May 1, 2014

Featured Author: Edward Castronova with Wildcat Currency: How the Virtual Money Revolution Is Transforming the Economy

Edward Castronova is professor of telecommunications and cognitive science at Indiana University. His previous publications include Synthetic Worlds and Exodus to the Virtual World. He lives in Bloomington, IN. About Wildcat Currency: How the Virtual Money Revolution Is Transforming the Economy Private currencies have always existed, from notes printed by individual banks to the S&H Green Stamps to Bitcoin. Today’s economy has seen an explosion of new forms of monetary exchange not created by the federal government. Credit card companies offer […]
May 1, 2014

Featured Author: Revathi Subramanian with Bank Fraud: Using Technology to Combat Losses

Revathi Subramanian is Senior Vice President, Data Science at CA Technologies, which helps Fortune 1000 companies manage and secure complex IT environments to support agile business services. She is the founding member of a team of high caliber data scientists that are uncovering business value and operational intelligence from the chaos of Big Data in areas like eCommerce, application performance management, infrastructure management, service virtualization, and project management. Before joining CA, Revathi was the co-founder of the SAS Advanced Analytic Solutions […]
May 1, 2014

Featured Author: Nicholas Carr with The Glass Cage: Automation and Us

Nicholas Carr is the best-selling author of The Glass Cage, The Shallows, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, The Big Switch, and Does IT Matter?.  His articles and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Wired, and The New Republic. He has been writer-in-residence at the University of California, Berkeley, and an executive editor of the Harvard Business Review. He lives in Colorado. About The Glass Cage: Automation and Us From the best-selling author of The […]
April 30, 2014

What’s On Our Nightstands

A million books printed a year… we are often asked the question, “HBE does so many events  – how do you read all the books?”  Sadly, we are not able to, but as avid readers, we all have growing stacks on our nightstands that include upcoming HBE authors, book group reading and general interest. Check out our diverse selection: Perry is enjoying Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis (WW Norton) and The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd (Penguin).  She is […]
April 24, 2014

Featured Author: Michael Levi with The Power Surge: Energy, Opportunity, and the Battle for America’s Future

Michael Levi is the David M. Rubenstein senior fellow for energy and the environment at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and director of the CFR program on energy security and climate change. The author of four books and an authority on energy, resources, climate, arms control, and terrorism, his writing has been published in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Wired, Nature, and Scientific American. Levi previously wrote a monthly online column for the New Republic, […]
April 22, 2014

Featured Author: Kathryn D. Cramer with Lead Positive: What Highly Effective Leaders See, Say, and Do

Kathryn D. Cramer, Ph.D., is passionate about possibilities and potential. She created and has dedicated her life to asset-based thinking (ABT), a way of looking at the world that helps leaders, influencers, and their teams make small shifts in thinking to produce extraordinary impact. As a business consultant, she has worked with clients such as DuPont, Prudential Real Estate, Starbucks, and Microsoft, as well as many educational and nonprofit organizations. Cramer, a psychologist, has written nine books, including the best-selling […]
April 21, 2014

Featured Author: Lawrence Susskind with Good for You, Great for Me: Finding the Trading Zone and Winning at Win-Win Negotiation

Lawrence Susskind is cofounder of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, Ford Foundation Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the founder and chief knowledge officer of the Consensus Building Institute. He has served on the faculty at MIT for more than forty years. Dr. Susskind has mediated complex disputes involving land and water rights; advised more than fifty corporations, particularly with regard to regulatory negotiations; provided advanced negotiation training to more […]