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Featured Author: Michelle Rhee with Radical: Fighting to Put Students First

February 5, 2013

Hooks Books Events is pleased to announce a program featuring Michelle Rhee with the Washington Board of Trade.  See a recent interview with her in...... more

Featured Author: Jake Breeden with Tipping Sacred Cows: Kick the Bad Work Habits that Masquerade as Virtues

March 20, 2013

Jake Breeden teaches on the faculty of Duke Corporate Education, the world's top-rated provider of custom executive education. He has taught leaders in some of...... more

Featured Author: Cass R. Sunstein with Simpler: The Future of Goverment

March 21, 2013

Cass R. Sunstein is one of the nation’s leading legal scholars who, for the past fifteen years, has been at the forefront of behavioral economics. From 2009...... more

Featured Author: Thomas Rid with Cyber War Will Not Take Place

March 21, 2013

Thomas Rid is Reader in War Studies at King's College London. He is also a non-resident fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations in the...... more

Featured Author: Paul Farmer with To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation

March 22, 2013

Paul Farmer, M.D., Ph.D., is Kolokotrones University Professor at Harvard University and Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical...... more

Featured Author: Barbara T. Dreyfuss with Hedge Hogs: The Cowboy Traders Behind Wall Street's Largest Hedge Fund Disaster

March 28, 2013

Make sure to read The Economist book review! Barbara T. Dreyfuss was a Wall Street analyst for twenty years, covering health policy issues. She was part...... more

Featured Author: Jonathan Levy with Freaks of Fortune: The Emerging World of Capitalism and Risk in America

April 10, 2013

Jonathan Levy is Assistant Professor of History at Princeton University. About Freaks of Fortune:  The Emerging World of Capitalism and Risk in America Until the early nineteenth...... more

Featured Author: Charles Wheelan with Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

April 10, 2013

Charles Wheelan is the author of the internationally best-selling Naked Economics and a former correspondent for The Economist. He teaches public policy and economics at...... more

Featured Author: Seth Goldman and Mission in a Bottle: The Honest Guide to Doing Business Differently--and Succeeding

April 10, 2013

Event Details Tuesday, September 24, 2013 @ 7:00 pm The Old Town Theater 815 1/2 King Street Alexandria, VA 22314  Admission Click Here to Register! For all ticket questions, call 703-544-5315.   Seth Goldman is the president...... more

Featured Author: Jeff Benedict with Poisoned: The True Story of the Deadly E. Coli Outbreak That Changed the Way Americans Eat

April 24, 2013

Jeff Benedict is considered one of America's top non-fiction writers. He is the author of nine books including bestsellers Little Pink House, Without Reservation, and...... more

Featured Author: John S. Hendricks with A Curious Discovery: An Entrepreneur's Story

May 2, 2013

John S. Hendricks is the founder of Discovery Communications, the world's #1 nonfiction media company, and serves as Executive Chairman. Hendricks created Discovery Channel in...... more

Featured Author: John Hunter with World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements

May 7, 2013

John Hunter, a native Virginian and graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, is an award-winning teacher and educational consultant. Hunter led his first sessions of the World Peace...... more

Featured Author: Joshua Kendall with America's Obsessives: The Compulsive Energy That Built a Nation

May 30, 2013

Event Details Wednesday, July 10, 2013 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm  CQ Roll Call 77 K Street, NE Washington, DC 20002  Admission Click Here to Register!   Joshua C. Kendall is the author...... more

Featured Author: Pamela Ryckman with Stiletto Network: Inside the Women's Power Circles That Are Changing the Face of Business

June 20, 2013

Pamela Ryckman has written for The New York Times, Financial Times,, International Herald Tribune, The New York Observer, and The New York Sun, among...... more

Featured Author: Sheila Bair with Bull by the Horns: Fighting to Save Main Street from Wall Street and Wall Street from Itself

July 3, 2013

Click here to register! Sheila Bair is the former Chairman of the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation). She has been covered—and lauded—everywhere from The New Yorker...... more

Featured Author: Judith Martin with Miss Manners Minds Your Business

July 10, 2013

Judith Martin, born a perfect lady in an imperfect society, is the author of the “Miss Manners” columns and best-selling books, two novels, and a...... more

Featured Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin with The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism

July 10, 2013

Doris Kearns Goodwin is the author of the runaway bestseller Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. She won the Pulitzer Prize in...... more

