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OFF SITE Discussion of Surprise by Tania Luna and LeeAnn Renninger, PhD

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Interested in the latest books and research related to business, personality and learning, but too busy to read them?  

Please join this informal group meeting.  An experienced group facilitator will guide the discussion.  Handouts will be provided.  You don’t need to have read the book to participate. 

Join us on second Thursday of the month  from 7:00 - 8:30 PM in the upper level meeting room of the Geneva Public Library at 127 James Street.  Below is the list of books we will be reviewing over the coming months.  They are available for check out at the Check Out Desk.

Surprise: Embrace the Unpredictable and Engineer the Unexpected is a fascinating look at how we can handle and harness surprise in our work, relationships, and everyday lives. 
Pop Quiz!
Do you prefer when:
A) Things go according to plan?
B) When the unexpected happens?
Most of us pick control and predictability. Yet research reveals a counterintuitive truth: surprise is the key that unlocks growth, innovation, and connection. It is also the secret ingredient in our best memories.
Through colorful narratives and compelling scientific findings, authors Tania Luna and Dr. LeeAnn Renninger shine a light on the world's least understood and most intriguing emotion. They reveal how shifting our perception of surprise lets us thrive in the face of uncertainty. And they show us how surprise acts as a shortcut that turns a typical product into a meaningful experience, a good idea into a viral one, awkward small talk into engaging conversation, and daily life into an adventure.

You do not need to have read the book to participate in these events.  

Join us at the office on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM OR on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM. There is no charge for members.  Others are asked for a small donation of $5.


July - Fail Better: Design Smart Mistakes and Succeed Sooner by Anjali Sastry and Kara Penn

August - Rising Strong by Brene Brown

September - Love, Skip, Jump: Start Living the Adventure of Your Life by Shelene Bryant

October - Presence:  Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy

Earlier Event: June 8
Adult non-performance IMPROV
Later Event: June 13
Pivot Points