Red Helicopter--A Parable for Our Times: Lead Change with Kindness (Plus a Little Math)

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5.69 X 8.3 X 0.85 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

James Rhee is an acclaimed impact investor, founder, CEO, goodwill strategist, thought leader, and educator, who empowers people, brands, and organizations by marrying capital with purpose. He bridges the emotional with the mathematical, and gives permission for us to be human. A long-time private equity investor, James also serves as a founding member of JP Morgan Chase's Advancing Black Pathways, a charter member of Ashoka's Entrepreneur-to-Entrepreneur Network, and former Chair of the Innovation Committee of the National Retail Federation. In addition to his private sector endeavors, Rhee teaches at Howard University (where he serves as the Johnson Chair of Entrepreneurship), MIT Sloan School of Management, and Duke School of Law. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.


"[Rhee] calls for readers to embrace agency, assess their true assets and liabilities, measure goodwill, and lead transformative change through small, scalable acts, ...bringing to mind Simon Sinek's Leaders Eat Last and Brené Brown's Daring Greatly...a well-crafted narrative with a genuine and heartfelt will have a broad general appeal for readers looking to rediscover simple yet powerful principles that can lead to a more fulfilling and meaningful life." -- Library Journal

"red helicopter is a transformative experience. James Rhee's story is a must read for anyone, of any age, who wishes to think, act, and lead with balance, agility, and wisdom." -- Jay Shetty, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"red helicopter is a breath of fresh air in a cluttered world of self-improvement and business literature. For anyone looking to find purpose in the chaos and to embrace life's deeper connections, red helicopter is a guiding light. I enthusiastically endorse this book for anyone eager to elevate their life and career with heartfelt authenticity and clear-eyed vision." -- Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times bestselling author of The Earned Life, Triggers, and What Got You Here Won't Get You There

"red helicopter is both a GPS for your soul and a superpower to fuel your journey to purpose. In a hustle-bent world, it stops time and takes you from where you are to where you aim to go. If you're ready to evolve, own your life, and excel in possibility, this is the book you've been waiting for." -- Mikki Taylor, award-winning journalist, editor-at-large for Essence magazine, and author of Editor in Chic

"Imagine if your habits were infused with meaning. This parable for our times will inspire you to transform yourself and your teams as they lead with integrity, agility, and courage." -- Charles Duhigg, author of bestsellers The Power of Habit, Smarter Faster Better, and Supercommunicators

"red helicopter captures the essence of the human condition and the role it must play in success. James Rhee has captured the core of a curriculum that all schools teaching the principles of business - and life - should implement as we prepare for the future." -- Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, President Emeritus and Charles R. Drew Professor of Surgery, Howard University

"With experience and deep insight, James Rhee redefines the path towards success. Through masterful storytelling and experience, red helicopter elevates kindness, joy, and goodwill to their rightful place. Rhee shows us a better way to strive, one with our deep values at the center. A wonderful book that all of us who are driven and strivers desperately need to read." -- Steve Magness, bestselling author of Do Hard Things

"The breezy pace of red helicopter reads like a fictional movie, but it's a true story and a must-read. ... If you're at a company in the midst of a crisis, restructuring or turnaround, Rhee's focus on listening and collaborating with staff at all levels gives a useful model to emulate." -- Forbes