January 12, 2016

Alec Ross with The Industries of the Future

Alec Ross is one of America’s leading experts on innovation. He served for four years as Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a role that earned him a Distinguished Honor Award from the State Department. He is currently a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and serves as an advisor to investors, corporations, and government leaders. Ross lives in Baltimore with his wife and their three young children. About The Industries of the Future […]
December 8, 2015

Malcolm Gay with The Brain Electric: The Dramatic High-Tech Race to Merge Minds and Machines

Malcolm Gay is an arts reporter for The Boston Globe, where he covers visual and performing arts. He previously worked as a contributing writer at The New York Times and the critic-at-large for Riverfront Times, where he reviewed visual and performing arts. His writing has also appeared in Wired, The Atlantic, and TIME, among other publications. In 2004, the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter, named Gay that year’s “Outstanding Emerging Journalist,” and in 2005 he received the James Beard Award for Nutrition or Food-Related Consumer […]
November 17, 2015

Remembering Gil Miller

Hooks Book Events is a family business in every sense of that phrase.  We view our colleagues as family as well as our clients.  This week we are mourning the loss of a beloved family member, Gil Miller who was the CTO at Noblis, an organization we unabashedly called our “favorite!”  Noblis was our first account. Gil and his colleague Amr El Sawy met with us in the fall of 2007, and immediately understood what we were trying to do with our […]
October 12, 2015

David Gregory with How’s Your Faith?: An Unlikely Spiritual Journey

David Gregory is the former moderator of NBC’s Meet the Press. He previously served as Chief White House Correspondent for NBC News, where he was hailed by Washingtonian magazine as a “firebrand in the front row.”How’s Your Faith? is his first book. About How’s Your Faith?: An Unlikely Spiritual Journey Join former NBC newsman and Meet the Press moderator David Gregory as he probes various religious traditions to better understand his own faith and answer life’s most important questions: who do we want to be and […]
October 9, 2015

Linda Kaplan Thaler with Grit to Great: How Perseverance, Passion, and Pluck Take You from Ordinary to Extraordinary

Linda Kaplan Thaler is an Advertising Hall of Fame luminary and creator of many of the industry’s most iconic campaigns, including Kodak Moments and the hilarious Aflac duck. Linda was the co-founder and CEO of the Kaplan Thaler group, which quickly became one of America’s fastest growing ad agencies. She is currently Chairman of Publicis Kaplan Thaler, and the coauthor of several national bestsellers, including Bang! Getting Your Message Heard in a Noisy World, The Power of Nice, and The Power of Small.  She lives with […]
September 30, 2015

Ben Bernanke with The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath

Ben S. Bernanke served as chairman of the Federal Reserve from 2006 to 2014. He was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year in 2009 and was a professor of economics at Princeton University prior to his career in public service. About The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath In 2006, Ben S. Bernanke was appointed chair of the Federal Reserve, capping a meteoric trajectory from a rural South Carolina childhood to professorships at Stanford and Princeton, to […]
September 9, 2015

Robin Koval with Grit to Great: How Perseverance, Passion, and Pluck Take You from Ordinary to Extraordinary

Robin Koval is the CEO and President of the Truth Initiative, the national public health foundation dedicated to achieving a culture where all youth and young adults reject tobacco and the creators of the award winning and life-saving truth® youth tobacco prevention program. Robin is also a leader in the world of advertising and marketing. She is a co-founder of the Kaplan Thaler Group, creators of the Aflac Duck and many other well-known campaigns, and was CEO of its successor, Publicis Kaplan Thaler. She […]