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The art of self-transformation

Combining philosophy, poetry, psychology, leadership and management with vivid storytelling and real-life examples and original artwork

The new key to success for managers and individuals lies in our identity and our human abilities to envision the future and connect with other people

This is the third of a trilogy of books that provides a modern manager with new perspectives and tools to succeed in the future. The first book in the trilogy – Not Knowing – was selected “Management Book of the Year” by CMI.

Book Details

Publisher: LID Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-912-555-90-1

Bookbinding: Paperback

Format: 216 x 138mm


STEVEN D’SOUZA is an executive educator, coach, and keynote speaker. He has authored or co-authored five books: Made in Britain, Brilliant Networking, Not Knowing, Not Doing and Not Being. Steven has been recognized by Thinkers50 on its RADAR list and was included in HR Magazines ‘Most Influential’ list. His work has been featured in national and international media, including Harvard Business Review, the BBC, The Independent, The Guardian, and The Sunday Times. He can be contacted at http://www.stevendsouza.com/.




KHUYEN BUI is an author, speaker and sought-after facilitator who guides individuals and organizations to uncover the goodness that is already here. Graduated cum laude from Tufts University, where he studied Computer Science and Philosophy, he thrives on bringing analytical rigor into his inquiries of human messiness. Khuyen enjoys writing and storytelling and has won several awards, notably the Peter Drucker Challenge Essay Award and The Moth Boston StorySLAM Award. He can be contacted at www.khuyenbui.com.


Not Being is a powerful reminder that we are not atomized individuals spinning disconnected from one another. D’Souza and Bui show powerfully that our identities are entangled and interconnected – that we are all part of something much bigger than any one of us.

DANIEL H. PINK, author of When, Drive and To Sell Is Human

There is no more challenging question today than, ‘How Shall We Live Our Lives?’. Not Being is a moving book in the best sense of the word: read it with your mind aligned with your heart, and it will move you closer to answering the question and reclaiming a life of purpose and passion.

RICHARD LEIDER, author of The Power of Purpose and Repacking Your Bags

A joyous biographical approach to our interconnectedness. Skilfully weaving together stories of different lives. D’Souza and Bui reveal that the idea we are separate threads is a myth, and, in fact, we are deeply interwoven as part of one grand tapestry. A fitting end to a beautiful trilogy, and a well-crafted gateway towards living beyond our self-constrained boundaries.

TOM OLIVER, Professor of Applied Ecology, University of Reading, and author of The Self Delusion

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