Author Nilofer Merchant assures if we claim our own, unique spot in the world, our “onlyness,” we have a lever by which to move the world
Nilofer Merchant, one of the world’s leading business thinkers, will sit down with journalist Julie Scelfo to discuss her new book “The Power of Onlyness: Make Your Wild Ideas Mighty Enough to Dent the World” at the Brooklyn Historical Society on Thursday, September 7.
The premise of “The Power of Onlyness:” If we build upon our purpose and claim our own, unique spot in the world, our “onlyness,” and connect with those who are equally passionate, we have a lever by which to move the world. Nilofer Merchant assures in her latest work that now is the moment of opportunity for our ideas to enter and impact the world as the Internet allows for ideas to spread through networks instead of hierarchies. Power and influence is no longer determined by status, but by “onlyness,” she says.
Merchant seemingly knows what she is talking about, having personally launched more than 100 products and having held executive positions at everywhere from Fortune 500 companies like Apple and Autodesk to start-ups in the early days of the Web. Logitech, Symantec, HP, Yahoo, VMWare and many others have looked for her guidance. Her visionary ideas have been recognized by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times, Fast Company, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, Bloomberg, CNN, Time and Mashable. Her 2013 TED Talk “Sitting Is the Smoking of Our Generation,” is in the top 10 of TED’s most viewed talks.
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“The Power of Onlyness: Make Your Wild Ideas Mighty Enough to Dent the World” – with Nilofer Merchant
When: Thursday, September 7, 6:30pm, $5
Where: Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201