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"Be Fearless" Book Talk with Jean Case

"Be Fearless" Book Talk with Jean Case

Posted on February 20, 2019

Join us at 2 pm on March 24th as we welcome Jean Case to Early Mountain for a talk based on her lauded book Be Fearless: Five Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose. This book and her presentation will explore the core principles shared by entrepreneurs and change makers alike. Jean will be joined by Dr. Christine Mahoney, Professor of Public Policy and Politics at the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and Director, Social Entrepreneurship, University of Virginia. Jean Case is Chairman of the National Geographic Society, co-founder of the Case Foundation and owner of Early Mountain.

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Inspired by the stories of those who have truly embodied what it means to Be Fearless and the learnings that come with over five years of work on Be Fearless, Jean has written a book to bring the principles to life. It is a call to action that encourages aspiring changemakers to overcome fear, take bold risks, and live lives of urgency. Be Fearless was released in January (by Simon & Schuster) and since then has received acclaim from the likes of Business Insider, CBS This Morning PBS News Hour, MSNBC, Fast Company, CNBC and Entrepreneur.

The book highlights the stories of people such as humanitarian chef José Andrés, philanthropy pioneer Darren Walker, investor Mellody Hobson, the founders of Warby Parker and gems you’ve never heard of, to show that fearlessness isn’t the absence of fear but the courage to overcome it.

Early impressions of the book have been overwhelmingly positive and include praise from Executive Chairman of Google and Alphabet Inc. Eric Schmidt who noted that, “with legitimately surprising research and compelling stories, Be Fearless inspires us all to take risks we usually wouldn’t, conquer the fears that get in our way, and lead a fulfilling life of clear purpose and maximum impact.” And philanthropist Melinda Gates also shared on the book “If you want to change the world, it helps to be fearless. And if you need a dose of courage, I recommend this powerful collection of stories, evidence, and optimism. Jean Case draws on research and personal experience to provide change-makers with moral support and practical guidance.”