Playful Rebellion - The Book Club! πŸ“š πŸ€“

Book Club

Apr 5, 2023, 11:00 PM – Apr 6, 2023, 1:00 AM

The Culture First book club for Playful Rebellion - Maximize workplace success through the power of play written by Gary Ware. Apply the book principles to unlock creativity, connection and joy in the age of overwork and burnout.

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About this event

This isn't your average book club nor is it just another book review. Our goal is to mimic an in-person book club like you'd have in your friend's living room with appetizers and beverages. Except this time with lots of energy and playfulness!  We want you to truly connect with like-minded individuals, have the chance to really dive into the concepts of the book and then talk about how to apply these concepts to your lives. On top of that, the author will be facilitating this session! 

For this book club experience, we'll be discussing Playful Rebellion - Maximize workplace success through the power of play written by Gary Ware. Gary is the Founder of Breakthrough Play is a sought-after Corporate Facilitator and Keynote Speaker with nearly a decade of experience as performer in improv theatre. He assists teams with unlocking creativity, confidence, and sparks collaboration with experiential methods proven to drive peak performance. Fun Fact! Gary is also the Culture First San Diego Chapter co-lead! He's one of Culture First's own!! 

In this book, Gary helps readers discover how to find joy in the mundane, shows us how social norms and corporate mentality is hurting the workforce, demonstrates how to step away from work and still be productive, and teaches us how to unlock the superpowers hidden within ourselves. 

Get ready to let loose and have some fun! Welcome to the Playful Rebellion!

This book club will be two hours total. The first 90 minutes will be an interactive zoom session with engaging activities facilitated by Gary followed by a 30 minute Q&A session. The session will not be recorded, but there will be a recap that goes out to all that registered. 

Even though you don't have to read the book beforehand to participate, you may want to purchase a copy from one of the links below. But wait! There's more... If you register and attend the session, you will get a copy of the book on us! 

To purchase the book, below are the the links to do so:




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April 5 – 6, 2023
11:00 PM – 1:00 AM UTC


11:00 PMWelcome πŸ‘‹
11:15 PMConnection πŸ€—
11:30 PMWork πŸ› 
12:30 AMAction 🎬
12:45 AMAuthor Q&A πŸ€“
1:00 AMClose ✌️


  • Gary Ware

    Breakthrough Play

    TEDx Speaker / Facilitator / Coach


  • Jessie Jacob

    Culture Amp

    Community Manager


  • Theresa Fesinstine


  • Jessie Jacob

    Senior Community Manager, Culture Amp

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