“Unexpected Stories Leading to Success”
People learn from each other’s stories, especially when the stories reveal what is NOT in the official bio. This includes setbacks, challenges, and failures that require “grit” to keep going. Whether it’s Malcolm Gladwell’s concept of 10,000 hours of practice to achieve mastery, or life’s unexpected twists and turns, the real story is often hidden under the halo of success.
GRIT: True Career Stories is a series of interviews with accomplished professionals to explore what it takes to get to the top of one’s profession. Be prepared to be surprised. This webinar series is sponsored by Northwestern University.
In this interview with Dan Pink, author of five provocative books — including the long-running NYT bestsellers, A Whole New Mind and Drive, you’ll learn, among other things, why mediocrity is worse than failure.
Dan’s latest book, To Sell is Human, is a #1 New York Times business bestseller, a #1 Wall Street Journal business bestseller, and a #1 Washington Post nonfiction bestseller. Dan’s books have been translated into 34 languages and have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. In 2013, Thinkers 50 named him one of the top 15 business thinkers in the world. He lives in Washington, DC, with his wife and their three children.