The Power of the Outsider : A Journey of Discovery

The Power of the Outsider : A Journey of Discovery

Regular price £20.00

Adam Courting

Category: Politics

Publication date: 6/22/23

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 304 pages

Weight: 512

Dimensions: 164 x 242 x 28

Samuel Kasumu has written an important - and very moving - book about the outsider phenomenon.' - Robert Peston' I loved reading about your childhood and your anxieties as a father. The personal is so well mixed with the analytical. Thank you for reflecting our experiences and ideas so well and so sensitively. This is really great to read!' - Kadie Kanneh-MasonSamuel Kasumu was the most senior black advisor in Boris Johnson's government, until he left in April 2021. Throughout his time in Whitehall, Samuel became increasingly aware that he was an outsider - that his own experiences, assumptions and language were so different to many of those he found himself surrounded by in Downing Street. In this book Samuel considers who outsiders are, why they are not talked about enough and how it can be a source of strength that leads them to become high achievers. He argues that the success of many great people can be explained by their outsider status. Drawing on his own experiences in government, growing up and beyond, as well as the stories of other outsiders, famous and lesser known, Samuel shows how outsiders are more likely to be trailblazers and break barriers, how they have a greater sense of perspective and progress and how our differences can be a force for good - in politics and beyond.