March 22, 2016

John H. Johnson with Everydata: The Misinformation Hidden in the Little Data You Consume Every Day

Dr. John H. Johnson, IV is an expert witness who has testified and consulted in cases involving how one uses and interprets data in a wide range of settings. As CEO and co-founder of Edgeworth Economics – a leading consulting firm with offices in Washington, DC, San Francisco, and Pasadena – John heads a data-driven company that has been featured on NPR, the Washington Post, USA Today, and HuffPost Live. As an economist and statistician, John specializes in teaching people how to […]
March 15, 2016

Bill Mesler and James Cleaves with A Brief History of Creation: Science and the Search for the Origin of Life

Bill Mesler is a journalist who lives in Washington, DC. H. James Cleaves II is vice president of the International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life, a professor at the Earth-Life Science Institute in Tokyo, and a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. He lives in Washington, DC. About A Brief History of Creation: Science and the Search for the Origin of Life How did life begin? It is perhaps the most […]
March 3, 2016

David Locke Hall with CRACK99: The Takedown of a $100 Million Chinese Software Pirate

David Locke Hall was a federal prosecutor for twenty-three years. He served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve for thirty years, retiring at the rank of captain. He lives near Philadelphia, where he works in private practice. About CRACK99: The Takedown of a $100 Million Chinese Software Pirate A former U.S. Navy intelligence officer, David Locke Hall was a federal prosecutor when a bizarre-sounding website, CRACK99, came to his attention. It looked like Craigslist on acid, but […]
March 2, 2016

Peter Boni with All Hands On Deck: Navigating Your Team Through Crises, Getting Your Organization Unstuck, and Emerging Victorious

Peter J. Boni has advanced by tackling tough assignments to reposition organizations that have run aground. During his career, he added $5 billion of value as a CEO, Fortune 500 executive, consultant, director, and venture capital investor. Twice cited in Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year competition, he has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Investor’s Business Daily and commented for CNBC,, and Fox Business. Drawing from real-world business and military experience, he has refined a three-phase leadership process to […]
March 1, 2016

David Burkus with Under New Management: How Leading Organizations Are Upending Business as Usual

David Burkus is a best-selling author, an award-winning podcaster, and management professor. In 2015, he was named one of the emerging thought leaders most likely to shape the future of business by Thinkers50, the world’s premier ranking of management thinkers. His latest book, Under New Management, reveals the counterintuitive leadership practices that actually enhance engagement and drive performance in companies. He is also the author of The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas. David is a regular contributor […]
February 23, 2016

Beth Noveck with Smart Citizens, Smarter State: The Technologies of Expertise and the Future of Governing

Beth Simone Noveck is Jerry Hultin Global Network Professor at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering and a Visiting Professor at the MIT Media Lab. She directs the Governance Lab. About Smart Citizens, Smarter State: The Technologies of Expertise and the Future of Governing Government “of the people, by the people, for the people” expresses an ideal that resonates in all democracies. Yet poll after poll reveals deep distrust of institutions that seem to have left “the people” […]
February 10, 2016

David Gelernter with The Tides of Mind: Uncovering the Spectrum of Consciousness

David Gelernter is the author of eight books and a professor of computer science at Yale University. His 1991 work, Mirror Worlds, not only “foresaw” (Reuters) the World Wide Web but is considered “one of the most influential books in computer science” (Technology Review). Gelernter’s research has proved important to several leading Web-search efforts and has also been instrumental in the development of the Java programming language and the first modern social networks, as well as predicting the rise of […]