Quirky: Melissa A. Schilling with Justin Fox

Wed. Sep 12, 2018 at 6:30pm EDT
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The quirky characteristics of eight great innovators and what we can learn from them.

Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Elon Musk, Dean Kamen, Nikola Tesla, Marie Curie, Thomas Edison, and Steve Jobs made some spectacular breakthroughs. But not only through intellect—it was arguably their personal, social, and emotional quirkiness that enabled true genius and repeated successes. Melissa A. Schilling shares the science behind the convergence of these traits and explains how we each can encourage breakthrough innovations in the way we run organizations, manage people, and even how we raise our children.

Melissa A. Schilling, the John Herzog Family professor of management and organizations at New York University's Stern School of Business, will be joined in conversation by Justin Fox, a columnist for Bloomberg View and the author of The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street


Registration does not guarantee admission. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released shortly before start time, and seats may become available at that time. A stand by line will form thirty minutes before the program.

The Program Room opens at 6 PM.

ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing accessibility@nypl.org.

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Mid-Manhattan Library Program Room 476 Fifth Avenue (42nd Street Entrance)
New York, NY 10018