The charming John Palfrey from Harvard’s Berkman Center was in DC to discuss his MIT title Access Denied with some Senior Execs at the Treasury www.cyber.law.harvard.edu. He mentioned a very interesting website he is involved with called, Global Voices www.globalvoicesonline.org which “aggregates, curates, and amplifies the global conversation online – shining light on places and people other media often ignore” is definitely a worthy endeavor… check it out!.
We want to point out a new book “The Accidental Guerilla” (Oxford University Press, 2009) by Aussie pal, David Kilcullen. The review in Sunday’s NYT was excellent and if you are interested in what has really been going on in Iraq and Afghanistan, you may want to pick this one up. We sold books for David at two events; he is definitely a rock star in this area! Read the review here: www.nytimes.com.
We did it! After lugging countless boxes of books and setting up a room full of book shelves, Hooks Book Events created our own makeshift bookstore at the two-day WOMEN IN CABLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS (WICT) conference, which ended late today. It was our honor to sell the books of the dozen incredible leaders who spoke at the event: • Erika Andersen, Growing Great Employees • James S. Gordon M.D., Unstuck • Ariane De Bonvoisin, The First 30 Days • Lloyd Boston, […]
We checked in today with Dexter Filkins who was in Rome, en route to Kabul, to see how the young Afghan women were doing in the Marwais School. Dexter has raised more than $22,000 (up from $8,000) to help the girls recover from the Taliban attack and to purchase supplies for the school. He promises to keep us posted. As you probably know, Dexter is the New York Times reporter Dexter Filkins, author of The Forever War. He is hard […]
EXECUTIVE WOMEN IN GOVERNMENT (EWG) threw quite a bash today when they hosted their 2009 conference at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Among the highlights was a speech by the founder of Women’s History Month, Gerda Lerner. At 88, Gerda is an amazing, formidable embodiment of 20th century history. Armed with her ever-present cup of tea, she enthralled us with her stories of her early days as a prisoner in the Austrian jail, her experience with the McCarthy-era black list, […]
More than 50 local executives tonight joined world-class economists George Akerlof and Robert Shiller, co-authors of the book “Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why it Matters for Global Capitalism.” The professors were invited to share their insights and ideas on the economy at the Greater Washington Board of Trade (pictured here with BOT president and CEO Jim Dinegar and Perry Hooks). Afterward they responded to questions about their forecasts on the future of the economy. About […]
Famed New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik (pictured here with HBE owners Perry and Loretta), author of the new book, “Angels and Ages: A short book about Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life,” was the celebrity author who spoke tonight at our second Salon — a birthday bash book party! The event was hosted by our good pal Marcia, who had a big birthday on February 12. She thought it was especially fitting that Adam come to speak about the two men […]