Lisa Genova graduated valedictorian, summa cum laude from Bates College with a degree in Biopsychology and has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University. Acclaimed as the Oliver Sacks of fiction and the Michael Crichton of brain science, Lisa has captured a special place in contemporary fiction, writing stories that are equally inspired by neuroscience and the human spirit.
Daniel Gregory Amen is an American celebrity doctor who practices as a psychiatrist and brain disorder specialist as director of the Amen Clinics. He is a ten-times New York Times bestselling author.
One of the most popular motivational speakers in America, Christopher is known for his empowering, rags-to-riches story of overcoming homelessness to become a multi-millionaire investor and owner and CEO of Gardner Rich LLC.
Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business. His four New York Times best-selling books– “Financial Peace,” “More Than Enough,” “The Total Money Makeover” and “EntreLeadership”– have sold more than 7 million copies combined. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 6 million listeners each week on more than 500 radio stations.
Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space. In the field of Innovation, Diamandis is chairman and ceo of the X PRIZE Foundation, best known for its $10 million Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight. Today the X PRIZE leads the world in designing and operating large-scale global competitions to solve market failures.
In 1995, Mark Cuban and long-time friend Todd Wagner came up with an internet based solution to not being able to listen to Hoosiers Basketball games out in Texas. That solution was Broadcast.com – streaming audio over the internet. In just four short years, Broadcast.com (then Audionet) would be sold to Yahoo for $5.6 billion dollars.
Mark Bowden is an author, journalist, screenwriter, and teacher. His book Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War, (The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1999) is an international bestseller, which spent more than a year on The New York Times bestseller list (a month at number one), and was a finalist for the National Book Award. A story of the bloody 1993 battle American soldiers fought in Mogadishu, Somalia, it inspired the acclaimed feature film by director Ridley Scott.
Once one of the FBI’s Most Wanted because he hacked into 40 major corporations just for the challenge, Kevin is now a trusted security consultant to the Fortune 500 and governments worldwide. Kevin and The Global Ghost Team™ now maintain a 100 percent successful track record of being able to penetrate the security of any system they are paid to hack into using a combination of technical exploits and social engineering. As CEO and chief “white hat” hacker at one of the most advanced boutique security firms in the world, Kevin mentors leaders, executives, and staff on both the theory and practice of social engineering, topics on which he is the leading global authority.
Keith Ferrazzi was previously Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Sales at Starwood Hotels, where he oversaw marketing activities for global brands including Sheraton, Westin, The Luxury Collection, St. Regis, and W Hotels. Ferrazzi also served as Chief Marketing Officer for Deloitte Consulting, a leading global management consulting firm, where he developed and managed the industry’s first globally integrated marketing organization.
Dan Buettner is an internationally recognized researcher, explorer, New York Times best-selling author, and National Geographic Fellow. He founded Blue Zones®, a company that puts the world’s best practices in longevity and well-being to work in people’s lives.
Previously, Boser was a contributing editor for U.S. News & World Report. His articles have been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.
Boser is working on a book about learning. He is also the author of The Leap: The Science of Trust and Why It Matters and The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World’s Largest Art Theft, which was a Boston Globe bestseller and USA Today called “a public service.”
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Mark is the president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea lab for leadership development. He has written or co-authored eight books and is the creator of more than two dozen videos and audio training programs on leadership, change and customer service.