March 30, 2011

Politics & Prose Passes the Torch to New Owners

The owners of the Politics & Prose Bookstore, Barbara Meade and David Cohen, have announced plans to sell the company to two Washington journalism and public policy veterans, Bradley Graham and Lissa Muscatine, who will become the store’s new owners later on this spring. “Graham and Muscatine have the passion and wisdom to further strengthen Politics & Prose as a community institution that disseminates ideas and stands as a respected and revered public space,” Meade and Cohen said in a […]
March 10, 2011

Suddenly in Charge: Managing up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around

About the Author – Roberta Chinsky Matuson found herself thrown into management at age 24. By her own wits-and through trial and error-she succeeded and became an internationally recognized career expert and consultant, often quoted in the media. About the Book – As companies reorganize and reengineer, thousands of people are finding themselves tossed into management every day. The key to success is managing effectively both up and down the line of the organization. And Suddenly in Charge provides this […]
March 8, 2011

World Wide Mind: The Coming Integration of Humanity, Machines, and the Internet

About the Author – Michael Chorost earned his B.A. at Brown University and studied computer programming, Renaissance drama, and cultural theory on the way to his Ph.D. at UT-Austin. As a freelance science writer he has written for Wired, The Washington Post, Technology Review, and The Scientist, among others. He wrote the screenplay for a TV special on brain implants titled The 22nd Century, which aired on PBS in January 2007. He sits on external advisory boards for neuroscience research […]
February 23, 2011

13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown

About the Authors – Simon Johnson is Ronald A. Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and a senior fellow of the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He is coauthors, with James Kwak, of The Baseline Scenario, a leading economic blog, described by Paul Krugman as “a must-read” and by Bill Moyers as “one of the most informative news sites in the blogosphere.” James Kwak has had a successful business career as a consultant for McKinsey & […]
February 11, 2011

A Chance to Make History: What Works and What Doesn’t in Providing an Excellent Education for All

Hosted By: Teach for America Date: February 11 – February 13, 2011 Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW Washington, DC 20001 Register now at About the Authors – Wendy Kopp is the founder and president of Teach For America and the author of One Day, All Children. She lives in New York City. Steven Farr, Teach for America’s vice president for knowledge development and public engagement, is also the author of Teaching as Leadership. […]
February 9, 2011

Successful Onboarding: Strategies to Unlock Hidden Value Within Your Organization

About the Authors – Mark A. Stein, with a finance education from the George Washington University School of Business in 1990, and subsequent professional service experience as a foundation, entered the management consulting industry in 1995. Since the, he has led hundreds of corporate strategy, investment analysis and organization development engagements for leading multi-national corporations. Mark speaks at Organization Development and onboarding conferences. He is married with three kids and lives in Bethesda, MD. Lilith Christiansen has 15 years of […]
February 7, 2011

How Companies Win: Profiting from Demand-Driven Business Models No Matter What Business You’re In

About the Author – Rick Kash is the founder and CEO of The Cambridge Group, the growth-strategy consulting firm. He is also the author of The New Law of Demand and Supply. Kash works with companies around the world to help them grow through demand-based business models. About the Book – For the past twenty years, the growth formula for business has been to increase revenues by expanding product offerings and streamlining supply. But with the recent global recession, the […]