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Einhorn believes it is the single most important factor in achieving success and satisfaction. Contrary to the cynical axiom, “nice guys finished last,” Einhorn makes the case that being a good person can make you happier, richer, more successful and fulfilled. Kindness is not always easy to put into practice—in all of life’s dilemmas, we calculate, whether consciously orEinhorn believes it is the single most important factor in achieving success and satisfaction. Contrary to the cynical axiom, “nice guys finished last,” Einhorn makes the case that being a good person can make you happier, richer, more successful and fulfilled. Kindness is not always easy to put into practice—in all of life’s dilemmas, we calculate, whether consciously or subconsciously, what the consequences of our behavior—good or bad—is likely to be. It is this ethical intelligence that Einhorn helps the reader cultivate through five exercises, which will help readers tackle setbacks while reaping the benefits of being kind....

Title : The Art of Being Kind
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ISBN : 9781933648705
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 212 Pages
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The Art of Being Kind Reviews

  • Jyow
    2018-11-17 21:50

    This book attempts to explore the concept of being kind from a philosophical/ethical and humanistic dimension and I think it has succeeded because it was written from "the heart".I particularly like the idea of the author introducing another form of intelligence - ethical intelligence which indicates the capacity for doing good. This is not a Teach Yourself book on how to be kind and therefore, the title is unfortunately somewhat misleading . In fact, when I first shown it to a friend, her immediate response was why do you need a book to teach you to be kind !I think the act of kindness should be a spontaneous act and the key message from the book is " all we do is our best " and " the day we think we are our own ideal is the day we start again from scratch !

  • Katie Bullock
    2018-10-27 00:34

    Wish my in-laws would read it.

  • Nancy
    2018-10-25 21:33

    okay. in places it is quite interesting, other times very cliche.

  • E.G. Jönsson
    2018-11-15 20:43

    Stefan Einhorn är inte perfekt. Han kan vara smått skavande med sin förnumstiga inläsning, alla sina manliga författare och referenser, och sin förkärlek för att referera, ofta, ofta, till den judeo-kristna traditionen och andra världskriget. Men det spelar faktiskt ingen roll. Han är vettig och jag känner mig som en rikare människa av att ha läst/lyssnat på hans bok. De etiska och filosofiska teser han driver är sunda, och han bjuder på sin egen personliga utveckling på ett beundransvärt sätt. Han ställer krav på oss som människor, men dessa krav känns som en förhoppning om en bättre värld, utan att han för den delen någonsin blir blåögd. Bara hoppfull. Det är fint.

  • Sarah Hurd
    2018-10-25 00:31

    This book mostly consisted of examples of different kinds of "Kindness" instead of really delving into the actions you should take to be a more kind person. I guess it's just my own idea of what I thought the book would be about. Not what I was expecting and didn't enjoy it as much as I had hoped.

  • Kate
    2018-11-03 23:41

    This book made me think about interactions that you have with people everyday, like family and friends, as well as strangers. It made me realize that one simple act can influence how others will react and so forth. Plus, the more kindness you give off the more will be returned. I borrowed this book from the library but think it would be a good reference book to own and refer back to.

  • Marius
    2018-11-04 19:21

    The single principle upon which hinges a human, social being is its flair for kindness, but a lack of knowledge can lead the same being to be unkind. Confucius and Einhorn believe in this; and I share their belief.

  • Göran
    2018-11-09 22:21

    Kort sammanfattning: Snäll = att handla etiskt. Snällhet och egenintresse är inte motsatser. Man mår bra av att vara snäll. Det är inte tanken som räknas.

  • Maiju
    2018-11-04 00:21

    ihan mukava nopealukuinen kirja (5h tee- ja lounastauoilla). kaikesta en ole ihan samaa mieltä kirjoittajan kanssa mutta se selittynee osittain sukupolvi ja -puoli eroilla.

  • Marc
    2018-10-21 21:43

    Inspirerend boek!

  • Joni Kettunen
    2018-11-02 21:27

    Aidosti kiltti kertoo elämän valinnasta. Miksi kannattaa olla kiltti ja mitä siitä voi hyötyä?Kirja käsittelee monipuolisesti kiltteyden hyötyjä, rajoitteita ja aiheeseen liittyviä tutkimustuloksia. Välittömiä hyötyjä löytyy lähipiiristä. Kiltit ihmiset saavat helposti kaikkea hyvää, se heijastuu. Kiltteys ei kuitenkaan tarkoita sitä, että antaa muiden kävellä ylitseen. Rajoitteena nousee esiin ihmisen moraali. Jos päättää elää kilttinä, niin muiden ihmisten hyväksikäyttäminen jää pois keinopaletista. Puolessa välissä kirjaa kerrotaan tutkimustuloksista, joiden mukaan kiltteys maksaa itsensä takaisin. Kaiken kruunaa kirjan edetessä annetut ohjeet kilttiin elämäntapaan.Mainio kirja. Olen lukenut sen muutaman kerran ja silmäillyt sisältöä vielä useammin.

