The Art of Possibility

This book was a great follow up to Dark Horse and the type of book that offers some glimmer of hope in our current times without being annoyingly optimistic and cheerful.

It’s a bit more self-helpy than I’m usually into, but I appreciated their underlying philosophy so much that it got away with it. This book is broken into small segments, so easy to read if you’ve only got snippets of time (you’ll notice that’s a common thread with the books I read lately). I really enjoyed the use of examples from the world of a classical music conductor (one of the authors).

To be honest, they won me over with this bit in the second chapter:

the player who looks least engaged may be the most committed member of the group. A cynic, after all, is a passionate person who does not want to be disappointed again