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The power of nunchi : the Korean secret to happiness and success / Euny Hong.

Hong, Euny, (author.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library 302.0951 HON (Text) 33500013178959 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library 302.0951 HON (Text) 33500013178967 New Checked out 07/24/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780143134466
  • ISBN: 0143134469
  • Physical Description: 228 pages ; 19 cm
  • Publisher: [New York] : Penguin Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-226).
Formatted Contents Note:
What is nunchi? -- The Korean superpower -- Nunchi blockers -- No nunchi, or how to lose friends and alienate people -- Two eyes, two ears, one mouth -- Trusting your first impressions -- Nunchi and relationships -- Nunchi at work -- Nunchi for the nervous.
Summary, etc.:
"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. If you're thinking, 'Not another Eastern fad: Marie Kondo already made me throw away half my clothes, ' don't worry--it's not a fad. Koreans have been using nunchi for more than 5000 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Improve your nunchi. Improve your life"-- Provided by publisher.
Author Notes

Euny Hong is the author of The Birth of Korean Cool and a journalist who has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and Financial Times. A self-described "nunchi ninja," at age twelve she moved with her family from suburban Chicago to South Korea, not knowing Korean, and within a year was at the top of her class--thanks to her nunchi. She divides her time between New York and Paris and is fluent in English, Korean, French, German--and nunchi.

Subject: Happiness > Korea (South)
Success > Korea (South)
Interpersonal relations > Korea (South)
Interpersonal communication > Korea (South)
Emotional intelligence > Korea (South)
Korea (South) > Social life and customs.
Emotional intelligence.
Interpersonal communication.
Interpersonal relations.
Manners and customs.
Korea (South)
Korea (South) > Social life and customs.
Genre: Self-help publications.

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