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Denise Brousseau
Ready to Be a Thought Leader: How to Increase Your Influence, Impact, and SuccessWithin their fields, thought leaders are sources of inspiration and innovation. They have the gift of harnessing their expertise and their networks to make their innovative thoughts real and replicable, sparking sustainable change and even creating movements around their ideas. In Ready to Be a Thought Leader?, renowned executive talent agent Denise Brosseau shows readers how to develop and use that gift as she maps the path from successful executive, professional, or civic leader to respected thought...
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Date: 9 April 2014
Duration: 00:56:42
Collection: Visiting Speakers Series
Bill McGowan
Pitch Perfect: How to Say It Right the First Time, Every TimeSaying the right thing the right way can make the difference between sealing the deal or losing the account, getting a promotion, or getting a pink slip. It’s essential to be pitch perfect—to get the right message across to the right person at the right time. In Pitch Perfect, Bill McGowan shows you how to craft the right message and deliver it using the right language—both verbal and nonverbal.Pitch Perfect teaches you how to overcome common communication pitfalls using McGowan’s simple Principles of...
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Date: 7 April 2014
Duration: 00:59:26
Collection: Visiting Speakers Series
Erica Ariel Fox
Winning from Within: A Breakthrough Method for Leading, Living, and Lasting ChangeWinning from Within by leadership and negotiation expert Erica Ariel Fox presents a contemporary approach for getting more of what you want, improving relationships, and enjoying life’s deeper rewards. With principles developed while teaching negotiation at Harvard Law School and coaching executives around the world, Fox provides a map for understanding your inner world and a method for sorting yourself out. Fox uses insights from Western psychology and Eastern philosophy to resolve the gap between what...
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Date: 3 April 2014
Duration: 01:03:02
Collection: Visiting Speakers Series
Simon Sinek
Leaders Eat Last : Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others DonSimon Sinek’s mission is to help people wake up every day inspired to go to work and return home every night fulfilled by their work. His first book, Start With Why, offered the essential starting point, explaining the power of focusing on WHY we do what we do, before getting into the details of WHAT and HOW.Now Sinek is back to reveal the next step in creating happier and healthier organizations. He helps us understand, in simple terms, the biology of trust and cooperation and why they’re essential to our...
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Date: 2 April 2014
Duration: 01:08:19
Collection: Visiting Speakers Series
Sarah Wilson
I Quit Sugar: Your Complete 8-Week Detox Program and CookbookSarah Wilson thought of herself as a relatively healthy eater. She didn't realize how much sugar was hidden in her diet, or how much it was affecting her well-being. When she learned that her sugar consumption could be the source of a lifetime of mood swings, fluctuating weight, sleep problems, and thyroid disease, she knew she had to make a change. What started as an experiment to eliminate sugar—both the obvious and the hidden kinds—soon became a way of life, and now Sarah shows you how you can quit...
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Date: 31 March 2014
Duration: 00:56:01
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Warren Berger
A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough IdeasOne of the most powerful forces for igniting change in business and in our daily lives is a simple, under-appreciated tool—one that has been available to us since childhood. Questioning—deeply, imaginatively, “beautifully”—can help us identify and solve problems, come up with game-changing ideas, and pursue fresh opportunities.
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Date: 19 March 2014
Duration: 01:01:33
Collection: Visiting Speakers Series
Sheila Heen and Doug Stone
Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback WellThe bestselling authors of the classic Difficult Conversations teach us how to turn evaluations, advice, criticisms, and coaching into productive listening and learningWe swim in an ocean of feedback. Bosses, colleagues, customers—but also family, friends, and in-laws—they all have “suggestions” for our performance, parenting, or appearance. We know that feedback is essential for healthy relationships and professional development—but we dread it and often dismiss it.That’s because receiving feedback sits...
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Date: 14 March 2014
Duration: 00:56:00
Collection: Visiting Speakers Series
danah boyd
It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked TeensWhat is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do social media affect the quality of teens’ lives? In this eye-opening book, youth culture and technology expert danah boyd uncovers some of the major myths regarding teens' use of social media. She explores tropes about identity, privacy, safety, danger, and bullying. Ultimately, boyd argues that society fails young people when paternalism and protectionism hinder teenagers’ ability to become informed,...
