Cal Newport is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University. He is the author of seven books, including, most recently, A World Without Email, Digital Minimalism, and Deep Work. These titles include multiple New York Times bestsellers and have been translated into over 40 languages.
Lieut. Gen. H. R. McMaster served as 26th assistant to the president for National Security Affairs. He wrote bestsellers Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World and Dereliction of Duty: Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies that Led to Vietnam.
Amy Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School, a distinguished member of the Thinkers50 and author of The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation and Growth
Luvvie Ajayi is an award-winning author, speaker and digital strategist who thrives at the intersection of comedy, technology and activism. Her debut book, I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual was an instant New York Times best-seller.
Dr. Robert Livingston is a social psychologist and one of the nation’s leading experts on the science underlying bias and racism. His work has been published in top-tier academic journals and is the author of The Conversation: How Seeking and Speaking the Truth about Racism Can Radically Transform Individuals and Organizations
Zeynep is an adjunct associate professor in the Operations Management group at MIT Sloan School of Management and the author of The Good Jobs Strategy: How the Smartest Companies Invest in Employees to Lower Costs and Boost Profits. She had previously spent seven years on the faculty at Harvard Business School.
Shellye Archambeau is the author of Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers and Create Success on Your Own Terms. A book that will help professionals achieve their aspirations and create the life they want.
David Epstein is a science writer and investigative reporter, and author of the New York Times bestsellers Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, and The Sports Gene, which has been translated in 20 languages.
Susan David, Ph.D. is one of the world’s leading management thinkers and an award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist. Her new #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling book, Emotional Agility describes the psychological skills critical to thriving in times of complexity and change.
Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist and Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He is the author of bestsellers, The Righteous Mind and The Heterodox Academy.
Scott Barry Kaufman is a humanistic psychologist, author, podcaster, and science writer. His latest book Transcend – A bold reimagining of Maslow’s famous hierarchy of needs and new insights for realizing your full potential.
Among other distinctions, David Burkus is the bestselling author of four books about business and leadership. His most recent book is Leading From Anywhere: The Essential Guide to Managing Remote Teams
Leslie Blodgett is a beauty industry pioneer, creator of bareMinerals, angel investor, and philanthropist. Her new book Pretty Good Advice features 97 candid and entertaining insights on business, life, and beauty.
Ron Lieber is an American journalist who writes the “Your Money” column for The New York Times. He is the author of The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money.
Safi Bahcall is an American physicist, technologist, business executive, and author. His first book, Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries, has been translated into 18 languages.
Robert Sutton is Professor of Management Science and Engineering and Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford. His latest book is The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal With People Who Treat You Like Dirt.
Tim Harford, “the Undercover Economist”, is a Financial Times columnist, BBC broadcaster and author of seven books – most recently “Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy”. His latest project is the podcast “Cautionary Tales”.
Dr. Jennifer Aaker is the General Atlantic Professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Dr. Aaker co-authored the award-winning book, The Dragonfly Effect which has been translated into over 10 languages
Daniel Pink is the author of several bestselling books about business, work, and behavior. His latest is To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, which uses social science, survey research, and rich stories to offer a fresh look at the art and science of sales.
Lisa Kay Solomon is a bestselling author, educator, speaker, and change agent. She co-authored the Wall Street Journal bestseller, Moments of Impact: How to Design Strategic Conversations that Accelerate Change.
Patty McCord is an advisor, consultant, and the author of the upcoming book Powerful: Teams, Leaders and the Culture of Freedom and Responsibility. She is the former Chief Talent Officer at Netflix and author of the Netflix Culture Deck.
Tom Rath’s latest business book, “Are You Fully Charged? The Three Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life” will be released in 2015. Tom has written five New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers over the past decade.
Rita Gunther McGrath is a professor at Columbia Business School and author of the best-selling The End of Competitive Advantage and Seeing Around Corners: How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen (Sept. 2019).
Beth Comstock is a change maker who built a career path from storyteller to chief marketer to GE Vice Chair. She is author of the upcoming book Imagine it Forward about summoning courage and creativity in the face of change.
Chris Shipley has spent more than 30 years entrenched in the technology industry as a journalist, analyst, event producer and startup mentor, roles that provided a front-row seat to the transformations brought about by digital innovation.
Emily Esfahani Smith is the author of The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters. She is a columnist for The New Criterion and an editor at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, where she advises the Ben Franklin Circles Project.
John Hagel is co-chairman for Deloitte LLP’s Center for the Edge with nearly 35 years of experience as a management consultant, author, speaker, and entrepreneur. He is the author of The Power of Pull, Net Gain, Net Worth, Out of the Box and The Only Sustainable Edge.
Charlene Li is the Founder and CEO of Altimeter Group and the author of five books, including the New York Times bestsellers, Open Leadership and the co-author of the critically acclaimed book, Groundswell.
Chris Yeh has been building Internet businesses since 1995. He is the VP Marketing for PBworks, which provides highly vertical collaboration solutions that help businesses work more efficiently and effectively.
A recognized authority on brands, David Aaker is Vice Chairman of Prophet and consults exclusively for Prophet clients. He is the creator of the Aaker Model™ and has published more than 100 articles and 15 books.
Henry Chesbrough is an American organizational theorist, adjunct professor and the executive director of the Center for Open Innovation at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
Jeffrey Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University where he has taught since 1979. He is the author or co-author of 14 books.
Sanyin Siang is the founding Executive Director of the Fuqua / Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics. Sanyin revels in convening interdisciplinary and diverse groups towards finding new approaches for complex problems.
Tina Seelig is Professor of the Practice in the Department of Management Science and Engineering (MS&FE) at Stanford School of Engineering, and Executive Director of the Standford Technology Ventures Program.
Anne Snyder is the Editor-in-Chief of Comment Magazine and host of The Whole Person Revolution podcast. She is the author of The Fabric of Character: A Wise Giver’s Guide to Renewing our Social and Moral Landscape.
Calvin Baker is the author of four internationally acclaimed novels, and a recent book of creative nonfiction, A More Perfect Reunion: Race, Integration, and the Future of America. He is currently Distinguished Writer in Residence at Skidmore College.
Morra Aarons-Mele founded the award-winning strategic communications agency Women Online. She is EVP of Social Impact at Geben Communication and hosts The Anxious Achiever podcast for Harvard Business Review.
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