Events

07 Dec - Business Book Brunch

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Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

Need a dose of inspiration? Love to read about new concepts and unpick them with likeminded people? Fancy doing all of this over a good 'ole kiwi-style brunch? Then grab a comfy reading corner and get ready for our next Business Book Brunch…as we will be reading The highly anticipated new book from Malcolm Gladwell, international bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw and David and Goliath Called Talking to Strangers

The routine traffic stop that ends in tragedy. The spy who spends years undetected at the highest levels of the Pentagon. The false conviction of Amanda Knox. Why do we so often get other people wrong? Why is it so hard to detect a lie, read a face or judge a stranger's motives?

Through a series of encounters and misunderstandings - from history, psychology and infamous legal cases - Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual adventure into the darker side of human nature, where strangers are never simple and misreading them can have disastrous consequences.

No one challenges our shared assumptions like Malcolm Gladwell. Here he uses stories of deceit and fatal errors to cast doubt on our strategies for dealing with the unknown, inviting us to rethink our thinking in these troubled times. (Amazon) 

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Meet-up and booking 

“Talking To Strangers” meet-up:Saturday 07 December, 9.30 – 11.30am 

Where: Ozone Coffee Roaster, 11 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4AQ                                        
Cost: £22.15 (including VAT, service + Eventbrite booking fee) 

This includes an awesome Kiwi-style brunch prepared by the talented chefs at Ozone and hand crafted hot drink (all sourced with kindness).

Where to source “Talking to Strangers”?

04 Nov - November Monday Monthly Meetup

augustmmmPlease come along and welcome (or bring) new folk to London. We are holding these monthly meetups to help newcomers to the UK, and/or for folk who want a slightly more low key intro to the network.

It's a really relaxed affair, a bit of a roundtable of introductions and getting to know each other - over a wee wine or a cuppa. 

Come along to our next meet up, you never know who you might meet or reconnect with. We are asking for you to RSVP so we can pre-warn Ozone about the amount of their cafe we need to 'acquire'.

 It's completely free but we do tend to *ahem* indulge in a wine, coffee and potentially a cake at our own expenses.

Usually we get the full downstairs boardroom to ourselves - so grab yourself a wine/coffee/slice of cake and come on down.

Mon, 4 November 2019   18:30 – 20:30

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Ozone Coffee Roasters | Ozone Coffee Roasters | EC2A 4AQ London

 

11 Nov - Be part of something great: Women on Boards event

Updated with our panel line-up. Join us on November 11 to hear more about Women on Boards, our NZBWN board and how you could be part of it 

Women on Boards

We’re proud of how much our network has grown over the past decade. None of our success would be possible without our members and importantly our volunteers who help make all the good stuff happen.

To keep growing and make sure we retain the vision set 10 years ago we have launched an Executive Board. And we need you. We’re looking for a number of you to fill roles that will help us grow and give you experience to build your career.

We are prioritising an ambitious plan to diversify our people, projects and activities, expand our staff team and improve our governance processes. The board will inform and shape the direction of the network in the medium to long term, keeping us honest to our promises.

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