The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker
How We Meet and Why It Matters

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Useful to those whose job it is to plan meetings, conferences, and the like and a worthy survival manual for consumers of the same.
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"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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Published May 15, 2018 by Riverhead Books. 320 pages
Genres: Self Help, Parenting & Relationships, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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on Mar 20 2018

Useful to those whose job it is to plan meetings, conferences, and the like and a worthy survival manual for consumers of the same.

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