March 15, 2015

Fareed Zakaria with In Defense of a Liberal Education

Fareed Zakaria is host of CNN’s flagship international affairs program — Fareed Zakaria GPS — a Washington Post columnist, a contributing editor to The Atlantic and a New York Times bestselling author. He was described in 1999 by Esquire Magazine as “the most influential foreign policy adviser of his generation.” In 2010, Foreign Policy named him one of the top 100 global thinkers. Since 2008, he has hosted Fareed Zakaria GPS, which airs Sundays worldwide on CNN. Dr. Zakaria’s in-depth interviews […]
March 14, 2015

Robert Kolb with The Natural Gas Revolution: At the Pivot of the World’s Energy Future

Robert W. Kolb holds two Ph.D.’s from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (philosophy 1974, finance 1978) and has been a finance professor at five universities. He is currently a professor of finance at Loyola University Chicago, where he also holds the Considine Chair of Applied Ethics. Kolb’s recent writings include Futures, Options, and Swaps 5e , and Understanding Futures Markets 6e, both co-authored with James A. Overdahl. Recent edited volumes are: Lessons from the Financial Crisis: Causes, Consequences, and Our Economic Future, Sovereign Debt: From […]
March 11, 2015

Alvin Roth with Who Gets What — and Why: The New Economics of Matchmaking and Market Design

Alvin Roth, PhD, is the McCaw Professor of Economics at Stanford University, and is one of the world’s leading experts in the fields of market design and game theory. He was the co-recipient of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economics. About Who Gets What — and Why: The New Economics of Matchmaking and Market Design A Nobel laureate reveals the often surprising rules that govern a vast array of activities — both mundane and life-changing — in which money may […]
March 10, 2015

General Stanley McChrystal with Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement in a Complex World

A transformational leader with a remarkable record of achievement, General Stanley McChrystal (Ret.) was called “one of America’s greatest warriors” by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. General McChrystal co-founded McChrystal Group in January 2011 to deliver innovative leadership solutions to American businesses in order to help them transform and succeed in challenging, dynamic environments. As a co-founder and partner, General McChrystal serves as an advisor to senior executives at multinational corporations.  In this role he shares and applies the best leadership […]
March 10, 2015

Bryan Voltaggio with Home: Recipes to Cook With Family And Friends

Chef Bryan Voltaggio is a true son of the Chesapeake, born and bred in Frederick, Maryland. By the young age of 20 and after having served as sous chef and executive chef at two regional hotel restaurants, Voltaggio made the decision to enroll at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, NY. Upon graduating, Voltaggio staged at Aureole, in New York City, where he met his mentor chef Charlie Palmer. Following a stint at Michelin three-star Pic restaurant […]
March 9, 2015

Elizabeth R. Thornton with THE OBJECTIVE LEADER: How to Leverage the Power of Seeing Things As They Are

Elizabeth Thornton is a professor of Management Practice at Babson Executive Education and an Adjunct Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at Babson College. Thornton has more than 15 years of corporate experience with institutions such as American Express and Bank One, as well as entrepreneurial experience with clients such as the Presidential Inaugural Committee, Clinton ’92 and the City of Boston. She has been featured in The Boston Globe and regularly blogs for The Huffington Post. She lives in Needham, Massachusetts. About THE OBJECTIVE LEADER: How to […]
February 27, 2015


Michael Chwe, author of Jane Austen, Game Theorist, is professor of political science at UCLA. He lives in Santa Monica and has two children, a son attending Swarthmore College and a daughter attending Santa Monica High School. His wife, Namhee Lee, is also on the UCLA faculty. Michael received his doctorate in economics at Northwestern University and his bachelor’s at Caltech. He has previously been on the faculty of the University of Chicago (economics) and New York University (political science). His research centers on game theory and its applications to social movements, voting […]