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November 1, 2013

Featured Author: Elizabeth H. Bradley with The American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More is Getting Us Less

Elizabeth H. Bradley is professor of public health at Yale University, faculty director of its Global Health Leadership Institute, and master at Branford College. The recipient of a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant, she was previously director of the health management program and co-director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale and served as hospital administrator at Massachusetts General Hospital. She lives in New Haven, Connecticut. About The American Health Care Paradox:  Why Spending More is […]
October 30, 2013

Featured Author: Tasha Eurich with Bankable Leadership: Happy People, Bottom-Line Results, and the Power to Deliver Both

Dr. Tasha Eurich is a workplace psychologist, speaker, author, and principal of The Eurich Group. Her life’s work is to help organizations succeed by improving the effectiveness of their leaders and teams. With a contagious passion and energy, Dr. T (as her clients call her), pairs her scientific grounding in human behavior with a practical approach to solving leadership challenges. Dr. T regularly works with executives in large, Fortune 500 organizations and serves on the faculty of the Center for […]
October 30, 2013

Featured Authors: P.W. Singer & Allan Friedman with Cybersecurity and CyberWar: What Everyone Needs to Know

Peter W. Singer is the director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence and a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. Singer’s research focuses on three core issues: the future of war, current U.S. defense needs and future priorities, and the future of the U.S. defense system. Singer lectures frequently to U.S. military audiences and is the author of several books and articles, including Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st […]
October 28, 2013

Featured Author: Marion Nestle with Eat Drink Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics

Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, which she chaired from 1988-2003. She also holds appointments as Professor of Sociology at NYU and Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. Her degrees include a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health nutrition, both from the University of California, Berkeley. She has held faculty positions at Brandeis University and the UCSF School of Medicine. From […]
October 28, 2013

Featured Author: Brian Portnoy with The Investor’s Paradox: The Power of Simplicity in a World of Overwhelming Choice

Brian Portnoy, Ph.D., CFA, has been successfully researching, advising, and investing in hedge funds and mutual funds for the past fourteen years. He is currently the Head of Alternative Investments and Strategic Initiatives for Chicago Equity Partners, a $10 billion asset manager. Previously, Brian held senior roles at Mesirow Advanced Strategies and Morningstar, the world’s premier research shop on mutual funds. He has spoken at numerous investing conferences across the U.S., Europe, and Asia, has appeared frequently on CNBC and […]
October 21, 2013

Featured Author: Walter McFarland with Choosing Change: How Leaders and Organizations Drive Results One Person at a Time

Walter McFarland is the 2013 Chairman of ASTD and a consulting executive focused on the leadership of large-scale organizational change. He is a former Senior Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton. About Choosing Change:  How Leaders and Organizations Drive Results One Person at a Time What’s your best opportunity for succeeding in business? If there’s one certainty in business today, it’s this: Change is coming your way. You have no choice in the matter. The choice you do have is […]
October 16, 2013

Americans Win Economics Nobel for Market Insights Scholars Fama, Hansen and Shiller Share Award

Three American scholars won the Nobel Prize in economics for pioneering work in financial markets that has transformed portfolio management and asset pricing and launched the study of how emotions affect investment decisions. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Monday honored Eugene Fama and Lars Peter Hansen of the University of Chicago and Robert Shiller of Yale University, citing their complementary but independent breakthroughs on “empirical analysis of asset prices.” The laureates focused on how prices are set for […]
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