Roger Schwarz's HBR blog, Increase Your Team's Curiosity

July 23, 2013

Does your team have a difficult time making decisions that everyone supports? If so, you may be suffering from a lack of curiosity. Try this: Next...... more

Featured Author: Chris Matthews with Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked

July 26, 2013

Click here to register! Chris Matthews is anchor of MSNBC’s Hardball as well as the NBC-syndicated The Chris Matthews Show. He is an author of American;...... more

Featured Author: Kim Ghattas with The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power

August 7, 2013

Kim Ghattas has been the BBC's State Department radio and TV correspondent since 2008 and travels regularly with the secretary of state. She was previously...... more

Featured Author: Chiqui Cartagena with Latino Boom II: Catch the Biggest Demographic Wave Since the Baby Boom

August 8, 2013

Chiqui Cartagena is vice president of Corporate Marketing for Univision Communications Inc., where she is responsible for developing and implementing corporate marketing strategies, positioning...... more

Featured Author: Moises Naim with The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being in Charge Isn't What It Used to Be

August 14, 2013

Moisés Naím is a scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and an internationally syndicated columnist. For over a decade he was the editor-in-chief...... more

Featured Author: Christopher Schroeder with Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East

August 15, 2013

Christopher M. Schroeder is a U.S.-based entrepreneur and venture investor. In 2010, he wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post about start-ups in Dubai...... more

Featured Author: Sylvia Ann Hewlett with Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor: The New Way to Fast-Track Your Career

August 26, 2013

Sylvia Ann Hewlett is the founding president of the Center for Talent Innovation, a nonprofit think tank where she chairs a task force of 75...... more

Featured Author: Winston Groom with The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight

August 28, 2013

Click here to register! Winston Groom is the author of 14 previous books of nonfiction and fiction, including Shiloh 1862, Vicksburg 1863, Patriotic Fire, Shrouds of Glory,...... more

Featured Author: Bob Rosen with Grounded: How Leaders Stay Rooted in an Uncertain World

September 4, 2013

Bob Rosen–trusted CEO advisor, organizational psychologist, and bestselling author–has long been on a mission to transform the world of business, one leader at a time. He...... more

Featured Author: Juan Zarate with Treasury's War: The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare

September 5, 2013

Juan Zarate is a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the senior national security analyst for CBS News, and a visiting...... more

Featured Author: Judah Pollack with The Chaos Imperative: How Chance and Disruption Increase Innovation, Effectiveness, and Success

September 19, 2013

Judah Pollack is a regular speaker at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, as well TEDx conferences around the country. An expert in the field of leadership,...... more

Featured Author: Jen Shirkani with EGO Vs. EQ: How Top Leaders Beat 8 Ego Traps With Emotional Intelligence

September 20, 2013

Jen Shirkani, founder and CEO of the Penumbra Group, has more than 20 years of experience as a learning and development specialist and executive coach....... more

Featured Author: Amanda Ripley with The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way

September 23, 2013

Amanda Ripley is a literary journalist whose stories on human behavior and public policy have appeared in TIME, The Atlantic, and Slate and helped Time...... more

Featured Author: Bill Marriott, Jr. with Without Reservations: How a Family Root Beer Stand Grew into a Global Hotel Company

September 27, 2013

J.W. "Bill" Marriott, Jr., became executive chairman of Marriott International, Inc., in 2012 after being the company's chief executive for forty years. He is an...... more

Featured Author: Gregory S. Smith with Straight to the Top: CIO Leadership in a Mobile, Social, and Cloud-based World

October 3, 2013

Gregory S. Smith currently serves as a CIO for an organization in the Washington, DC, area. He previously served for nine years as the vice...... more

Featured Author: Walter McFarland with Choosing Change: How Leaders and Organizations Drive Results One Person at a Time

October 21, 2013

Walter McFarland is the 2013 Chairman of ASTD and a consulting executive focused on the leadership of large-scale organizational change. He is a former Senior...... more

Featured Author: Marion Nestle with Eat Drink Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics

October 28, 2013

Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, which she chaired from 1988-2003....... more

Featured Author: Brian Portnoy with The Investor's Paradox: The Power of Simplicity in a World of Overwhelming Choice

October 28, 2013

Brian Portnoy, Ph.D., CFA, has been successfully researching, advising, and investing in hedge funds and mutual funds for the past fourteen years. He is currently...... more

Featured Author: Tasha Eurich with Bankable Leadership: Happy People, Bottom-Line Results, and the Power to Deliver Both

