'A beautiful book - even better than A Long Walk to Freedom - and even more inspiring' --Sir Richard Branson
Written by the co-author of the international bestseller "Long Walk to Freedom", "Mandela's Way" presents twelve powerful lessons on life and leadership based on the life and work of Nelson Mandela, whose fight against apartheid in South Africa has become an enduring example of resistance against injustice and oppression. A recipient of the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, Mandela is a man who truly changed the course of world history and is arguably the most inspirational figure of the past century. The result of many hours of discussion between the author Richard Stengel and Mandela, "Mandela's Way" features a series of essential lessons, such as 'Nothing is black and white' and 'Courage is not the absence of fear - it's inspiring others to move beyond it'.Stengel spent two years with Mandela working on his bestselling autobiography "Long Walk to Freedom", and through that process became a cherished friend. Mandela is godfather to his two sons and introduced him to his wife. Written with the blessing of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, to whom the author will donate a percentage of his royalties, "Mandela's Way" is an inspirational book of wisdom that will encourage people of all ages to look within themselves to improve their lives, to reconsider the things they take for granted, and to think about the legacy they leave behind.
'If we are to accomplish anything in this world, it will in equal measure be due to the work and achievements of others. Richard Stengel is one of those people who readily grasps this idea ... He has shown remarkable insight into the many complex leadership challenges still facing the world today and all the individuals in it. Everyone can learn from it.' --Nelson Mandela
`There is no man I admire more than Nelson Mandela. Rick Stengel's wise and moving book captures the Nelson Mandela I have been privileged to know. But reading Mandela's Way gave me new insights and inspiration. I am confident it will give the same gifts to others. I was inspired anew, and I know others will be too' --Bill Clinton
`Nelson Mandela has walked a long road and Richard Stengel's artful distillation of the lessons learned along the way is a gift. Through anecdotes both heartwarming and heartbreaking, this uplifting, inspiring volume makes Mandela's hard-won wisdom accessible to anyone who wants to play a part in making the world a better place' --Greg Mortensen, author of Three Cups of Tea
`Nelson Mandela has lived every word of his teaching, whatever the cost. His abiding lesson is about forgiveness. Mandela's Way takes us into the inner life of one of the most important heroes of the century. There are lessons here that could radically change the way you live your life'
Richard Stengel is the managing editor of Time Magazine. He spent two years collaborating with Nelson Mandela on Mandela's bestselling and critically acclaimed autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom. He has written for many publications, including The New Yorker and New York Times and is also the author of January Sun: One Day, Three Lives, A South African Town and You're too Kind: A Brief History of Flattery. He lives in New York with his wife and two sons.