The Power of Onlyness is the wake-up call that the world needs so badly right now. It’s a reminder that, quite simply, we all matter. That each perspective has inherent value. That each person’s unique vantage point is literally a position of power. That each voice matters, and should be used. Be warned: after reading this book, you won’t be able to ignore that voice again. You will be compelled to speak up and to use it, in bigger, bolder, louder ways than ever before.
– Jessica Jackley, founder of Kiva
Merchant discovers her onlyness when she walks out on an arranged marriage. At first, she doesn’t know what to call it but a lifetime of encouraging men and women to summon the best of themselves teaches her how to nurture it—in herself and others. Now we need her empowering work more than ever. Onlyness doesn’t mean you work alone; but you train yourself, sometimes against the odds, to recognize your own value and increase your chance of finding allies!
– Sherry Turkle, author of Reclaiming Conversation and Alone Together
This is an illuminating book about the context in which great, world-changing ideas emerge and take root, with stories and insights galore.
– Eli Pariser, co-founder and co-CEO, Upworthy
Onlyness shows us a brand new path to power: one that is accessible to the young and the old, the quiet and the forceful, the sanguine and the troubled.
– Susan Cain, Bestselling Author, Quiet & Co-Founder of Quiet Revolution
Pay attention to Nilofer Merchant. Or risk obsolescence.
– Dave Gray. SVP Strategy, Dachis Group
Every CEO, CMO, and decision maker needs to read this. Nilofer has taken a high level concept and made it abundantly clear how to implement this big idea.
– Tara Hunt. Founder, Buyosphere Bestselling Author, Whuffie Factor