National Press Club

Neil Irwin, NYT economics writer to discuss latest book "How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World," Wednesday, June 26

June 16, 2019 | By Bill McQuillen | wmcquillen@gmail.com

New York Times reporter Neil Irwin to discuss new book on June 26.

New York Times reporter Neil Irwin to discuss new book on June 26.

New York Times senior economics correspondent Neil Irwin will discuss his new book, “How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World: The Definitive Guide to Adapting and Succeeding in High-Performance Careers,” in a National Press Club Headliners book event on Wednesday, June 26.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in the conference rooms, and will include a moderated discussion with Irwin, questions from the audience and a book signing. Tickets cost $5 for Club members, $10 for all other non-member tickets and can be purchased online.

When buying tickets, you will also have the option of buying a book. Books will be available for pick up and signing at the event. You may also purchase a copy of the book at the event.

In his book, Irwin draws on data, analysis and reporting to provide a roadmap for success in a shifting world of work. Irwin argues that successful people bring multiple skills together, acting as a "glue person" among people with divergent specialties. The book takes insights from behemoth companies such as Microsoft, Walmart, and Goldman Sachs, as well as smaller companies, such as the manufacturer of Jim Beam bourbon to show what it takes to succeed amid technological change and global competition.

Irwin, the author of The New York Times best-seller ,“The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire,” is a founding member of The Upshot, the Time's site for analytical journalism. He has an MBA from Columbia University.

For all ticketing-related questions, please email reservations@press.org. Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase.

Proceeds from the book sales will benefit the National Press Club Journalism Institute, the non-profit affiliate of the Club, so the Institute asks that you leave all outside books at home.

Upcoming Club Headliners
June 19 – Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman, House Intelligence Committee
June 24 -- Dr. Mark T. Esper, Secretary of the Army
June 24 – Mark Bowden, author, “The Last Stone: A Masterpiece of Criminal Interrogation”
July 24 – Tim Alberta, author, “American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump”