Baba Prasad, Wharton Author of Nimble: Make Yourself and Your Company Resilient in the Age of Constant Change

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Thursday, April 5, 2018
5:30pm— 7:30pm
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Horwood Marcus & Berk, Chartered
500 W Madison St
Chicago, IL 60661
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The Wharton Club of Chicago invites you to learn how to become more “Nimble”


"Nimble shows how we can anticipate and adapt to an increasingly chaotic world--and become better leaders, strategists, and innovators along the way."
--Adam Grant, Professor at the Wharton School and NY Times bestselling author

"Definitely a 'must read' for leaders of any sized organization or team."
--Brad D. Smith, President & CEO, Intuit

"...a powerful articulation of a new axiom that will define business strategy in the decades to come."
--John Replogle, CEO, Seventh Generation Products

Author Baba Prasad – who earned his Ph.D. from Wharton – is a Wharton fellow, management consultant, and leading thinker in strategy and innovation. You can read his full bio here.

Humans principally rely on intelligence when they face turbulent change and need to be agile. Prasad wonders, “Can there be an organizational equivalent for intelligence?” – and this question has led to some very interesting answers. Through case studies drawn from Brazil to south India and from France to Arkansas, Prasad’s research gives us a simple, inexpensive framework to become resilient leaders and to create resilient companies that can handle all kinds of change.

During this session, Prasad will share the insights from his book that have come from more than fifteen years of research at some of the world’s best business schools. You’ll learn how to:

  • Use the five agilities we need in order to be nimble - analytical, operational, inventive, communicative, and visionary – to solve practically any problem.
  • Assess the agilities profile you and your company have right now.
  • Find out what agilities profile is right for your organization.
  • Move from your current agilities profile to the necessary agilities profile

NimbleBookCover.pngNimble has been called the new paradigm that bridges business strategy and personal leadership in an era of turbulence. It has received advance praise from business thinkers like Wharton’s Adam Grant, Dan Pink, Tom Rath, and Vijay Govindarajan as well as from CEOs like Brad Smith (Intuit), Frans van Houten (Royal Philips), Frank D’Souza (Cognizant), and John Replogle (Seventh Generation).

Though copies of Nimble will not be sold at this event, you are encouraged to preorder your copy (or copies) here to receive many special bonus offers. We hope to see you there!

EARLY Registration is Now Closed.
DATE: Thursday, April 5
TIME: 5:30 pm
LOCATION: Offices of Horwood, Marcus and Berk, Chartered; 500 W Madison St #3700, Chicago, IL 60661
WCC members and their guests: $20/person
Non-members of WCC and their guests: $35/person

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CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations must be received two (2) business days BEFORE the event or the attendee who made the reservation may not receive a refund, regardless of participation, due to costs associated with the reservation.


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