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March 31, 2011

Energize Growth NOW: The Marketing Guide to a Wealthy Company

About the Author – Lisa Nirell is a strategic growth expert, consultant, and keynote speaker, as well as the Chief Energy Officer of EnergizeGrowth LLC. An award-winning business columnist, she has written for San Diego’s Daily Transcript, Computerworld, Custom Builder magazine, and Women in Technology. About the Book – Here’s a familiar scenario for successful entrepreneurs: You start a company and fuel its growth with your own passion and hard work. But after you expand, the company takes on 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 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

An Optimist’s Tour of the Future: One Curious Man Sets Out to Answer

About the Author – Mark Stevenson is a writer, futurologist, stand-up comedian, and cultural education consultant. The Irish Independent has called him “a uniquely funny and unashamedly intelligent comedic talent.” After graduating with first-class honors from the Information Technology Institute at Salford University, Stevenson became an editor at an IT industry think tank before mixing two careers as a musician and an expert in prime number cryptography. As co-director of Flow Associates, Britain’s most respected cultural learning consultancy and ReAgency, […]