April 26, 2011

The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution

Francis Fukuyama is the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.  Read more about the author here.          
April 14, 2011

A Reason to Believe: Lessons from an Improbable Life

The Greater Washington Board of Trade is hosting Deval Patrick, author of Reasons to Believe: Lessons from an Improbable Life.  Read more about the author here. Time: 8:30 am-10:15 am Capital Hilton 1001 16th Street NW Washington, DC 20036 Click here to register!
March 31, 2011

Energize Growth NOW: The Marketing Guide to a Wealthy Company

About the Author – Lisa Nirell is a strategic growth expert, consultant, and keynote speaker, as well as the Chief Energy Officer of EnergizeGrowth LLC. An award-winning business columnist, she has written for San Diego’s Daily Transcript, Computerworld, Custom Builder magazine, and Women in Technology. About the Book – Here’s a familiar scenario for successful entrepreneurs: You start a company and fuel its growth with your own passion and hard work. But after you expand, the company takes on a […]
March 30, 2011

Politics & Prose Passes the Torch to New Owners

The owners of the Politics & Prose Bookstore, Barbara Meade and David Cohen, have announced plans to sell the company to two Washington journalism and public policy veterans, Bradley Graham and Lissa Muscatine, who will become the store’s new owners later on this spring. “Graham and Muscatine have the passion and wisdom to further strengthen Politics & Prose as a community institution that disseminates ideas and stands as a respected and revered public space,” Meade and Cohen said in a […]
March 10, 2011

Suddenly in Charge: Managing up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around

About the Author – Roberta Chinsky Matuson found herself thrown into management at age 24. By her own wits-and through trial and error-she succeeded and became an internationally recognized career expert and consultant, often quoted in the media. About the Book – As companies reorganize and reengineer, thousands of people are finding themselves tossed into management every day. The key to success is managing effectively both up and down the line of the organization. And Suddenly in Charge provides this […]
March 8, 2011

World Wide Mind: The Coming Integration of Humanity, Machines, and the Internet

About the Author – Michael Chorost earned his B.A. at Brown University and studied computer programming, Renaissance drama, and cultural theory on the way to his Ph.D. at UT-Austin. As a freelance science writer he has written for Wired, The Washington Post, Technology Review, and The Scientist, among others. He wrote the screenplay for a TV special on brain implants titled The 22nd Century, which aired on PBS in January 2007. He sits on external advisory boards for neuroscience research […]
February 23, 2011

13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown

About the Authors – Simon Johnson is Ronald A. Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and a senior fellow of the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He is coauthors, with James Kwak, of The Baseline Scenario, a leading economic blog, described by Paul Krugman as “a must-read” and by Bill Moyers as “one of the most informative news sites in the blogosphere.” James Kwak has had a successful business career as a consultant for McKinsey & […]