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March 22: Stanford GSB Salon in Washington DC

Event Details

Date/Time:
Tue, March 22, 2016
06:30PM - 09:00PM
Venue:
Stanford in Washington
Location:
2661 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC 20008
Map address
Registration Period:
03/01/2016-04/20/2016
Price:
Covers open bar (wine, beer) and heavy appetizers: $10 Stanford GSB Alumni; $15 Members of the broader Stanford alumni community & alumni of other local MBA clubs.
Contact:

The Stanford GSB Washington DC/Baltimore Alumni Chapter invites you to join us for the Stanford GSB Salon in Washington DC, a new monthly conversation series designed to foster thoughtful and provocative discussions among peers on leadership, management, and the world.

In an era of hashtags and soundbites, the Salon is designed to encourage deeper discussions in an intimate setting to enlighten, educate, and inspire innovative ideas to tackle the greatest challenges of our times. Each month, we will select a book and/or a series of longform articles to set the theme. If you are unable to read the book, reading the articles is highly recommended for a well-informed discussion.

March 22, 2016: Originality

How does one become more "original" or create a culture that fosters originality? What are the risks associated with being non-conformist in the workplace? How does one assess the tradeoffs? This discussion is inspired by Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Wharton Professor Adam Grant.

Recommended articles:
1. http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2016/02/16/tom-gardner-interviews-adam-grant-author-of-origin.aspx
2. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2011/07/25/mastering-the-machine (on Ray Dalio, one of the "originals" discussed in Chapter 7 of the book)

April 19, 2016: Character (Registration opens April 5)


A discussion inspired by The Road to Character by New York Times columnist David Brooks

FORMAT:
6:30 - 7:00 pm: Drinks, food & networking
7:00 - 8:15 pm: Moderated discussion (each Salon will be moderated by Chapter Leaders Amita Shukla & Kelly Zafar)
8:15 - 9:00 pm: Drinks, food & networking

Questions?
Email: amita@alumni.gsb.stanford.edu

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