Introducing The Michelangelo Effect...
What do the elegant theories of Nicholas Bohr, Wallis Simpson's improbable love life and a duvet cover that does not get tangled up with socks in a washing machine, teach us about how our brains work?
Is there something linking Europe's 'discovery' of snow on the Kilimanjaro, Romania's rebellious youth, and the quest for perfect white teeth? And finally, what can Isaac Newton's colossal financial blunder teach us about the science of failure and success and how could we use this knowledge to solve our own personal problems?
Your current thinking is failing you...
WE ARE BEING ROBBED of our authentic lives and don't even know who the robbers are. The author outs the THREE horsemen of personal apocalypse; MIS-Education, MIS-Information and, the absolute worst, MIS-Direction. The three mind viruses that have and have contributed to an epidemic of jadedness, helplessness and despair.
If you've ever wondered why...
*dating and relationship advisors are so fixated on 'make-overs' (your online profile, your wardrobe, your face, your conversation skills)?
*prosperity gurus are so bent on you 'fixing' yourself?
*some of the most beautiful people never find love and many of the most intelligent ones never make good money?
*people with disadvantages identical to yours are so hugely successful?
*and finally, why 'idiots' do so well?
...you need to read this book.
The answer, is hidden in plain sight
With unparalleled clarity the book reveals the single common denominator behind the new wave of personal success stories that is sweeping across the globe. Slum millionaires, uneducated patent princesses, third world Forbes shortlists, village entrepreneurs and activists with a global impact, billionaire composers (who cannot read music)...'unattractive' folk finding amazing life-partners, people who previously lacked confidence finding, meeting and keeping friends...these people do not seem to be at the mercy of employers, clients, market forces, looks, economic meltdowns, politicians, house prices or interest rates, personal or global history, geographic location, age, weight, [fill in your personal challenge], whatever. They are clueless about motivational workshops and all self-help staples, have never heard of The Law of Attraction, never paid for a wealth creation seminar, and don't bother to look any different what they always have. They are from all backgrounds and every 'demographic,' with every known disadvantage bafflingly represented.
Nekesa Ouma-Namulu describes
herself as a 'true citizen of the world,' having the privilege of calling many
places home. She was born and brought up in Nairobi, the capital of that
picturesque nation on Africa's eastern coast, and moved to London where
marriage and career made Europe her second home for almost two decades. Her
career as a Computer Networking Systems consultant, which included a year with
Cisco Systems, saw her spend many happy hours in data centres all over the
world, fiddling with fibre-optic cables plugged to huge data switches alight
with dozens of different blinking lights. Work saw her set up camp in Mexico
City, Seoul and most recently Paris, which led her to conclude, "no-one
does a strike quite so thoroughly as the French." Nekesa has published a
computing book, which sits happily next to others in UK libraries, as well as a
children's fable. Today, Nekesa and her family split time between homes in
Kenya, Spain and the UK.