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May 20, 2013

Be Humble, Listen, Collaborate and Recognize Your Own Privilege … An Evening with Paul Farmer

Hooks Book Events typically produces private author programs with companies and government organizations that inspire their teams or clients… except when Dr. Paul Farmer writes a book.  There are some ideas that simply need a bigger platform for larger audiences and we are willing to extend ourselves and put together a large public event to deliver that audience. We were fortunate to find a wonderful partner in Esther Foer and her team at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue to […]
May 7, 2013

Featured Author: John Hunter with World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements

John Hunter, a native Virginian and graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, is an award-winning teacher and educational consultant. Hunter led his first sessions of the World Peace Game at Richmond Community High School in 1978. Since then, he has taught the game successfully in a variety of settings, from public schools in Virginia and Maryland to a session with Norwegian students sponsored by the European Youth Initiative. He has spoken at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Google’s Palo Alto campus, the Pentagon, the […]
May 2, 2013

Featured Author: John S. Hendricks with A Curious Discovery: An Entrepreneur’s Story

John S. Hendricks is the founder of Discovery Communications, the world’s #1 nonfiction media company, and serves as Executive Chairman. Hendricks created Discovery Channel in 1985 as the first cable network in the United States designed to provide high-quality documentary programming enabling people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity. He has been the driving force behind Discovery’s dramatic growth, including its expansion to current global operations in 218 countries and territories with more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers. […]
April 24, 2013

Featured Author: Jeff Benedict with Poisoned: The True Story of the Deadly E. Coli Outbreak That Changed the Way Americans Eat

Jeff Benedict is considered one of America’s top non-fiction writers. He is the author of nine books including bestsellers Little Pink House, Without Reservation, and Pros and Cons. His reporting has been the basis of feature segments on 60 Minutes, ABC’s 20/20, Dateline NBC, HBO’s Real Sports, and the Discovery Channel. He is a contributor for Sports Illustrated and The Deseret News and his articles have also been published in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek and The […]
April 10, 2013

Featured Author: Seth Goldman and Mission in a Bottle: The Honest Guide to Doing Business Differently–and Succeeding

Event Details Tuesday, September 24, 2013 @ 7:00 pm The Old Town Theater 815 1/2 King Street Alexandria, VA 22314  Admission Click Here to Register!For all ticket questions, call 703-544-5315. Seth Goldman is the president and TeaEO of Honest Tea, which he cofounded with Barry Nalebuff in 1997.  He is an internationally recognized spokesman for mission-driven enterprise and sustainability.  He appears regularly on MSNBC, CNBC, and Fox. He blogs for Treehugger.com, Inc.com, The Huffington Post, and the New York Times. About Mission […]
April 10, 2013

Featured Author: Charles Wheelan with Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

Charles Wheelan is the author of the internationally best-selling Naked Economics and a former correspondent for The Economist. He teaches public policy and economics at Dartmouth College and lives in Hanover, New Hampshire, with his family. About Naked Statistics:  Stripping the Dread from the Data The best-selling author of Naked Economics defies the odds with a book about statistics that you’ll welcome and enjoy. Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief […]
April 10, 2013

Featured Author: Jonathan Levy with Freaks of Fortune: The Emerging World of Capitalism and Risk in America

Jonathan Levy is Assistant Professor of History at Princeton University. About Freaks of Fortune:  The Emerging World of Capitalism and Risk in America Until the early nineteenth century, “risk” was a specialized term: it was the commodity exchanged in a marine insurance contract. Freaks of Fortune tells the story of how the modern concept of risk emerged in the United States. Born on the high seas, risk migrated inland and became essential to the financial management of an inherently uncertain […]