October 30, 2013

Dr. Tasha Eurich is a workplace psychologist, speaker, author, and principal of The Eurich Group. Her life's work is to help organizations succeed by improving...... more

Featured Authors: P.W. Singer & Allan Friedman with Cybersecurity and CyberWar: What Everyone Needs to Know

October 30, 2013

Peter W. Singer is the director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence and a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program at...... more

Featured Author: Elizabeth H. Bradley with The American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More is Getting Us Less

November 1, 2013

Elizabeth H. Bradley is professor of public health at Yale University, faculty director of its Global Health Leadership Institute, and master at Branford College. The...... more

Featured Author: Randy Krum with Cool Infographics: Effective Communication with Data Visualization and Design

November 20, 2013

Randy Krum is founder and president of InfoNewt, an infographic design and data visualization company, and the creator of Cool Infographics. He designs infographics for...... more

Featured Author: David J. Hand with The Improbability Principle: Why Coincidences, Miracles, and Rare Events Happen Every Day

December 10, 2013

Make sure to read the articles in The Washington Post and The New York Times! David J. Hand is an emeritus professor of mathematics and a senior...... more

Featured Author: Biz Stone with Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of the Creative Mind

December 20, 2013

Biz Stone became an Internet entrepreneur in 1999. He went on to work for Google, helped to create both blogging and podcasting, and then co-invented...... more

Featured Author: Reshma Saujani with Women Who Don't Wait in Line: Break the Mold, Lead the Way

December 20, 2013

Reshma Saujani is the Founder of Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and prepare young women...... more

Featured Author: Warren Berger with A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas

January 22, 2014

Warren Berger has studied hundreds of the world’s leading innovators, entrepreneurs, and creative thinkers to learn how they ask questions, generate original ideas, and solve...... more

Featured Author: Arianna Huffington with Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder

February 11, 2014

Arianna Huffington is the cofounder, president, and editor in chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, one of the world's most influential news and information...... more

Featured Author: Lisa Kay Solomon with Moments of Impact: How to Design Strategic Conversations That Accelerate Change

February 12, 2014

Lisa Kay Solomon teaches innovation at the groundbreaking MBA in Design Strategy program at San Francisco’s California College of the Arts. A frequent public speaker...... more

Featured Author: David Finkel with Thank You for Your Service

February 20, 2014

David Finkel is a staff writer for The Washington Post and is also the leader of the Post's national reporting team. He won the Pulitzer...... more

Featured Author: Eswar Prasad with The Dollar Trap: How the U.S. Dollar Tightened Its Grip on Global Finance

February 21, 2014

Eswar Prasad is the Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy at Cornell University. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he...... more

Featured Author: Zeynep Ton with The Good Jobs Strategy: How the Smartest Companies Invest in Employees to Lower Costs and Boost Profits

February 21, 2014

Zeynep Ton is an adjunct associate profes­sor at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Previously, she was on the faculty of the Har­vard Business School....... more

Featured Author: Phil Klay with Redeployment

February 24, 2014

Phil Klay is a graduate of Dartmouth College and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in Iraq’s Anbar Province from January 2007...... more

Featured Authors: Charles W. Calomiris and Stephen H. Haber with Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit

February 26, 2014

  Charles W. Calomiris is the Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions at Columbia Business School and a professor at Columbia's School of International and Public...... more

Featured Author: Aneesh Chopra with Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government

March 5, 2014

Aneesh Chopra was the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States government. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins and the Harvard Kennedy School...... more

Featured Author: David Burkus with The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas

March 25, 2014

David Burkus is assistant professor of management at the College of Business at Oral Roberts University, where he teaches courses on creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, and...... more

Featured Author: Patrick Tucker with The Naked Future: What Happens in a World That Anticipates Your Every Move?

