Daring Greatly

How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Brené Brown
Entrepreneurship and Business


Meeting someone new, a blossoming relationship, an important meeting or a difficult conversation are challenges that create uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure leading to a state of vulnerability. Dr Brene Brown explores the emotions of vulnerability and imperfection in her book Daring Greatly. Brown challenges the common conception of vulnerability and argues that vulnerability is not a weakness but something that can be harnessed to help us achieve peace with ourselves. Brown demonstrates how vulnerability can create a path towards courage, engagement and meaningful connection. She creates a map to help people down the path to a happier and more engaged life by asking readers to consider vulnerability as an asset that allows people to be seen and heard.

About the author

Casandra Brené Brown is an American scholar, author, and public speaker, who is currently a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work.