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Today, in another one of my ongoing series of author interviews, I speak with Richard Lui, who is just out with a lovely new book, "Enough About Me: The Unexpected Power of Selflessness."

Lui, an NBC/MSNBC anchor and correspondent, has crafted a thoughtful book that examines the role that selflessness can and does play in modern society, using his own experience as a caregiver for his aging father, who has been stricken with Alzheimer's disease, as the narrative spine from which to do a deep dive that is in part spiritual, in part philosophical, and deeply personal.

it is, he suggests, the antithesis of a self-help book, and it strikes me as a rebuke to the rebuke to those who put their own needs first.

In addition, our conversation focuses on the role of selflessness in business leadership.  I found this to be both interesting and relevant, since at many companies, leaders and success are judged on the maximize-profits-and-minimize-expenses scale … selfless leadership requires maximizing people, which doesn't always fit on that scale.

I hope you enjoy my conversation with Richard Lui:

Richard Lui's "Enough About Me: The Unexpected Power of Selflessness," is available on Amazon, from the iconic independent bookstore Powell's, and at your local bookseller.