May 5, 2015

Sam Horn with Got Your Attention?: How to Create Intrigue and Connect with Anyone

Sam Horn, president of Action Seminars, has presented her real-life workshops to more than 400,000 people since 1981. Her impressive client list includes Young Presidents Organization, National Governors Association, Hewlett-Packard, Four Seasons Resort, the Fortune 500 Forum, the US Navy, and the IRS. She was the top rated speaker at both the 1996 and 1998 International Platform Association conventions in Washington D.C. and is the emcee of the world-renowned Maui Writers Conference. She is also the author of Tongue Fu!, What’s Holding […]
April 29, 2015

Ira Chaleff with Intelligent Disobedience: Doing Right When What You’re Told to Do is Wrong

Ira Chaleff is the founder and president of Executive Coaching & Consulting Associates and chairman emeritus of the Congressional Management Foundation in Washington, D.C. He is the founder of the Followership Learning Community of the International Leadership Association and has been named one of the 100 Best Minds on Leadership by Leadership Excellence magazine. About Intelligent Disobedience: Doing Right When What You’re Told to Do is Wrong Nearly every week we read about a tragedy or scandal that could have been […]
April 6, 2015

Pedro Domingos with The Master Algorithm

Pedro Domingos is Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. His research interests are in artificial intelligence, machine learning and data mining. He received a PhD in Information and Computer Science from the University of California at Irvine, and is the author or co-author of over 100 technical publications. He is a member of the advisory board of JAIR, a member of the editorial board of the Machine Learning journal, and a co-founder of the […]
April 2, 2015

Marc Goodman with Future Crimes

Marc Goodman is a global strategist, author and consultant focused on the disruptive impact of advancing technologies on security, business and international affairs. Over the past twenty years, he has built his expertise in next generation security threats such as cyber crime, cyber terrorism and information warfare working with organizations such as Interpol, the United Nations, NATO, the Los Angeles Police Department and the U.S. Government. Marc frequently advises industry leaders, security executives and global policy makers on transnational cyber […]
March 30, 2015

Deborah Perry Piscione with The Risk Factor

Deborah Perry Piscione, author of the New York Times bestselling book Secrets of Silicon Valley, is an Internet entrepreneur, advisor, and management consultant who works with corporations around the world. A former congressional and White House staffer, she spent over a decade as a media commentator on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, PBS, and NPR programs, and her work has been covered in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and Forbes. She lives in Los […]
March 19, 2015

Amy Morin with 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker, college psychology instructor, and psychotherapist. She is the only person in the psychology industry who is talking about mental strength on a global level. She lives in Enfield, Maine. About 13 THINGS MENTALLY STRONG PEOPLE DON’T DO: Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success When Morin was twenty three years old and lost her mother suddenly to a brain aneurysm, she allowed herself to […]
March 16, 2015

Someone We Admire: Lee Woodruff

Each of us has someone we admire in every way – from beauty, to sense of humor, to grace under pressure, professional success, topped off with a beautiful family. For me, that person is LEE WOODRUFF. We met Lee in 2010 when her second book, Perfectly Imperfect was published and Hooks Book Events hosted a luncheon at the Four Seasons for Lee. Lee has become a good friend and we are pleased to be a small part of the Woodruff Foundation, including […]