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Livestream: Bill Burnett and Dave Evans on "Designing Your Work Life: How to Thrive and Change and Find Happiness at Work"

5:00pm sharp to 6:00pm EST livestream

Event Details

Speaker Series

Date: Tuesday February 09, 2021 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Speaker(s): Bill Burnett, Executive Director, Design Program; Co-founder Stanford Life Design Lab, Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University; Co-Author

Dave Evans, Co-founder Stanford Life Design Lab, Lecturer, Design Program, Stanford University; Management Consultant; Co-Founder, Electronic Arts; Co-Author

In Conversation with: Angèle Beausoleil, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Business Design and Innovation; Academic Director, Business Design Initiative, Rotman School of Management
Topic: "Designing Your Work Life: How to Thrive and Change and Find Happiness at Work" (Knopf, Feb. 25 2020)
Venue:

On February 2nd, Rotman Events will email registrants the link to the page where you can watch the livestream.

Location: Online
Cost: $36.95 plus HST per person (includes the link to the livestream and 1 unsigned hardcover copy of "Designing Your Work Life" shipped to customers after the event)
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Book Synopsis: When Designing Your Life was published in 2016, Stanford’s Bill Burnett and Dave Evans taught readers how to use design thinking to build meaningful, fulfilling lives (“Life has questions. They have answers.” –The New York Times). The book struck a chord, becoming an instant #1 New York Times bestseller. Now, in DESIGNING YOUR WORK LIFE: How to Thrive and Change and Find Happiness at Work they apply that transformative thinking to the place we spend more time than anywhere else: work.

DESIGNING YOUR WORK LIFE teaches readers how to create the job they want—without necessarily leaving the job they already have.

“Increasingly, it’s up to workers to define their own happiness and success in this ever-moving landscape,” they write, and chapter by chapter, they demonstrate how to build positive change, wherever you are in your career. Whether you want to stay in your job and make it a more meaningful experience, or if you decide it’s time to move on, Evans and Burnett show you how to visualize and build a work-life that is productive, engaged, meaningful, and more fun.

About Our Speakers: Bill Burnett is the executive director of the Stanford Design Program, and was a product leader for Apple’s groundbreaking PowerBook business. He directs the undergraduate and graduate program in design at Stanford.

Dave Evans is the Codirector of the Stanford Life Design Lab, and a cofounder of Electronic Arts, one of the world’s largest interactive entertainment companies. He holds a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford.


Series Host: Business Design Initiative at Rotman


Questions: events@rotman.utoronto.ca, Megan Murphy, (416) 978-6122


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