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June 2021

Sebastian Junger with Freedom — HBE ENGAGE EVENT

Sebastian Junger is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of War, The Perfect Storm, Fire, and A Death in Belmont. Together with Tim Hetherington, he directed the Academy Award-nominated film Restrepo, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. He is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and has been awarded a National Magazine Award and an SAIS Novartis Prize for journalism. He lives in New York City. About Freedom A profound rumination on the concept of freedom from…

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Stefanie K. Johnson with Inclusify: The Power of Uniqueness and Belonging to Build Innovative Teams — HBE ENGAGE EVENT

Dr. Stefanie Johnson is an Associate Professor of Management at the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder. She has received several million dollars in federal and other grant funding to study leadership and create leadership development programs. Her work and writing has been featured in The Economist, Newsweek, TIME Magazine, The Harvard Business Review, and Forbes, and she has appeared on national network shows on CNN TV, NPR radio, and on Marketplace. She has presented to, advised, and…

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Robert Reffkin with No One Succeeds Alone: Learn Everything You Can from Everyone You Can — HBE ENGAGE EVENT

Robert Reffkin is a husband, a father, and the founder and CEO of Compass, a real estate technology company that is now the largest independent brokerage in America, having helped clients buy or sell homes worth more than a quarter-trillion dollars since its founding. Reffkin graduated from Columbia in two and a half years, earned an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and worked at McKinsey, Lazard, and Goldman Sachs. He ran fifty marathons, one in each U.S. state, to raise…

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Soo Bong Peer with The Essential Diversity Mindset: How to Cultivate a More Inclusive Culture and Environment — HBE ENGAGE EVENT

Soo Bong Peer is an author, strategy consultant, and executive coach to Fortune 500 multinational corporations. She comes from a multicultural upbringing with over thirty years of experience in strategic marketing, global branding, business development, international joint ventures, and leadership development. Soo and her husband live in Park City, Utah. About The Essential Diversity Mindset: How to Cultivate a More Inclusive Culture and Environment A fresh and practical approach to diversity—as a mindset, not as a formula. “A rich combination…

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Tobin Trevarthen with Narrative Generation: Why narrative will become your most valuable asset in the next 5 years — HBE ENGAGE BRIDGE BUILDER EVENT

Tobin Trevarthen is a leader in the traditional and digital media space where, over the last 30 years, he has pioneered new ideas and strategic marketing solutions that have generated over $1 billion in revenue. He had worked for and with many Fortune 100 companies as well as hundreds of Silicon Valley start-ups. Now entering his third act, Toby is creating a "Blue Ocean" for the burgeoning always-on, connected world. A visual person, Toby founded Spatial Shift as a company…

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July 2021

Josh Linkner with Big Little Breakthroughs: How Small, Everyday Innovations Drive Oversized Results — HBE ENGAGE EVENT

Josh Linkner is a New York Times bestselling author, and an innovation expert who harnesses creativity as a professional jazz guitarist, serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and local civic change agent recognized by Business Insider as “one of 14 people “changing the face of Detroit.” He founded and led five tech companies, including e-Prize, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million. As the Founding Partner of Detroit Venture Partners Josh has helped get over 100 tech startups off…

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Kelly Watson and Jodi Detjen with The Next Smart Step: How to Overcome Gender Stereotypes and Build a Stronger Organization — HBE ENGAGE EVENT

Jodi Detjen is an organizational consultant and educator with a foundation in operational change management. In addition to being co-founder and managing partner of Orange Grove Consulting, Jodi is clinical professor of management and academic MBA program director at Suffolk University. She has worked in organizational development for over twenty-five years, transforming the way people work at small and large companies. Jodi designs top-tier women's leadership training for clients that include Skillsoft and Linkage, and has consulted and run workshops for…

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Duena Blomstrom with People Before Tech: The Importance of Psychological Safety and Teamwork in the Digital Age — HBE ENGAGE EVENT

Duena Blomstrom is CEO and co-founder of PeopleNotTech, an AI-driven people software solution company. She is also a keynote speaker, prolific writer, and blogger, and author of Emotional Banking: Fixing Culture, Leveraging FinTech, and Transforming Retail Banks Into Brands. About People Before Tech : The Importance of Psychological Safety and Teamwork in the Digital Age A fascinating guide for business leaders looking to ensure that their teams remain productive and engaged in the digital era. Businesses across all sectors now realize that,…

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Deirdre Nansen McCloskey with Bettering Humanomics: A New, and Old, Approach to Economic Science — HBE ENGAGE EVENT

Deirdre Nansen McCloskey is distinguished professor emerita of economics and of history, and professor emerita of English and of communication, at the University of Illinois at Chicago. About Bettering Humanomics: A New, and Old, Approach to Economic Science Economic historian Deirdre Nansen McCloskey has distinguished herself through her writing on the Great Enrichment and the betterment of the poor—not just materially but spiritually. In Bettering Humanomics she continues her intellectually playful yet rigorous analysis with a focus on humans rather than the institutions.…

