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Mark your calendars: five exciting events coming up at Rotman

November 4, 2019

In the coming weeks, learn more about what’s fair in the age of #MeToo, being awesome while navigating change, what it takes to succeed, the battle between online extremists and techno-utopians, and developing atomic habits.

For a complete list of upcoming events, see our events page.

Check out these five upcoming Rotman events:

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Robyn Doolittle on "Had It Coming: What's Fair in the Age of #MeToo?"

Thursday, November 27, 2019 | 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Globe and Mail reporter Robyn Doolittle spent nearly two years investigating how Canadian police handle sexual assault cases. Her series Unfounded captured her shocking findings: across the country, in big cities and small towns, the system was dismissing a high number of allegations. Doolittle’s new book, Had It Coming (Allen Lane, Sept 24 2019), picks up where the series left off. Doolittle provides a nuanced and informed look at how attitudes around sexual behaviour have changed and still need to change.

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Neil Pasricha on "You Are Awesome: How to Navigate Change, Wrestle with Failure, and Live an Intentional Life"

Thursday, November 28, 2019 | 7:00 - 8:00 PM

We live in a world where we’re bombarded by expectations. So many of us feel anxious, uncertain, and that we no longer have the tools to handle failure. Best-selling author Neil Pasricha provides a few ways forward. Speaking from his new book, You Are Awesome: How to Navigate Change, Wrestle with Failure, and Live an Intentional Life (Simon & Schuster, Nov. 5, 2019), Pasricha shares story-based, science-backed secrets to help you build up fortitude and live a happier, more intentional life.

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Stephen A. Schwarzman on "What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence"

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Blackstone chairman, CEO, and co-founder Stephen A. Schwarzman draws on impactful episodes from his life to show readers how to build, transform, and lead thriving organizations. At this Rotman event, Schwarzman discusses his new book, What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence (Simon & Schuster, 2019), with Heather Reisman, Founder and CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc. Whether you are a student, entrepreneur, philanthropist, executive, or simply someone looking for ways to maximise your potential, Schwarzman’s central lessons will apply.

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Andrew Marantz on "Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation"

Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 5:00 - 6:00 PM

In his new book, Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation (Viking, 2019), Andrew Marantz, a rising star at The New Yorker, reveals how the boundaries between technology, media, and politics have been erased. His book is a deeply immersive chronicle of how the optimistic entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley set out to create a free and democratic internet, and how the cynical propagandists of the alt-right exploited that freedom to propel the extreme into the mainstream.

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James Clear on "Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones"

Monday, December 9, 2019 | 5:00 - 6:00 PM

If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, comes to Rotman to speak about his new book, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones (Avery, 2018). Clear will reveal practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.

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