NYT bestselling author Daniel Coyle to talk at Notre Dame about ‘The Culture Code’
Published: November 5, 2019 / Author: Carol Elliott
Daniel Coyle, New York Times bestselling author of “The Talent Code” and contributing editor for Outside Magazine, will discuss his newest book, “The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups,” as part of the Thomas H. Quinn Lecture Series hosted by the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.
His talk, “The Culture Code: Unlocking the New Science of Successful Groups,” will take place at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 15 (Friday) in Mendoza’s Jordan Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
In “The Culture Code,” Coyle considers the question of where great organizational culture comes from and gives an insider’s view into some of the world’s most successful organizations — including Pixar, the San Antonio Spurs and U.S. Navy’s SEAL Team Six. His talk will cover topics such as the key skills involved in building a cohesive culture, how diverse groups learn to function with a single mind, and reforming a toxic culture.
Coyle also authored “The Little Book of Talent,” “The Secret Race” (co-authored with Tyler Hamilton), and “Hardball: A Season in Projects,” among others. He is the winner of the 2012 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Prize and works as a special adviser to the Cleveland Indians.
The Thomas H. Quinn Lecture Series is an annual event hosted by the Mendoza College of Business to honor the Notre Dame alumnus and former member and chair of Mendoza’s Business Advisory Council. Quinn earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Notre Dame in 1969 and was a football monogram winner and member of the 1966 national championship team.
Quinn was a managing partner and member of the investment committee and management committee of private investment firm The Jordan Company as well as the president and chief operating officer of Chicago-based Jordan Industries Inc. Quinn died April 29, 2016, at the age of 68. The Quinn Lecture is sponsored by Notre Dame alumnus and trustee John W. “Jay” Jordan II, Quinn’s college roommate, longtime friend and business partner.