EntrepreNerds Book Discussion: Creating Positive Change
Are you championing a new initiative in your organization? Would you like to make personal changes that stick? This month in EntrepreNerds we'll empower you to Create Positive Change by discussing:
Tools for changing habits
How perceptions impact behavior
Ways to leverage social networks for change
Date: Friday September 19, 2014 Noon - 1:30pm
Location: Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce
Cost: Members $25 / Non-Members $35 (includes catered lunch)
How it Works:
We recommend a few books and videos on the topic. Participants choose on ebook, article or video to review before the discussion that's relevant to the topic. We'll provide 4 pre discussion questions for you to ponder in preparation which will also help focus the conversation.
Recommended Reading :
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
by Charles Duhigg
The Gist: In this entertaining book, Duhigg provides a simple yet well educated overview of how habits are formed and why they can't be broken. Fear not, habits can be changed. The "habit loop
" is a great tool for better understanding how to change habits on an individual level. But he doesn't stop there! Duhigg goes on to show readers how to change people's habits on an organizational and societal level as well. This book is a must read for any change agent that wants their efforts to be successful.
Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior
by Leonard Mlodinow
The Gist: In this well researched book, Mlodinow provides an interdisciplinary understand of the role our subconscious mind plays in perceiving the world, decision-making and our interactions with others. He shares both personal anecdotes as well as citing primary research to demonstrate the ways in which our subconscious influences both perception and behavior. The insights in this reading prove valuable for the leader that seeks to deepen their self-awareness while also developing a better understanding of the human condition within which we all mostly work.
EntrepreNerds has partnered with Firehouse Books in Old Town to offer a 20% off discount to book discussion attendees
Charles Duhigg Interview about "The Power of Habit" on the Good Life Project
Interested in facilitating an EntrepreNerds book discussion? Contact Ariana: email@example.com
EntrepreNerds is the brain child of Ariana Friedlander. Six months into starting her business, Ariana began to realize that there was a lot about being an entrepreneur she needed to learn in order to succeed. A dedicated lifelong learner, she yearned for a supportive community of fellow entrepreneurs that read business books and discussed their experiences applying the concepts to real life. And so EntrepreNerds was born, with the first Book Discussion happening on March 1, 2012. Participating in this simple yet profound and engaging professional development program makes the difference between success and failure. EntrepreNerds Book Discussion participants benefit from making meaningful connections while expanding their knowledge. As a result, participants are empowered to implement new techniques, behaviors and strategies to successfully grow their business.