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August 2017

One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams

August 22

About the Author -- Chris Fussell is a Partner at the McChrystal Group Leadership Institute and coauthor of the Team of Teams, a New York Times bestseller and the first book in the Team of Teams series. He was commissioned as a Naval Officer in 1997 and spent the next 15 years on U.S. Navy SEAL Teams around the globe. He then served as Aide-de-Camp to Lieutenant General Stanley McChrystal during McChrystal’s final year commanding a Joint Special Operations Task Force fighting Al Qaeda around the globe.About…

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

August 22
Washington, DC United States + Google Map

About the Author -- 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…

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Learn Better: Mastering the Skills for Success in Life, Business, and School, or, How to Become an Expert in Just About Anything

August 24
Washington, DC United States + Google Map

About the Author -- 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,…

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

August 31
Boston MA, Boston United States + Google Map

About the Author -- 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 the Book -- 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, although aspiring innovators often think of them that way. They are told to get…

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September 2017

Grounded: How Leaders Stay Rooted in an Uncertain World

September 14
Rockville MD, Rockville United States + Google Map

About the Author - Bob Rosen–trusted CEO advisor, organizational psychologist, and bestselling author–has long been on a mission to transform the world of business, one leader at a time.He founded Healthy Companies International over 20 years ago with the singular goal of helping top executives achieve their leadership potential. Shortly before launching the company, he was awarded a multi-year grant from the MacArthur Foundation for an in-depth study of leadership. Since then, Bob has personally interviewed over 350 CEOs—in 45 countries—in…

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The Net and the Butterfly: The Art and Practice of Breakthrough Thinking

September 14
Ashburn VA, Ashburn United States + Google Map

About the Author -- 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 Book -- The creative mode in your brain is like a butterfly. It's beautiful and erratic, hard to catch…

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Wild Ride: Inside Uber’s Quest for World Domination

September 14
Reston VA, Reston United States + Google Map

About the Author -- Adam Lashinsky is a reporter and assistant managing editor at Fortune, editorial director of the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference, and a co-chair of Fortune Global Forum. He is also the author of the 2012 bestseller Inside Apple and a regular commentator on Fox News. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and daughter.About the Book -- Uber is one of the most fascinating and controversial businesses in the world, both beloved for its elegant ride-hailing concept and heady growth and…

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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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