vulnerability. This is daring greatly.

The First 20 Hours

The First 20 Hours
Author: Josh Kaufman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-06-13
ISBN 10: 1101623047
ISBN 13: 9781101623046
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The First 20 Hours Book Review:

Forget the 10,000 hour rule— what if it’s possible to learn the basics of any new skill in 20 hours or less? Take a moment to consider how many things you want to learn to do. What’s on your list? What’s holding you back from getting started? Are you worried about the time and effort it takes to acquire new skills—time you don’t have and effort you can’t spare? Research suggests it takes 10,000 hours to develop a new skill. In this nonstop world when will you ever find that much time and energy? To make matters worse, the early hours of prac­ticing something new are always the most frustrating. That’s why it’s difficult to learn how to speak a new language, play an instrument, hit a golf ball, or shoot great photos. It’s so much easier to watch TV or surf the web . . . In The First 20 Hours, Josh Kaufman offers a systematic approach to rapid skill acquisition— how to learn any new skill as quickly as possible. His method shows you how to deconstruct com­plex skills, maximize productive practice, and remove common learning barriers. By complet­ing just 20 hours of focused, deliberate practice you’ll go from knowing absolutely nothing to performing noticeably well. Kaufman personally field-tested the meth­ods in this book. You’ll have a front row seat as he develops a personal yoga practice, writes his own web-based computer programs, teaches himself to touch type on a nonstandard key­board, explores the oldest and most complex board game in history, picks up the ukulele, and learns how to windsurf. Here are a few of the sim­ple techniques he teaches: Define your target performance level: Fig­ure out what your desired level of skill looks like, what you’re trying to achieve, and what you’ll be able to do when you’re done. The more specific, the better. Deconstruct the skill: Most of the things we think of as skills are actually bundles of smaller subskills. If you break down the subcompo­nents, it’s easier to figure out which ones are most important and practice those first. Eliminate barriers to practice: Removing common distractions and unnecessary effort makes it much easier to sit down and focus on deliberate practice. Create fast feedback loops: Getting accu­rate, real-time information about how well you’re performing during practice makes it much easier to improve. Whether you want to paint a portrait, launch a start-up, fly an airplane, or juggle flaming chain­saws, The First 20 Hours will help you pick up the basics of any skill in record time . . . and have more fun along the way.

Ted Talks Storytelling

Ted Talks Storytelling
Author: Akash Karia
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2015-01-11
ISBN 10: 9781507503003
ISBN 13: 1507503008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ted Talks Storytelling Book Review:

"Every speaker can put these ideas into practice immediately -- and they should!"~ Dr. Richard C. Harris, Certified World Class Speaking Coach "An insightful read"~Dennis Waller, Top 500 Reviewer "Superb communication advice" ~ Larry Nocella MASTER THE ONE THING ALL GREAT TED TALKS HAVE IN COMMON What is the secret to delivering a great TED talk? What is the magic ingredient that makes a TED talk captivating? And more importantly, how can you use those secrets to make your presentations more powerful, dynamic and engaging? To try to answer these questions, I studied over 200 of the best TED talks. I broke each TED talk down in terms of structure, message and delivery. Here's what I discovered. After studying over 200 TED talks, the one commonality among all the great TED talks is that they contain stories. UTILIZE ADVANCED STORYTELLING TECHNIQUES TO INJECT LIFE INTO YOUR PRESENTATIONS Essentially, the best speakers on the TED stage were the ones who had mastered the art of storytelling. They had mastered how to craft and present their stories in a way that allowed them to share their message with the world without seeming like they were lecturing their audience. DISCOVER THE 23 STORYTELLING SECRETS OF THE BEST TED TALKS In this short but powerful guide, you're going to learn how to use stories to make your presentations engaging and entertaining. Using case studies drawn from TED talks by Sir Ken Robinson, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, Susan Cain, Leslie Morgan Steiner, Mike Rowe and Malcom Gladwell, you'll learn how to craft stories that keep your audience mesmerized. By the time you've finished reading this storytelling manifesto, you will have picked up twenty-three principles on how to create stories that keep your audiences mesmerized. Whether you are giving a TED talk or a corporate presentation, you will be able to apply the principles you pick up in this guide to make your next talk a roaring success! RAVE REVIEWS FROM READERS "No more boring speeches and presentations"~ Douglas L. Coppock "A crisp and no fluff book" ~ Kam Syed "A great book on storytelling" ~ David Bishop "Excellent book for any speaker" ~ Dean Krosecz

Great TED Talks Innovation

Great TED Talks  Innovation
Author: Neil C. Hughes
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN 10: 1645172597
ISBN 13: 9781645172598
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Great TED Talks Innovation Book Review:

Become more innovative by applying the ideas of 100 prominent TED Conference speakers to your own life. Great TED Talks: Innovation features words of wisdom from 100 speakers and condenses their ideas into accessible advice for becoming more innovative in how you approach and organize your life. Since 2006, online TED Talks have provided inspiration to a worldwide audience. Besides subjects like technology, entertainment, and design, TED Talks also focus on cultural, social, and political issues. Included in each section are URLs directing readers to the TED website so they can watch the original videos in their entirety.