March 27, 2014

Patrick Tucker is the deputy editor of The Futurist magazine, as well as director of communications for the World Future Society. His writing has appeared...... more

Featured Authors: Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes with HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton

April 14, 2014

Jonathan Allen covers the White House and the 2016 presidential campaign for Bloomberg News. An award-winning reporter, he has also written extensively about Congress and national politics, and...... more

Featured Author: Lawrence Susskind with Good for You, Great for Me: Finding the Trading Zone and Winning at Win-Win Negotiation

April 21, 2014

Lawrence Susskind is cofounder of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, Ford Foundation Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at the Massachusetts Institute...... more

Featured Author: Kathryn D. Cramer with Lead Positive: What Highly Effective Leaders See, Say, and Do

April 22, 2014

Kathryn D. Cramer, Ph.D., is passionate about possibilities and potential. She created and has dedicated her life to asset-based thinking (ABT), a way of looking...... more

Featured Author: Michael Levi with The Power Surge: Energy, Opportunity, and the Battle for America's Future

April 24, 2014

Michael Levi is the David M. Rubenstein senior fellow for energy and the environment at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and director of the...... more

Featured Author: Edward Castronova with Wildcat Currency: How the Virtual Money Revolution Is Transforming the Economy

May 1, 2014

Edward Castronova is professor of telecommunications and cognitive science at Indiana University. His previous publications include Synthetic Worlds and Exodus to the Virtual World. He...... more

Featured Author: Revathi Subramanian with Bank Fraud: Using Technology to Combat Losses

May 1, 2014

Revathi Subramanian is Senior Vice President, Data Science at CA Technologies, which helps Fortune 1000 companies manage and secure complex IT environments to support agile business...... more

Featured Author: Nicholas Carr with The Glass Cage: Automation and Us

May 1, 2014

Nicholas Carr is the best-selling author of The Glass Cage, The Shallows, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, The Big Switch, and Does IT Matter?.  His articles...... more

Featured Authors: Katty Kay and Claire Shipman with The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance---What Women Should Know

May 9, 2014

Katty Kay is the Washington, DC, anchor for BBC World News America. She is a regular guest on NBC's Meet the Press and MSNBC's Morning...... more

Featured Author: Margaret Wrinkle with Wash

May 12, 2014

WINNER OF THE FLAHERTY-DUNNAN FIRST NOVEL PRIZE FINALIST FOR THE 2014 CHAUTAUQUA PRIZE One of Time Magazine’s "21 Female Authors You Should Be Reading" Named a Best Book...... more

Featured Author: Brigid Schulte with Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time

May 12, 2014

Brigid Schulte is an award-winning journalist for the Washington Post and Washington Post Magazine. She was part of a team that won the Pulitzer Prize....... more

Featured Author: Michael D. Watkins with The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter, Updated and Expanded

May 14, 2014

Michael D. Watkins is a cofounder of Genesis Advisers, a leadership development consultancy that specializes in the design of onboarding and transition acceleration solutions, workshops,...... more

Featured Author: Daniel Schulman with Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty

May 16, 2014

Daniel Schulman is a senior editor in the Washington bureau of Mother Jones, and a founding member of the magazine's investigative journalism team. His work...... more

Featured Author: Nick Bostrom with Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

June 17, 2014

Nick Bostrom is Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University and founding Director of the Future of Humanity Institute and of the Program...... more

Featured Author: Mark Ewert with The Generosity Path: Finding the Richness in Giving

June 18, 2014

Make sure to watch The Generosity Path:  Join Us video! Mark V. Ewert is a philanthropy and leadership coach for individuals, organizations, and communities. He guides...... more

Featured Author: Mark Lee Greenblatt with Valor: Unsung Heroes from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front

June 30, 2014

Mark Lee Greenblatt is an attorney based in the Washington, DC, area specializing in criminal and ethics investigations. Mark is involved in several community service...... more

Roll Call Book Club, 7/23: Brigid Schulte with "Overwhelmed"

July 21, 2014

This week's Roll Call After Dark event on Wednesday, July 23 features Brigid Schulte with her new book, Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One...... more

Featured Author: Martin Wolf with The Shifts and the Shocks: What We've Learned--and Have Still to Learn--From the Financial Crisis

July 23, 2014

Martin Wolf is the associate editor and chief economics commentator at the Financial Times, London. He is the recipient of many awards for financial journalism,...... more

Featured Author: Kip Tindell with Uncontainable: How Passion, Commitment, and Conscious Capitalism Built a Business Where Everyone Thrives

July 24, 2014

Kip Tindell is currently Chairman & CEO of The Container Store. He was presented with Ernst & Young's prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year award in...... more

Featured Author: Mathew Burrows with The Future, Declassified: Megatrends That Will Undo the World Unless We Take Action

July 30, 2014

Mathew Burrows is the director of the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Foresight Initiative. He has served as the National Intelligence Council’s counselor and director of analysis...... more

Featured Author: Paul Taylor with The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown

August 3, 2014

Paul Taylor is a senior fellow at the Pew Research Center. He is the author of The Next America, a new book examining generations and the...... more

