August 5, 2015

George Akerlof and Robert Shiller with Phishing for Phools

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 theory of asymmetric information and its effect on economic behavior. Akerlof was educated at Yale and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received his Ph.D in 1966. He became a full professor at University of California, Berkeley in 1978. He also has been President of the American Economic Association, and on the North American […]
August 4, 2015

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

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 first ever Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues at the US State Department. Ambassador Verveer worked on behalf of Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to coordinate foreign policy issues and activities relating to the political, economic and social advancement of women and girls. Prior to her role at the U.S. State Department, Ambassador Verveer served […]
August 3, 2015

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

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 Wincott prize, the premier British award for financial journalism, and in 2008 was named British Business Journalist of the Year. Tett is the author of Saving the Sun: How Wall Street Mavericks Shook Up Japan’s Financial World and Made Billions.. About The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers One of […]
August 2, 2015

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

​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, a company that helps organizations build high performing, adaptive cultures through technology, learning programs, and process design. Previously, Neel Doshi was a Partner at McKinsey & Company, founding member of a tech startup, and uninspired employee of several mega-institutions. Lindsay McGregor led projects at McKinsey & Company with Fortune 500 companies as well as school […]
July 13, 2015

How Champions Think: In Sports and in Life

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 to about the mental aspects of their game. His client list includes Hall of Fame golfers like Pat Bradley, Tom Kite, and Nick Price as well as stars of the present, such as Darren Clarke, Keegan Bradley, Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell, Mark Wilson, and Rory Mcllroy. A writer for and consultant to Golf Digest, he lives […]
June 15, 2015

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

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 Magic Kingdom. His passion is to challenge, stretch and motivate employees and leaders to excellence in such client industries as hospitals, theme parks,computer companies, supermarkets, departmentstores, airlines, banks, and hotels. About The Experience: The 5 Principles of Disney Service and Relationship Excellence The Experience is a unique guide to mastering the art of customer service and service […]
June 12, 2015

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

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 of The Walt Disney Company from 2003-2011 and serving as co-chairman, Disney Media Networks from 2004-2011. He served as Executive Chairman of ESPN, Inc., from 2012-2014. Bodenheimer graduated from Denison University with a degree in economics. He is married with three children. About Every Town Is a Sports Town: Business Leadership at ESPN, from the […]