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New York Times bestselling author Oliver Burkeman joins us for a virtual fireside chat with Comcast’s Senior Vice President of Learning, Shawna Erdman. Together, they’ll deep dive into Oliver’s latest book, Four Thousand Weeks, where he explores time management and efficiency to increase productivity.

All attendees will receive a free copy of Oliver Burkeman’s best-selling book, Four Thousand Weeks.



Oliver Burkeman is a best-selling author and keynote speaker. His books include Four Thousand Weeks, Time and How to Use It, as well as The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking, and Help! How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done. For many years Oliver wrote a popular weekly column on psychology for the Guardian, This Column Will Change Your Life. His work has also appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Psychologies and New Philosopher. He has a devoted following for his writing on productivity, mortality, the power of limits, and building a meaningful life in an age of bewilderment. 

Four Thousand Weeks (the average lifespan of a human) is a New York Times best-seller where Oliver explores why the central challenge of time management isn’t becoming more efficient, but deciding what to neglect; why, in an accelerating world, patience is a superpower and why, in conditions of limitless choice, burning your bridges beats keeping your options open.


Shawna Erdmann is the Senior Vice President of Talent and Learning for Comcast Cable. Her organization is responsible for building and delivering the strategy for our learner-centered, journey-led approach to joining, engaging, and thriving in a career at Comcast.  This encompasses talent acquisition, growth, and development. 

Shawna’s career is grounded in education, serving as both a teacher and then a principal in the public school system. Her passion for learning led her into business, where she drove strategy in the creation of impactful leadership, learning, and training solutions for Fortune 50 companies including Cisco, Apple, Intel, and Liberty Mutual – serving as their Chief Talent and Learning Officer, prior to her tenure at Comcast.

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