Featured Author - Steven Johnson with How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World

August 12, 2014

Steven Johnson is the author of the bestsellers Where Good Ideas Come From, The Invention of Air, The Ghost Map, Everything Bad Is Good for...... more

Featured Author - Paul Roehrig with Code Halos: How the Digital Lives of People, Things, and Organizations Are Changing the Rules of Business

August 18, 2014

Based in Washington, DC, Paul Roehrig is Global Managing Director of Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work. He is a co-author of Code Halos with Malcom Frank and Ben Pring. Prior...... more

Featured Author: Thomas Menino with Mayor for a New America

August 19, 2014

The Honorable Thomas M. Menino was the longest-serving mayor in Boston’s history. During his five-term administration, he forged partnerships to revitalize neighborhoods, reinvigorated the Boston...... more

Featured Author: Linda Hill with Collective Genius

August 25, 2014

Linda A. Hill is the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. She is the faculty chair of the Leadership Initiative...... more

Featured Author: Walter Isaacson with The Innovators

September 8, 2014

Walter Isaacson, the CEO of the Aspen Institute, has been chairman of CNN and the managing editor of Time magazine. He is the author of...... more

Featured Author: Derek Coburn with Networking is Not Working

September 23, 2014

Derek Coburn is the Founder and CEO of cadre, an un-networking community in Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD, which currently supports over 100 CEOs and...... more

Featured Author: Alex Epstein, The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

October 30, 2014

Alex Epstein started the Center for Industrial Progress to offer an alternative environmental philosophy to America, one that is antipollution but prodevelopment. A popular speaker...... more

Featured Author: Meryl Comer, Slow Dancing with a Stranger

November 17, 2014

Meryl Comer is President and CEO of Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer's Initiative, which promotes early diagnosis, virtual innovation challenges, m-health technologies and national public service campaigns like...... more

Featured Author - Chuck Todd, The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House

November 20, 2014

Chuck Todd is NBC News Political Director and the moderator of Meet the Press the flagship Sunday morning public affairs program and longest-running broadcast in television...... more

Phil Klay's Redeployment Wins National Book Award, Fiction

November 20, 2014

The Hooks Book Events team was excited to learn that our friend Phil Klay was honored with the 2014 National Book Award in Fiction for...... more

Featured Author - George Westerman, Leading Digital: Turning Technology into Business Transformation

December 12, 2014

George Westerman is a Research Scientist in the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy. His research and teaching help senior executives drive competitive advantage with digital...... more

Featured Author - Jake Ducey with The Purpose Principles: How to Draw More Meaning into Your Life

December 26, 2014

Jake Ducey, a kid from a good Southern California family, seemed to have it all. But he didn’t. Something was missing, and the emptiness had...... more

Featured Author - Susan Packard with New Rules of the Game: 10 Strategies for Women in the Workplace

December 29, 2014

Susan Packard is the co-founder of Scripps Networks Interactive and former chief operating officer of HGTV. Under Packard’s helm, HGTV became one of the fastest growing...... more

Featured Author - Stefan Weitz with Search: How the Data Explosion Makes Us Smarter

December 29, 2014

Stefan Weitz is a Senior Director of Search at Microsoft and charged with working with people and organizations across the industry to promote and improve...... more

Featured Author - Amy Wilkinson with The Creator's Code: The Six Essential Skills of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs

January 9, 2015

A strategic advisor, entrepreneur, and lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Amy Wilkinson has spoken on innovation and entrepreneurship at the Wall Street...... more

Featured Author - Robert Sher with Mighty Midsized Companies: How Leaders Overcome 7 Silent Growth Killers

January 11, 2015

Robert Sher is founding principal of CEO to CEO, a consulting firm of former chief executives that accelerates the performance of midsized companies by improving...... more

Featured Author - Gretchen Rubin with Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives

January 22, 2015

Gretchen Rubin is one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on the linked subjects of habits, happiness, and human nature. She’s the author of...... more

Featured Author - Michio Kaku with The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind

January 23, 2015

Michio Kaku is a professor of physics at the City University of New York, cofounder of string field theory, and the author of several widely acclaimed...... more

Featured Author - Stephen Platt with Criminal Capital: How the Finance Industry Facilitates Crime

February 9, 2015

Stephen Platt is a highly respected practitioner of financial crime prevention and the conduct of related regulatory investigations. He is an English Barrister and an...... more

