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September 2017

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

September 26
Ashburn VA, Ashburn United States + Google Map

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,, 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…

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Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction

September 29
Washington, DC United States + Google Map

About the Author -- Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic magazine, where he writes about economics and the media. He is a regular contributor to NPR's "Here and Now" and appears frequently on television, including CBS and MSNBC. He lives in New York City.About the Book -- Nothing “goes viral.” If you think a popular movie, song, or app came out of nowhere to become a word-of-mouth success in today’s crowded media environment, you’re missing the real story. Each blockbuster…

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October 2017

Luis Perez-Breva with Innovating: A Doer’s Manifesto for Starting from a Hunch, Prototyping Problems, Scaling Up, and Learning to Be Productively Wrong

October 10
Reston VA, Reston United States + Google Map

Luis Perez-Breva, an innovator and entrepreneur, is a Lecturer and a Research Scientist at MIT's School of Engineering and the originator and Lead Instructor of the MIT Innovation Teams Program. About Innovating: A Doer's Manifesto for Starting from a Hunch, Prototyping Problems, Scaling Up, and Learning to Be Productively Wrong Innovation is the subject of countless books and courses, but there's very little out there about how you actually innovate. Innovation and entrepreneurship are not one and the same,…

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Ulrich Boser with Learn Better: Mastering the Skills for Success in Life, Business, and School

October 17
Washington, DC United States + Google Map

Ulrich Boser is a best-selling author and a senior fellow with the Center for American Progress. He just finished up a book that looks at the new science of learning. Titled Learn Better, the book takes a broad look at how people can gain skills more effectively. The book is deeply researched, and as part of his reporting, he took basketball lessons from a former Harlem Globetrotter, spent time with the nation's foremost ER room doctor, and profiled the man…

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Ask More: The Power of Questions to Open Doors, Uncover Solutions, and Spark Change

October 18
Bethesda MD, Bethesda United States + Google Map

About the Author -- Frank Sesno is a former CNN anchor, White House correspondent, and Washington bureau chief, and is now director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University. He has interviewed leaders from around the world, including five US presidents, and is the creator of Planet Forward, an innovative storytelling platform seeking solutions to some of the world’s toughest challenges.About the Book -- What hidden skill links successful people in all walks of life? What…

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A World of Three Zeros: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Net Carbon Emissions

October 18

About the Author -- Muhammad Yunus, a native of Bangladesh, was educated at Dhaka University and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study economics at Vanderbilt University. In 1972 he became head of the economics department at Chittagong University. He is the founder and managing director of Grameen Bank, a pioneer of microcredit, an economic movement that has helped lift millions of families around the world out of poverty. Yunus and Grameen Bank are winners of the 2006 Nobel Peace…

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Edward Ashford Lee with Plato and the Nerd: The Creative Partnership of Humans and Technology

October 31
Reston VA, Reston United States + Google Map
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Edward Ashford Lee is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught and researched digital technology and computer science for more than thirty years. He was born and grew up in Puerto Rico and studied at Yale, MIT, and Berkeley. He has coauthored several textbooks on topics including digital communication, signal processing, embedded systems, and software modeling. This is his first book for a general audience. About Plato and the…

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November 2017

Pamela Meyer with The Agility Shift: Creating Agile and Effective Leaders, Teams, and Organizations

November 2
Washington, DC United States + Google Map

Pamela Meyer, Ph.D. is the President of Meyer Creativity Associates where she works with organizations internationally who want to be more innovative and agile. Meyer is the author of three books on innovation, learning and change, including From Workspace to Playspace: Innovating, Learning and Changing Through Dynamic Engagement (Jossey-Bass, 2010). In addition to her speaking and consulting practice, Pamela teaches courses in business creativity, organizational change, and adult learning at DePaul University, School for New Learning in Chicago, where she is…

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