March 28, 2013

Featured Author: Barbara T. Dreyfuss with Hedge Hogs: The Cowboy Traders Behind Wall Street’s Largest Hedge Fund Disaster

Make sure to read The Economist book review! Barbara T. Dreyfuss was a Wall Street analyst for twenty years, covering health policy issues. She was part of a five-member Washington, D.C., team that consistently won top honors in Institutional Investor magazine’s ranking of Wall Street analysts. She was a senior correspondent  for The American Prospect, and has contributed to The Washington Monthly, Mother Jones, and The Veteran. About Hedge Hogs:  The Cowboy Traders Behind Wall Street’s Largest Hedge Fund Disaster […]
March 22, 2013

Featured Author: Paul Farmer with To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation

Paul Farmer, M.D., Ph.D., is Kolokotrones University Professor at Harvard University and Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.  He is Chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and co-founder of Partners In Health.  He has also served as UN Deputy Special Envoy for Haiti, under Special Envoy Bill Clinton. Dr. Farmer and his colleagues have pioneered novel, community based treatment strategies that demonstrate the delivery of […]
March 21, 2013

Featured Author: Cass R. Sunstein with Simpler: The Future of Goverment

Cass R. Sunstein is one of the nation’s leading legal scholars who, for the past fifteen years, has been at the forefront of behavioral economics. From 2009 to 2012, he served as the administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. He is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. His book, Nudge, coauthored with Richard Thaler, was a national bestseller.   About Simpler:  The Future of Government  Simpler government arrived four years ago. It helped put money in your […]
March 21, 2013

Featured Author: Thomas Rid with Cyber War Will Not Take Place

Thomas Rid is Reader in War Studies at King’s College London. He is also a non-resident fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations in the School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC. About Cyber War Will Not Take Place  “Cyber war is coming,” announced a land-mark RAND report in 1993. In 2005, the U.S. Air Force boasted it would now fly, fight, and win in cyberspace, the “fifth domain” of warfare. This book takes stock, twenty years […]
March 20, 2013

Featured Author: Jake Breeden with Tipping Sacred Cows: Kick the Bad Work Habits that Masquerade as Virtues

Jake Breeden teaches on the faculty of Duke Corporate Education, the world’s top-rated provider of custom executive education. He has taught leaders in some of the world’s leading companies, including Google, Starbucks, Cisco, Microsoft, and IBM. He has an MBA from Duke University and lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where his three daughters keep him laughing and learning.  About Tipping Sacred Cows:  Kick the Bad Work Habits that Masquerade as Virtues We all know the “sacred cows” at work […]
February 5, 2013

Featured Author: Michelle Rhee with Radical: Fighting to Put Students First

Hooks Book Events is pleased to announce a program featuring Michelle Rhee with the Washington Board of Trade.  See a recent interview with her in the New York Times. Michelle Rhee is the founder and CEO of StudentsFirst, a political advocacy organization for education reform. She served as chancellor of the Washington, D.C., public schools from 2007 to 2010. She is also the founder of The New Teacher Project and a former Teach For America corps member. She divides her […]
January 25, 2013

Elvis, Barbara and me!

How fitting to have such a nice tribute to Barbara Meade in the Washington Post.   Retiring yes, but slowing down, no!  My first memory of Barbara was in 1999, when I walked into Politics and Prose looking for the paperback edition of Peter Guralnick’s Last Train to Memphis. Being a native Memphian, an early Elvis fan and the mother of a son born on January 8th, I come by my Elvis love naturally. We had just moved to the DC […]