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23 Mar Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir Eat, Pray, Love has been called “a generation’s instruction manual” by the Toronto Sun. Exploding onto the scene in 2006, the bestseller famously chronicled the year Gilbert spent traveling the world after a shattering divorce. Translated into more than 30 languages, Eat, Pray,…

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20 Jan Dov Seidman

Named one of the “Top 60 Global Thinkers of the Last Decade” by The Economic Times, “the hottest advisor on the corporate virtue circuit” by Fortune Magazine and a “Game Changer” by Time Magazine, CEO, author and thought leader Dov Seidman has built a career, and pioneered an industry,…

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12 Dec Larry Winget

Larry Winget is the best branded, most recognizable speaker in the business. Many speakers claim to be original, but Larry Winget is THE original. He has established himself as an icon in the world of personal development and self-help. You won’t find many people who don’t…

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29 Sep David Shi

David E. Shi (pronounced “Shy”) served as the 10th president of Furman University from 1994 to 2010. During his presidential tenure, Furman solidified its stature as one of the nation’s finest liberal arts colleges. Applications to the university increased 75 percent, faculty salaries improved dramatically, the endowment…

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29 Sep Greg McKeown

Greg McKeown has dedicated his career to discovering why some people break through to the next level—and others don’t. The definitive treatment of this issue is addressed in McKeown’s latest project: the instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less.  As well as…

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19 Sep Chip Heath

Chip Heath is a professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business, teaching courses on business strategy and organizations. He is the co-author (along with his brother, Dan) of two books. Their latest book, Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard debuted at #1 on the New…

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28 Aug Marianne Williamson

Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer. Six of her eleven published books have been New York Times Best Sellers. Four of these have been #1 New York Times Best Sellers. A Return to Love is considered a must-read of The New Spirituality. A paragraph…

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Sarah Lewis

29 Jul Sarah Lewis

SARAH LEWIS is the bestselling author of The Rise, which is the biography of an idea—a big idea—that no current term yet captures. It’s about creative human endeavor, and how innovation, mastery, and new concepts are found in unlikely places. Lewis also guest-edited the “Vision…

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28 Jul Ben Casnocha

Ben Casnocha is an award-winning entrepreneur and author from Silicon Valley. He is co-author with LinkedIn founder/chairman Reid Hoffman of the #1 New York Times bestselling book The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career. He is also co-author of  The…

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23 Jul Paul Gilding

Paul Gilding has spent 35 years trying to change the world, doing everything he can think off. He’s served in the Australian military, chased nuclear armed aircraft carriers in small inflatable boats, plugged up industrial waste discharge pipes, been global CEO of Greenpeace, taught at…

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26 Jun Piper Kerman

Piper Kerman is the author of the memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison from Spiegel & Grau. The book has been adapted by Jenji Kohan into a Peabody Award-winning original series for Netflix. Piper works with Spitfire Strategies as…

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26 Jun George Saunders

George Saunders’s political novella The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil was published by Riverhead Trade Paperbacks in September 2005. He is also the author of Pastoralia and CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, both New York Times Notable Books, and The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip,…

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19 Jun Seth Godin

SETH GODIN is the author of 17 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything. You might…

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13 May John Mackey

John Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, has led the natural and organic grocer as it has grown from a single store in Austin, Texas, founded in 1978, to a $13 billion Fortune 500 company, and a top U.S. supermarket with more than…

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09 May Van Jones

Co-host of CNN’s Crossfire reboot, Van Jones is president and co-founder of Rebuild the Dream, a platform for bottom-up, people-powered innovations to help fix the U.S. economy. A Yale-educated attorney, Van has written two New York Times best sellers: The Green Collar Economy, the definitive…

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08 May Martha Beck

Psychology Today, USA Today, and NPR have all referred to Martha Beck as “one of the best-known life coaches in America.” She is a columnist for O, the Oprah Magazine, has been a contributing editor for Real Simple, Redbook, and Mademoiselle, and has written for…

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07 May Matt Taibbi

Matt Taibbi is the author of The Divide, the “impossible to put down” (New York Times) new book that uncovers America’s wealth gap. In his talks, Taibbi paints an alarming portrait of contemporary American life—where our basic rights are now determined by our wealth or…

