As a Speaker
As a speaker, Brooks engages his audience with bold, clear, and actionable ideas. Blending cutting-edge science, ancient wisdom, philosophy, music, and art, Brooks reaches listeners in a format that is thought-provoking, unconventional, uplifting — and most of all, useful. An energetic and passionate believer in happiness as the key to fulfillment, he gives audiences across the ideological spectrum the concrete steps needed to improve their lives and repair our country.
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Moving from Strength to Strength in Work, Life, & Happiness
It is an almost inevitable—and, to many of us, frightening—fact that our professional abilities decline as we age. As leaders, how can we prepare for the changes that come later in life, and how can we structure our lives in a way that uncovers new strengths and leads to lasting happiness? Blending the latest in behavioral social science research, ancient wisdom, and historical analysis, Professor Arthur Brooks will reveal how effectiveness and wellbeing at all stages of life come not from holding on to past achievements, but from cultivating new habits and a different understanding of success and fulfillment.
Love Your Enemies
America is afflicted with a "culture of contempt," says Brooks. It is increasingly common for people to view those who disagree with them as worthless, instead of just misguided or incorrect. This is fomented by an “outrage industrial complex” in media and politics. Through ancient wisdom and cutting-edge behavioral science, Brooks provides a roadmap to the prosperity that comes when we choose to love one another – gaining strength from our differences.
Breaking The Cycle Of Hatred
America's problem is not one of anger or incivility, but of contempt, says Brooks. To subvert this cycle, it will take more than people simply agreeing with one another. Instead, we must disagree appropriately and build a new social movement based in solidarity and love – even when we are treated with hatred.
The Power Of Free Enterprise
An economist, Brooks knows that one of America’s gifts to the world has been the spread of free enterprise – it has saved billions from poverty and given billions more the opportunity to build their lives. “For the sake of all people, our end goal must be to make free enterprise as universally accepted and nonpartisan as civil rights are today,” he believes.
Arthur in Action
- March 2: Harvard Business School, Boston, MA
- February 27: Gallup HQ and Creighton University, Omaha, NE
- February 20: Wingate University, Wingate, NC
- February 17: Tec de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
- February 6: 68th Annual Prayer Breakfast, Washington, DC
- February 3: Harvard Memorial Church, Cambridge, MA
- January 21: Four Arts Lecture, Palm Beach, FL
- January 16: Annual AED Summit, Chicago, IL