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Michele Wucker

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Michele Wucker is the author of THE GRAY RHINO, LOCKOUT and of WHY THE COCKS FIGHT. She has been honored as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and as a Guggenheim Fellow.

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Michele Wucker I used to beat myself up for starting to clean the house, rearrange papers, sort my sock drawer and the like instead of writing. But then a friend…moreI used to beat myself up for starting to clean the house, rearrange papers, sort my sock drawer and the like instead of writing. But then a friend with a background in psychology completely turned it around when she corrected me. You're not procrastinating, she told me: instead, this was a ritual to get me started writing. Once I figured that out, I cleaned away which got me going writing. No more writer's block, and a really clean house. The other thing that helped was learning to take a break. When I started fostering dogs, who were very good about reminding me when I had been sitting at my desk for too long, I took long walks in Riverside Park and that's when a lot of breakthroughs happened, so that when I got back to my desk I was much more productive.(less)
Michele Wucker I'm putting the final touches on my newest book, THE GRAY RHINO: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore, coming out from St Martins…moreI'm putting the final touches on my newest book, THE GRAY RHINO: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore, coming out from St Martins in Spring 2016. This is the most exciting part of writing a book, when the slogging as done and it's now polishing and watching it come to life.

The Gray Rhino is like the Elephant in the Room, only a lot more dangerous. We're terrible at dealing with the highly obvious problems in front of us that we know we have to deal with, but neglect anyway: from day-to-day challenges like changing your diet before you have a heart attack, to business issues like cybersecurity or disruptive technologies, to economic policies and global issues like climate change. This book helps us to recognize why we're so bad at recognizing the obvious. It also shows how to use that knowledge to not just avoid being trampled but also in many cases to identify and profit from new opportunities created by solving those problems.(less)
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The launch of my latest book, THE GRAY RHINO: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore (St Martin’s Press), kept me very busy in 2016, with appearancesinNew York, Washington DC, Chicago, Milwaukee, San Francisco, Phoenix, London, Luxembourg, and Oslo.


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