Lunch with Adam Grant author of Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

Date and Time
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
11:30am— 1:30pm
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Union League Club of Chicago

How can we originate new ideas, policies and practices without risking it all?


Adam Grant

Author of Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

11:30 a.m. Reception

12:00 p.m. Luncheon & Program 

Union League Club of Chicago

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With Give and TakeAdam Grant not only introduced a landmark new paradigm for success but also established himself as one of his generation’s most compelling and provocative thought leaders. 

In Originals he again addresses the challenge of improving the world, but now from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions. How can we originate new ideas, policies, and practices without risking it all?

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 fight groupthink to 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.


The luncheon & program is being hosted by The Wharton Club of Chicago and the Penn Club of Chicago in partnership with the Union League Club of Chicago Authors Group.  



DATE:  Wednesday, April 6, 2016

TIME:  11:30 am to 1:30 pm

11:30 Reception

12:00 Luncheon & Program  

(If you or your guests have any dietary restrictions (i.e. Vegetarian, food allergies, Gluten free) please contact The Book Stall at 847.446.8880. )  

LOCATION:  Union League Club, 65 West Jackson, Blvd, Chicago, IL

COST OF LUNCHEON:  $42 per person (plus $3.30 fee)

Reserve your place early, seating is limited.  Click Here to Register!  

DRESS ATTIRE: The dress code for this event is business casual. Denim is not permitted.  

BOOKS: Will be available for purchase and signing at this event. 

PARKING:  Valet parking is available at the Federal Street entrance. 

Self parking is available at the garage on the northwest corner of Federal and Van Buren. Special rates are available for guests with tickets that are validated at the front desk.

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