Virtual Book Club: Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

  • 14 Nov 2018
  • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Zoom online platform

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Join the conversation as we discuss Adam Grant's, "Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World." This book club will be led by Kate Gerasimova.

About the book

Using surprising studies and stories spanning business, politics, sports, and entertainment, Grant explores how to recognize a good idea, speak up without getting silenced, build a coalition of allies, choose the right time to act, and manage fear and doubt; how parents and teachers can nurture originality in children; and how leaders can build cultures that welcome dissent. Learn from an entrepreneur who pitches his start-ups by highlighting the reasons not to invest, a woman at Apple who challenged Steve Jobs from three levels below, an analyst who overturned the rule of secrecy at the CIA, a billionaire financial wizard who fires employees for failing to criticize him, and a TV executive who didn’t even work in comedy but saved Seinfeld from the cutting-room floor. The payoff is a set of groundbreaking insights about rejecting conformity and improving the status quo.

Our Facilitator - Kate Gerasimova

An associate at gothamCulture, is passionate about aligning organizational culture with business strategy and finding creative solutions to today’s organizational development challenges. She has over 5 years of consulting experience, has been helping clients improve their business performance through strategy and organizational development, change management, and process improvement. Her interests include looking at how cultures, skillsets, backgrounds, different environments impact diversity of thought in organizations as well as how cognitive group outcomes become affected by biases and perceptions of inclusion. Kate is also the ODN of NY member who leads our virtual book club.

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