The reviews are in! + Book cover and pre-order
Here’s the official book cover of The Minority Experience: Navigating Emotional and Organizational Realities!
I was very excited and pleased with this work, done by an award-winning designer whom I hope to meet one day. I like how not all the lighter dots are the same, and how the dot in the bottom right speaks to the idea of being on the margin… I imagine there may be some “book/page margin” jokes forthcoming in the months to come. : )
A couple more updates! My book is ready for pre-order (official release is September 4, 2018), and has a page with a summary, outline, and some reviews at minoritybook.com, or here:
I have to say that I was so honored and humbled to see these reviews from such amazing and diverse leaders and authors. Here are some links to who they are, and some of the books they’ve written:
“Without oversimplification, Adrian Pei articulates much-needed clarity, framing, and direction for those seeking to lead organizations with cultural intelligence. Adrian’s vulnerability in his self-reflection captures the minority experience in a way that few other books are able to do. The Minority Experience is honest with its reflections, thoughtful in its approach, and filled with practical hope for shaping a new tomorrow.”
“Some books add to a conversation and some books move a conversation forward. The Minority Experience is the latter. I’ve been looking for a book that adds this perspective to the church’s conversation on race as well as offers practical steps for making significant change to power structures and organizations. Adrian Pei’s tightly written and persuasive book should be required reading for leaders and teams looking to build healthier cultures and jump ahead in one of the most significant conversations facing society today. I can’t recommend it enough.”
“Rooted in specific stories and practical examples, this book is a must-read for any culturally competent organization. Adrian provides clear and vulnerable insight into the experience of ethnic minorities in many dominant-culture–led organizations. His framework of Pain, Power, and Past provides a solid foundation for understanding and will help communities avoid many common mistakes.”
“The Minority Experience: Navigating Emotional and Organizational Realities was a pleasure to read because I not only gained new insight from a well-researched and well-written book, but I learned things about myself I did not know. Adrian Pei has given us fresh insight into the issues surrounding race and ethnicity, let’s accept it as he moves us farther down the road to healing.”
– Randy Woodley, author of Living in Color and Shalom and the Community of Creation: An Indigenous Vision (https://www.georgefox.edu/seminary/faculty/bio/randy-woodley.html)
“Adrian Pei wonderfully exposits, via stories and quantitative data, a missing piece of the conversation in today’s tense national racial divide. This is absolutely necessary reading for those in the majority who may not understand what it’s like to be a minority as well as for minorities who have struggled to put into words what they’ve been feeling. It is for leaders of organizations and for anyone who calls themself a Christian. This is a book I wish I had written! Not only do we share the Asian American experience, but I am a Cru alum as well. Pei blends faith, practice, and theory together into a beautiful, eye-opening tapestry.”
“Insightful, practical, honest, and kind hearted, The Minority Experience is an enormously insightful book. I don’t know of another book that so clearly illuminates the experience of ethnic minorities in majority culture organizations. I was challenged and encouraged by Adrian Pei’s thoughts and, more than that, felt hope for the future of my own organization—highly recommended.”
“The Minority Experience is a helpful addition for organizational leaders to grow and deepen their cultural intelligence to include race and ethnicity. Author Adrian Pei draws from his own ethnic identity journey, which pushes his understanding of leadership and faith, and graciously tells the story of organizational failures and opportunities.”
You can also pre-order the book on Amazon.com.
Thank you for your ongoing readership and support, and your feedback is always welcome. I’ll continue to keep you updated!