Dare to Be Naive: How to Find Your True Self in a Noisy World
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About the Author
Joshua Berry is the author of Dare to Be Naive: How to Find Your True Self in a Noisy World. He is also the Co-founder and Managing Director of Econic, an innovation, transformation, and strategy consulting company and Certified B Corporation. Along with his team, Joshua has partnered with US Bank, John Deere, Procter & Gamble, Nelnet, Ameritas, Omaha Public Power District, Farm Credit Services of America, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska, among others.
Prior to starting Econic, Joshua worked in global talent management consulting for clients like The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, H&R Block, Stanford Medical Center, University of Notre Dame and The Cheesecake Factory. Moreover, he mentored and led workshops for early stage startups at seed-stage accelerators on topics like Lean Startup, Design Thinking, Change Management, Innovation Accounting and Business Model innovation.
As the challenges we face in business become increasingly more complex, the transformative power of doing good in business creates a flywheel effect that impacts both Return on Investment (ROI) and Ripples of Impact (ROI). Joshua challenges business leaders to think bigger and more intentionally to discover the expansive value of using business for good.
Joshua lives in Nebraska with his partner, Trisha, and four children. He enjoys running, travel, an eclectic mix of music, reading, and all types of games.
--SETH GODIN, author of The Song of Significance
"Dare to Be Naive is full of engaging stories, humor and practical advice. For those who strive to take on the complex challenge of evolving company culture, it's like having a mentor by your side."
--MARISSA RODGERSON, Head of Innovation Strategic Design and Research, Wells Fargo
"Behavior change is hard because we're often in the dark about what makes us tick. Dare to Be Naive provides a simple framework to help you discover the beliefs that shape your behavior and the behaviors of those around you."
--AARON DIGNAN, Entrepreneur, podcast host, and author of Brave New Work
"Our behaviors and beliefs power much of the success we experience in business and life. When we pause and create space to reflect on what we believe, we realize some of those beliefs are self-limiting. Through anecdotes and provocative business ideas, this book will help you create that space."
--NIR EYAL, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Indistractable and Hooked
"Dare to Be Naive blew me away. Joshua's take on mission driven leadership is inspirational; and focuses on the importance of leading with empathy, compassion, and a clear sense of purpose. The book is filled with practical advice and actionable steps that any leader can implement immediately. I appreciated the real-life stories and examples of leaders who have successfully implemented these strategies. This is a resource for anyone who wants to improve their leadership skills and create a more positive and purposeful workplace culture. Enjoy the ride!"
--MCKELL PURNELL, VP Human Capital, Omaha Public Power District
"Having worked with Joshua for several years, Joshua has stretched my own thinking, creativity and introspection as a leader. Joshua is an innovator that cares about people and has a unique approach to solving problems and helping others. His insights are relevant to individual leaders as well as to teams."
--ERIC MOOSS, CEO Bryan Medical Center
"The wise leader moves beyond "either/or" thinking and begins to embrace more of the "both/and". Through compelling stories, business practices and provocative questions, Joshua creates space for leaders to explore their emerging wisdom."
--CHIP CONLEY, Hospitality Entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author
"My initial inclination to the word "naive" is quite negative. I grew up in a rural area near a small community. People took care of each other. I was VERY naive - and later called out for it. After college and now years in business, I have become quite jaded. Trust does not come easy. After reading your book, I feel more equipped to identify beliefs that may be limiting, question them, and to let my authenticity (maybe even naivety) into the room again. I'm looking forward to this journey of unlearning and choosing a path that leads to the new ROI (personally and professionally)."
--PEGGY CHRISTENSEN, Enterprise Software & Data Services Manager, Hamilton Telecommunications