Have you ever wondered what’s it like to stand on the summit of Mount Everest, and what’s on the climber’s mind? Or what it's like to tread through the blinding whiteness in minus 50 degrees in Antarctica day after day? This person, Lei Wang, grew up as an un-athletic book-nerd who considered walking a few blocks in the city during her first winter in Boston a daunting adventure. Lei is also the first Asian-American to climb the highest peak on all seven continents, including Mount Everest, and to ski to the North and South poles. What made her decide to take on such challenges? How did she make such a dramatic lifestyle transformation? Come to see what she saw on her journey, to hear what thoughts kept her going at the hardest time.
She will also bring her latest book, After the Summit: New Rules for Reaching Your Peak Potential in Your Career and Life.In this book, her contrarian advice on success reveals that what she learned while earning an MBA at Wharton School of Business and in her high-tech jobs won’t work if you want a career that is fulfilling and pushes you to your peak potential. For more check out her website: http://JourneyWithLei.com
Potluck Info: If you wish to participate in the potluck, homemade dishes are welcome, store bought goodies & takeout are equally welcome:) Plates, bowls, cups, cutlery, napkins and drink pitchers will be supplied. The auditorium has a kitchen if you need to do any re-warming or prep (w/stovetop, oven, microwave, sink & fridge). Please bring your own cooking pots if needed for stovetop.
Map & Public Transit: Take the MBTA Subway Red or Green Lines, or the #43 or #55 bus, to Park Street Station. Walk through the Boston Common uphill towards the State House on Beacon St. To the left of the State House is Joy St; follow Joy St uphill to #4 Joy St, AMC Cabot Auditorium Building (brownstone) on the left hand side. Look for the AMC Slideshow signs on the door and fence. Map: http://tinyurl.com/4JoyStMap
Parking: Nearby parking is available at the Boston Common Garage, located underneath the Boston Common. Access is off Charles St, between the Public Garden and the Boston Common. We offer discount parking passes at the show ($9). You save 50%. More info about the Garage is here: http://bostonparking.spplus.com/boston-boston-common-garage-zero-charles-street-parking.html#Tab_coupon-rates