After three years of presenting 30+ Leaders Connect events on Zoom, I am very pleased to announce that we are returning to live events at Zingerman’s Roadhouse. Due to the continued threat of Covid (for example, my mother-in-law is going home today after spending three days in the hospital with Covid), I will be making some important changes:
- The starting time will be 8 AM rather than 7 AM (due to the fact that people have gotten used to sleeping in)
- To be safer, events will be held in a different room at Zingermans Roadhouse with more limited seating at tables.
- We will be requiring everybody to wear masks, except when eating or drinking.
- In addition to our ongoing sponsors, Bank of Ann Arbor, Office Evolution, Rehmann, Roger Rayle Virtual Ventures, and Zingerman’s we’ve had a new sponsor The Surnow Company.
- Beginning on October 28 we are creating a full-year schedule. On December 2, our speaker will be Danny Ellis, Founder and CEO of SkySpecs, discussing the evolution of his company.
Below please find the information and invitation for the first event, Doug Schneider on his new book The Risk Paradox: Life Lessons from 102 Amazing Risk-Takers. Doug and I have been friends and associates for almost 30 years. During that time I have seen him rise from product manager, to CEO of Connecture, to college lecturer and consultant, and to successful author. No, the rumors about him running for office in Ohio are not true. He’s waiting to be asked to be the next basketball coach for his favorite team, Xavier.
The Risk Paradox: Life Lessons from 102 Amazing Risk-Takers
By Doug Schneider
Why do some people embrace risk while others avoid it at all costs? How do you know when to take a chance or when to walk away? And what happens after a risk crashes miserably, pays off handsomely, or lands in the muddy middle of life?
The Risk Paradox examines the stories of over one hundred notable risk-takers, in business and life. This unprecedented study provides fascinating, intimate views on risk and its meaning―before, during, and after the plunge. The authors’ research reveals lessons and secrets of those who embrace risk as a part of life, taking us to the heart of the Risk Paradox itself: taking a risk is the least risky thing you can do to live a fulfilling life.