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The power of nunchi : the Korean secret to happiness and success

by Hong, Euny,

Format: Print Book 2019
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"A must-read for anyone interested in the art of intuitively knowing what others feel." --Haemin Sunim, bestselling author of The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down and Love for Imperfect Things

Improve your nunchi. Improve your life.

The Korean sixth sense for winning friends and influencing people, nunchi (pronounced noon-chee ) can help you connect with others so you can succeed in everything from business to love. The Power of Nunchi will show you how.

Have you ever wondered why your less-skilled coworker gets promoted before you, or why that one woman from your yoga class is always surrounded by adoring friends? They probably have great nunchi. The art of reading a room and understanding what others are thinking and feeling, nunchi is a form of emotional intelligence that anyone can learn--all you need is your eyes and ears. Sherlock Holmes has great nunchi . Cats have great nunchi . Steve Jobs had great nunchi . With its focus on observing others rather than asserting yourself--it's not all about you!--nunchi is a refreshing antidote to our culture of self-promotion, and a welcome reminder to look up from your cell phone.

Nunchi has been used by Koreans for more than 5,000 years. It's what catapulted their nation from one of the world's poorest to one of the richest and most technologically advanced in half a century. And it's why K-pop--an unlikely global phenomenon, performed as it is in a language spoken only in Korea--is even a thing. Not some quaint Korean custom like taking off your shoes before entering a house, nunchi is the currency of life. The Power of Nunchi will show you how the trust and connection it helps you to build can open doors for you that you never knew existed.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This deceptively simple yet profoundly wise guide from Hong (The Birth of Korean Cool) explores the 5,000-year-old Korean art of nunchi ("eye measure") and provides lessons on the power of inference to build connections and improve relationships. For Hong, Sherlock Holmes and Tyrion Lannister have excellent nunchi--the ability to assess the energy in the room, deduce information based on context instead of words, and gain emotional intelligence. She explains how, at odds with the Western emphasis on individuality and noisiness, the rules of nunchi include that one should clear one's mind of preconceptions, be silent and observe, infer what others are thinking rather than what they are saying, and try not to intentionally cause harm. Hong describes how to see wisdom in first impressions, gather data to prove or disprove those impressions, and learn to adapt to change. In a particularly illuminating chapter, she delineates her workplace tips, which include observing how people are greeted, making sure to find one's boss in a room full of people, and gauging the politics in one's office. This wonderful exploration of a nuanced Korean philosophy will appeal to any reader looking to hone skills of emotional perception. (Nov.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Happiness -- Korea (South)
Success -- Korea (South)
Interpersonal relations -- Korea (South)
Interpersonal communication -- Korea (South)
Emotional intelligence -- Korea (South)
Korea (South) -- Social life and customs.
Self-help publications.
Publisher [New York, New York?] :2019
Language English
Description 228 pages ; 19 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-226).
ISBN 9780143134466
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