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07 May Daniel Yergin

Daniel Yergin is the author of the new bestseller The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World which has been hailed as “a fascinating saga” about the “quest for sustainable resources of energy,” and “the book you must read to understand the…

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07 May Margaret Wheatley

Meg has worked for 40 years with leaders on all continents and with most types of organizations and communities. At this critical historic juncture, she feels compelled to challenge leaders with this question: “Who do we choose to be for this time?” Do we contribute…

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06 May Erik Wahl

As an internationally recognized graffiti artist, and a #1 best selling business author, Erik redefines the term “keynote speaker.” Pulling from his history as both a business strategist and an artist, he has grown to become one of the most sought-after corporate speakers available today….

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06 May Paco Underhill

Inspired by the methodologies of urbanist William H. Whyte, and having lived in a multitude of cities around the world as the son of a Diplomat, Paco Underhill founded the first iteration of Envirosell, the New York-based behavioral research and consultancy, in 1977. His strong…

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06 May Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart is a spiritual teacher and author who was born in Germany and educated at the Universities of London and Cambridge. At the age of 29, a profound inner transformation radically changed the course of his life. The next few years were devoted to understanding,…

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06 May Baratunde Thurston

Baratunde Thurston is a technology-loving comedian from the future who cares enough about the world to engage with it politically. Yes, he votes. Regularly. With an ancestry that includes a great-grandfather who taught himself to read, a grandmother who was the first black employee at…

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06 May Mark Thompson

Based in Silicon Valley, Mark is a senior executive leadership coach, a successful business leader, New York Times bestselling author, venture capitalist and Tony-nominated Broadway producer – and brings real-time solutions to today’s leadership challenges. Mark is the CEO and cofounder of Virgin Unite Mentors,…

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06 May Jill Taylor

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a Harvard-trained and published neuroanatomist who experienced a severe hemorrhage in the left hemisphere of her brain in 1996. On the afternoon of this rare form of stroke (AVM), she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of…

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06 May Ken Burns

Ken Burns is without a doubt one of America’s most exceptional filmmakers. But he is also one of our great public speakers—a passionate and insightful auteur who reminds us of the timeless lessons of history and the enduring importance of the United States in the…

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06 May Mehmet Oz

Although he’s pioneering new ways of thinking about medical care, Dr. Mehmet Oz, an award-winning heart surgeon with an undergraduate degree from Harvard and a joint MD and MBA from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Wharton Business School, wasn’t always sure…

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05 May Marci Shimoff

Marci Shimoff is a #1 NY Times bestselling author, a celebrated transformational leader, and one of the nation’s leading experts on happiness, success, and unconditional love. She is the author of the runaway bestsellers Love for No Reason and Happy for No Reason, which offer…

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05 May Peter Senge

Peter M. Senge, Ph.D. is a Senior Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also Founding Chair of a global community of corporations, researchers, and consultants dedicated to the “interdependent development of people and their institutions.” The Journal of Business Strategy named Dr….

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04 May Jeremy Rifkin

Jeremy Rifkin is president of the Foundation on Economic Trends. He currently advises the European Commission, the European Parliament, and several EU heads of state, including Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero of Spain. He also served as an adviser to Chancellor Angela Merkel of…

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03 May JP Pawliw-Fry

A leading authority on the impact of emotions on performance, Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry is the co-director of IHHP-the Institute for Health and Human Potential. IHHP is a world leader in developing and delivering unique training programs in Emotional Intelligence to Increase Performance and Leadership. IHHP…

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02 May Suze Orman

Suze Orman has been called “a force in the world of personal finance” and a “one-woman financial advice powerhouse” by USA Today. A two-time Emmy Award-winning television host, New York Times mega bestselling author, magazine and online columnist, writer/producer, and one of the top motivational…

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02 May Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison is one of the most prominent authors in world literature, having won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993 for her collected works. Several of her novels have taken their place in the canon of American literature, including The Bluest Eye, Beloved, and…

