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Rich Karlgaard + Kevin Ochsner

Late Bloomers and the Power of Patience

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
7:00 PM–8:30 PM

Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook at age 19, Taylor Swift released her first album at 16, Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Prize at 17, and Time Magazine now releases an annual list of “Most Influential Teens.” The stories of success in the media get younger and younger. But are they creating unattainable expectations? The brain’s executive functions don’t mature until age 25, and many people bloom even later in life.

Forbes publisher and self-proclaimed late bloomer Rich Karlgaard is deeply critical of a culture that has caved to the pressure to produce prodigies. He discusses the ideas expressed in his book Late Bloomers: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement with Dr. Kevin Ochsner, whose lab works on emotion and self-control.

About the Speakers

Rich Karlgaard is an award-winning entrepreneur-turned-publisher, columnist, author, television commentator, private investor, and board director, with a unique vantage point on the trends driving the business and economic climates. Karlgaard is the publisher of Forbes magazine and writes a biweekly column, Innovation Rules, known for its witty and honest assessment of current business issues, and serves as a regular panelist on cable news’ most popular business show, Forbes on FOX.

Kevin Ochsner received his in PhD from Harvard, postdoctoral training at Stanford, and currently is Professor of Psychology at Columbia University, where he directs the Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory. The lab’s work on emotion, self-control, and person perception has been funded by private and public grants, including five different NIH Institutes. A co-founder of the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society, Kevin also is past president of the Society for Affective Science, author of more than 100 scientific articles, and editor of two books; he has received various awards for research and teaching, including the American Psychological Association’s New Investigator Award, the Cognitive Neuroscience Society’s Young Investigator Award, and Columbia University’s Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Award.

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