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Monthly BIG Ideas Exchange: Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do

Friday, Jun 14 2013 8:30AM to 11:00AM

David Phillips, Faster Glass Consulting
Goodmortgage.com 3325 South Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28217

 Monthly BIG Ideas Exchange

Friday, June 14, 2013 (Flag Day)
Location:    Goodmortgage.com, 3325 South Tryon Street, 28217 
8:30 am to 9:00 am    Continental breakfast and networking
9:00 am to 11:00 am   Book Discussion
Free to Members and Guests of BIG: RSVP to terry@bigcouncil.com or register below
Book: “Traffic:  Why We Drive the Way We Do (And What It Says About Us)” by Tom Vanderbilt
 What do our individual and collective driving habits have to do with innovation?  Well, you might be surprised!   Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (And What It Says About Us) contains eye-opening insights about how empathy, perception, and unintended consequences impact the way we drive.  In a book that many have described as the "Freakonomics of driving", Tom Vanderbilt's work "fits right in with the school of smart and popular recent books by Leavitt, Gladwell, Surowiecki, Ariely, and others that use the latest in economic, sociological, psychological, and in this case civil engineering research to make us rethink a topic we live with every day."
David Phillips, founder of Faster Glass Consulting, will lead a conversation about the book and about how these concepts also factor into our innovation efforts, challenges, and opportunities.  
For a taste, check out author Mary Roach's New York Times Sunday Book Review:
David Phillips is one of our best BIG Ideas Exchange facilitators! Always a great discussion! 
For an excerpt of this book, go to:
During this roundtable we'll:
 · share our own experiences in this area in our businesses
 · share best practices from our own personal experience or from industry thought leaders
 · share ideas on how to improve the area within our businesses to fuel growth
Note: We are looking for people to facilitate book discussions, so please don’t hesitate to contact me if there is a book that you’re passionate about and would like to share with the group. We are currently looking to fill the 2013 calendar. The meetings take place the second Friday of every month, so pick a month that suits you for 2013! A few of you have suggested books, so please send me an email for the month and book you would like to facilitate.