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May HAPPY HOUR at Palacio de Cibeles
May 10, 7-9pm
Thanks to our corporate Happy Hour partner English for Fun.
English for Fun is not just any school. It’s an educational project where children develop values of respect and diversity, with critical thinking skills and prepared to strive in a rapidly changing global world. The Founder and Director Jill Stribling, an expert in the education sector with over 20 years of experience, has brought to Spain her own methodology which above all promotes a positive self esteem in children, and creates a diverse and global world within their walls.
English for Fun is the only accredited American Early Childhood center in Europe. Their accreditation organization, NECPA (National Early Childhood Program Accreditation), guarantees the highest quality standards in education (even higher than the requirements from the Spanish Government).
English for Fun offers Summer Camps and weekly workshops through their English Enrichment Program. Feel free to visit the school!
ENTREPRENEUR SERIES: Poloq-A Dream Turned into a Success Story in Less Than Two Years
May 17, 7 pm
New Grog Club
Calle Hermosilla 46
Three young successful entrepreneurs in their day job just wasn´t enough, They wanted something more and something of their own… Three years later, Poloq Madrid was born!
It started out as a dream and two years later it was a full fledge profitable apparel company. How did they do it? Willy Segura and Hugo Perez will share their stories of how Poloq Madrid came to being and how manufacturing and selling polo shirts with innovative designs filled a niche in the market. They manufacture with high quality textiles and all their production is done in Europe.
Their sales are either online through e-commerce or with partners that own local Spanish stores. They use the latest technological tools to ensure a great customer experience. When many new businesses fail in the first year, they have managed to be successful despite the fact there is so much competition in the marketplace just by doing things a little bit different. Come learn the secrets to their success.
Let’s Cook and EAT! (Members Only)
Thursday 19th May 7:30 to 10:30pm
Cocinea, Calle del Plomo 10, Madrid
Here is our plan: To have a different evening out and mingle, cook, learn new recipes, enjoy and eat what we have cooked together with some wine.
The Chef will explain what we are cooking, hand out aprons and distribute tasks.
Price per person: 45€ (drinks included)
ENTREPRENEUR BOOK CLUB May 31 Mindset by Carol Dweck (Members only)
May 31, 7pm
Tomé & Lucas
Santo Tomé 5
Please join us for another lively discussion lead by our well-regarded, well-qualified and popular Montse (bio below). We are limiting our group to 10-12 so our discussions can be more intimate, and “meaningful.”
May’s read: Mindset: How You Can Fulfil Your Potential from Amazon
An utterly compelling story of how the way we think shapes our success.Essential reading for anyone with aspirations. (Matthew Syed, author of Bounce and two-time Olympic athlete.)
Will prove to be one of the most influential books ever about motivation. (Po Bronson, author of NurtureShock)
A good book is one whose advice you believe. A great book is one whose advice you follow. I have found Carol Dweck’s work on mindsets invaluable in my own life, and even life-changing in my attitudes toward the challenges that, over the years, become more demanding rather than less. This is a book that can change your life, as its ideas have changed mine. (Robert J. Sternberg, IBM Professor of Education and Psychology at Yale University.)
If you manage any people or if you are a parent (which is a form of managing people), drop everything and read Mindset
About Carol Dweck
World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea-the power of our mindset. Dweck explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success-but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn’t foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals-personal and professional. Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know: how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area.
About our facilitator, Montse
Although Montse does not like being defined as speaker or writer, she regularly writes and is quoted in major media including Expansion & Empleo, El Pais, Cinco Dias, La Vanguardia and El Mundo. She has been interviewed on television and radio media including Telecinco, TVE1, TVE2, Antena3, Onda Rambla, Cadena Ser, RNE and Cope.
Teacher and lecturer in ESADE, IE and the Complutense University of Madrid.
Master in Personal Development and Leadership at the University of Barcelona Graduate Entrepreneurship, Creativity and innovation processes interdisciplinary Chair in Entrepreneurship. Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Barcelona
In the Advanced Management Program Corporate Responsibility in IE Business School ESADE Global Executive MBA. Teacher of the Development of Management Competencies and Entrepreneurship in Tourism CETT degree (taught in English)
In 2009 Montse was awarded by the Foundation Alares in the CEOs category for her contribution in Spain in Work Life Balance. In April 2012 Montse presented her first book published by the Club of Excellence in Sustainability and the Bertelsmann Foundation and pioneer in the field: Managing Cultural Diversity in Business.
Register for one or join us for all! (http://www.eventbrite.ca/o/american-club-of-madrid-421401304)
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