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BIG Ideas Exchange: Thank You for Being Late

Thursday, Dec 14 2017 8:30AM to 11:00AM

Chris Elmore and Dave Jones
AvidXchange 1210 AvidXChange Lane Charlotte, NC 28206

Monthly BIG Ideas Exchange

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Location: AvidXchange
1210 AvidXChange Lane
Charlotte, NC 28206

Parking: Plenty of free parking

8:30 am to 9:00 am Continental breakfast and networking
9:00 am to 11:00 am Book Discussion

Free to Members and Guests of BIG: RSVP to terry@bigcouncil.com or register below.

Book: "Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations" by Thomas Friedman

http://www.thomaslfriedman.com/thank-you-for-being-late/

Overview:

In his most ambitious work to date, Thomas L. Friedman shows that we have entered an age of dizzying acceleration–and explains how to live in it. Due to an exponential increase in computing power, climbers atop Mount Everest enjoy excellent cell-phone service and self-driving cars are taking to the roads. A parallel explosion of economic interdependency has created new riches as well as spiraling debt burdens. Meanwhile, Mother Nature is also seeing dramatic changes as carbon levels rise and species go extinct, with compounding results.

How do these changes interact, and how can we cope with them? To get a better purchase on the present, Friedman returns to his Minnesota childhood and sketches a world where politics worked and joining the middle class was an achievable goal. Today, by contrast, it is easier than ever to be a maker (try 3-D printing) or a breaker (the Islamic State excels at using Twitter), but harder than ever to be a leader or merely “average.” Friedman concludes that nations and individuals must learn to be fast (innovative and quick to adapt), fair (prepared to help the casualties of change), and slow (adept at shutting out the noise and accessing their deepest values). With vision, authority, and wit, Thank You for Being Late establishes a blueprint for how to think about our times.


This thought provoking discussion will be co-facilitated by Chris Elmore with AvidXchange and Dave Jones with Peak 10.

As a reminder, you don't have to read the book to attend! Most do not, and we always have a very engaging discussion!

During this roundtable we'll:
· share our own experiences in this area in our businesses
· share best practices from our own personal experience or from industry thought leaders
· share ideas on how to improve the area within our businesses to fuel growth

Note: We are looking for people to facilitate book discussions in 2018, so please don’t hesitate to contact me if there is a book that you’re passionate about and would like to share with the group. The meetings take place the second Friday of every month. Thanks!

Online Registration

BIG Council will contact you to confirm your registration and to process any non-member fee payment.