Chamber Announces September EntrepreNerds Book Discussion: Creating Positive Change

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Chamber Announces September EntrepreNerds Book Discussion: Creating Positive Change

September 19, 2014

(Fort Collins, CO) – Join the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce for an EntrepreNerds book discussion about Creating Positive Change. Are you championing a new initiative in your organization? Would you like to make personal changes that stick? This month in EntrepreNerds we’ll empower you to Create Positive Change by discussing:

  • Tools for changing habits
  • How perceptions impact behavior
  • Ways to leverage social networks for change

Recommended Reading :

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
The Gist: In this entertaining book, Duhigg provides a simple yet well educated overview of how habits are formed and why they can’t be broken. Fear not, habits can be changed. The “habit loop” is a great tool for better understanding how to change habits on an individual level. But he doesn’t stop there! Duhigg goes on to show readers how to change people’s habits on an organizational and societal level as well. This book is a must read for any change agent that wants their efforts to be successful.

Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior by Leonard Mlodinow
The Gist: In this well researched book, Mlodinow provides an interdisciplinary understand of the role our subconscious mind plays in perceiving the world, decision-making and our interactions with others. He shares both personal anecdotes as well as citing primary research to demonstrate the ways in which our subconscious influences both perception and behavior. The insights in this reading prove valuable for the leader that seeks to deepen their self-awareness while also developing a better understanding of the human condition within which we all mostly work.

Don’t have time to read? Charles Duhigg Interview about “The Power of Habit” on the Good Life Project

Date and Time: September 19th, 12:00pm

Location: Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce

Cost: Members $25 / Non-Members $35 (includes catered lunch)

Facilitated By: Ariana Friedlander, MPA Rosabella Consulting

Sponsored By: Poudre River Public Library District

Registration: Call (970) 482-3746 or go to

How it works:

Participants read a relevant book (blog, article or video) of their choice before the meeting and ponder 4 pre-discussion questions to help focus the conversation. Through the facilitated discussion, everyone walks away with a deeper understanding of the topic and tangible take-aways to begin implementing in their business immediately.

Copies of the recommended readings are available for 20% off at Old Firehouse Books. Copies of the books will also be available through the Poudre River Public Libraries!

About EntrepreNerds:

EntrepreNerdstm is the brain child of Ariana Friedlander. Six months into starting her business, Rosabella Consulting, Ariana began to realize that there was a lot about being an entrepreneur she needed to learn in order to succeed. A dedicated lifelong learner, she yearned for a supportive community of fellow entrepreneurs that read business books and discussed their experiences applying the concepts to real life. And so EntrepreNerdstm was born, with the first Book Discussion happening on March 1, 2012.

Participating in this simple yet profound and engaging professional development program makes the difference between success and failure. EntrepreNerdstm Book Discussion participants benefit from making meaningful connections while expanding their knowledge. As a result, participants are empowered to implement new techniques, behaviors and strategies to successfully grow their business.