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‘Elastic: Unlocking Your Brain’s Ability to Embrace Change’
February 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm$12 – $18
The best-selling author of “Subliminal” and “The Drunkard’s Walk” teaches you how to tap into the hidden power of your brain.
In this startling and provocative look at how the human mind deals with change, Leonard Mlodinow shows us how to unleash the natural abilities we all possess so we can thrive in dynamic and troubled times. Truly original minds capitalize when everyone else struggles. And most of us assume that these abilities are innate, reserved for a select few. But Mlodinow reveals that we all possess them, that we all have encoded in our brains a skill he terms elastic thinking-and he guides us in how to harness it.
Drawing on groundbreaking research, Mlodinow outlines how we can learn to let go of comfortable ideas and become accustomed to ambiguity and contradiction; how we can rise above conventional mindsets and reframe the questions we ask; and how we can improve our ability to solve problems and generate new ideas-critical skills for achieving professional and personal success in our quickly morphing world.
Leonard Mlodinow’s previous books include the best sellers “Subliminal” (winner of the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science writing award), “The Drunkard’s Walk” (a New York Times Notable Book), “War of the Worldviews” (with Deepak Chopra) and “The Grand Design” (with Stephen Hawking), as well as “The Upright Thinkers”, “Feynman’s Rainbow” and “Euclid’s Window.” His most recent book is “Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Time of Change.” He also wrote for the television series “MacGyver” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”
Named to the 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards Longlist.
Paperback copies of the book will be available for sale at the event for $16 plus tax. Book sales provided by Books Inc. Palo Alto.
$18 General Public | $15 Members and J-Pass holders | $12 Students with ID.
Presented by The Oshman Family JCC.