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  • Kaufman Concert Hall 1395 Lexington Avenue New York, NY, 10128 United States (map)


Deets: Join the team they call “the longest marriage in Hollywood”—Oscar-winning producer and New York Times bestselling author Brian Grazer and his longtime business partner, the Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard, for a fascinating and revealing conversation on the topic of Grazer’s new book, Face to Face: The Art of Human Connection.

As technology takes on a bigger and bigger role in our lives, no machine will ever be able to replace the unique and powerful benefits of speaking face to face and forging in-person relationships. With his flair for intriguing stories, Grazer reveals what he’s learned through interactions with people like Bill Gates, Taraji P. Henson, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Eminem, Prince, Spike Lee and the Afghani rapper activist Sonita: that the secret to a bigger life lies in personal connection. In a world where our attention is too often focused downward at our devices, Grazer argues that we are missing an essential piece of the human experience. Only when we see face to face, able to look one another in the eyes, can we form the kinds of connections that expand our world views, deepen our self-awareness, and ultimately lead to our greatest achievements and most meaningful moments.

If you really want to expand your world, spike your creativity, win a negotiation and create exciting opportunity and adventure, the answer is personal connection. Join two Hollywood icons, and learn how.

This program is part of 92Y Talks.

Who You May Spot: Brian Grazer, Ron Howard

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