New York Times Columnist, David Brooks to Speak at The Executives' Club of Chicago Luncheon

Oct 26, 2012, 11:35 ET from The Executives' Club of Chicago

CHICAGO, Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Author and Op-Ed Columnist for the New York Times, David Brooks will address Chicago business leaders at an Executives' Club luncheon on October 31st at The Fairmont Chicago.


Brooks, who was nominated to TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People list in 2011, will be discussing humility and its importance for business and political leaders. Additionally, he is expected to discuss the extent to which a lack of humility and increased overconfidence can lead to broader social problems. The findings of Brooks' most recent book "The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement" sought to prove the need for humility, and other classical virtues.

A 1983 graduate of the University of Chicago, Brooks is currently a commentator on "The Newshour with Jim Lehrer" as well as a frequent analyst on NPR's "All Things Considered" and the "Diane Rehm Show." In addition to "The Social Animal" he is also the author of "Bobos In Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There" (Simon & Schuster), "On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense," (Simon & Schuster).

Gold sponsors for this program include BMO Harris Bank, JPMorgan Chase, UnitedHealthcare, Ventas, Inc. and William Blair & Company, LLC. The Wall Street Journal and WBEZ/Chicago Public Media will be Media sponsors.

As part of its Global Leaders series, The Executives' Club will host Ellen Kullman, Chair and CEO of DuPont in November, Ilene Gordon, Chairman, President & CEO of Ingredion in February and Robert Iger, Chairman & CEO of The Walt Disney Company in April.

For more information or for tickets, contact visit or call The Executives' Club at 312-263-3500.

Event Details

Wednesday, October 31; Luncheon Program: 11:30 – 1:45 p.m. The Fairmont Chicago, Imperial Ballroom, 200 N. Columbus Drive.

About The Executives' Club of Chicago

One of the nation's oldest and most prestigious organizations, founded in 1911, the Club facilitates strategic relationship development, intellectual exchange and development of future leaders.  Through its Global Leaders, Women's Leadership, Chicago CEO Series and other programming, the Club brings together business, civic and academic leaders from all industries to discuss strategies that address challenges and opportunities affecting Chicago and the world.

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