The Work: My Search for a Life that Matters
Date and Time:
Jan 14 2015 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
New Trier High School, Northfield Campus, Cornog Auditorium
7 Happ Rd., Northfield, IL 60093
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Wes Moore

Bestselling Author, Army Combat Veteran, Social Entrepreneur, and Chief Executive Officer of Robin Hood

The Work: My Search for a Life that Matters

Career | Character | Choice | Culture | Innovation | Joy | Transformation

The forthcoming follow-up to Wes Moore’s bestselling book The Other Wes Moore, The Work: My Search for a Life that Matters continues Wes’ remarkable quest to find a meaningful life, how to come alive as an adult, how to find the work he was meant to do. As he traced his life’s path – from the streets of Baltimore and the Bronx; a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford after 9/11; a combat officer in Afghanistan during the most intense years of fighting; a White House Fellow during the tumult of the late Bush years; an Obama organizer during that historic campaign; a Wall Street banker at the cusp of the financial crisis; and finally back home to Baltimore, working to revitalize the troubled city of his own youth – Wes Moore has had ample opportunity to survey the landscape of American opportunity, responsibility, duty and success.

The result is The Work, and in it Wes urges us to ask ourselves: If money weren’t a factor, what would you be inspired to do? When was the last time you enjoyed your work? Have you thought of the impact you could have rather than the profit you could make? Who do you most admire at your job and why? Do you feel fearless at work? When was the last time you were courageous? The Work explores the lives of change-makers who found deep meaning in their work and who offer him the lessons of grace in service. Wes concludes that our truest work happens when our personal talents and ambitions meet the needs of the world around us. It’s at that point of intersection – between our gifts and our struggling world – that we find the work of our lives, the work that lasts.