Rules of Thumb—A Global Guide to Thriving (Not Just Surviving) in Turbulent Times

April 22, 2009 - April 22, 2009
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Alan Webber and his book Rules of Thumb.

Rule #14 You don’t know if you don’t go.
Rule #23 Keep two lists: What gets you up in the morning? What keeps you up at night?
Rule #37 All money is not created equal.
Rule #45 Failure isn’t failing, failure is failing to try.

In his new book, Rules of Thumb: 52 Truths for Winning at Business without Losing Yourself, Alan Webber stimulates, inspires, challenges and helps us understand what makes for a life well-lived and work well-done. Co-Founder of Fast Company magazine, award-winning business journalist and a member of the U.S.-Japan Innovators Network, Mr. Webber reflects on 40 years of experience as observer, participant and agent provocateur, illuminating 52 rules of thumb on what it takes to innovate and lead in these extraordinary times. Whether you’re a social entrepreneur, a start-up, an established business leader or just plain curious about how to make the most of your life in these crazy times, 52 Rules of Thumb is the book for you.

Moderated by Polly LaBarre, author of Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win.

Followed by a book signing and reception.

$10/$8 Japan Society members/$5 students & seniors

Buy Tickets Online or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. – Fri. 11 am – 6 pm, Weekends 11 am – 5 pm.

The U.S. –Japan Innovators Network is assisted by grants from R&R Consulting, Inc. and Justin A. Rockefeller.

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The Network is also made possible in part by Japan Society’s endowment for policy projects.

  • Apr 22, 2009 at 6:30 pm