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Date: 6 March 2014
Duration: 01:10:36
Collection: Visiting Speakers Series
Michio Kaku
The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the MindFor the first time in history, the secrets of the living brain are being revealed by a battery of high tech brain scans devised by physicists. Now what was once solely the province of science fiction has become a startling reality. Recording memories, telepathy, videotaping our dreams, mind control, avatars, and telekinesis are not only possible; they already exist.The Future of the Mind gives us an authoritative and compelling look at the astonishing research being done in top laboratories around the...
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Date: 4 March 2014
Duration: 01:04:06
Collection: Visiting Speakers Series
Jonathan Bailor
The Calorie Myth: How to Eat More, Exercise Less, Lose Weight, and Live BetterIn this revolutionary weight-loss program informed by more than 1,200 scientific studies, fitness and diet expert (and Microsoft PM) Jonathan Bailor offers concrete evidence that the calorie-counting model of weight loss doesn’t work. In fact, cutting-edge science supports a radically different approach to weight loss and health, proving that by focusing on food and exercise quality—rather than calorie quantity—you can burn fat and boost health more easily and enjoyably than you ever thought possible.The...
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Date: 27 February 2014
Duration: 01:17:58
Collection: Visiting Speakers Series
Itamar Simonson
Absolute Value: What Really Influences Customers in the Age of (Nearly) Perfect InformationGoing against conventional marketing wisdom, Absolute Value reveals what really influences customers today and offers a new framework—the Influence Mix, a totally new way of thinking about consumer decision making and marketing, and about developing more effective business strategies.How people buy things has changed profoundly—yet the fundamental thinking about consumer decision-making and marketing has not. Most marketers still believe that they can shape consumers’ perception and drive their behavior....
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Date: 25 February 2014
Duration: 01:06:19
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Megan McArdle
The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to SuccessMost new products fail. So do most small businesses. And most of us, if we are honest, have experienced a major setback in our personal or professional lives. So what determines who will bounce back and follow up with a home run? If you want to succeed in business and in life, Megan McArdle argues in this hugely thought-provoking book, you have to learn how to harness the power of failure.
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Date: 18 February 2014
Duration: 01:09:22
Collection: Visiting Speakers Series
Charles Adler
"Wizards, Aliens, and Starships: Physics and Math in Fantasy and Science Fiction"From teleportation and space elevators to alien contact and interstellar travel, science fiction and fantasy writers have come up with some brilliant and innovative ideas. Yet how plausible are these ideas—for instance, could Mr. Weasley's flying car in the Harry Potter books really exist? Which concepts might actually happen, and which ones wouldn't work at all? Wizards, Aliens, and Starships delves into the most extraordinary details in science fiction and fantasy—such as time warps, shape changing,...
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Date: 13 February 2014
Duration: 01:10:36
Collection: Visiting Speakers Series
Alex Sandy Pentland
Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread, The Lessons from a New ScienceFrom one of the world’s leading data scientists, a landmark tour ofthe new science of idea flow, offering revolutionary insights into the mysteries of collective intelligence and social influence If the Big Data revolution has a presiding genius, it is MIT’s Alex “Sandy” Pentland. Over years of groundbreaking experiments, he has distilled remarkable discoveries significant enough to become the bedrock of a whole new scientific field: social physics. Humans have more in common with bees than we like to...
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Date: 7 February 2014
Duration: 01:09:05
Collection: Visiting Speakers Series
Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee
The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant TechnologiesThe future of business, work, and the economy in a digital world. In recent years, computers have learned to diagnose diseases, drive cars, write clean prose, and win at Jeopardy!. Advances like these have created unprecedented economic bounty, but in their wake median income has stagnated and the share of the population with jobs has fallen. MIT’s Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee reveal the technological forces driving this reinvention of our economy and chart a path toward future prosperity....
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Date: 29 January 2014
Duration: 01:03:21
Collection: Visiting Speakers Series
Armistead Maupin
"The Days of Anna Madrigal"The Days of Anna Madrigal, the suspenseful, comic, and touching ninth novel in Armistead Maupin’s bestselling “Tales of the City” series, follows one of modern literature’s most unforgettable and enduring characters—Anna Madrigal, the legendary transgender landlady of 28 Barbary Lane—as she embarks on a road trip that will take her deep into her past.
