November 17, 2014

Featured Author: Meryl Comer, Slow Dancing with a Stranger

Meryl Comer is President and CEO of Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative, which promotes early diagnosis, virtual innovation challenges, m-health technologies and national public service campaigns like Geoffrey Beene’s Rock Stars of Science™. A co-founder of Women Against Alzheimer’s, she is the recipient of the 2014 Wertheim Global Medical Leadership Award, 2007 Proxmire Award and 2005 Shriver Profiles in Dignity Award. Ms. Comer has provided testimony before Congress on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association and served on the 2008 Alzheimer’s Study Group, charged with presenting […]
October 30, 2014

Featured Author: Alex Epstein, The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

Alex Epstein started the Center for Industrial Progress to offer an alternative environmental philosophy to America, one that is antipollution but prodevelopment. A popular speaker on college campuses, he has publicly debated leading environmentalists. He lives in Orange County, California. About The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels For decades, environmentalists have told us that using fossil fuels is a self-destructive addiction that will destroy our planet. Yet at the same time, by every measure of human well-being, from life expectancy to […]
September 23, 2014

Featured Author: Derek Coburn with Networking is Not Working

Derek Coburn is the Founder and CEO of cadre, an un-networking community in Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD, which currently supports over 100 CEOs and business leaders and has hosted numerous bestselling authors and important public figures. He began his career as a financial advisor in 1998 and built a thriving wealth management practice, mainly by outworking everyone else. When the economy took a turn for the worse, he had to devote more attention to his existing clients and had less […]
September 8, 2014

Featured Author: Walter Isaacson with The Innovators

Walter Isaacson, the CEO of the Aspen Institute, has been chairman of CNN and the managing editor of Time magazine. He is the author of Steve Jobs; Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography, and the coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. He lives in Washington, DC.   About The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution Following his blockbuster biography […]
August 28, 2014

Hooks Book Events Authors Featured in Andrew Sorkin’s Summer Reading List

Hard to believe the summer is almost over! We have a busy schedule of events this fall, and it is especially gratifying that our clients will have the opportunity to host some of the authors whose books were on Andrew Ross Sorkin’s summer reading list: Absorbing Events Past in a Summer’s Reading List We have already had three events with Brigid Schulte (Overwhelmed:  Work, Love and Play When No One has the Time), and one more coming up in September. We are […]
August 25, 2014

Featured Author: Linda Hill with Collective Genius

Linda A. Hill is the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. She is the faculty chair of the Leadership Initiative and has chaired numerous HBS Executive Education programs, including the Young Presidents’ Organization Presidents’ Seminar and the High Potentials Leadership Program. Hill’s consulting and executive education activities have been in the areas of leadership development, talent management, leading change and innovation, implementing global strategies, and managing cross-organizational relationships. She has worked with organizations worldwide, including […]
August 19, 2014

Featured Author: Thomas Menino with Mayor for a New America

The Honorable Thomas M. Menino was the longest-serving mayor in Boston’s history. During his five-term administration, he forged partnerships to revitalize neighborhoods, reinvigorated the Boston Public Schools, and strengthened the economy through workforce investments and significant urban development initiatives. He was heralded as the “urban mechanic”, renowned for his commitment to the exceptional delivery of basic city services and technological innovation. A national leader on urban issues, he brought Boston to the forefront in sustainability and environmental awareness. In January […]