BrightSight Group speaker and author, Dan Gross’s latest Slate.com entry, “Don’t Get Depressed, It’s Not 1929. Why all those Great Depression analogies are wrong.” puts the current financial crisis into perspective, “Economists surveyed by the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank believe the recession, which started in April 2008, will be over by next summer.”
According to the article, Patrick and Cacioppo contend that “loneliness, like hunger, is an alarm signal that evolved in hominids hundreds of thousands of years ago, when group cohesion was essential to fight off abrupt attacks from stampeding wildebeests. It’s nature’s way of telling us to rejoin the group or pay the price.” William Patrick and John Cacioppo are the authors of Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection
BrightSight Group speaker and author Russ Edelman’s book, “Nice Guys Nice Guys Can Get the Corner Office” was reviewed last week on globeandmail.com
“Nice Guys Can Get the Corner Office helps by tackling each in a separate chapter, starting with two stories to show how it limits individuals, discussing the motives and symptoms, and then outlining some strategies to help you overcome this liability.”
With hopes to end the high school dropout epidemic in America’s inner cities. BrightSight Group speaker and founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE, John Hope Bryant recently introduced, The 5 MILLION KIDS Initiative.
5MK is nothing short of a bold, national strategy to “help break the back of the high school drop-out epidemic in America,” and to inspire our youth, particularly our urban youth, to re-imagine their possibilities, to take their lives back, to empower themselves with real and sustainable options in their life, and to realize their God-given potential. 5MK is co-chaired nationally by icons Quincy Jones and Ambassador Andrew Young.
BrightSight Group speaker and author Robert Fulghum latest book, Third Wish is now available for pre order on amazon.com Written over a period of ten years, Third Wish is a epic novel which is above all – a love story -not in the usual sense, but the story of people who love life and go to great lengths to live it in a flourishing way. In fairy tales, the third wish is the last one left when the first wish was foolish, and the second wish was used to undo the first. Now the remaining wish must be used wisely and well – with the help of co-conspirators. The story threads its way through Greece, Japan, France, England, Spain and Seattle. Woven into the fabric is cultural history, art, philosophy, archeology, poetry, theatre and music. The mode of the novel is contained in these three words: SLOWLY, SURPRISE, WITNESS. The two-volume set is divided in five parts and includes over 150 ILLUSTRATIONS by three accomplished artists.
BrightSight Group speaker and Host of “Build It Bigger” Danny Forster returns as host of ‘Build It Bigger. The new mini-series is called ‘Build It Bigger: Rebuilding Greensburg’ and premiered Saturday, at 9:00 pm, on The Science Channel.
As some of you might have heard, on May 4th, 2007 one of the largest tornadoes in American history devastated the rural town of Greensburg, Kansas. In a matter of seconds the entire community was leveled. But rather than rebuild the town as it was, the citizens instead decided to create America’s 1st Eco-Town–a fully sustainable community.
This 4-part mini series chronicles the sustainable redevelopment of the Greensburg, Kansas beginning with the 1st new episode at 9:00pm, immediately followed by the 2nd new episode at 10:00pm.
BrightSight Group speaker, Stanford D-School Professor and author, Bob Sutton is quoted in BusinessWeek’s article, “IBM Reshapes Its Sales Meetings”. Sutton says, “In some parts of American business, every problem can be solved by design.”
BrightSight Group speaker and author, Leonard Mlodinow’s book The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives was recently named to amazon.com’s Best Science Books of 2008.
BrightSight Group speakers and authors Chunka Mui and Paul B. Carroll’s book, Billion-Dollar Lessons: What You Can Learn from the Most Inexcusable Business Failures of the Last 25 Years
was recently reviewed in The Globe and Mail.