  • Robert Vlach
    2018-11-17 21:22

    Výjimečně zajímavá a podnětná kniha o etice v osobním i pracovním životě, plná příběhů i praktických rad, jak rozvíjet etickou inteligenci v běžných situacích. Autor, Stefan Einhorn, je ve Švédsku profesorem molekulární onkologie, primářem onkologické kliniky a předsedou etické rady při Karolinska Institutet. Největší předností knihy je asi její srozumitelnost pro širší čtenářskou veřejnost. Přes svou jednoduchost má text hloubku a poskytl mi dost podnětů k zamyšlení. Mohu dokonce říci, že s tak dobře podaným úvodem do obecné etiky jsem se dosud jinde nesetkal. Knížka má příjemně malý formát, proto jsem si v nakladatelství Čintámani objednal asi 20 kousků, které příležitostně rozdávám přátelům a dobrým klientům jako inspirativní dárek.

  • Denise Faulkner
    2018-10-26 21:23

    I loved this book, engaging, interesting and speaks to the condition of the human heart. Particularly of interest are the behaviour of our closest relatives, the apes, and the group examples of behaviour so close to our own. It was well researched, as the author stated, no one, to his knowledge has written a book advocating kindness. Stefan as not afraid of citing examples of other unkind human behaviour of others, and with dignity, teaches us to rise above this and choose to be kind, not least because it makes us feel good, but also to choose kindness above any other behaviour. I thoroughly recommend it and will be looking out for other works by Stefan Einhorn, who is a very inspiring and interesting author.

  • Jeanine Marie Swenson
    2018-11-02 02:37

    Dr. Einhorn develops the idea that, indeed, kindness, compassion and empathy are some of the highest and most evolved human feelings. Starting with internally ethics and morals, he works outward to show how these values can strengthen and empower individuals, families and communities. Despite many of the spoken and unspoken messages of our culture that seem to be reinforcing aggression, selfish behavior and short-term pleasure, Dr. Einhorn develops this idea that it is kindness and taking the perspective of others that can make all of the difference in relationships. I really enjoyed this wonderful theme and his sweet stories.

  • Marita
    2018-10-25 19:27

    Absolutely loved this book I received as a gift from an old lost fiend I reconnected after 26yr, Thanks to Facebook :). So my version was actually in Finnish called: Aidosti Kiltti (Genuinely Nice). I always hear what a doggie eat dog kind of a world we live in but this book by a very successful Swedish doctor and researcher shows us that actually kindness brings on more kindness, happiness and fulfillment both in personal as well as in professional level into a person's life. Very refreshing view point! Highly recommended to all. My favorite book this whole year!!Suur KIITOS Mauno!

  • Paul
    2018-10-24 21:24

    Een boek met een zeer wijze les. Hoewel ik het hier en daar niet helemaal eens met met de aangevoerde redenaties, onderschrijf ik zeker de eindconclusie. Vind het ook erg mooi hoe de schrijver er in slaagt verschillende geloven en levensovertuigingen mee te nemen in zijn uitleg, zonder daar (voor zover mijn kennis daarover reikt) inhoudelijk een oordeel over te vellen, maar juist een positief geluid laat horen.

  • Khalid
    2018-11-18 23:24

    This books aims at telling you how to be a kind person. While it was enjoyable to read, I did not find this book to be addressing the issue exactly. The author seemed to be beating around the bush often, and his stories were not always so relevant. Still though, I believe it was worth reading, and the value it adds is appreciated. I hope I can be a kinder person now!

  • Krishna Kumar
    2018-11-12 20:35

    This is primarily an ethics book discussing the concept of kindness in various situations. It attempts to explain what true kindness is and also explores situations where people create harm by assuming what they do is a kind act. The author tries to look at kindness in different cultures, but it is not given sufficiently good treatment. Overall, a good book.

  • Kevin Chavis
    2018-11-12 20:35

    I was very disturbed after reading a book about so-called "rational" people. Some of the research was just unfathomable, and I could not realize most of humanity could be so cruel, uncaring, and selfish. ( or rational ) I found this book to restore my view, and will strive to be kind because it IS rational!

  • Kevin Chavis
    2018-10-21 02:36

    I was very disturbed after reading a book about so-called "rational" people. Some of the research was just unfathomable, and I could not realize most of humanity could be so cruel, uncaring, and selfish. ( or rational ) I found this book to restore my view, and will strive to be kind because it IS rational!

  • Alison
    2018-10-28 20:41

    Specious, anecdotal drivel.

  • Matilda
    2018-11-15 00:38

    Interesting, and important.

  • Jessie
    2018-11-12 02:43

    It was an enjoyable enough of a book. This would be a good book for the rude people you encounter on a daily basis :)

  • Kimberly
    2018-11-05 18:49

    interesting and affirming.

  • Emelie
    2018-10-27 00:37

    Surprisingly interesting. I got this book from my sister last year and it's been gathering dust up until recently. I definitely don't regret reading it.

  • Jarkko Laine
    2018-11-14 18:33

    A nice book about being nice :)Easy to approach and read, but maybe because of that lacks a bit in depth.

  • Kristian Norling
    2018-10-27 23:45

    Bra bok om om något som vi alla borde blir bättre på att vara, snäll, och generös.

  • Himanikashyapshreedhar
    2018-11-12 22:41

    Thought-provoking. No theatrics and over-the-top claims. There is something fresh and heart-warming in its simple, direct, restrained presentation of the facts.

  • Antjas
    2018-10-30 20:40

    The biggest take away: Praise others - it costs you nothing.

  • Carol
    2018-11-05 21:36

    so far I am enjoying this book, kind of like taking a philosophy course