Dr. Adam Grant "Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success"

For those interested in psychology, you may find this event to be of value:

Dr. Adam M. Grant, Organizational Psychologist and the youngest tenured professor at Wharton Business School, offers a lecture based on his book, “Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success". 

For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But in today’s dramatically reconfigured world, the way we choose to interact with other people defines our success or failure.  “Give and Take” demolishes the “me-first” worldview and shows that the best way to get to the top is to focus not on your solo journey but on bringing others with you.  Grant reveals how one of America’s best networkers developed his connections, why a creative genius behind one of the most popular shows in television history toiled for years in anonymity, how a basketball executive responsible for multiple draft busts turned things around, and how we could have anticipated Enron’s demise four years before the company collapsed—without ever looking at a single number.

About Dr. Adam M. Grant:  https://mgmt.wharton.upenn.edu/profile/1323/ .
Dr. Grant's CV: http://www.management.wharton.upenn.edu/grant/AdamGrantCV.pdf.
Visit Dr. Grant’s website at   http://www.giveandtake.com/ .

This lecture series is sponsored by Dr. Michael Shermer's Skeptics Society. http://www.skeptic.com/upcoming-lectures/ .

To subscribe to free eSkeptic: http://www.skeptic.com/lectures/how_to_attend.html.

Tickets and Entry:
First come, first served at the door. Line starts at the South Door entrance. Limited seating at 375.
$15 for nonmembers
$10 for Skeptics Society members and the JPL/CalTech community.
Your admission fee is a donation that pays for lecture expenses.

Baxter Hall. THIS LECTURE MAY SELL OUT! Stand in line by 1pm at the LATEST to ensure yourself a seat.  This is a No-Host event.

Due to security concerns, Baxter Hall will be locked and the audience will be admitted only through the doors on the South side of the building by the lily ponds. If, for medical reasons, you cannot climb the stairs to the hall on the 2nd floor, someone at the main entrance (located in the middle of the West side of the building) will escort you to the elevator. 

Directions to Baxter Hall:


Building Location and Parking Map:
Baxter Hall at CalTech in Pasadena. Free parking on weekends:

Early Dinner Together:
We will be joining the the Skeptics Society in their standing tradition of dinner together after the event, so
those of us who wish to take early dinner can meet Outside to the left side of the entry doors.

We have a wonderful group of interesting, nice people; so our social gatherings after these events are always so much fun... come join us!

Dinner is traditionally at Burger Continental. Click on this link for their menu:
535 South Lake Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101

A very nice extensive menu... their salad bar for $5.99 is outstanding!.. so delicious and a nice variety. Enjoy the meal and the wonderful company, everyone!

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  • V

    Thanks for the tip, Steve... I'm going to visit his site and take the test too! Glad you folks got something out of it. :D

    April 29, 2013

  • Steve K.

    Great subject and presented well.

    April 28, 2013

  • maryA

    kind of far

    April 28, 2013

  • Lee

    Sorry had to work and couldn't make it.

    April 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    too far to come

    April 28, 2013


    My car is leaking oil so I can't drive there. Wish I could ride with someone. I'm in Burbank near the 5 freeway.

    April 28, 2013

  • Arden R.

    so sorry, I cannot make it.
    Am sick.

    April 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    See you there!

    April 13, 2013

  • Arden R.

    sounds interesting!

    March 16, 2013

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