Scott Shigeoka with Jason Marsh / Seek: How Curiosity Can Transform Your Life and Change the World

Hillside Club

2286 Cedar St., Berkeley, CA 94709

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Booksmith, Berkeley Arts & Letters and UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center are thrilled to present internationally-recognized curiosity expert and speaker Scott Shigeoka for a discussion about his book Seek: How Curiosity Can Transform Your Life and Change the World. Leading the conversation is Greater Good's executive director, Jason Marsh. Join us!

About the book

Maximize your potential for connection, healing, and personal growth with this "timely bridge for our divided world." (Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Hidden Potential)

"We've been hiding from each other for far too long. Seek offers us an empathic, practical, and heartfelt road map forward." – Seth Godin, Author of The Song of Significance and Tribes

If you've felt alienated and alone in recent years, you're in good company. Whether it's a rift in your family, polarization at your workplace or just a sense that society isn't as connected as it once was, many of us feel painful chasms in our connections. Internationally-recognized curiosity expert and bridge builder Scott Shigeoka knows that there's only one cure: Deep Curiosity.

Rooted in a desire to understand, rather than to know, a practice of Deep Curiosity can help us leverage something we think of as an intellectual force or personality trait into a heart-centered daily practice to transform our well-being and our lives.

In Seek, Shigeoka blends cutting-edge research with electric, vulnerable storytelling to teach readers their signature DIVE model. With his guidance, you'll learn more than a dozen practical strategies to:

  • Detach -- Let go of your ABCs (assumptions, biases, certainty),
  • Intend -- Prepare your mindset and setting,
  • Value -- See the dignity of every person, including yourself,
  • Embrace -- Welcome the hard times in your life.

"Energizing, creative, and exciting" (Gretchen Rubin), Seek is a revolutionary playbook to heal division, loneliness, estrangement, hatred, and our most urgent societal challenges.

About the speakers

Scott Shigeoka is an internationally-recognized curiosity expert and speaker. He is known for translating research into strategies that promote positive well-being and connected relationships around the globe, including at the UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and through his groundbreaking courses at the University of Texas at Austin. Scott has spread his curiosity practices to public officials, health care professionals, artists, activists, writers, media organizations, educators, community leaders and businesses. Originally from Hawai'i, Scott now lives in California. 

Jason Marsh is the executive director of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and the founding editor in chief of the center’s award-winning online magazine, Greater Good, which engages 1 million readers each month. He is also the founding producer of the GGSC's online course and podcast—both called The Science of Happiness—which have reached millions of students and listeners worldwide. Marsh has co-edited three anthologies of Greater Good articles, and his writing has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the opinion section of

Please note
  • Masks will not be required for this event, but we are limiting capacity somewhat. For that reason, we can't guarantee we'll have space for walk-ins. The best way to ensure you’ll get a seat and a copy of the book night-of is to order the Book + Seat ticket.
  • We are happy to offer *signed copies* of Seek: order a Book + Seat ticket bundle if you'd like to pick up a signed copy at the event, or order here if you just want a signed copy and no admission.
  • Safety protocols are subject to change. If we feel it is not safe to gather, as the event gets closer, we will pivot to a virtual event and your registration will remain valid.
  • Questions? Accessibility requests? Write [email protected].


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Hillside Club
2286 Cedar St.
Berkeley, CA 94709