NOTE: THE STARTING TIME FOR THIS EVENT HAS CHANGED TO 7:00 PM.
Join Mike Lewis in conversation with Sheryl Sandberg as they discuss When to Jump, Lewis's inspirational book that lays out the "Jump Curve"—four steps to wholeheartedly pursue the career of your dreams—through experiences from a variety of people who have jumped and never looked back.
When Mike Lewis was twenty-four and working in a prestigious corporate job, he eagerly wanted to leave and pursue his dream of becoming a professional squash player. But he had questions: When is the right time to move from work that is comfortable to a career you have only dared to dream of? How have other people made such a jump? What did they feel when making that jump—and afterward?
Mike sought guidance from others who had "jumped," and the responses he got—from a banker who started a brewery, a publicist who became a Bishop, a garbage collector who became a furniture designer, and on and on—were so clear-eyed and inspiring that Mike wanted to share what he had learned with others who might be helped by those stories. First, though, he started playing squash professionally.
The right book at the right time, When to Jump offers more than forty heartening stories (from the founder of Bonobos, the author of The Big Short, the designer of the Lyft logo, the Humans of New York creator and many more) and takeaways that will inspire, instruct and reassure, including the ingenious four-phase Jump Curve.
worked at Bain Capital before chasing his dream of playing professional squash. He is the founder and CEO of When to Jump, a global community of people who have left one path to pursue a very different one. When to Jump has reached millions through media impressions, in-person events and brand collaborations. When to Jump
, a collection of case studies with clear guidance on how and when to jump, is Mike's first book. He received his BA from Dartmouth College and lives in San Francisco.
is Chief Operating Officer at Facebook, overseeing the firm's business operations. Prior to Facebook, Sheryl was vice president of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, chief of staff for the United States Treasury Department under President Clinton, a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and an economist with the World Bank. Sheryl received a BA summa cum laude from Harvard University and an MBA with highest distinction from Harvard Business School.
Sheryl is the co-author of Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
with Wharton professor and best-selling author Adam Grant. She is also the author of the bestsellers Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
and Lean In for Graduates
. She is the founder of the Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works to build a more equal and resilient world through two key initiatives, LeanIn.Org and OptionB.Org. Sheryl serves on the boards of Facebook, the Walt Disney Company, Women for Women International, ONE and SurveyMonkey. Sheryl lives in Menlo Park with her son and daughter.
Each ticket includes a copy of When to Jump. Additional copies of the book will be available for sale at the event for $26 plus tax.
In partnership with Books Inc. Palo Alto
Tuesday, January 9
Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
$36 General Public | $32 Members and J-Pass holders
Each ticket includes a copy of the book
Contact: Heather Shaw | (650) 223-8678 | [email protected]
Praise for When to Jump:
"The most successful start-ups are often defined by one or two key decisions that massively accelerate their growth and value. The same is true for individual careers. This wise and engaging book will inspire you to go farther, faster, by showing you how to take intelligent risks at exactly the right moment. Read it before you leap!"
~ Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and co-author of the #1 NYT bestsellers The Alliance and The Startup of You
"Whether you're burned out, in a rut, or just feel that you want something else, Mike Lewis's When to Jump is the book for you. With more than forty stories of people who decided to make a major change, this book offers the inspiration as well as a practical and simple framework to help you make your own jump. A must read for anyone seeking to not only succeed but thrive."
~ Arianna Huffington, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Thrive and The Sleep Revolution
"With When to Jump, Mike Lewis has written a captivating must-read for anyone aching to pursue a long-held dream. At once inspiring and practical, this book is packed with instructional stories from those who've done it. Yes, it's terrifying to make a big leap, but this book is an outstretched hand. Go for it! (But not before reading When to Jump!)"
~ Julie Lythcott-Haims, New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult and of the memoir Real American