Previous Speakers


Adam Alter, Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked  
Kelsey CroweThere Is No Good Card for This: What To Say and Do When Life Is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to People You Love
Angela Duckworth, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Tiffany Dufu, Drop the Ball
Sarah Hurwitz (speechwriter)
Michael Lewis, The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
Emily Esfahani Smith, The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life that Matters
Scott Sonenshein, Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less -and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined
Tim UrbanWait But Why (blog)
Abby Wambach, Forward: A Memoir


Mitch Albom, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel
Roberto CanessaI Had to Survive: How a Plane Crash in the Andes Inspired My Calling to Save Lives
Claire McCaskill, Plenty Ladylike: A Memoir
Mark Cuban, How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It
Amy CuddyPresence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges
Adam GrantOriginals: How Non-Conformists Move the World 
Garry Kasparov, Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped
Dana PerinoAnd the Good News Is…: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side 
Alec RossThe Industries of the Future
Martine Rothblatt, Virtually Human: The Promise and the Perilof Digital Immortality
Maurice Schweitzer, Friend & Foe: When to Cooperate, When to Compete, and How to Succeed at Both
Anne-Marie SlaughterUnfinished Business: Women Men Work Family 
Phil Tetlock, Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction


Laszlo Bock, Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead
Stephen Dubner, Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain your Brain
Malcolm GladwellDavid and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
Jessica Jackley, Clay, Water, Brick: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who Do the Most with the Least
Katty Kay, The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance
Nicholas KristofA Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity
Kelly Leonard & Tom Yorton, Yes, And: How Improvisation Reverses “No, But” Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration–Lessons from the Second City 
Brian LittleMe, Myself, and Us: The Science of Personality and the Art of Well-Being 
Reggie Love, Power Forward: My Presidential Education
David Pottruck, Stacking the Deck: How to Lead Breakthrough Change Against Any Odds
Gretchen RubinBetter than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives 
Eric Schmidt & Jonathan RosenbergHow Google Works
Peter Thiel,  Zero to One: Notes on Startups or How to Build the Future
Jack & Suzy Welch, The Real-Life MBA: Your No-BS Guide to Winning the Game, Building a Team, and Growing your Career

2013- 2014

Dan Ariely, The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty – How we Lie to Everyone – Especially Ourselves
Keith Ferrazzi, Never Eat Alone and Who’s Got Your Back
Stew Friedman, Baby Bust: New Choices for Men and Women in Work and Family.
Malcolm Gladwell, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
Arianna Huffington, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom and Wonder 
AJ Jacobs, My Life as an Experiment 
Pete McGraw,  Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny 
G. Richard Shell, Springboard: Launching Your Personal Search for Success


Jonah Berger, Contagious: Why Things Catch On
Lisa Bodell, Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution
Adam Bryant, The Corner Office: Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed
Adam Grant, Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success
Jonathan Haidt, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion
Daniel Pink, To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth about Moving Others
Gretchen Rubin, Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon Self-Control, and My Other Experiments in Everyday Life 
Barry Schwartz, The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less and Practical Wisdom
Anne-Marie Slaughter, Why Women Still Can’t Have it All