Judy Robinett with How to Be a Power Connector: The 5+50+100 Rule for Turning Your Business Network Into Profits

February 14, 2015

Judy Robinett is the author of How to Be a Power Connector: The 5+50+150 Rule, a book that provides instant, effective strategies for meeting the people you...... more

Herminia Ibarra with Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader

February 15, 2015

Recent article by Herminia Ibarra: How to Revive a Tired Network Herminia Ibarra is the Cora Chaired Professor of Leadership and Learning and Professor of Organisational...... more

Juan Enriquez with Evolving Ourselves: How Unnatural Selection and Nonrandom Mutation Are Changing Life On Earth

February 27, 2015

Juan Enriquez is the director of the Life Sciences Project at Harvard Business School, where he is building an interdisciplinary center focusing on how business...... more


February 27, 2015

Michael Chwe, author of Jane Austen, Game Theorist, is professor of political science at UCLA. He lives in Santa Monica and has two children, a son attending Swarthmore...... more

Elizabeth R. Thornton with THE OBJECTIVE LEADER: How to Leverage the Power of Seeing Things As They Are

March 9, 2015

Elizabeth Thornton is a professor of Management Practice at Babson Executive Education and an Adjunct Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at Babson College. Thornton has more than...... more

Bryan Voltaggio with Home: Recipes to Cook With Family And Friends

March 10, 2015

Chef Bryan Voltaggio is a true son of the Chesapeake, born and bred in Frederick, Maryland. By the young age of 20 and after having...... more

General Stanley McChrystal with Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement in a Complex World

March 10, 2015

A transformational leader with a remarkable record of achievement, General Stanley McChrystal (Ret.) was called “one of America’s greatest warriors” by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates....... more

Alvin Roth with Who Gets What — and Why: The New Economics of Matchmaking and Market Design

March 11, 2015

Alvin Roth, PhD, is the McCaw Professor of Economics at Stanford University, and is one of the world's leading experts in the fields of market...... more

Robert Kolb with The Natural Gas Revolution: At the Pivot of the World's Energy Future

March 14, 2015

Robert W. Kolb holds two Ph.D.’s from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (philosophy 1974, finance 1978) and has been a finance professor at...... more

Fareed Zakaria with In Defense of a Liberal Education

March 15, 2015

Fareed Zakaria is host of CNN’s flagship international affairs program — Fareed Zakaria GPS — a Washington Post columnist, a contributing editor to The Atlantic...... more

Amy Morin with 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

March 19, 2015

Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker, college psychology instructor, and psychotherapist. She is the only person in the psychology industry who is talking...... more

Deborah Perry Piscione with The Risk Factor

March 30, 2015

Deborah Perry Piscione, author of the New York Times bestselling book Secrets of Silicon Valley, is an Internet entrepreneur, advisor, and management consultant who works with...... more

Marc Goodman with Future Crimes

April 2, 2015

Marc Goodman is a global strategist, author and consultant focused on the disruptive impact of advancing technologies on security, business and international affairs. Over the...... more

Pedro Domingos with The Master Algorithm

April 6, 2015

Pedro Domingos is Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. His research interests are in artificial intelligence, machine learning and...... more

Ira Chaleff with Intelligent Disobedience: Doing Right When What You're Told to Do is Wrong

April 29, 2015

Ira Chaleff is the founder and president of Executive Coaching & Consulting Associates and chairman emeritus of the Congressional Management Foundation in Washington, D.C. He...... more

Sam Horn with Got Your Attention?: How to Create Intrigue and Connect with Anyone

May 5, 2015

Sam Horn, president of Action Seminars, has presented her real-life workshops to more than 400,000 people since 1981. Her impressive client list includes Young Presidents Organization,...... more

Dennis Damp with Take Charge of Your Federal Career

May 15, 2015

Dennis V. Damp is an author, retired federal manager, business owner, career counselor and veteran. He retired in 2005 at age 55 with 35 years...... more

Stephen Goldsmith with The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance

June 11, 2015

Stephen Goldsmith is the Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government and the Director of the Innovations in American Government Program at Harvard's Kennedy...... more

George Bodenheimer with Every Town Is a Sports Town: Business Leadership at ESPN, from the Mailroom to the Boardroom

June 12, 2015

George Bodenheimer is an ESPN and cable industry pioneer and was the company's longest-tenured president, a position he held from 1998-2011, overseeing all multimedia sports assets...... more

