Event Overview

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We will be discussing:
'Option B' by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant

From Facebook’s COO and Wharton’s top-rated professor, the #1 New York Times best-selling authors of ‘Lean In’ and ‘Originals’: a powerful, inspiring, and practical book about building resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks.


After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. “I was in ‘the void,’” she writes, “a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe.” Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. It is a muscle that everyone can build.

Option B combines Sheryl’s personal insights with Adam’s eye-opening research on finding strength in the face of adversity. Beginning with the gut wrenching moment when she finds her husband, Dave Goldberg, collapsed on a gym floor, Sheryl opens up her heart and her journal to describe the acute grief and isolation she felt in the wake of his death. But Option B goes beyond Sheryl’s loss to explore how a broad range of people have overcome hardships including illness, job loss, sexual assault, natural disasters, and the violence of war. Their stories reveal the capacity of the human spirit to persevere . . . and to rediscover joy.

Purchase the Book:
If you are attending the event and would like a copy of 'Option B', limited copies are available and can be purchased through the Personal Membership Services team for $23 (+ postage if required). Please call (08) 9383 8088 or email personalmembership@aimwa.com

Special Offer:
 
You are welcome to bring a non-member guest for $15. Please call Client Services on (08) 9383 8000 to register them.

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  • Event code M18701-06
    Residential:No
  • Time 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Dates
    • 11 June, 2018
  • Location
    • AIM WA, Leadership Centre
    • 76 Birkdale Street, Floreat

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