Thank You for Coming to My Ted Talk

Thank You for Coming to My Ted Talk
Author: Chris Anderson,Lorin Oberweger
Publsiher: HMH Books For Young Readers
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 1328995070
ISBN 13: 9781328995070
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thank You for Coming to My Ted Talk Book Review:

Ayoung readers edition of the New York Times best-selling TED TALKS, chock-full of tips and techniques to help young people become confident, capable speakers.

Thanks A Thousand

Thanks A Thousand
Author: A. J. Jacobs
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2018-11-13
ISBN 10: 1501119931
ISBN 13: 9781501119934
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thanks A Thousand Book Review:

The idea was deceptively simple: New York Times bestselling author A.J. Jacobs decided to thank every single person involved in producing his morning cup of coffee. The resulting journey takes him across the globe, transforms his life, and reveals secrets about how gratitude can make us all happier, more generous, and more connected. Author A.J. Jacobs discovers that his coffee—and every other item in our lives—would not be possible without hundreds of people we usually take for granted: farmers, chemists, artists, presidents, truckers, mechanics, biologists, miners, smugglers, and goatherds. By thanking these people face to face, Jacobs finds some much-needed brightness in his life. Gratitude does not come naturally to Jacobs—his disposition is more Larry David than Tom Hanks—but he sets off on the journey on a dare from his son. And by the end, it’s clear to him that scientific research on gratitude is true. Gratitude’s benefits are legion: It improves compassion, heals your body, and helps battle depression. Jacobs gleans wisdom from vivid characters all over the globe, including the Minnesota miners who extract the iron that makes the steel used in coffee roasters, to the Madison Avenue marketers who captured his wandering attention for a moment, to the farmers in Colombia. Along the way, Jacobs provides wonderful insights and useful tips, from how to focus on the hundreds of things that go right every day instead of the few that go wrong. And how our culture overemphasizes the individual over the team. And how to practice the art of “savoring meditation” and fall asleep at night. Thanks a Thousand is a reminder of the amazing interconnectedness of our world. It shows us how much we take for granted. It teaches us how gratitude can make our lives happier, kinder, and more impactful. And it will inspire us to follow our own “Gratitude Trails.”

Stumbling on Happiness

Stumbling on Happiness
Author: Daniel Gilbert
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-02-24
ISBN 10: 0307371360
ISBN 13: 9780307371362
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stumbling on Happiness Book Review:

A smart and funny book by a prominent Harvard psychologist, which uses groundbreaking research and (often hilarious) anecdotes to show us why we’re so lousy at predicting what will make us happy – and what we can do about it. Most of us spend our lives steering ourselves toward the best of all possible futures, only to find that tomorrow rarely turns out as we had expected. Why? As Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert explains, when people try to imagine what the future will hold, they make some basic and consistent mistakes. Just as memory plays tricks on us when we try to look backward in time, so does imagination play tricks when we try to look forward. Using cutting-edge research, much of it original, Gilbert shakes, cajoles, persuades, tricks and jokes us into accepting the fact that happiness is not really what or where we thought it was. Among the unexpected questions he poses: Why are conjoined twins no less happy than the general population? When you go out to eat, is it better to order your favourite dish every time, or to try something new? If Ingrid Bergman hadn’t gotten on the plane at the end of Casablanca, would she and Bogey have been better off? Smart, witty, accessible and laugh-out-loud funny, Stumbling on Happiness brilliantly describes all that science has to tell us about the uniquely human ability to envision the future, and how likely we are to enjoy it when we get there. From the Hardcover edition.

The Inner Work of Racial Justice

The Inner Work of Racial Justice
Author: Rhonda V. Magee
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-09-17
ISBN 10: 0525504702
ISBN 13: 9780525504702
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Inner Work of Racial Justice Book Review:

An essential mindfulness and compassion-based approach to confront racial injustice and work towards healing Law professor and mindfulness practitioner Rhonda Magee shows that the work of racial justice begins with ourselves. When conflict and division are everyday realities, our instincts tell us to close ranks, to find the safety of our own tribe, and to blame others. The practice of embodied mindfulness--paying attention to our thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations in an open, nonjudgmental way--increases our emotional resilience, helps us to recognize our unconscious bias, and gives us the space to become less reactive and to choose how we respond to injustice. For victims of injustice, embodied mindfulness calms our fears and helps us to exercise self-compassion. Magee shows us how to slow down and reflect on microaggressions--to hold them with some objectivity and distance--rather than bury unpleasant experiences so they have a cumulative effect over time. She helps us develop the capacity to address the fears and anxieties that would otherwise lead us to re-create patterns of separation and division. It is only by healing from injustices and dissolving our personal barriers to connection that we develop the ability to view others with compassion and to live in community with people of vastly different backgrounds and viewpoints. Incorporating mindfulness exercises, research, and Magee's hard-won insights, The Inner Work of Racial Justice offers a road map to a more peaceful world.