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Mike Zani with The Science of Dream Teams: How Talent Optimization Can Drive Engagement, Productivity, and Happiness — HBE ENGAGE EVENT

Mike Zani is the CEO of The Predictive Index, a talent optimization platform that uses over 60 years of proven science and software to help businesses design high-performing teams and cultures, make objective hiring decisions, and inspire greatness in people. Its 8,000+ clients include Bain Capital, Blue Cross Blue Shield, DoorDash, LVMH, Nissan, Omni Hotels, and VMware. Zani is also the co-founder and partner at Phoenix Strategy Investments, a private investment fund. An avid sailor, he was coach of the…

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M. V. Lee Badgett with The Economic Case for LGBT Equality: Why Fair and Equal Treatment Benefits Us All — HBE ENGAGE EVENT

M. V. Lee Badgett is a professor of economics and the former director of the School of Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is also a Williams Distinguished Scholar at the Williams Institute for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law & Public Policy (UCLA School of Law), where she was a co-founder and the first research director. She has also taught at Yale University and the University of Maryland. About The Economic Case for LGBT Equality: Why…

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August 2021

Erik J. Larson with The Myth of Artificial Intelligence: Why Computers Can’t Think the Way We Do — HBE ENGAGE EVENT

Erik J. Larson is a computer scientist and tech entrepreneur. The founder of two DARPA-funded AI startups, he is currently working on core issues in natural language processing and machine learning. He has written for The Atlantic and for professional journals and has tested the technical boundaries of artificial intelligence through his work with the IC2 tech incubator at the University of Texas at Austin. About The Myth of Artificial Intelligence : Why Computers Can’t Think the Way We Do “If you want to…

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Karin Hurt and David Dye with Courageous Cultures: How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers, and Customer Advocates — HBE ENGAGE EVENT

Karin Hurt is the founder of Let's Grow Leaders, an international training firm which helps leaders achieve breakthrough results, without losing their soul. She was recently named on Inc's list of 100 Great Leadership Speakers. Other books include Winning Well. David Dye is President of Let's Grow Leaders, an International training firm that works with leaders to achieve breakthrough results without losing their soul. Other books include Winning Well: A Managers Guide to Getting Results Without Losing Your Soul and The Seven Things…

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September 2021

Azeem Azhar with The Exponential Age: How Accelerating Technology is Transforming Business, Politics and Society — HBE ENGAGE EVENT

Azeem Azhar is the creator of the Exponential View, a global platform for in-depth tech analysis. His weekly newsletter is read by 45,000 people from around the world, and his chart-topping podcast has featured guests including Yuval Noah Harari, Reid Hoffman, and Tony Blair. The founder of a number of successful tech companies, Azhar is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council, a senior advisor at PwC, and a contributor to publications including the Financial Times, Prospect, and the MIT Technology…

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Christian Brose with The Kill Chain: Defending America in the Future of High-Tech Warfare — HBE ENGAGE EVENT

Christian Brose is currently Chief Strategy Officer of Anduril Industries, a technology start-up that develops national defense capabilities, and Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He served as Staff Director of the Senate Armed Services Committee (2015-2018), where he was the youngest person to hold the position in the committee's history. Before that, he served as Senator John McCain's senior policy advisor (2009-2015). Brose was previously a speechwriter to two secretaries of state, Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice,…

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Soo Bong Peer with The Essential Diversity Mindset: How to Cultivate a More Inclusive Culture and Environment — HBE ENGAGE EVENT

Soo Bong Peer is an author, strategy consultant, and executive coach to Fortune 500 multinational corporations. She comes from a multicultural upbringing with over thirty years of experience in strategic marketing, global branding, business development, international joint ventures, and leadership development. Soo and her husband live in Park City, Utah. About The Essential Diversity Mindset: How to Cultivate a More Inclusive Culture and Environment A fresh and practical approach to diversity—as a mindset, not as a formula. “A rich combination…

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October 2021

Stefanie K. Johnson with Inclusify: The Power of Uniqueness and Belonging to Build Innovative Teams — HBE ENGAGE EVENT

Dr. Stefanie Johnson is an Associate Professor of Management at the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder. She has received several million dollars in federal and other grant funding to study leadership and create leadership development programs. Her work and writing has been featured in The Economist, Newsweek, TIME Magazine, The Harvard Business Review, and Forbes, and she has appeared on national network shows on CNN TV, NPR radio, and on Marketplace. She has presented to, advised, and…

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December 2021

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. with Reset: The Leader’s Guide to Work in an Age of Upheaval — HBE ENGAGE EVENT

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, is President and Chief Executive Officer of SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management. With over 300,000 members in 165 countries, SHRM is the largest HR professional association in the world, impacting the lives of 115 million workers every day. As a global leader on the future of employment, culture and leadership, Mr. Taylor is a sought-after voice on all matters affecting work, workers and the workplace. He is frequently asked to testify before Congress…

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