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 & […]
February 11, 2011

A Chance to Make History: What Works and What Doesn’t in Providing an Excellent Education for All

Hosted By: Teach for America Date: February 11 – February 13, 2011 Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW Washington, DC 20001 Register now at About the Authors – Wendy Kopp is the founder and president of Teach For America and the author of One Day, All Children. She lives in New York City. Steven Farr, Teach for America’s vice president for knowledge development and public engagement, is also the author of Teaching as Leadership. […]
February 9, 2011

Successful Onboarding: Strategies to Unlock Hidden Value Within Your Organization

About the Authors – Mark A. Stein, with a finance education from the George Washington University School of Business in 1990, and subsequent professional service experience as a foundation, entered the management consulting industry in 1995. Since the, he has led hundreds of corporate strategy, investment analysis and organization development engagements for leading multi-national corporations. Mark speaks at Organization Development and onboarding conferences. He is married with three kids and lives in Bethesda, MD. Lilith Christiansen has 15 years of […]
February 7, 2011

An Optimist’s Tour of the Future: One Curious Man Sets Out to Answer

About the Author – Mark Stevenson is a writer, futurologist, stand-up comedian, and cultural education consultant. The Irish Independent has called him “a uniquely funny and unashamedly intelligent comedic talent.” After graduating with first-class honors from the Information Technology Institute at Salford University, Stevenson became an editor at an IT industry think tank before mixing two careers as a musician and an expert in prime number cryptography. As co-director of Flow Associates, Britain’s most respected cultural learning consultancy and ReAgency, […]
February 7, 2011

How Companies Win: Profiting from Demand-Driven Business Models No Matter What Business You’re In

About the Author – Rick Kash is the founder and CEO of The Cambridge Group, the growth-strategy consulting firm. He is also the author of The New Law of Demand and Supply. Kash works with companies around the world to help them grow through demand-based business models. About the Book – For the past twenty years, the growth formula for business has been to increase revenues by expanding product offerings and streamlining supply. But with the recent global recession, the […]
February 2, 2011

Super Rich: A Guide to Having it All

Hosted By: The Greater Washington Board of Trade Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 Time: 8:00 am – 10:00 am Location: Capital Hilton 1001 16th Street NW Washington, DC 20036 Register now. About the Authors – Dubbed the CEO of Hip-Hop by BusinessWeek, Russell Simmons (Chairman, Rush Communications) is the mastermind behind many wildly successful ventures, including Def Jam Records, Phat Farm, Def Comedy Jam, and the Hip-Hop Summit Action network, which promotes empowerment in young people. Do You!: 12 Laws […]