John Wasik on "Lightning Strikes: Nikola Tesla, New York Finance and the History of Everything"

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Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Lightning Strikes is about inspiration, invention, re-invention and failure as seen through the lens of Nikola Tesla’s life and work. Author John Wasik will speak about his book and how Tesla's relationships with Thomas Edison, J.P. Morgan, Wall Street and emerging technology in the early 20th Century shaped our modern era and continue to inform and provoke our imagination today as we move into a new age of automation and artificial intelligence.

About the Author
John Wasik is the author of 17 books, including Lightning Strikes: Timeless Lessons in Creativity from the Life and Times of Nikola Tesla (Sterling, 2016) and has spoken all across North America. He’s a contributor to The New York Times, Forbes,, CBS Moneywatch and other national publications.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.