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Brains in a Bar - STRETCH: Unlock the Power of Less — And Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined

Tuesday, May 02, 2017 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM

White Chapel
600 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94102

This event is featuring Rice professor Scott Sonenshein.

The concept of “stretching” is about learning to work with the resources one already has — including time, money, connections, knowledge and tangible objects — to achieve a business or personal goal. Join Rice Alumni and Scott Sonenshein for an enriching conversation about his latest book, "Stretch," which provides a groundbreaking approach to succeeding in business and life using the science of resourcefulness. Connect with fellow Owls over complimentary drinks provided by Bay Area's gin-centric bar and restaurant White Chapel, which features an incredible interior reminiscent of London's 19th century Whitechapel Station.


This event is $15 per person to attend.
Space is limited, so register today!

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Registration deadline: Thursday, April 27, 2017


About Scott Sonenshein: 
Scott Sonenshein is the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice University. His award-winning research, teaching and consulting have helped Fortune 500 executives, entrepreneurs and professionals in industries such as technology, energy, healthcare, retail, education, banking, manufacturing and non-profits. He holds a Ph.D. in management and organizations from the University of Michigan, a master's degree from the University of Cambridge, and a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia. He has also worked as a strategy consultant for companies such as AT&T and Microsoft and lived the rise and fall of the dot-com boom while working at a Silicon Valley startup. Scott’s expertise and perspectives have been sought by a variety of media outlets, including The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Time Magazine, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review as well as local television and radio. He lives in Houston, Texas with his two daughters and wife Randi. Learn more at his Rice faculty page.

Stretch has been covered by many media outlets including CBS, Fox News, and Time. The Washington Post selected Stretch as one of the top 10 business books coming out in 2017. To learn more about Stretch, please visit


About Brains in a Bar 
The Association of Rice Alumni's Brains in a Bar series combines socializing with learning in a fun and casual environment where an expert in a particular discipline leads a discussion at one of Houston’s popular venues. Join fellow Owls at each event to grab a drink and experience learning like never before. Learn more about the past and upcoming events in the series.