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disruption | Aug 14th, 2018

Introducing New Speaker Markus Giesler: One of the World’s Most Influential Consumer Sociologists

“The winner with consumers will always be whoever has the best strategy for managing the cultural, ethical and political factors of their innovation,” says Markus Giesler—one of the 40 Best Business Professors Under 40 and an incredibly influential consumer sociologist and ethnographer. Markus... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Jul 26th, 2018

Our Towns: Deborah & James Fallows Take Us On a Tour of Small-Town America’s Surprising Economic Renewal and Growth

“We began this project with one purpose in mind: we wanted to take a fresh look at the country, its disappointments and its possibilities.” In James and Deborah Fallows’ bestselling new book Our Towns, two seasoned journalists go on a remarkable exploration of America’s “flyover country,” creating... Continue Reading →
economics | Jul 10th, 2018

Annie Lowrey’s New Book About Universal Basic Income Starts Unexpected Conversations About The Future of Work

Inequality is rising. Poverty is persisting. Technology is rendering humans obsolete. According to many politicians, scientists and economists all over the world, the key to fixing this is a Universal Basic Income—a stipend given to every citizen. Annie Lowrey, contributing editor for The Atlantic,... Continue Reading →
psychology | Jul 5th, 2018

Empathy is a Skill. New Speaker Jamil Zaki Can Teach You How to Practice It.

Jamil Zaki is Director of the Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab, which aims to unpack, understand, and ultimately teach empathy: “empathetic practice becomes empathetic habits becomes empathetic people,” says Zaki in his acclaimed TED Talk. It’s a skill, he explains. We just have to start seeing it... Continue Reading →
stem | Jun 27th, 2018

A Central #MeToo Figure & TIME Person of the Year, Welcome Susan Fowler to the Roster!

“Words can change the world.” Susan Fowler’s now famous five-word speech, delivered at the 2018 Webby Awards, is now a #MeToo mantra. The year the engineer, physicist and writer wrote her viral blog post, detailing her time as an engineer at Uber, she was named a TIME Person of the Year (Silence... Continue Reading →
science | Jun 8th, 2018

Nat Geo is Developing a TV Series based on Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures—Margot Lee Shetterly’s runaway New York Times bestseller and the inspiration for the Academy Award nominated film—is being developed by the original producers into a series for Nat Geo, National Geographic’s cable channel. Shetterly’s book recounts the true story of the black women... Continue Reading →
motivational | Jun 6th, 2018

Advance Praise for Drew Dudley’s New Book This Is Day One (Plus How to Get a Free Copy!)

Drew Dudley’s TED talk “Everyday Leadership (The Lollipop Moment)” has almost 5 million views, and was voted one of the most inspiring TED talks of all time. His forthcoming book This Is Day One turns that inspiration into a practical, how-to guide for developing a leadership action plan,... Continue Reading →
business | Jun 1st, 2018

Fashion, Beer, and Lab-Grown Bones: Three Women Doing Business on Their Own Terms

Looking to learn from some of the top women in business today? Beyond leaning in, these dynamic, innovative leaders offer brilliant business strategies on growing and sustaining organizations using their own unique skill sets—whether that’s in luxury fashion (Maureen Chiquet), beer production... Continue Reading →
u.s. politics | May 31st, 2018

Mark Leibovich—the Chronicler of Washington Mayhem—Profiles the New White House Press Secretary

Mark Leibovich is the author of This Town, the #1 bestseller that revealed the near-surreal excess, insecurity, and egotism that really runs Washington. In his latest for The New York Times Magazine, the seasoned journalist applies his gift for parsing humanity from the absurd in a profile of Hogan... Continue Reading →
fintech & blockchain | May 22nd, 2018

Blockchain Expert Michael Casey Breaks Down the Basics in May’s MIT Technology Review

Michael Casey is the Senior Advisor to MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative and author of both The Age of Cryptocurrency and The Truth Machine, two pre-eminent books on cryptocurrency. With ease and clarity, he demystifies the blockchain, breaking down what it actually means, for organizations,... Continue Reading →
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