Have you ever had a professional provide you with a prediction that you used for advice in making a decision? Maybe you have been told by a career expert that in x amount of time, we will need more doctors, or teachers, or people just like you with your skill set? If you acted on this prediction, did it turn out in a positive way for you? If you ever wondered about predictions and actionable information, join Alan Kearns as he interviews Dan Gardner, award winning journalist and author of Future Babble: Why Expert Predictions Fail – and Why We Believe Them Anyway. Dan will share his wit and wisdom on predictions and how to achieve success, sometimes in spite of what an “expert” might be telling us.
“It’s rare for a book on public affairs to say something genuinely new, but Future Babble is genuinely arresting, and should be required reading for journalists, politicians, academics, and anyone who listens to them. Mark my words: if Future Babble is widely read, then within 3.7 years the number of overconfident predictions by self-anointed experts talking through their hats will decline by 46.2%, and the world will become no less than 32.1% wiser.” —Steven Pinker, Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and author of How the Mind Works and The Stuff of Thought
Dan Gardner is a journalist, author, and lecturer who enjoys nothing so much as writing about himself in the third person.
Trained in law (LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, Class of ’92) and history (M.A., York University, ’95), Dan first worked as a political staffer to a prominent politician. In 1997, he joined the editorial board of the Ottawa Citizen. His writing has won numerous awards particularly in the field of criminal justice and law. He lives in Ottawa, Canada, with three young children and one exhausted wife.
You will Learn
- How to determine whether what you’re hearing – the prediction or advice – should be acted upon in your career
- Keys to ensure you are not using a crystal ball to manage your career
- Why & when getting professional advice in your career is important
It’s easy — participate from wherever you are via web & toll free.
It’s informal, fun, and could it be more convenient? Learn along with others — most are in a similar life situation, asking the same questions, and facing the same challenges
During this interactive webinar, you will have the opportunity to:
- Ask questions of the webinar panelist
- Enjoy a bonus session on The Digital Job Search 3.0 – How to leverage LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter
- Expand your networking contacts across Canada- Join our CareerJoy invitation only group.
- Ask us how to use this towards your professional development credits.
Instructions will be sent to you upon registration. Webinars are open to anyone keen on learning.