Bruce Loeffler with The Experience: The 5 Principles of Disney Service and Relationship Excellence

June 15, 2015

President of the Enspiron Company, Bruce Loeffler began his career with Disneyland's "Kids of the Kingdom" eventually being promoted to overseeing Showmanship Service for Epcot and the...... more

How Champions Think: In Sports and in Life

July 13, 2015

Dr. Bob Rotella was the director of sports psychology for twenty years at the University of Virginia, where his reputation grew as the person champions talked...... more

Lindsay McGregor with Primed to Perform: How to Build the Highest Performing Cultures Through the Science of Total Motivation

August 2, 2015

​Neel Doshi and Lindsay McGregor have a combined twenty years of practical experience transforming cultures at iconic institutions. They are the cofounders of Vega Factor,...... more

Gillian Tett with The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers

August 3, 2015

Gillian Tett oversees global coverage of the financial markets for the Financial Times, the world’s leading newspaper covering finance and business. In 2007 she was awarded the...... more

Melanne Verveer with Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose

August 4, 2015

Melanne Verveer serves as the Executive Director of Georgetown University's Institute for Women, Peace and Security. In 2009 President Obama appointed her to be the...... more

George Akerlof and Robert Shiller with Phishing for Phools

August 5, 2015

George Akerlof was co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2001, along with Michael Spence and Joseph Stiglitz . He was honored for his...... more

Rebecca Shambaugh with It's Not a Glass Ceiling, It's a Sticky Floor: Free Yourself From the Hidden Behaviors Sabotaging Your Career Success

August 23, 2015

Rebecca Shambaugh is the founder, president, and CEO of SHAMBAUGH Leadership, which was recently selected by "Entrepreneur" magazine as one of the top entrepreneurial companies...... more

Jim Whitehurst with The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance

August 24, 2015

Jim Whitehurst is CEO of Red Hat, the largest open source software company in the world. Before joining Red Hat, Whitehurst held various positions at Delta...... more

Allie Cashel with Suffering the Silence: Chronic Lyme Disease in an Age of Denial

September 7, 2015

Allie Cashel was first diagnosed with Lyme disease in June of 1998; she has been a sufferer of Lyme, Babesiosis, Ehricliosis, and Bartonellosis for sixteen...... more

Robin Koval with Grit to Great: How Perseverance, Passion, and Pluck Take You from Ordinary to Extraordinary

September 9, 2015

Robin Koval is the CEO and President of the Truth Initiative, the national public health foundation dedicated to achieving a culture where all youth and young...... more

Ben Bernanke with The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath

September 30, 2015

Ben S. Bernanke served as chairman of the Federal Reserve from 2006 to 2014. He was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year in 2009 and was a...... more

Linda Kaplan Thaler with Grit to Great: How Perseverance, Passion, and Pluck Take You from Ordinary to Extraordinary

October 9, 2015

Linda Kaplan Thaler is an Advertising Hall of Fame luminary and creator of many of the industry’s most iconic campaigns, including Kodak Moments and the hilarious...... more

David Gregory with How's Your Faith?: An Unlikely Spiritual Journey

October 12, 2015

David Gregory is the former moderator of NBC’s Meet the Press. He previously served as Chief White House Correspondent for NBC News, where he was hailed...... more

Malcolm Gay with The Brain Electric: The Dramatic High-Tech Race to Merge Minds and Machines

December 8, 2015

Malcolm Gay is an arts reporter for The Boston Globe, where he covers visual and performing arts. He previously worked as a contributing writer at The New...... more

Alec Ross with The Industries of the Future

January 12, 2016

Alec Ross is one of America s leading experts on innovation. He served for four years as Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of...... more

Adam Stelzner with The Right Kind of Crazy

January 13, 2016

Adam Stelzner is an engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He worked on several flight missions, including Galileo, Cassini, and Mars Pathfinder, and the Mars Exploration Rover project. He was...... more

Jennifer Deal with What Millennials Want from Work: How to Maximize Engagement in Today's Workforce

January 14, 2016

Jennifer Deal is a senior research scientist at the Center for Creative Leadership and an affiliated research scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations at...... more

Howard Ross with Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives

January 21, 2016

Howard J. Ross is founder and chief learning officer of Cook Ross Inc., a diversity consulting company. He is one of the nation's leading diversity...... more

