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.
Emma Seppälä is Science Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University, Co-Director of the Yale College Emotional Intelligence Project, and Faculty Director of the Yale School of Management’s Women’s Leadership Program. She is the author of The Happiness Track.
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.
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.
Eric Barker is author of The Wall Street Journal bestseller Barking Up the Wrong Tree and the creator of the blog Barking Up the Wrong Tree, which presents science-based answers and expert insight on how to be awesome at life.
Adam Grant is Wharton’s youngest full professor and top-rated teacher. He has been recognized as one of HR’s most influential international thinkers and the world’s top 40 business professors under 40.
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.
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