Wednesday, October 17, 2012

An Evening With Frans Johansson & Chris Yeh (October 29)

I'll be interviewing my old friend and HBS classmate Frans Johansson at a special event on the evening of October 29.

The event, a joint production of the Brown and HBS alumni clubs, will give 40 lucky people the chance to hear Frans speak and get signed copies of his bestsellers, The Medici Effect and The Click Moment. (If you don't already own copies of the books, shame on you, but copies will be available for purchase at the event)

And did I mention that the event is free (though the books are not)?

Date: Monday, October 29th
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Place: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Building
401 Quarry Rd., Rm 2209, Stanford, CA 94305
Cost: Free for Everyone

To RSVP for the event, email Mai Manchanda of the Brown alumni club and claim your spot.  HBS alumni should be sure to include your class year for our attendance records.

Here's a bit more about the event:

The Click Moment is the highly anticipated second book from Frans Johansson, the most perceptive innovation thought leader of his generation. Johansson’s debut, The Medici Effect, was an international bestseller that shattered assumptions about how great ideas happen. It made BusinessWeek and Amazon’s year-end “best-of” lists, and was lauded by innovation legend Clayton Christensen as “one of the most insightful books about managing innovation I have ever read.”

The Click Moment exceeds The Medici Effect’s promise many times over. Randomness may rule, but tomorrow’s smartest innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders know how to harness it to their advantage. Part intellectual thrill ride and part success blueprint that no one whose livelihood depends on big, disruptive ideas can afford to miss. The Click Moment obliterates the idea that in business you can plan, strategize, and analyze your way to success.

About Frans Johansson
Frans Johansson is the bestselling author of The Medici Effect. Raised in Sweden by his African-American/Cherokee mother and Swedish father, he speaks to audiences worldwide, from the boardrooms of America’s largest corporations to villages in developing countries. He has founded a software startup, a healthcare firm, a hedge fund, and the strategy consulting firm, The Medici Group. Frans holds a B.S. from Brown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. His new book, The Click Moment, was just released in September by Penguin Portfolio.

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