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September 2019

Deborah Lee James with Aim High: Chart Your Course and Find Success

September 16

Deborah Lee James, former Secretary of the Air Force, has served in senior homeland and national security management, policy and program positions in the US Government and private sector for more than 35 years. She has led and transformed large-scale enterprises, including a $2 billion private sector entity and a $140 billion government agency, the U.S. Air Force. Today she serves on the boards of several for-profit and not-for-profit organizations; provides strategic advice to a variety of firms; and speaks on…

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Gary Shapiro with Ninja Future: Secrets to Success in the New World of Innovation

September 24

Gary Shapiro is the president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, the U.S. trade association that represents more than 2,000 consumer electronics companies, and owns and produces the annual International CES, the most important innovation-oriented trade show in the world. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World’s Most Successful Businesses and The Comeback: How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream. He lives in Arlington, Virginia. About Ninja Future: Secrets to Success in the…

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October 2019

Robert J. Shiller with Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events

October 3

Robert J. Shiller is a Nobel Prize–winning economist, the author of the New York Times bestseller Irrational Exuberance, and the coauthor, with George A. Akerlof, of Phishing for Phools and Animal Spirits, among other books. He is Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University and a regular contributor to the New York Times. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut. Twitter @RobertJShiller About Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events From Nobel Prize–winning economist and New York Times bestselling author Robert Shiller, a new way…

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Robert J. Shiller with Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events

October 4

Robert J. Shiller is a Nobel Prize–winning economist, the author of the New York Times bestseller Irrational Exuberance, and the coauthor, with George A. Akerlof, of Phishing for Phools and Animal Spirits, among other books. He is Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University and a regular contributor to the New York Times. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut. Twitter @RobertJShiller About Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events From Nobel Prize–winning economist and New York Times bestselling author Robert Shiller, a new way…

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Heather Boushey with Unbound: How Inequality Constricts Our Economy and What We Can Do about It — Programs with a Purpose

October 30

Heather Boushey is the President & CEO and co-founder of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, which was launched in 2013. She is one of the nation’s most influential voices on economic policy and a leading economist who focuses on the intersection between economic inequality, growth, and public policy. Her forthcoming book, Unbound: How Economic Inequality Constricts Our Economy and What We Can Do About It (Harvard University Press) will be released in October 2019. She is also the author of Finding…

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November 2019

Deborah Lee James with Aim High: Chart Your Course and Find Success

November 12

Deborah Lee James, former Secretary of the Air Force, has served in senior homeland and national security management, policy and program positions in the US Government and private sector for more than 35 years. She has led and transformed large-scale enterprises, including a $2 billion private sector entity and a $140 billion government agency, the U.S. Air Force. Today she serves on the boards of several for-profit and not-for-profit organizations; provides strategic advice to a variety of firms; and speaks on…

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December 2019

Susan Hockfield with The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution

December 3

Susan Hockfield, Ph.D., president emerita and professor of neuroscience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was the first woman and first life scientist to lead MIT. She is a member of MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. About The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution  From the former president of MIT, the story of the next technology revolution, and how it will change our lives. A century ago, discoveries…

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