Closer e-Book

Closer e-Book

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“For the last few years I’ve avoided social gatherings because I find them meaningless and banal. I learned much from this book. Closer has created both an art and a science to gathering in ways that can bring joy and fulfillment to any meeting.”

A Roadmap to Heart-Centered Social Experiences

Closer is more than a groundbreaking exploration of how gatherings enrich our lives — it’s a practical guide to nurturing connections in the modern era of social media and social isolation. 

Author Jenny Dalio takes us on a two-fold journey: first, moving inward to connect with ourselves and our values, and next looking outward to embrace community. A beautiful take on contemporary relationships, Closer is a blueprint for any soul who craves heart-centered relationships.

What’s Inside Closer

  • Inspiration for a new mode of social gathering — one that brings us together even during times of loneliness and isolation

  • Activities and prompts for forging more fulfilling relationships (with new friends and those who have been nearby all along)

  • Actionable advice and principles that ring true no matter the circumstances

The first female curator of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers, Dalio’s approach to social connection is refreshing and nuanced. She draws on years of experience as an organizer of large gatherings to offer a path forward in this new era.

Get Closer and enjoy reinvigorated relationships and a renewed perspective on how to foster connection.

How is it that the internet connects us to a world of people, yet so many of us feel more isolated than ever? That we have hundreds, even thousands of friends on social media, but not a single person to truly confide in? Closer offers every reader a blueprint to find their people and build and nurture community, because connectedness—as more and more studies show—is our key to happiness, fulfillment, and success.

A book that’s equal parts inspiring and interactive, and packed with prompts, charts, quizzes, and full-color illustrations, Closer takes readers on a two-part journey. Part one is Going IN—a gentle but intentional process of self-discovery and finding out your true direction. Part two is Going OUT—building on all that you’ve learned about yourself to find those few special people who feed your soul, and discovering, or creating, the ever-widening groups that align with your aims and desires.

We rely too much on routine and the conventions of gatherings when we should focus on distinctiveness and the people involved. At a time when coming together is more important than ever, Parker sets forth a human-centered approach to gathering that will help everyone create meaningful, memorable experiences, large and small, for work and for play.

Drawing on her expertise as a facilitator of high-powered gatherings around the world, Parker takes us inside events of all kinds to show what works, what doesn't, and why. She investigates a wide array of gatherings—conferences, meetings, a courtroom, a flash-mob party, an Arab-Israeli summer camp—and explains how simple, specific changes can invigorate any group experience.

The result is a book that's both journey and guide, full of exciting ideas with real-world applications. Closer will forever alter the way you look at your next meeting, industry conference, dinner party, and backyard barbecue—and how you host and attend them.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Megan Roberts

It's hard to capture on photo but it's a piece of art. A stunning publication with beautiful advice. A real book in digital form.

K. Liam


liz brown

I wish this existed as a physical copy- the images are gorgeous and the advice is actionable. great piece.



Used it for a vacation with friends

I used some of the games in here for a vacation with friends and it made the conversation so much more interesting than it normally might have been. we know each other well and we know the basics of what is going on in each others lives, but the content in this book was really handy to have. I had a copy dowloaded on my phone so I perused the games while we were sitting by the campfire. In one of them, you share a one-sentence story from your life. People decided what to share it was upbeat and funny - just what we needed for that moment.



I always turn to these cards when I seek a deeper connection. They provide a spark that leaves me smiling.

Grace Rodgers
San Francisco

This company is transforming the way connections happen.

Jeremy Bennett

I have connected with my family in a way that we never had before. The design is beautiful and the questions are thought-provoking and fun.

Los Angeles, CA

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