Matthew Desmond with Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

January 28, 2016

  FRIDAY MARCH 4, 4:00PM, Washington, DC A Wider Circle Presents: Evicted, A conversation with Matthew Desmond Register here>> Join author Matthew Desmond, 2015 MacArthur “Genius” grant awardee, to hear about his...... more

Pamela Meyer with The Agility Shift: Creating Agile and Effective Leaders, Teams, and Organizations

February 8, 2016

Pamela Meyer, Ph.D. is the President of Meyer Creativity Associates where she works with organizations internationally who want to be more innovative and agile. Meyer...... more

Nicholas Kristof with A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity

February 9, 2016

Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, husband and wife, have coauthored three previous books: Half the Sky, Thunder from the East, and China Wakes. They were awarded a...... more

David Gelernter with The Tides of Mind: Uncovering the Spectrum of Consciousness

February 10, 2016

David Gelernter is the author of eight books and a professor of computer science at Yale University. His 1991 work, Mirror Worlds, not only "foresaw"...... more

Beth Noveck with Smart Citizens, Smarter State: The Technologies of Expertise and the Future of Governing

February 23, 2016

Beth Simone Noveck is Jerry Hultin Global Network Professor at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering and a Visiting Professor at the MIT...... more

David Burkus with Under New Management: How Leading Organizations Are Upending Business as Usual

March 1, 2016

David Burkus is a best-selling author, an award-winning podcaster, and management professor. In 2015, he was named one of the emerging thought leaders most likely to shape...... more

Peter Boni with All Hands On Deck: Navigating Your Team Through Crises, Getting Your Organization Unstuck, and Emerging Victorious

March 2, 2016

Peter J. Boni has advanced by tackling tough assignments to reposition organizations that have run aground. During his career, he added billion of value...... more

David Locke Hall with CRACK99: The Takedown of a $100 Million Chinese Software Pirate

March 3, 2016

David Locke Hall was a federal prosecutor for twenty-three years. He served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve for thirty years, retiring...... more

Bill Mesler and James Cleaves with A Brief History of Creation: Science and the Search for the Origin of Life

March 15, 2016

Bill Mesler is a journalist who lives in Washington, DC. H. James Cleaves II is vice president of the International Society for the Study of the...... more

John H. Johnson with Everydata: The Misinformation Hidden in the Little Data You Consume Every Day

March 22, 2016

Dr. John H. Johnson, IV is an expert witness who has testified and consulted in cases involving how one uses and interprets data in a...... more

Kim Azzarelli with Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose

March 27, 2016

is a business, philanthropic, and legal advisor focused on advancing women and girls. Together with Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Ms. Azzarelli is a co-founder of...... more

Arianna Huffington with The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time

March 29, 2016

Arianna Huffington is the cofounder, president, and editor in chief of the Huffington Post Media Group. Her most recent book, Thrive, was a #1 New York Times bestseller. Among...... more

Angela Duckworth with Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

April 10, 2016

Angela Duckworth, PhD, is a 2013 MacArthur Fellow and professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. An expert in non-I.Q. competencies, she has advised...... more

Martha Joynt Kumar with Before the Oath: How George W. Bush and Barack Obama Managed a Transfer of Power

April 11, 2016

Martha Joynt Kumar is a professor of political science at Towson University. She is the author of  Managing the President’s Message: The White House Communications Operation, winner...... more

Meg Jacobs with Panic at the Pump: The Energy Crisis and the Transformation of American Politics in the 1970s

May 6, 2016

Meg Jacobs is a research scholar in the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. Her first book, Pocketbook Politics: Economic Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America (2005), won the Organization...... more

Dan Shapiro with Negotiating the Nonnegotiable: How to Resolve Your Most Emotionally Charged Conflicts

May 5, 2016

Daniel Shapiro, Ph.D., is a world-renowned expert on negotiation and conflict resolution. He founded and directs the Harvard International Negotiation Program, which has pioneered innovative...... more

D. Watkins with The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir

May 11, 2016

   Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun D. Watkins is a columnist for Salon. His work has been published in the New York Times, Guardian, Rolling Stone, and other publications. He...... more

Pagan Kennedy with Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World

June 8, 2016

Pagan Kennedy was the New York Times Magazine’s “Who Made That?” columnist, and is the author of the New York Times Notable Book Black Livingstone, the Barnes & Noble Discover pick Spinsters, and other...... more

Roger Lowenstein with America's Bank: The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve

July 12, 2016

Roger Lowenstein reported for The Wall Street Journal for more than a decade. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg , The New York Review of...... more

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