March 5, 2014

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

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 of Government. About Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government Over the last twenty years, our economy and our society, from how we shop and pay our bills to how we communicate, have been completely revolutionized by technology. As Aneesh Chopra shows in Innovative State, once it became clear how much this would change […]
February 26, 2014

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

  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 Affairs. His many books include U.S. Bank Deregulation in Historical Perspective.     Stephen H. Haber is the A. A. and Jeanne Welch Milligan Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. His many books include The Politics of […]
February 24, 2014

Featured Author: Phil Klay with Redeployment

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 to February 2008 as a Public Affairs Officer. After being discharged he went to Hunter College and received an MFA. His story “Redeployment” was originally published in Granta and is included in Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, the […]
February 24, 2014

Featured Author: Frank J. Pietrucha with Supercommunicator: Explaining the Complicated So Anyone Can Understand

Frank J. Pietrucha, author, speaker and consultant, understands the importance of communicating the complicated.  He’s helped clients explain their hard-to-grasp ideas… turning concepts that baffle into comprehensible ideas bosses, regulators and investors embrace. He works with engineers, scientists, economists, lawyers and other smart people helping them mold their ideas into something non-specialists can comprehend. He’s been “translating” on behalf of the technology elite for over 20 years. Pietrucha realized his talent for making complex topics easier to understand when organizing […]
February 21, 2014

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

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. Ton received numerous awards for teaching excellence at both schools. Her work has been featured widely in the media, including The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Bloomberg TV, and MSNBC. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband and four children. About The Good Jobs Strategy: How the Smartest Companies Invest in Employees […]
February 21, 2014

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

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 holds the New Century Chair in International Economics, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He was previously chief of the Financial Studies Division in the International Monetary Fund’s Research Department and, before that, was the head of the IMF’s China Division. Prasad has testified before various U.S. Congressional committees, including […]
February 20, 2014

Featured Author: David Finkel with Thank You for Your Service

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 Prize for explanatory reporting in 2006 for a series of stories about U.S.-funded democracy efforts in Yemen. About Thank You for Your Service From a MacArthur Fellow and the author of The Good Soldiers, a profound look at life after war One of Publishers Weekly’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2013 One of The Washington Post’s […]