Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
– Theodore Roosevelt
Happy Friday everybody! Get your weekend started with a healthy dose of the Wintrust Business Lunch. Social media guru Scott Kleinberg knows all about that. He kicks off this episode with a look at Google’s recent initiative to combat the Zika virus. Scott also previews McDonald’s high-tech Happy Meals.
Tom Gimbel, CEO of the LaSalle Network, follows Scott with some advice about how you can give your employees productive criticism. Feedback, whether positive or negative, is key to running a successful business. Speaking of feedback, it’s pretty clear to us that a lot of our listeners are huge Tom Gimbel fans. Well, we’ve got some good news for you. Tom’s got a new website and you can find it right here.
Later, Caryl Stern, the President and CEO of the U.S. fund for UNICEF, joins the show with an update on UNICEF’s Kid Power program. How does UNICEF Kid Power work? Well, it starts with a Wearable-for-Good power band. Next, the kids are sent on missions to earn points and unlock therapeutic food packets for malnourished children around the world. UNICEF Kid Power Chicago celebrated their achievements at a local high school yesterday. Caryl talks about the event, and she’ll tell you what you can except from UNICEF Kid Power in the future. It’s a great program that gets kids active and saves lives.
Dr. Emma Seppälä wraps up this week with an unconventional look at how your mood affects your work. Dr. Seppälä is the Science Director at Stanford University, and she’s the author of The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success. She’ll tell you why happiness – not adrenaline – can increase your productivity.
We’ll have all that and more on this episode of the Wintrust Business Lunch!