June 18, 2014

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

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 clients to satisfying and high-impact non-profit relationships, while helping them ground their giving in their values, passions, and beliefs. He is a certified by Georgetown University and the International Coaching Federation, and has his Master’s from Norwich University. Mark’s experience includes leadership consulting for nonprofit and faith-based organizations. About The Generosity Path: Finding the Richness […]
June 17, 2014

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

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 on the Impacts of Future Technology within the Oxford Martin School. He is the author of some 200 publications, including Anthropic Bias, Global Catastrophic Risks, and Human Enhancement. He previously taught at Yale, and he was a Postdoctoral Fellow of the British Academy. Bostrom has a background in physics, computational neuroscience, and mathematical logic as […]
June 12, 2014

Featured Author: Len Forkas with What Spins the Wheel: Leadership Lessons From Our Race for Hope

Len Forkas is the founder of Milestone Communications, a Reston, Virginia-based company that owns and develops wireless towers in the mid-Atlantic region. Before forming Milestone in 2000, Len spent 15 years in the commercial real estate industry and held management positions at Bank of America, Weyerhaeuser Real Estate, and Oxford Development Company. Len earned an MBA from The American University and graduated from the College of Architecture at Ball State University. He lives with his family in the Washington, D.C. […]
May 27, 2014

HBE in San Diego with Arianna Huffington!

Last week Hooks Book Events was in San Diego!  After a very successful event with Arianna Huffington and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce in April, the North San Diego Business Chamber reached out to HBE about hosting Arianna for their members.  The Book Goddess was in our corner (again!), and on May 21st, I was in Rancho Bernardo for the event.  Thank you for the referral Boston Chamber! It was a lovely start to what we hope is a […]
May 22, 2014

The Demands of Book Promotion: Frivolous or Necessary?

Each week in Bookends, two writers take on questions about the world of books. This week, James Parker and Anna Holmes discuss whether they find the demands of book promotion — author photos, media campaigns, Twitter feeds — frivolous or necessary.  Make sure to read The New York Times full article here!
May 20, 2014

The United States of Metrics

Every generation gets the gurus it craves. Ours include Malcolm Gladwell, Daniel Kahneman, Brené Brown, Jim Collins, Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, Dan Gilbert, Dan Pink, Dan Ariely and Nate Silver. What do they all have in common? They use research to tackle issues that were once the provenance of poets, theologians and philosophers. (Also, there’s a 40 percent chance they’re named Dan.)  Make sure to read The New York Times article, “The United States of Metrics“.
May 16, 2014

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

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 has appeared in the Boston Globe Magazine, Columbia Journalism Review, Psychology Today, Village Voice, and many other publications. He splits his time between Cambridge, Massachusetts and Washington, DC. About Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America’s Most Powerful and Private Dynasty Like the Rockefellers and the Kennedys, the Kochs are one of the most […]