The power of nunchi


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Nunchi (noon-chee): eye measure. The subtle art of gauging other people's thoughts, and feelings in order to build trust, harmony and connection. Why did she get promoted? Why does the party only start when he walks in? And why do they always catch the bartender's eye? It sounds like they're all experts in the art of nunchi, even if they don't know it. Nunchi is the guiding principle of Korean life, but anyone can use it: it's the art of reading a room, your way of understanding what other people are thinking and feeling, and using that to get ahead. The great news is that anyone can hone their nunchi, immediately: all you need are your eyes and ears.



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What the critics say

"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 "Whip-smart, hilarious, and filled with eye-opening insights on every page, The Power of Nunchi will make you rethink the way you approach the world and help you achieve your goals, whatever they may be. I couldn't put it down." Amy Chua, author of BATTLE HYMN OF THE TIGER MOTHER "A life-changer for someone like me who struggles with emotional intelligence and personal relationships. Beautifully written and filled with actionable advice, it has changed the way I deal with social situations. It really feels like having a superpower!" Héctor García, co-author of IKIGAI: THE JAPANESE SECRET TO A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE " I've been using The Power of Nunchi in all aspects of my life and I've been truly kicking ass . . . The best twenty dollars you'll spend all year! " Gary Shteyngart, New York Times bestselling author of SUPER SAD TRUE LOVE STORY "Given how powerful nunchi can be in our relationships and careers, I've often wondered whether it could be taught. Putting a modern spin on an ancient concept, Euny Hong shows that it can be, and had me laughing at and relating to her observations in this wise and witty guide." Juju Chang, co-anchor of ABC News's NIGHTLINE "Nunchi is the Korean superpower you need now" Evening Standard "We could all help ourselves by practising the ancient art of Nunchi" The Times "I love it. It's beautiful to look at, it's beautiful to have and to hold . . . it's very calming. A lovely book to have in your home and your lives." Breakfast Show "This book is my essential reading for 2019; it's the golden buzzer - a simple, but life-changing, book for society" Sunday Independent (Ireland) "In her practical and care-full guide, Euny Hong shows us how nunchi - the beautiful, still practice of mindfully reading people - can help us to live a more considered life in our distracted, digitally disconnected culture. The Power of Nunchi is the self-help bible we need." Sarah Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of FIRST, WE MAKE THE BEAST BEAUTIFUL