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December 10, 2013

Featured Author: David J. Hand with The Improbability Principle: Why Coincidences, Miracles, and Rare Events Happen Every Day

Make sure to read the articles in The Washington Post and The New York Times! David J. Hand is an emeritus professor of mathematics and a senior research investigator at Imperial College London. He is the former president of the Royal Statistical Society and the chief scientifific adviser to Winton Capital Management, one of Europe’s most successful algorithmic-trading hedge funds. He is the author of seven books, including The Information Generation: How Data Rules Our World and Statistics: A Very Short […]
November 20, 2013

Hardcover Sales Growth Outpacing Ebooks In 2013

There’s a book category that’s showing big growth in 2013 but it’s not ebooks. Hardcover book sales in the U.S. are up over 10% through the first eight months of 2013, according to the latest numbers from the Association of American Publishers.  At the same time, adult ebook sales are only up 4.8%; all U.S. ebook sales, including children’s and religious ebooks, are down about 5%.  Click here to read the entire Forbes.com article!
November 20, 2013

Featured Author: Randy Krum with Cool Infographics: Effective Communication with Data Visualization and Design

Randy Krum is founder and president of InfoNewt, an infographic design and data visualization company, and the creator of Cool Infographics. He designs infographics for both online publications and internal communications, and consults on building infographic landing pages, social sharing links, infographic SEO, reaching key influencers, and tracking results. About Cool Infographics:  Effective Communication with Data Visualization and Design Make information memorable with creative visual design techniques Research shows that visual information is more quickly and easily understood, and much […]
November 13, 2013

Margaret Wrinkle Book Party at Perry’s

Margaret Wrinkle, born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, is a writer, filmmaker, educator, and visual artist. Her award-winning documentary, brokenground, about the racial divide in her historically conflicted hometown, was featured on NPR’s Morning Edition and was a winner of the Council on Foundations Film Festival. Published by Grove/Atlantic, Margaret’s new book, Wash, reexamines American slavery in ways that challenge our contemporary assumptions about history, race, power and healing. It has been named a finalist for best debut novel of […]
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 […]