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IKNS Alumni Book Club: October 2020

IKNS Book Club

Join us on the evening of October 7, 2020 for the second installment of the IKNS Alumni Book Club. This month we will be discussing Madelyn Blair’s newest book, Unlocked: Discover how to embrace the unexpected.

If you would like to receive a Kindle version of the book, please RSVP and then click this LINK to complete a Google request form by September 30, 2020.

Note: This event is only open to IKNS students, faculty, and alumni. 

About The Book

Nothing is more constant today than frequent and fast change. If you struggle or freeze when the unexpected occurs, feel obsolete, or become flummoxed when you meet ambiguity, this book is for you. In Unlocked, connect with people who have lives that overcome challenges, lives that have been reinvented, lives of success. In Unlocked, discover practices that build the capabilities of resilient people. Capabilities that are within reach of everybody. These practices build the traits that prepare you for having:

  • More confidence in tough situations
  • Knowing who you are when who you are is challenged
  • Being at ease in uncomfortable moments
  • Having resilience, creativity, and ability to innovate when life gets in the way
  • Discover the building blocks of resilience in Unlocked! know when to unlearn the past to succeed in the future.

About The Author

Madelyn Blair, Ph.D., author of the #1 bestselling international book, Unlocked, has been an executive for decades. A former division chief at the World Bank, where her division excelled in innovation under high stress, she later created her own firm and has been offering leaders assistance for more than 30 years.

She has worked with some of the world’s leading companies, helping leadership at all levels to achieve their vision and unlock the potential of themselves and their staff to overcome challenges as they sought to achieve their vision.

She has worked with individuals who wanted to ‘up’ their game – walking with them as they pursue your dreams. She calls herself an Accompanier.

Read Madelyn’s blog at:

About the IKNS Alumni Book Club

The IKNS Alumni Book Club will be a bi-monthly meeting of IKNS Alumni, Faculty, and Students to connect and discuss the books they are reading related to everything IKNS! December 2020’s book will be David Epstein’s Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. Have a suggestion for a book you’d like to discuss? Let us know by emailing mk3866 [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu.

To RSVP for this event, please contact Michael Karbowiak at mk3866 [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu