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The Power of Onlyness: Make Your Wild Ideas Mighty Enough to Dent the World Kindle Edition
'A moving, immersive and nuanced portrait of a tight-knit social world, its people and its values.'
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--Sally Haldorson, 800-CEO-READ (staff pick) "No longer do we need to worry about how our ideas will be judged. By showing us how to mobilize communities around our ideas, Nilofer Merchant shows us why and how we can elevate the power of our ideas to limitless heights unfettered by conformity."
--Amy Cuddy, author of Presence
"With The Power of Onlyness, Nilofer Merchant passes all three tests of a masterpiece: 1) memorable stories; 2) actionable insights; and 3) urgent relevance to now!"
--Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence "Merchant discovers her onlyness when she walks out on an arranged marriage. At first, she doesn't know what to call it but a lifetime of encouraging men and women to summon the best of themselves teaches her how to nurture it--in herself and others. Now we need her empowering work more than ever. Onlyness doesn't mean you work alone; but you train yourself, sometimes against the odds, to recognize your own value and increase your chance of finding allies!"
--Sherry Turkle, author of Reclaiming Conversation and Alone Together "With captivating stories and keen insights, Nilofer Merchant urges us to cast aside conformity and embrace our own unique identity and purpose. The Power of Onlyness is a bold, inspiring book that will leave you feeling infused with power and ready to take on the world."
--Dan Pink, author of Drive and To Sell is Human "Nilofer Merchant's spectacular gift is to make tangible what we already feel to be instinctual: the power of the individual alongside the power of a community in the service of one idea can change the world. But Nilofer also explains what may not feel so instinctual: that all of us have the capacity to create change, no matter our social, racial, gender or economic status. This book is one of the most hopeful pieces of writing I've read in a long time. Nilofer defines and explains the value of individuality and collaboration in equal measure. It's a true celebration not just of humanity but of all the possibilities we can accomplish together."
--Stacy London, style expert, TV personality, and author of The Truth about Style "For any would-be activists who hear the voice: 'not me' or 'not now, ' Merchant makes the strong case for 'yes you' and 'yes now'--and even shows you how to jump in."
--Van Jones, host of CNN's The Messy Truth, author of Rebuild the Dream and The Green Collar Economy "This is an illuminating book about the context in which great, world-changing ideas emerge and take root, with stories and insights galore."
--Eli Pariser, co-founder and co-CEO, Upworthy
"The Power of Onlyness is the wake-up call that the world needs so badly right now. It's a reminder that, quite simply, we all matter. That each perspective has inherent value. That each person's unique vantage point is literally a position of power. That each voice matters, and should be used. Be warned: after reading this book, you won't be able to ignore that voice again. You will be compelled to speak up and to use it, in bigger, bolder, louder ways than ever before."
--Jessica Jackley, founder of Kiva "An exhortation to raise one's freak flag, dust off that notebook full of plans and dreams, and set up shop. . . . The best of Merchant's case studies illustrate the operating principles of cultural difference and the power of persistence in getting things done."
--Kirkus Reviews "Merchant encourages her readers to embrace their uniqueness in this self-help guide for would-be innovators. She begins by asserting the importance of identifying one's purpose, or what she calls 'the dent, ' and then tells her readers how to find theirs. . . . Next, Merchant encourages her readers to find 'co-denters, ' those people who can help you amplify your message. Finally, she urges readers to galvanize others to act . . . Merchant asserts that trust is rewarded . . . and delivers an inspiring message about the power of believing in one's dreams."
--Publishers Weekly --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
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- File size : 5902 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 303 pages
- Publisher : Viking (29 Aug. 2017)
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Language: : English
- X-Ray : Enabled
- ASIN : B01N0UULIJ
- Best Sellers Rank: 124,805 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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