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  • Published: 17 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9780670923533
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

Daring Greatly

How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead




The sensational US bestseller that teaches us how to embrace vulnerability

**Now on Netflix as The Call to Courage**

Every time we are introduced to someone new, try to be creative, or start a difficult conversation, we take a risk. We feel uncertain and exposed. We feel vulnerable. Most of us try to fight those feelings - we strive to appear perfect.

In a powerful new vision Dr Brené Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability, and dispels the widely accepted myth that it's a weakness. She argues that, in truth, vulnerability is strength and when we shut ourselves off from vulnerability - fromrevealing our true selves - we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.

Daring Greatly is the culmination of 12 years of groundbreaking social research, across every area of our lives including home, relationships, work, and parenting. It is an invitation to be courageous; to show up and let ourselves be seen, even when there are no guarantees.

This is vulnerability. This is daring greatly.

  • Published: 17 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9780670923533
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the author

Brené Brown

Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston, where she holds the Huffington Foundation-Brené Brown Endowed Chair at the Graduate College of Social Work. She is also a visiting professor in management at the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business. Brown has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame and empathy, and is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness and Dare to Lead, which is the culmination of a seven-year study on courage and leadership. With Tarana Burke, she co-edited the bestselling anthology You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience and the Black Experience. She hosts the Unlocking Us and Dare to Lead podcasts, and her TEDx talk, "The Power of Vulnerability", is one of the top five most-viewed TED talks in the world with more than 50 million views. Her Netflix special, The Call to Courage, is the first filmed lecture by a researcher on the streaming service. Brown lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband, Steve. They have two children, Ellen and Charlie.

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Praise for Daring Greatly

A wonderful book: urgent, essential and fun to read. I couldn't put it down, and it continues to resonate with me'

Seth Godin, author of Linchpin

It's thought-provoking stuff

Stella Magazine, The Sunday Telegraph

Brené writes with wisdom, wit, candor and a deep sense of humanity. You should read this book. I double dare you

Sir Ken Robinson

The brilliantly insightful Brené draws upon extensive research and personal experience to explore the paradoxes of courage. I can't stop thinking about this book

Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project

In an age of constant pressure to conform and pretend, Daring Greatly offers a compelling alternative. Dare to read this book!

Chris Guillebeau, author of The $100 Startup

The world needs more guides like her who are showing us a wiser way to our inner world. Daring Greatly is all the navigation you'll need

Maria Shriver

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