Watermark Speaker Series | THRIVE with Arianna Huffington

Watermark Speaker Series | THRIVE with Arianna Huffington

Thursday, March 27, 2014 / 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM PDTYerba Buena Center for the Arts - Forum, 701 Mission Street, San Francisco

Pricing (First In*/Last Call): 
Prestige Members: Complimentary
Premier Members:$50 / $60
Basic & Emerging Executives Members: $65 / $75 
Non-Members & Digital Members: $75 / $85
*First In pricing available until March 13

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THRIVE: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom and Wonder

In April 2007, after years of around-the-clock work to launch and build The Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington collapsed from exhaustion and lack of sleep, injuring her eye and breaking her cheekbone. It was a bloody wake-up call, forcing her to ask herself: is this what success looks like? Is this the life I wanted? In terms of the traditional measures of success, which almost exclusively emphasize money and power, she was very successful. But she was not living a successful life by any sane definition. Arianna knew something had to radically change.

Since then, Arianna has dramatically altered the way she lives. Her new book THRIVE: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder (Crown; on sale March 25, 2014) is a call-to-arms to redefine how we measure success both in our work and our personal lives.

Inspired by her 2013 commencement speech at Smith College and drawing on her experiences as a thought leader and working mother-of-two, Huffington shows how instead of settling for breaking through glass ceilings in broken corporate systems, we can change the system altogether by redefining what success is and what we value the most. Her speech touched a nerve and was quickly followed by conferences in New York, London, Munich and Hawaii, which received international attention and acclaim. The goal of these Third Metric conferences—including the next round this spring in New York, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles—is to look beyond money and power to include a third metric that recognizes the importance of well-being, wisdom, wonder, compassion and giving.

The way we currently define success leads to burnout, overwork, lack of sleep and being hyper-connected to technology—all to the detriment of our health, relationships, families, and even our careers. It is unsustainable for women, men, our communities, our nation and our planet. We need a revolution in our lives—one that redefines what it means to be successful. THRIVE is a vital next step in that conversation.

About Arianna: 

Arianna Huffington is the chair, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of thirteen books. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. In 2013, she was named to the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. In 2006, and again in 2011, she was named to the Time 100, Time Magazine's list of the world’s 100 most influential people. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union. She serves on several boards, including EL PAÍS, PRISA, the Center for Public Integrity, and the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Her 14th book, THRIVE: The Third Metric To Redefining Success And Creating A Life Of Well-Being, Wisdom and Wonder will be published by Crown in March 2014.

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