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Big Ideas Speaker Series @ Rotman - Scott Sonenshein

4:15-4:59pm check-in; 5:00pm sharp to 6:00pm presentation and Q&A; 6:00-6:10pm book sale, signing

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Speaker Series

Date: Tuesday March 28, 2017 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Speaker(s): Scott Sonenshein, Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management, Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University (Houston, TX); Author
Topic: "Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less - and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined" (HarperBusiness, Feb. 7, 2017)
Venue: Fleck Atrium (Ground Floor, North Building) | map
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto,
105 St George Street
Location: Toronto
Cost: $35.99 plus HST per person (includes 1 signed hardcover copy of Stretch and 1 seat at the session)
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BOOK SYNOPSIS: The book is a ground-breaking approach to succeeding in business and life, using the science of resourcefulness. We often think the key to success and satisfaction is to get more: more money, time, and possessions; bigger budgets, job titles, and teams; and additional resources for our professional and personal goals.  It turns out we’re wrong. Using captivating stories to illustrate research in psychology and management, Rice University Professor Scott Sonenshein examines why some people and organizations succeed with so little, while others fail with so much.  People and organizations approach resources in two different ways: “chasing” and “stretching.” When chasing, we exhaust ourselves in the pursuit of more. When stretching, we embrace the resources we already have. This frees us to find creative and productive ways to solve problems, innovate, and engage our work and lives more fully. Stretch shows why everyone—from executives to entrepreneurs, professionals to parents, athletes to artists—performs better with constraints; why seeking too many resources undermines our work and well-being; and why even those with a lot benefit from making the most out of a little.  Drawing from examples in business, education, sports, medicine, and history, Scott Sonenshein advocates a powerful framework of resourcefulness that allows anybody to work and live better.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Scott Sonenshein is the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice University’s Jesse Jones Graduate School of Business. His award-winning research, teaching, and consulting has helped Fortune 500 executives, entrepreneurs, and professionals in industries such as technology, healthcare, retail, education, banking, manufacturing, and non-profits. He holds a PhD in management and organizations from the University of Michigan, an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, and a BA from the University of Virginia. He has also worked as a strategy consultant for companies such as AT&T and Microsoft and lived the rise and fall of the dotcom boom while working at a Silicon Valley start-up.

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