June 12, 2015

George Bodenheimer with Every Town Is a Sports Town: Business Leadership at ESPN, from the Mailroom to the Boardroom

George Bodenheimer is an ESPN and cable industry pioneer and was the company’s longest-tenured president, a position he held from 1998-2011, overseeing all multimedia sports assets of The Walt Disney Company from 2003-2011 and serving as co-chairman, Disney Media Networks from 2004-2011. He served as Executive Chairman of ESPN, Inc., from 2012-2014. Bodenheimer graduated from Denison University with a degree in economics. He is married with three children. About Every Town Is a Sports Town: Business Leadership at ESPN, from the […]
June 11, 2015

Stephen Goldsmith with The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance

Stephen Goldsmith is the Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government and the Director of the Innovations in American Government Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He previously served as Deputy Mayor of New York and Mayor of Indianapolis, where he earned a reputation as one of the country’s leaders in public-private partnerships, competition, and privatization. Stephen was also the chief domestic policy advisor to the George W. Bush campaign in 2000, the Chair of the Corporation for […]
May 15, 2015

Dennis Damp with Take Charge of Your Federal Career

Dennis V. Damp is an author, retired federal manager, business owner, career counselor and veteran. He retired in 2005 at age 55 with 35 years of government service and now focuses on sharing his knowledge through his books and web sites. Damp is the author of 26 books and a recognized employment expert. His books include Take Charge of Your Federal Career – 2nd edition, The Book of U.S. Government Jobs – 11th edition, Post Office Jobs – 6th edition and Health Care Job  Explosion […]
May 5, 2015

Sam Horn with Got Your Attention?: How to Create Intrigue and Connect with Anyone

Sam Horn, president of Action Seminars, has presented her real-life workshops to more than 400,000 people since 1981. Her impressive client list includes Young Presidents Organization, National Governors Association, Hewlett-Packard, Four Seasons Resort, the Fortune 500 Forum, the US Navy, and the IRS. She was the top rated speaker at both the 1996 and 1998 International Platform Association conventions in Washington D.C. and is the emcee of the world-renowned Maui Writers Conference. She is also the author of Tongue Fu!, What’s Holding […]
April 29, 2015

Ira Chaleff with Intelligent Disobedience: Doing Right When What You’re Told to Do is Wrong

Ira Chaleff is the founder and president of Executive Coaching & Consulting Associates and chairman emeritus of the Congressional Management Foundation in Washington, D.C. He is the founder of the Followership Learning Community of the International Leadership Association and has been named one of the 100 Best Minds on Leadership by Leadership Excellence magazine. About Intelligent Disobedience: Doing Right When What You’re Told to Do is Wrong Nearly every week we read about a tragedy or scandal that could have been […]
April 6, 2015

Pedro Domingos with The Master Algorithm

Pedro Domingos is Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. His research interests are in artificial intelligence, machine learning and data mining. He received a PhD in Information and Computer Science from the University of California at Irvine, and is the author or co-author of over 100 technical publications. He is a member of the advisory board of JAIR, a member of the editorial board of the Machine Learning journal, and a co-founder of the […]
April 2, 2015

Marc Goodman with Future Crimes

Marc Goodman is a global strategist, author and consultant focused on the disruptive impact of advancing technologies on security, business and international affairs. Over the past twenty years, he has built his expertise in next generation security threats such as cyber crime, cyber terrorism and information warfare working with organizations such as Interpol, the United Nations, NATO, the Los Angeles Police Department and the U.S. Government. Marc frequently advises industry leaders, security executives and global policy makers on transnational cyber […]