January 2021: Authors and Topics for Infusing Ideas Everywhere in the New Year

With gratitude and optimism, we are excited to begin a new year of creating thought-provoking programs for your teams and organizations. While people continue to operate in home offices and remain physically distanced, our mission of “infusing ideas everywhere” takes on new meaning!

Through HBE ENGAGE video call programs, we’re now able to develop engaging events with authors for groups around the world. And often, we can deliver these programs with less planning time than in-person events that depend upon the author’s travel schedule. See what authors and books we’re working with now to get ideas for programs for your organization this quarter.

Planning ahead for spring? So are we! Our latest Know Ahead List has been curated with topics that are top of mind for organizations promoting an inclusive, high-performing workplace culture. Take a peek at a few of the great new books coming out soon.

Hooks Book Events continues our commitment to supporting our local community. Your bulk book orders through us will be fulfilled by one of our independent book store partners. And, a portion of your purchase goes towards producing events and purchasing books for local DC students.

Authors and Topics to Kick Off the New Year

Leadership, innovation, codebreaking, ethics, artificial intelligence, branding, and bringing joy to work — these are the themes of books selected by our clients to kick off programs in their organizations for 2021!

ENGAGE video calls for these books can be readily scheduled. Click on the titles below to learn more about the books, and contact Perry for more information on bringing these authors to your organization today.





Spring Ideas for Stimulating Conversations in 2021

We have curated a selection of new books coming out this spring to stimulate conversations, foster connections, and promote inclusive workplace culture. Through HBE ENGAGE video calls with the authors, everyone in your organization can participate in the experience from wherever they may be working.

Below are just a few of the books on our most current Know Ahead List. Contact Louise to receive a copy, or to identify books on other topics for your organization.

Anxiety at Work: 8 Strategies to Help Teams Build Resilience, Handle Uncertainty, and Get Stuff Done (Harper Business, May 4, 2021), by Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick, executive coaches and #1 bestselling authors of All In and The Carrot Principle, is a practical eight-step guide both managers and employees can use to reduce work anxiety in the office and at home.

Burnout to Breakthrough: Building Resilience to Refuel, Recharge, and Reclaim What Matters (Berrett-Koehler, Aug. 4, 2020) by Eileen McDarg, helps pinpoint the causes of your burnout, provides an in-depth energy analysis and gives you the keys to a resilience breakthrough.

In The Art of Caring Leadership: How Leading with Heart Uplifts Teams and Organizations (Berrett-Koehler, April 13, 2021), employee engagement and loyalty expert Heather Younger teaches us the radical power of caring support in leadership and in the workplace.

Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds: Ebola and the Ravages of History (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Nov. 17, 2020), by public health legend Paul Farmer, offers a provocative account of the frightening, fast-moving 2014 Ebola crisis and its implications, a definitive work of reportage, history, and advocacy, and a crucial intervention in public-health discussions around the world.

In Care After Covid: What the Pandemic Revealed Is Broken in Healthcare and How to Reinvent It (McGraw-Hill Education, May 4, 2021), Dr. Shantanu Nundy, a physician-entrepreneur who works with Fortune 500 companies, presents how healthcare needs to change and work for everyone in a post-pandemic world.

In How to Make a Vaccine: An Essential Guide for COVID-19 and Beyond (U of Chicago Press, March 22, 2021), eminent expert in vaccine development John Rhodes offers an essential, up-to-the-minute primer on how scientists test and distribute vaccines, a current and informative look at the science and strategies that deliver solutions to the crisis.

In The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race (Simon & Schuster, March 9, 2021), bestselling author Walter Isaacson returns with a gripping account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier babies.




Bulk Book Orders Support Local DC Students

Let Hooks Book Events fill all of your book ordering needs. Through our partners, we can drop ship non-returnable book orders anywhere in the world! Starting with minimum orders of 50 copies, we will prepare an estimate for your approval. Support independent books stores and students in DC city schools, with a portion of our book sales going toward purchasing books for local students.

Contact Denise for more information about bulk book orders.


The team at Hooks Book Events wishes you, your family, and colleagues continued health and well being!
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