March 7, 2017

Author of The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery and Assistant Professor at Harvard University

Sarah Lewis is the bestselling author of The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery, and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Departments of History of Art and Architecture, and African and African American Studies at Harvard University.

Where do new innovations—new ideas—spring from? Sarah Lewis offers a new understanding of what enables creative endeavors. What really drives iconic, transformational change on both a personal and an organizational level? From Nobel Prize winning discoveries to new inventions to works of art, many of our creative triumphs are not achievements, but are conversions, corrections after failed attempts. Lewis reveals the importance of play, grit, surrender, often ignored ideas, and the necessary experiments and follow-up attempts that lead to true breakthroughs. 

Smart, uplifting, and counterintuitive, this keynote will help change the way you think about creativity, innovation, and mastery. The path to success, Lewis notes, is often more surprising than we expect.


Sarah Lewis

10:00 a.m. Sullenger Dialogue with Sarah Lewis

Harding Mott University Center Happenings Room

Book signing immediately following. The Barnes and Noble University Bookstore will have copies of Ms. Lewis' book for sale before and after the event.