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Smart Growth: an ABTB Means Business Fireside Adventure with CEO, author, and Top 50 business leader Whitney Johnson

January 10, 2022 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$5.00 – $33.50

About the Event

For over ten years, Adventures by the Book has been offering our signature one-of-a-kind, multi-sensorial events and travels with authors. That’s because when it comes to connecting people and communities with books, we mean business!

And now, we are taking that mission quite literally and are thrilled to welcome you to join the next in our new series, Adventures by the Book Means Business, offering you the opportunity to meet some of the greatest minds in the business world.

And we can’t think of a better way to continue our new Adventures by the Book Means Business series than with CEO, author, and one of the top 50 business leaders in the world (Thinkers 50) Whitney Johnson, as she discusses her groundbreaking new book, Smart Growth.

Chat live* with the author on the exciting new platform Fireside to discuss Smart Growth, ask questions, and converse with Whitney live “on stage.” Find out what smart growth really means, culling interviews from some of the top business geniuses of our time.

Your Adventure includes a hardcover copy of Smart Growth (with signed bookplate), tax, shipping within the U.S. and Canada, a live Fireside discussion with Whitney, Q&A, and the unique opportunity to converse live* with these brilliant creative artists and innovators.

*Admission to this event is unique, as Fireside is open by invite only. Simply purchase a book below and we will send you a private VIP link to attend the virtual event. An iPhone or iPad is required to chat live with the authors on the virtual stage; however, event is accessible via live broadcast on all devices. Event access is provided via instructions emailed to you three days prior to the event.

About the Author and Book

Whitney Johnson is the CEO of human capital consultancy Disruption Advisors, an Inc. 5000 2020 fastest-growing private company in America. One of the 50 leading business thinkers in the world (#14) as named by Thinkers50, Whitney is an expert at smart growth leadership.

Whitney is an innovation and disruption theorist and former award-winning Wall Street stock analyst. She is the author of the bestselling Build an A Team, the critically-acclaimed Disrupt Yourself, and is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review.

In her new book, Smart Growth, growth is the goal. Helping people develop their potential—enabling them to articulate and become the self they want to be, are capable of being, and that best serves them and others in the short and long term—is what leaders strive toward.

But how do we grow? It turns out it happens in a predictable way, which means we can understand where we are in our growth and chart a way forward. In this compact, complete guide, Whitney Johnson dives more deeply than ever into the S Curve of Learning so that you can envision how growth happens and direct yourself and others in your organization to create a culture that fosters it.

The growth and learning journey comes in three phases: the Launch Point, the Sweet Spot, and Mastery. Compelling examples of successful people will show you when and why growth is slow, how to keep going, what to do when growth and learning are almost too fast to keep up with, and how to leap from one growth journey to another. As individuals grow, so do organizations and societies. Growth is learning put into action—action that betters the world as we better ourselves and our small niches, both personal and professional, within it. Growth occurs when learning is internalized—when we try something new and invest the effort to move it from being something we do to something we are.

About Fireside

We are thrilled to announce that Adventures by the Book has been invited to host a literary series on Fireside which will include book discussions, author talks, book clubs, special presentations, and much more.

During the course of WWII, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt instituted a series of “fireside chats” on the radio, as a way to regularly communicate self-assurance and calm during times of despair and uncertainty in our country. While once a thing of the past, thanks to the brilliant collaboration of billionaire entrepreneur and Shark Tank TV star, Mark Cuban, and Falon Fatemi, former CEO and Founder of Node.ai, Fireside chats are back, bigger and better than ever, and in a technological format that allows YOU to actively participate!

Fireside is the exclusive, invite-only new podcast platform for the next generation – a socially responsible space for us to come together in real-time to collaborate and create meaningful conversations. Together, we will engage in discussion, debate, and discourse in a public forum and make it a thing of celebration and beauty. We are ready to share our microphone with you and hope you’ll join us as we collaborate in the world’s most dynamic auditorium.



January 10, 2022
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$5.00 – $33.50
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