Vogue India

“Cause good controversy” and other tips to hosting the perfect gathering: From dinner parties to conferences, Priya Parker’s new book brings people and empathy back to the centre of how we entertain Facilitator and strategic advisor, founder of Thrive Labs, TEDx talk speaker and now author, Priya Parker, who’s trained in conflict resolution, clearly flaunts several feathers in her career cap. In her new book, The Art of Gathering, she takes the stance that our gatherings thus far have lacked luster, and presents her shiny 2.0 edition. Endorsed by Deepak Chopra, Parker’s human-centered approach comes in eight easy steps—and includes provocative and cheeky pointers such as “Don’t Be A Chill Host” and “Cause Good Controversy”. Positioning herself far from the “old Martha Stewart way”, Parker shares her research and gathering process, and offers three tips to gathering with us.

Vogue India