For more than fifty years, The Second City comedy theater in Chicago has been a training ground for some of the best comic minds in the industry—including John Belushi, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Mike Myers, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, and Tina Fey.
But it also provides one-of-a-kind leadership training to cutting-edge companies, nonprofits, and public sector organizations—all aimed at increasing creativity, collaboration, and teamwork.
Yes, And: How Improvisation Reverses "No, But" Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration--Lessons from The Second City is a new book by Kelly Leonard and Tom Yorton.
Bruce Piasecki is a businessman and best-selling author, known for his book Doing More With Less. His latest is Missing Persons: A Life of Unexpected Influences. In the book, he ponders his life’s journey from an impoverished childhood to his success in business and the people who influenced him.
The book is a series of vignettes told in a third-person narrative that work through loss, passion, self-innovation as well as fear and dreams.
John Hope Bryant is an entrepreneur, author, and advisor and one of the nation’s most recognized empowerment leaders. He is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Operation HOPE and Bryant Group Companies. Recognized as one of Time magazine’s “50 for the Future” leaders, Bryant is the author of Love Leadership and is the only African-American bestselling business author.
He served as chairman of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, Subcommittee on the Underserved and Community Empowerment, and was appointed by President Obama in 2014 as a member of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans.
John Hope Bryant joins us this morning to discuss his new book: How the Poor Can Save Capitalism.
The Business Opportunities to Success Summit is hosted by RPI in Troy, NY and features over 60 CEO or executive level speakers who have taken their companies/organizations from start-up to success. Each leader is given five minutes to share lessons learned along the way. This year’s BOSS takes place Wednesday, November 12th.
Our very own Alan Chartock is one of the featured CEOs and he joins us in studio now along with creator of the event, James Spencer, Director of the Rensselaer Tech Park.
Do you want to start your own business? Have you ever tried? We’re talking about entrepreneurship today with special guest Craig Bero, a successful, seasoned entrepreneur and owner of the Pleasant & Main Café and General Store in Housatonic, Massachusetts.
Emily Arnold McCully will be reading from her new biography, Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business – and Won!, at the Chatham Bookstore on Sunday from 2-4.
Born in 1857, Tarbell was one of America’s first investigative journalists, “a fascinating and complex person: quirky, opinionated, reserved, adventurous, independent – a woman proving herself in a man’s world.
Emily Arnold McCully received the Caldecott Medal for Mirette on the High Wire. The illustrator of more than 40 books for young readers, she has a lifelong interest in history and feminist issues and she joins us this morning.