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The Art of Gathering

How We Meet and Why It Matters

By Priya Parker
Narrated by Bernadette Dunne / 9 hours 20 minutes

"Hosts of all kinds, this is a must-read!" --Chris Anderson, owner and curator of TED

A bold new approach to how we gather that will transform the ways we spend our time together--at work, at home, in our communities, and beyond.


In The Art of Gathering, Priya Parker argues that the gatherings in our lives are lackluster and unproductive--which they don't have to be. We rely too much on routine and the conventions of gatherings when we should focus on distinctiveness and the people involved. At a time when coming together is more important than ever, Parker sets forth a human-centered approach to gathering that will help everyone create meaningful, memorable experiences, large and small, for work and for play.

Drawing on her expertise as a facilitator of high-powered gatherings around the world, Parker takes us inside events of all kinds to show what works, what doesn't, and why. She investigates a wide array of gatherings--conferences, meetings, a courtroom, a flash-mob party, an Arab-Israeli summer camp--and explains how simple, specific changes can invigorate any group experience.

The result is a book that's both journey and guide, full of exciting ideas with real-world applications. The Art of Gathering will forever alter the way you look at your next meeting, industry conference, dinner party, and backyard barbecue--and how you host and attend them.

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Author
Narrator Bernadette Dunne
ISBN 9780525626145
Length 9 hours 20 minutes
Language English
Publisher Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication Date
Edition Unabridged
Libro.fm Rank #3,881 Overall
Genre Rank #220 in Business
 
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