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Decoding Humor at Work

Quick Left

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (MST)

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Business is serious business. The stakes are high and the future is uncertain. But has work become too serious? Could life be better if you enjoyed more humor in your personal and professional life?

Drawing on insights from his behavioral research, Peter McGraw will reveal what makes things funny and present simple actionable steps to enhance creativity, improve negotiations, and avoid “too soon” comedy fails.

Join us for a happy hour sponsored by Now What and lite noshings from White Girl Salsa starting at 5:30 and 45 minute presentation starting at 6 pm. Stick around for 15 minutes of Q & A. Feedback following the event is welcomed and encouraged. Event ties up around 7:30.

We'll also be giving away two sets of two tickets to the sold out Ignite Boulder the day after this event. Here's how you can win:

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Peter McGrawDr. Peter McGraw is an expert in the interdisciplinary field of judgment, emotion, and choice. He is an Associate Professor of Marketing and Psychology at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he directs the Humor Research Lab (HuRL) and co-directs the Moral Research Lab (MoRL). McGraw’s research interests include consumer psychology, moral psychology, emotions, and behavioral economics. He teaches courses in consumer behavior, decision making, and advertising.  Currently, he is participating in a worldwide expedition to examine the science of comedy. Learn more about it at HumorCode.com.


Quick Left is a WorldBlu organization, a global network of organizations committed to practicing freedom and democracy in the workplace. This is a prestigious designation reserved for only 48 companies around the world. We promote the idea of democracy within the space, itself, literally. Quick Left has focused on being democratic since its inception, having implemented processes and ideals that empower each employee, as well as changing those processes as we learn and grow. This has allowed us to find and hire engineering talent in an extrememly competitve space. And we like to laugh. A lot. A sense of humor is a must if you're working with us. 

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Quick Left
902 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (MST)

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Quick Left

Quick Left Inc. is a leading provider of innovative software development services and tools headquartered in Boulder, Colo. Its services team specializes in web development, design, training and mobile applications. The company also operates Sprintly, a development management platform designed to power a more productive relationship between teams and their managers. Together with Sprintly, Quick Left accelerates software product launches with a process defined by accountability, simplicity, scalability and today’s smartest web technologies. Visit Quick Left at quickleft.com.

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