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Mar 25, 2022

In celebration of #IamRemarkable Week, Luvvie Ajayi Jones visits Google to discuss her New York Times bestselling book Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual. With humor and honesty, and guided by the influence of her professional troublemaking Nigerian grandmother, Luvvie walks us through what we must get right within ourselves before we can do the things that scare us; like how to use our voice for a greater good, and how to put movement to the voice we've been silencing - because truth-telling is a muscle. The point is not to be fearless, but to know we are afraid and charge forward regardless. It is to recognize that the things we must do are more significant than our fears. This book is about how to live boldly in spite of all the reasons we have to cower.

Born in Nigeria, bred in Chicago and comfortable everywhere, Luvvie is committed to creating content and doing work that informs, inspires, and convinces others to make positive change. What started as a hobby has become a global business and has allowed her to help people in more ways than she could have ever imagined. Using her life and her story as the anchor, her professional troublemaking is all in the hopes of leaving people feeling more powerful than they ever have.

Moderated by Alex Okosi.

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