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August 15, 2013

Featured Author: Christopher Schroeder with Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East

Christopher M. Schroeder is a U.S.-based entrepreneur and venture investor. In 2010, he wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post about start-ups in Dubai and the Middle East, and was subsequently invited by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s office on entrepreneurship to judge a start-up competition in Cairo one week before Tahrir Square. He is on the boards of advisors of the American University of Cairo School of Business and regional start-up resources Wamda and Oasis500. He lives in Washington, […]
August 14, 2013

Featured Author: Moises Naim with The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being in Charge Isn’t What It Used to Be

Moisés Naím is a scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and an internationally syndicated columnist. For over a decade he was the editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy magazine and under his leadership, the magazine was re-launched, won the National Magazine award for General Excellence three times and became one of the world’s most influential publications in international affairs. Naím also served as Venezuela’s Minister of Industry and Trade and as executive director of the World Bank. Naím holds a […]
August 12, 2013

Financial Times Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award

This year’s Long List for the Financial Times Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award is another impressive one. The shortlist will be announced in September, and the winner of the 2013 award will be announced at The Wallace Collection in London on November 18th at a ceremony and dinner attended by top names from the worlds of finance, economics, business, media and publishing.  Several extremely timely themes run through this year’s titles, including the legacy of the financial […]
August 8, 2013

Featured Author: Chiqui Cartagena with Latino Boom II: Catch the Biggest Demographic Wave Since the Baby Boom

Chiqui Cartagena is vice president of Corporate Marketing for Univision Communications Inc., where she is responsible for developing and implementing corporate marketing strategies, positioning Univision’s broad portfolio of brands and creating proprietary consumer research. Ms. Cartagena is a Hispanic media and marketing pioneer with 25 years of experience developing, launching, and leading some of America’s most successful Spanish-language consumer magazines, including People en Español and TV Guide en Español. She has also developed many integrated marketing programs for leading consumer […]
August 7, 2013

Featured Author: Kim Ghattas with The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power

Kim Ghattas has been the BBC’s State Department radio and TV correspondent since 2008 and travels regularly with the secretary of state. She was previously a Middle East correspondent for the BBC and the Financial Times, based in Beirut. Ghattas was part of an Emmy Award-winning BBC team covering the Lebanon-Israel conflict of 2006. Her work has also been published in Time magazine, the Boston Globe, and the Washington Post and she appears regularly as a guest on NPR radio […]
July 26, 2013

Featured Author: Chris Matthews with Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked

Click here to register! Chris Matthews is anchor of MSNBC’s Hardball as well as the NBC-syndicated The Chris Matthews Show. He is an author of American; Now, Let Me Tell You What I Really Think; and Kennedy and Nixon. About Tip and the Gipper:  When Politics Worked From the author of the New York Times bestseller Jack Kennedy—and Tip O’Neill’s former chief-of-staff—comes the firsthand, one-of-a-kind story of the friendship between President Reagan and the Speaker of the House. They were […]
July 23, 2013

Roger Schwarz’s HBR blog, Increase Your Team’s Curiosity

Does your team have a difficult time making decisions that everyone supports? If so, you may be suffering from a lack of curiosity. Try this: Next time you’re in a team meeting, count the number of times you make a statement and the number of times you ask a question. If you’re like most team leaders, you’ll find that you make many more statements than ask questions and some of the questions you ask aren’t really questions. Research shows that […]
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