Whistling Vivaldi How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do [Book Review]

In this episode I’m reviewing a book that has a special place in my heart.

Find out about Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do.

Here are some key messages from this episode:

  • Stereotype threat what it means and why you should care
  • How literally Whistling the music of Vivaldi changed the day to day experiences of one man
  • The reason why we all Whistle Vivaldi from time to time and much much more

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Here are some key takeaways from this episode:

My Excitement about Whistling Vivaldi:

“There’s a short list of books that I regularly recommend to people or give as gifts to people I know or to those I’m meeting for the first time. I’ve given this book to so many people that I have met in my life and it’s probably the one that I’ve seen have the biggest impact on those I’ve given it to.”

The Importance of Whistling Vivaldi:

“This book is important because it takes a phenomenon that we think we know understand: stereotypes and it really explains the complexity in a simple and easy to access way, using examples that we can all relate to.”

How we all “Whistle Vivaldi”

“Understanding the influence of stereotypes was essential and is still a core part of the work I do now. Especially because we all “whistle Vivaldi” in one-way or another”

Here are some resources so you can go deeper: 

Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do 

Claude Steele Wikipedia

Claude Steele on Stereotype Threat

Claude Steel Website

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