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02 May Brad Meltzer

Brad Meltzer is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and seven other bestselling thrillers. His nonfiction books, Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter, were also New York Times bestsellers. He is the…

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30 Apr Jim Loehr

Dr. Jim Loehr is a world-renowned performance psychologist, Co-Founder of the Human Performance Institute, and author of 16 books including his most recent, The Only Way to Win. He also co-authored the national bestseller The Power of Full Engagement. Dr. Loehr’s ground-breaking, science-based energy management…

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30 Apr Josh Linkner

To Josh Linkner, creativity and innovation are the lifeblood of all human progress. As such, he’s spent his career harnessing the power of creative disruption. His journey has been non-traditional at every step. As the founder and CEO of four tech companies, Josh built his…

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30 Apr Patrick Lencioni

Patrick Lencioni is founder and president of The Table Group—a firm dedicated to providing organizations with ideas, products and services that improve teamwork, clarity and employee engagement. Pat shares his insights and inspires his audiences through his accessibility, humor and story-telling. Patrick Lencioni’s passion for…

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30 Apr John Kotter

John P. Kotter is internationally known and widely regarded as the foremost speaker on the topics of leadership and change. His is the premier voice on how the best organizations actually achieve successful transformations. The Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership Emeritus at the Harvard Business…

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25 Apr John Gray

Dr. John Gray is the author of 15 books, including Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus (HarperCollins 1992), the number one best-selling book of the last decade. In the past ten years, over 30 million Mars and Venus books have been sold in…

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24 Apr Marshall Goldsmith

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is a world authority in helping successful leaders get even better by achieving positive, lasting change in behavior for themselves, their people, and their teams. Recognized as one of the “15 most influential business thinkers in the world” in the biannual study…

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24 Apr Michael Gerber

Michael E. Gerber is a true legend of entrepreneurship. INC. Magazine
 called him “the World’s #1 Small Business Guru.” He started over 40 years
 ago addressing a significant need in the small business market: businesses
 owned primarily by people with technical skills but few business…

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23 Apr Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda was born in New York City in 1937, the daughter of Henry Fonda and Frances Seymour Fonda. She attended the Emma Willard School in Troy, New York, and Vassar College. In her early twenties, Fonda studied with renowned acting coach Lee Strasberg and…

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23 Apr Richard Florida

Richard Florida is one of the world’s leading public intellectuals on economic competitiveness, demographic trends, and cultural and technological innovation and is perhaps the world’s leading urbanist, “as close to a household name as it is possible for an urban theorist to be in America,”…

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23 Apr Antwone Fisher

Antwone Fisher is an award-winning film and literary writer. Born in an Ohio prison to a teenage mother, Antwone became a ward of the state and was placed in foster care. He spent two years in a loving foster home, but was subsequently moved and…

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22 Apr Ken Dychtwald

Over the past 35+ years, Dr. Ken Dychtwald has emerged as North America’s foremost visionary and original thinker regarding the lifestyle, marketing, healthcare and workforce implications of the age wave. He is a psychologist, gerontologist, documentary filmmaker, entrepreneur and best-selling author of sixteen books on…

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18 Apr Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil has been described as “the restless genius” by The Wall Street Journal, and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes. Inc. magazine ranked him #8 among entrepreneurs in the United States, calling him the “rightful heir to Thomas Edison,” and PBS selected Ray as…

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18 Apr Dan Pink

Daniel H. Pink is the author of several provocative, bestselling books about the changing world of work. His latest is To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, which offers a fresh look at the art and science of sales. Using a mix…

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18 Apr Simon Sinek

Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home everyday feeling fulfilled by their work, Sinek is leading…

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17 Apr Subir Chowdhury

Subir Chowdhury has been a thought leader in quality management strategy and methodology for more than 20 years. Currently Chairman and CEO of ASI Consulting Group, LLC, he leads Six Sigma and Quality Leadership implementation, and consulting and training efforts. Subir’s work has earned him…

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17 Apr Deepak Chopra

Acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest leaders in the field of mind/body medicine, Deepak Chopra, MD continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Deepak Chopra is the Founder and co-Chairman of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, California. He is…

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