The Most Important Book You’ll Read This Year

Connect, by David Bradford and Carole Robin

Andy Dunn
1 min readFeb 9, 2021


Fifteen years ago I met Carole Robin. She was my professor, then.

Eleven years later, I felt so strongly about what she had done for me that I endowed a fellowship fund in her name — committing, at the time, more money than I had to my name.

It was financially brazen. It was reckless.

But I did it for a reason. Carole had given me something of incalculable value: the ability to influence people, and to be influenced by them, in ways previously unthinkable.

How did she do that?

For decades, the answer has been a secret, knowable only to a very privileged and select group of Stanford students who took her Interpersonal Dynamics course each year.

Now she and the co-developer of that class, David Bradford, are sharing their insights with the world.

Here it is.

It’s magic.

But only if you’re ready to know.

And be known.



Andy Dunn

Spirit animal @bonobos, swan hunter @redswan, brother @monicaandandy. I love cilantro but love even more the people that hate it