Tedx JuneauLibrary: Success!

Posted on July 22, 2013 by

Downtown Public Library — Thursday, July 25th — 6 pm.

We find ourselves living in a society that is obsessed with the idea of success.  Success in business, success in relationships, success in finances, success overall.  The concept of success has changed over the years.  One of our video presenters at this event, philosopher Alain De Botton, offers the notion that the burden of success is much more firmly placed upon the shoulders of individuals than it has been in the past.  The impact of this societal shift, De Botton will argue, has a real and important impact on our self-esteem and how we relate to ourselves and one another.

Daniel Pink, former speechwriter for Al Gore and the author of five bestselling nonfiction books, will give a riviting and humor-filled talk on the disparity that exists between what science knows and what business does in the realm of motivating other people.  Pink offers real and practical advice on achieving higher levels of motivation in oneself and others.

David Logan, business processor at USC, will urge us to consider exactly how people get together to do successful work.  He will present the concept that all productive and successful work is the product of small tribes of people working together to advance shared common interests.  Using the idea of a tribe, Logan explains what truly effective networking looks like, and what kind of culture a tribe needs to have before it can be successful.

Join us for a view and discussion of these talks.  Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Juneau Public Library.  While all ages are welcome, this program is most appropriate for teens and adults.

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