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Manhattan, next Monday: How Can We Invest in Our Brains to Boost Inno­va­tion and Resilience?

NYPLHeads-up: Alvaro Fernandez will be giving a talk next Monday evening, open to the public, at Mid-Manhattan Library.

Description: Hear from a lead­ing expert about the impor­tance of brain health on inno­va­tion, resilience and pro­duc­tiv­ity. Our speaker will share the lat­est research on brain func­tion­ing and applied neu­ro­plas­tic­ity, based on the book The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age. What is the link between brain health, the capac­ity to inno­vate and to thrive in today’s work­place? What are the lim­its of the human brain? Can we train our brain to be more cre­ative? What can we do in orga­ni­za­tions to invest in our most pre­cious human resource –our amaz­ing brain– and boost inno­va­tion and resilience?

SharpBrainsGuide_3DMonday, February 24, 2014, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
PROGRAM LOCATION:
Mid-Manhattan Library (Map and directions)
455 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016
6th Floor Auditorium

Bio: Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, is the CEO of Sharp­Brains, a lead­ing inde­pen­dent mar­ket research firm track­ing health and well-being applications of brain science. He has been quoted by The New York Times, The Wall Street Jour­nal, CNN, Reuters, and Asso­ci­ated Press, among oth­ers. Alvaro started his career at McK­in­sey & Co, and led the launch and turn-around of sev­eral education-related start-ups. Alvaro has an MBA and MA in Edu­ca­tion from Stan­ford Uni­ver­sity, and a BA in Eco­nom­ics from Uni­ver­si­dad de Deusto in his native Spain.

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