Creative Acts for Curious People: How to Think, Create, and Lead in Unconventional Ways (A FAN Program with Sarah Stein Greenberg and Liz Gerber, Ph.D.)

We are so happy to support Family Action Network (FAN) as they welcome Sarah Stein Greenberg, author of the new book, Creative Acts for Curious People: How to Think, Create, and Lead in Unconventional Ways. Stein Greenberg will be interviewed by Liz Gerber, Ph.D. This virtual event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Click HERE to reserve your spot!

This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and YouTube channel.

AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of Creative Acts for Curious People from The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Stein Greenberg and Gerber that will start immediately after the webinar. The link to register for the AFTER-HOURS program will appear in red font at the top of an email from The Book Stall. Look for it right after your receipt arrives!

About the Book: From Executive Director Sarah Stein Greenberg and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (aka the “”), Creative Acts for Curious People: How to Think, Create, and Lead in Unconventional Ways is a timely and highly visual resource for people who seek to choose curiosity in the face of uncertainty. Created by some of the world’s most inventive and unconventional minds, including and IDEO founder David Kelley, Readymade magazine founder Grace Hawthorne, choreographer Aleta Hayes, and Google chief innovation evangelist Frederik Pferdt, the book’s more than 80 captivating and effective exercises were hand-picked from the’s deep archive by Stein Greenberg. They encourage thinking, doing, learning, feeling, making, exploring, experimenting, and collaborating, and make the transformative experience of the’s classes, methods, and tools accessible to everyone for their own creative journey.

About the Author: For over a decade, Executive Director Sarah Stein Greenberg has helped lead the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (the ""), an interdisciplinary institute at Stanford University that nurtures creative thinkers and doers and helps spread the methods of design. Today the reaches undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty at universities around the world, social sector and corporate leaders, and K12 educators. She is the author of the 2021 book Creative Acts for Curious People: How to Think, Create, and Lead in Unconventional Ways. In the classroom Stein Greenberg likes to teach at the intersection of design and social impact. She has taught the’s foundational class Design Thinking Bootcamp, an experimental course called Design Thinking for Public Policy Innovators, and the long-running, high impact Entrepreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability, whose students have gone on to design products and services that have helped over 100 million people worldwide.

About the Interviewer: Liz Gerber, Ph.D. is a professor at Northwestern University, co-director of Northwestern’s Center for Human Computer Interaction + Design, and faculty founder of Design for America, a national network of interdisciplinary students who work together to solve problems they care about in their community. A globally-recognized expert in the areas of innovation, technology, and collaboration, Dr. Gerber has served as an innovation strategist, executive adviser, leadership coach, and innovation trainer for several of the world’s premier organizations, including Fortune Global 500 corporations, philanthropic and humanitarian organizations, and educational institutions. She also co-developed Design for America’s Leadership Studio, an annual national leadership summit for leaders of social innovation. As a young graduate student, Dr. Gerber co-founded the design and business initiative at the world-renowned Stanford “” started by David Kelley.


Event date: 

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Online Zoom webinar!
Creative Acts for Curious People: How to Think, Create, and Lead in Unconventional Ways (Stanford Library) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984858160
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Ten Speed Press - September 21st, 2021

“A delightful, compelling book that offers a dazzling array of practical, thoughtful exercises designed to spark creativity, help solve problems, foster connection, and make our lives better.”—Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author and host of the Happier podcast