April 6, 2015

Pedro Domingos with The Master Algorithm

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 data mining. He received a PhD in Information and Computer Science from the University of California at Irvine, and is the author or co-author of over 100 technical publications. He is a member of the advisory board of JAIR, a member of the editorial board of the Machine Learning journal, and a co-founder of the […]
April 2, 2015

Marc Goodman with Future Crimes

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 past twenty years, he has built his expertise in next generation security threats such as cyber crime, cyber terrorism and information warfare working with organizations such as Interpol, the United Nations, NATO, the Los Angeles Police Department and the U.S. Government. Marc frequently advises industry leaders, security executives and global policy makers on transnational cyber […]
March 30, 2015

Deborah Perry Piscione with The Risk Factor

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 corporations around the world. A former congressional and White House staffer, she spent over a decade as a media commentator on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, PBS, and NPR programs, and her work has been covered in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and Forbes. She lives in Los […]
March 19, 2015

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

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 about mental strength on a global level. She lives in Enfield, Maine. About 13 THINGS MENTALLY STRONG PEOPLE DON’T DO: Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success When Morin was twenty three years old and lost her mother suddenly to a brain aneurysm, she allowed herself to […]
March 16, 2015

Someone We Admire: Lee Woodruff

Each of us has someone we admire in every way – from beauty, to sense of humor, to grace under pressure, professional success, topped off with a beautiful family. For me, that person is LEE WOODRUFF. We met Lee in 2010 when her second book, Perfectly Imperfect was published and Hooks Book Events hosted a luncheon at the Four Seasons for Lee. Lee has become a good friend and we are pleased to be a small part of the Woodruff Foundation, including […]
March 15, 2015

Fareed Zakaria with In Defense of a Liberal Education

Fareed Zakaria is host of CNN’s flagship international affairs program — Fareed Zakaria GPS — a Washington Post columnist, a contributing editor to The Atlantic and a New York Times bestselling author. He was described in 1999 by Esquire Magazine as “the most influential foreign policy adviser of his generation.” In 2010, Foreign Policy named him one of the top 100 global thinkers. Since 2008, he has hosted Fareed Zakaria GPS, which airs Sundays worldwide on CNN. Dr. Zakaria’s in-depth interviews […]
March 14, 2015

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

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 five universities. He is currently a professor of finance at Loyola University Chicago, where he also holds the Considine Chair of Applied Ethics. Kolb’s recent writings include Futures, Options, and Swaps 5e , and Understanding Futures Markets 6e, both co-authored with James A. Overdahl. Recent edited volumes are: Lessons from the Financial Crisis: Causes, Consequences, and Our Economic Future, Sovereign Debt: From […]