October 9, 2013

Board of Trade: Businesses should brace for lengthy shutdown

The federal government’s partial shutdown has now entered its second week, and the Greater Washington Board of Trade is warning business leaders to expect the worst. Stalled economic productivity will likely be felt for months, and is particularly dangerous at the start of a new fiscal year because business “can’t regain much of that lost productivity,” said James Dinegar, president and CEO of the Board of Trade. Click here to read more of the Washington Business Journal article…..
October 3, 2013

Featured Author: Gregory S. Smith with Straight to the Top: CIO Leadership in a Mobile, Social, and Cloud-based World

Gregory S. Smith currently serves as a CIO for an organization in the Washington, DC, area. He previously served for nine years as the vice president and chief information officer (CIO) at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Washington, DC. Mr. Smith is the author of How to Protect Your Children on the Internet: A Road Map for Parents and Teachers and Straight to the Top: Becoming a World-Class CIO. He has published many articles over his career, including “Talking […]
September 27, 2013

Featured Author: Bill Marriott, Jr. with Without Reservations: How a Family Root Beer Stand Grew into a Global Hotel Company

J.W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr., became executive chairman of Marriott International, Inc., in 2012 after being the company’s chief executive for forty years. He is an American business icon who has successfully created a multi-billion-dollar global hotel company. He divides his time between the Washington, DC, area and New Hampshire with his wife, Donna. They have four children, fifteen grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. About Without Reservations:  How a Family Root Beer Stand Grew into a Global Hotel Company In Without Reservations, […]
September 23, 2013

Featured Author: Amanda Ripley with The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way

Amanda Ripley is a literary journalist whose stories on human behavior and public policy have appeared in TIME, The Atlantic, and Slate and helped Time win two National Magazine Awards. To discuss her work, she has appeared on ABC, NBC, CNN, FOX News, and NPR. Ripley’s first book, The Unthinkable, was published in fifteen countries and turned into a PBS documentary. About The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way How Do Other Countries Create “Smarter” […]
September 20, 2013

Featured Author: Jen Shirkani with EGO Vs. EQ: How Top Leaders Beat 8 Ego Traps With Emotional Intelligence

Jen Shirkani, founder and CEO of the Penumbra Group, has more than 20 years of experience as a learning and development specialist and executive coach. As a sought-after speaker, she provides insight into human dynamics in a humorous and engaging way. Jen has worked with organizations from the Fortune 50 ($40B) to family-owned entities specializing in the application of Emotional Intelligence. Her corporate career includes learning and development roles at specialty retailer Nordstrom, Select Comfort (the Sleep Number Bed), and […]
September 19, 2013

Featured Author: Judah Pollack with The Chaos Imperative: How Chance and Disruption Increase Innovation, Effectiveness, and Success

Judah Pollack is a regular speaker at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, as well TEDx conferences around the country. An expert in the field of leadership, Pollack has worked with Google, SAP, and Oracle, as well as with the Special Forces and the Army’s senior leadership. Most recently he developed a program to help returning soldiers reintegrate into non-combat military life from the experience of war. About The Chaos Imperative:  How Chance and Disruption Increase Innovation, Effectiveness, and Success The book reveals how organizations can drive growth and profits […]
September 14, 2013

Featured Author: Turney Duff with The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader’s Tale of Spectacular Excess

Turney Duff has worked on Wall Street since 1994, including at Morgan Stanley, the Galleon Group, Argus Partners, and J.L. Berkowitz. A graduate of Ohio University E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, he has written and executive-produced two short movies and under his rap name “Cleveland D,” was partly responsible for the infamous Galleon song, “On the Good Ship Galleon.” He currently lives in Long Island City. About The Buy Side:  A Wall Street Trader’s Tale of Spectacular Excess The Buy […]