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October 2018

Darrell West with The Future of Work: Robots, AI, and Automation

October 16
Reston VA Reston United States

Darrell M. West is vice president of the Governance Studies program at the Brookings Institution. He is the author of Megachange: Economic Disruption, Political Upheaval, and Social Strife in the 21st Century and Billionaires: Reflections on the Upper Crust. About The Future of Work: Robots, AI and Automation Robots, artificial intelligence, and driverless cars are no longer things of the distant future. They are with us today and will become increasingly common in coming years, along with virtual reality and…

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Mary Abbajay with Managing Up: How to Move up, Win at Work, and Succeed with Any Type of Boss

October 18

Mary Abbajay is an acclaimed and sought after public speaker, organizational consultant, facilitator, and trainer. She is the president and founder of Careerstone Group, LLC, a professional development consultancy that delivers leading-edge talent and organizational development solutions. She helps clients develop the strategies, skills, and sensibilities needed for success in the 21st century. Her expertise lies in helping clients create dynamic and productive workplaces that foster professional and personal excellence and growth. In short, she is committed to creating workplaces where…

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Raymond M. Kethledge and Michael S. Erwin with Lead Yourself First: Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude

October 18

Raymond M. Kethledge is a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He formerly served as a law clerk to Justice Anthony Kennedy and to Judge Ralph B. Guy Jr., and founded his own law firm with two partners. Ray received a B.A. (in History) from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, where he teaches a seminar on writing and oral advocacy each year. He lives with his…

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Judah Pollack with The Net and the Butterfly: The Art and Practice of Breakthrough Thinking

October 24
Gainesville, FL Ashburn United States

Judah Pollack is a former faculty member of Stanford StartX and current lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. As a speaker and strategic advisor in the art of leadership, he works regularly with the US Army Special Forces and Red Team University, as well civilian clients such as the Plexus Institute, Airbnb, IDEO.org, and The North Face. About The Net and the Butterfly: The Art and Practice of Breakthrough Thinking The creative mode in your brain is like a butterfly.…

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Laurie Cameron with The Mindful Day: Practical Ways to Find Focus, Calm, and Joy From Morning to Evening

October 24
Rockville MD Rockville United States

Leadership coach and teacher LAURIE J. CAMERON combines Eastern traditions, positive psychology, and neuroscience to help bring mindfulness to business, education, and parenting. In addition to founding PurposeBlue, a leadership company dedicated to mindfulness, Cameron is a certified teacher for Google's Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, which uses mind training and modern technology to help professionals thrive. With 25 years of international management consulting and business leadership experience, Cameron is a sought-after speaker in the United States, Europe, and Asia and has…

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David Edwards with Creating Things That Matter: The Art and Science of Innovations That Last

October 25
Boston MA Boston United States

David Edwards is a creator, writer, and educator. He teaches at Harvard University and is founder of Le Laboratoire in Paris, France and Cambridge, MA. His work, which spans the arts and sciences, has been featured prominently in the international media, and is at the core of the international artscience movement. He lives with his wife and their three sons in Boston. About Creating Things That Matter: The Art and Science of Innovations That Last Most things we create will not matter.…

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Beth Comstock with Imagine It Forward: Courage, Creativity, and the Power of Change

October 30
Baltimore MD Baltimore United States

Beth Comstock is the former Vice Chair of GE, where for twenty-five years she led GE's efforts to accelerate new growth. She built GE's Business Innovations and GE Ventures, which develops new businesses, and oversaw the reinvention of GE Lighting. She was named GE’s Chief Marketing Officer in 2003. She served as President of Integrated Media at NBC Universal, from 2006-08, overseeing the company's digital efforts, including the early formation of Hulu. She is a corporate director of Nike. Written about…

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Mary Abbajay with Managing Up: How to Move up, Win at Work, and Succeed with Any Type of Boss

October 30

Mary Abbajay is an acclaimed and sought after public speaker, organizational consultant, facilitator, and trainer. She is the president and founder of Careerstone Group, LLC, a professional development consultancy that delivers leading-edge talent and organizational development solutions. She helps clients develop the strategies, skills, and sensibilities needed for success in the 21st century. Her expertise lies in helping clients create dynamic and productive workplaces that foster professional and personal excellence and growth. In short, she is committed to creating workplaces where…

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Kondwani Fidel with Hummingbirds in The Trenches (A Bridge Builder Event)

October 31

Kondwani Fidel is a poet and essayist who has toured in the United Kingdom and lectured and taught classes at the University of East London. He has also lectured and shared poetry at countless universities, conferences, and literary events across America. Fidel has been featured in The Washington Post, Mic, CNN, and elsewhere, and has made television appearances on RT America. He has been published in The Root, The Afro, and City Paper. The Baltimore Sun honored Fidel in the…

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November 2018

Mark W. Johnson with Reinvent Your Business Model: How to Seize the White Space for Transformative Growth

November 6
Reston VA Reston United States

Mark W. Johnson cofounded the strategy and innovation management consultancy Innosight with Clayton M. Christensen in 2000 (it was acquired by the Huron Consulting Group in 2017). A coauthor of Dual Transformation: How to Reposition Today's Business While Creating the Future (2017), he has written and cowritten numerous articles, including the McKinsey Award–winning "Reinventing Your Business Model" in Harvard Business Review. Mark, his wife, Jane Clayson Johnson, and their children live in Belmont, Massachusetts. About Reinvent Your Business Model: How to Seize the White Space…

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