Distinguished Professor Event 2017

Ever wonder what you could accomplish with less?

Rice Alliance-Austin and the Association of Rice Alumni-Austin recently welcomed Rice University Professor Scott Sonenshein as he presented examples in business, education, sports, medicine, and history to advocate a powerful framework of resourcefulness that allows anybody to work and live better and examines why some people and organizations succeed with so little, while others fail with so much.

We often think the key to success and satisfaction is to get more: more money, time, and possessions; bigger budgets, job titles, and teams; and additional resources for our professional and personal goals. It turns out we’re wrong.

People and organizations approach resources in two different ways: “chasing” and “stretching.” When chasing, we exhaust ourselves in the pursuit of more. When stretching, we embrace the resources we already have. This frees us to find creative and productive ways to solve problems, innovate, and engage our work and lives more fully.

Stretch shows why everyone—from executives to entrepreneurs, professionals to parents, athletes to artists—performs better with constraints; why seeking too many resources undermines our work and well-being; and why even those with a lot benefit from making the most out of a little.

Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Time: 6:30PM – 8:30PM
Location: Cirrus Logic, 800 W. 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701 (event space is north of main parking garage)
Price: $15 (through October 2; $20 on-site registration, space permitting) – includes appetizers and two drink tickets; first 50 registrants will receive a copy of Stretch

Parking: Available after 6:00 p.m. in the Cirrus Logic parking garage – West Ave. & 7th Street

Please contact us with any questions.

Thank you to our event host, Cirrus Logic!