No More Bananas

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In de stressvolle wereld van social media en teveel informatie is het moeilijk je hoofd koel te houden. Laat alle gekte achter je en voel je weer kalm en zeker met de 9 stappen uit dit boek.

In today's stressful age of too much we easily lose our minds and go bananas. In this amiable and accessible book, Jeroen Kraaijenbrink takes you on his personal journey out of Bananaland. Drawing from a wide range of sources, the book offers a nine-step approach with remarkably practical advice for keeping a cool head in the collective lunacy.


In this age of social media, fake news, individualism and information overload, the certainties we relied on in the past are gone. In our quest for assurance and support, the only seemingly dependable pillar left is other people. So we look to them. But they are unsettled too. And by looking to them, we create and perpetuate our own vicious stress-cycle. As a result, we lose our sensible selves. And we go bananas. But there is good news. If we look around us, there are people who withstand the collective lunacy and stay grounded. They do something that most of us have a hard time doing: they stay themselves. And the best news is that what they can do, you can do too. It doesn’t require any special talents or supernatural powers. It only requires doing. In this amiable, open and accessible book, Jeroen Kraaijenbrink takes you on his personal journey out of Bananaland. Drawing from cognitive psychology, martial arts, Saint Benedict, personal experience, and a wide range of other sources, the book offers a nine-step approach with some remarkably practical advice for keeping a cool head in the collective lunacy.


PREFACE PART 1: PROBLEMS CHAPTER 1: We Are Going Bananas Some Effects of Going Bananas What Is Going On? But What about Real Problems? Is There Hope? How to Regain Your Senses CHAPTER 2: How Bananas Are We? The Future of Bananas Bananas Today Bananas in the Past CHAPTER 3: The Science of Bananas The Basic Banana Mechanism Banana Biology Banana Psychology Banana Sociology Banana Technology Banana Economy Conclusion: The Five Banana Forces PART 2: SOLUTIONS CHAPTER 4: Leaving Bananaland How Great People Get Great Another Take on How to Do It The Nine Steps to Bananalessness Stages You May Go Through Your Personal Banana Demons How to Get the Most Out of this Book CHAPTER 5: Step 1: Calm Down Switch Off Notifications Consume Less Information Stop Babbling Seek the Silence Channel Your Thoughts Conclusion CHAPTER 6: Step 2: Let Go Stop Ruminating Cut Down on Planning Stop Controlling Forgive Release Stress Conclusion CHAPTER 7: Step 3: Take Responsibility Quit Complaining Stop Blaming Speak Out Allow Feeling Bad Accept the Consequences Conclusion CHAPTER 8: Step 4: Dethrone Yourself Control Your Emotions Stop Soul Searching Enjoy Your Averageness Embrace Your Unimportance Celebrate Your Temporality Conclusion CHAPTER 9: Step 5: Build Character Ignore Apps and Advice Deviate from the Herd Take a Risk Guard Your Boundaries Adopt a Work-Rest Rhythm Conclusion CHAPTER 10: Step 6: Detox Yourself Challenge Your Beliefs Rethink Your Aspirations Question Your Habits Filter Your Words Change Your Yardsticks Conclusion CHAPTER 11: Step 7: Get Organized Clean Up Your Stuff Get Rid of Work Stop Procrastinating Multitask Sequentially Plan for Uncertainty Conclusion CHAPTER 12: Step 8: Think Sensibly Assess Importance Check Facts Question the Source Explore Perspectives See the Bigger Picture Conclusion CHAPTER 13: Step 9: Pay Attention Welcome the Unexpected Listen and Respond Monitor Yourself Read and Repeat Use Your Senses Conclusion NO MORE BANANAS!


Jeroen Kraaijenbrink is a writer, advisor and lecturer on leadership and strategy. He lectures at the University of Amsterdam Business School and the TSM Business School in Enschede. He advises leaders in corporate and non-profit organizations and is also an active contributor on No More Bananas is Jeroen’s third book. After writing two earlier books on strategy based on his professional expertise, No More Bananas reflects his personal journey to stand strong against the collective lunacy of today. Jeroen lives in the Netherlands, with his wife Caroline and their cat.

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AuteurJeroen Kraaijenbrink
PublisherEffectual Strategy Press
Aantal bladzijdes261
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