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How Non-Conformists Move the World?

Hosted by the Consul of the Geneva Book Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sat 13 Oct 11:00 - 13:00

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Dear passionate book readers and followers of the group,
 
I invite you to read a recent book providing insights about how to reach out at those 'critical moments'. It doesn’t matter if you are up for a challenge of improving our world or just your own environment, you may find some interesting ideas how to create value and make progress in a non-conformist way.

The book review that I include below is taken from Protected content , if you are interested in reading and discussing this book, then let’s meet up on the morning of 13 October.
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In Originals the author addresses the challenge of improving the world 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becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions.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 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.