We are so happy to support Family Action Network (FAN) as they welcome Bruce Feiler. Feiler will be interviewed by Carter Cast. This virtual event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Click HERE to reserve your spot!
FAN is honored to give away hundreds of copies of The Search! Recipients will be chosen randomly from the event’s Zoom attendance list, and books can be either picked up at The Book Stall, or be shipped if necessary. All details on the Zoom registration page.
This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and YouTube channel.
About the Book: When Bruce Feiler (FAN ’21) completed his most recent book Life Is in the Transitions, which introduced readers to the idea of the “nonlinear life,” he realized that the greatest frontier of change in the world is work. Unprecedented numbers of Americans are quitting their jobs, rethinking their routines, breaking away from stifling expectations. We're still living through the Great Resignation and quiet quitting.
The most suffocating iron cage of all is the premise that each of us must have a career. We must follow a linear path of success, locking into a dream early, always climbing higher, never stopping until we reach the top. Few ideas have created more misery, squandered more human potential, or ruined more relationships.
From thousands of hours of interviews with an extraordinarily diverse group of Americans, Feiler has distilled a powerful new vision for how to think about work. He shows that our lives are upended by a stream of “workquakes” on average every two and a half years. Sure, some people set a goal and stick with it, but far more of us revise our passions, change our directions, and rethink our priorities. Feiler’s new book The Search: Finding Meaningful Work in a Post-Career World empowers each of us to stop chasing someone else’s dream and start chasing our own.
About the Author: Bruce Feiler is one of America’s most thoughtful voices on contemporary life. He is the author of seven New York Times bestsellers; the presenter of two prime-time series on PBS; and the inspiration for the drama Council of Dads on NBC. His two TED Talks have been viewed more than two million times. His latest book is The Search: Finding Meaningful Work in a Post-Career World, published in May 2023. Employing a firsthand approach to his work, Feiler is known for living the experiences he writes about. His work combines timeless wisdom with timely knowledge turned into practical, positive messages that allow people to live with more meaning, passion, and joy.
About the Interviewer: Carter Cast is the Michael S. and Mary Sue Shannon Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. He was awarded an endowed chair in entrepreneurship in 2019. Prof. Cast has received the Faculty Impact Award by his students six times, as well as the Sidney J. Levy award for teaching excellence in 2018 and 2020. Cast is also an operating partner for the Pritzker Group Private Capital, where he invests in and counsels growing companies. He was formerly the CEO of Walmart.com and prior to that, the founding chief marketing officer of Blue Nile, Inc. the leading seller of diamonds and jewelry on the Internet. Cast is also the author of a book, The Right (and Wrong) Stuff: How Brilliant Careers are Made – and Unmade, which was released in 2018. Forbes named it one of the six best “self-help books to keep you motivated until 2020 (and beyond).”
Find work you love. On your own terms.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Life Is in the Transitions comes a bold new road map for finding meaning and purpose in what you do, based on insights drawn from hundreds of life stories of Americans of all backgrounds.