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Date: 28 January 2014
Duration: 01:06:22
Collection: Visiting Speakers Series
Max Tegmark
Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of RealityMax Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present and future, and through the physics, astronomy and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate multiverse. In a dazzling combination of both popular and groundbreaking science, he not only helps us grasp his often mind-boggling theories, but he also shares with us some of the often surprising triumphs and...
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Date: 23 January 2014
Duration: 01:07:09
Collection: Visiting Speakers Series
Caroline Arnold
Small Move, Big Change - Using Microresolutions to Transform Your Life PermanentlyA Wall Street tech leader explains how small behavioral changes lead to major self-improvement Whether trying to lose weight, save money, or get organized, we’re always setting goals and making resolutions but rarely following through on them. Determination and willpower aren’t strong enough to defeat our mass of ingrained habits; to succeed we have to learn how to focus our self-control on precise behavioral targets and overwhelm them, according to longtime Wall Street technology strategist Caroline...
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Date: 22 January 2014
Duration: 00:56:24
Collection: Visiting Speakers Series
Barbara Arrowsmith-Young
The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: And Other Inspiring Stories of Pioneering Brain TransformationBorn with severe learning disabilities that caused teachers to label her slow, stubborn, or worse, Barbara Arrowsmith-Young read and wrote everything backwards, struggled to process concepts in language, continually got lost, and could make no sense of an analog clock. But through her formidable memory and determination, she made her way to graduate school, where she chanced upon research that inspired her to invent cognitive exercises to 'fix' her brain. Now the Director of Arrowsmith School, the author...
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Date: 16 January 2014
Duration: 01:18:07
Collection: Visiting Speakers Series
Douglas Stone
Einstein and the Quantum: The Quest of the Valiant SwabianEinstein and the Quantum reveals for the first time the full significance of Albert Einstein's contributions to quantum theory. Einstein famously rejected quantum mechanics, observing that God does not play dice. But, in fact, he thought more about the nature of atoms, molecules, and the emission and absorption of light--the core of what we now know as quantum theory--than he did about relativity. A compelling blend of physics, biography, and the history of science, Einstein and the Quantum shares the...
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Date: 14 January 2014
Duration: 01:07:48
Collection: Visiting Speakers Series
David Burkus
The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great IdeasHow to get past the most common myths about creativity to design truly innovative strategies We tend to think of creativity in terms reminiscent of the ancient muses: divinely-inspired, unpredictable, and bestowed upon a lucky few. But when our jobs challenge us to be creative on demand, we must develop novel, useful ideas that will keep our organizations competitive. The Myths of Creativity demystifies the processes that drive innovation. Based on the latest research into how creative individuals and...
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Date: 18 December 2013
Duration: 00:49:41
Collection: Visiting Speakers Series
Nathan Myhrvold
The Photography of Modernist CuisineNathan Myhrvold and the culinary wizards at The Cooking Lab redefined what a cookbook can be with Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking. Now the same team has produced The Photography of Modernist Cuisine, a feast for the eyes that serves up the beauty of food through innovative and striking photography.The hundreds of jaw-dropping photographs include some of the most amazing images from Modernist Cuisine and Modernist Cuisine at Home as well as many new and unpublished photos. Witness the...
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Date: 9 December 2013
Duration: 01:00:34
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Fred Vogelstein
Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a RevolutionBehind the bitter rivalry between Apple and Google—and how it’s reshaping the way we think about technology The rise of smartphones and tablets has altered the business of making computers. At the center of this change are Apple and Google, two companies whose philosophies, leaders, and commercial acumen have steamrolled the competition. In the age of Android and the iPad, these corporations are locked in a feud that will play out not just in the marketplace but in the courts and on screens around the...
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Date: 4 December 2013
Duration: 01:08:04
Collection: Visiting Speakers Series
Brad Stone
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of AmazonAmazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now. Brad Stone enjoyed unprecedented access to current and former Amazon employees and Bezos family members, giving readers the...
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Date: 22 October 2013
Duration: 01:01:33
Collection: Visiting Speakers Series
Graeme Simsion
"The Rosie Project" (a novel)MEET DON TILLMAN, a brilliant yet socially challenged professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. And so, in the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers.
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Date: 16 October 2013
Duration: 00:57:16
Collection: Visiting Speakers Series
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