|• Strategy and Focus
Sir Lawrence Freedman gives a free lecture at Cooper Union on Monday, September 30, 6:30pm, about the ways human beings have used strategy in war and increasingly in everyday life.
Psychologist Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, has a new book out next month that argues that Focus is 'the hidden driver of excellence.' At 92Y, October 8, 8:15pm, $29.
• Innovation and Leadership
The Municipal Art Society holds its 2013 Summit for New York City on October 17 and 18 at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The uncontroversial theme this year is that the city will need innovation and leadership in the future to thrive. $100 for a two-day pass.
• Style and Effectiveness
For your own future, The New School offers a five-session class on style and effectiveness in your written work. Two sections, one beginning November 4, another starting November 13, $250. To find the course online, you need to go here and put in NWRW1014 as the course number and 'a' or 'b' as the section. In terms of web use, that's a style and effectiveness fail.
• One Out of Three
Nancy Foner, editor of the new book One Out of Three: Immigrant New York in the Twenty-First Century, will talk with some of the book's contributors at the Tenement Museum tomorrow night,
September 18, 6:30pm.
• Words, Words, Words
On September 19, Live from the NYPL, three generations of poets—John Ashbery, Timothy Donnelly and Adam Fitzgerald—
talk about their world of words. $25
Rory Kinnear stars in Great Britain's National Theater production of Hamlet in five NTLive screenings at Symphony Space
starting October 24, $23.
• Monkey Business
Patricia Chapple Wright's journey, from 'Brooklyn housewife' in the 1960s to the world's expert on lemurs, is an amazing and lively one. High Moon Over the Amazon: My Quest to Understand the Monkeys of the Night, out next month, documents that journey and she'll give a talk about it at AMNH on October 15, 6:30pm, $15.
• Alternative Culture
Good question: Is There Still Alternative Culture in New York? Some smart and talented people, including Claudia Gonson of The Magnetic Fields, will discuss with moderator Carl Swanson, at the CUNY Grad Center, September 19, 6:30pm. Free but reserve.
• Doctors Without Borders
At Observatory on September 26, 8pm, Nathan Belofsky author of
Strange Medicine: A Shocking History of Real Medical Practices Through the Ages, talks about medicine's "reckless age", 1780-1850. $5
On Thursday, September 26, 8:30pm at Brooklyn Brainery,
Joseph Alexiou covers the History of the Gowanus Canal. $10