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Surprise: Embrace the Unpredictable and Engineer the Unexpected is a fascinating look at how we can handle and harness surprise in our work, relationships, and everyday lives.
When things go according to plan, those things are essentially invisible to us. Worse still, when we overdose on predictability, we begin to feel that slow, soul-sucking torture of hypo-stress (the stress of not enough stimulation): blah meetings, boring weekends, and bland conversations.
Surprise is the antidote. In Surprise, Tania Luna and LeAnn Renninger, Ph.D., show you how the unexpected is--and can be--used in every aspect of our day-to-day lives. With colorful anecdotes, interviews with notable people who have successfully harnessed the power of surprise, and fascinating scientific studies, Surprise will give a fresh perspective to even the most mundane activities and encounters.
About the Author
Tania Luna leads the culture department at LifeLabs New York, a company that helps people, teams, and organizations master life's most useful skills (from how to ask better questions to how to think more strategically). She is also the co-founder of Surprise Industries, the world's only company specializing in surprise. Tania writes for Psychology Today and conducts research on surprise. LeeAnn Renninger, PhD is the CEO and founder of LifeLabs New York. She received her PhD in social psychology from the University of Vienna where she studied the differences between good and great communicators. At LifeLabs New York she helps managers around the globe catalyze better (and more surprising) thinking in themselves and others. Tania and LeeAnn have spoken at a wide range of corporate events and to TED, TEDx, Yahoo Ignite, and YPO audiences. The authors provide training, organizational consulting, and team building for some of the world s most inspiring organizations including: Etsy, Whole Foods Market, Google, National Geographic, LinkedIn, Victoria s Secret, Warby Parker, Squarespace, Columbia University, and Yale University. Both authors live, work, and play in New York."