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  • Reshma Saujani Book

    Reshma Saujani

    Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder was inspired by the author/CEO of Girls Who Code’s popular TED Talk and shows us how women can break free from the trap of perfection and rewire themselves for bravery. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with girls and women from across the country, stories of fearless women changing the world one brave act at a time, and her own personal journey to accept her imperfections, Saujani shares an array of powerful insights and practices to make bravery a lifelong habit. 

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    General Stanley McChrystal

    Retired four-star general Stan McChrystal has studied leadership his whole adult life, from his first day at West Point to his most recent work with the corporate clients of the McChrystal Group. In Leaders: Myth and Reality, he explores what leadership really means, debunking the many myths that have surrounded the concept.

  • Carol Fulp Boook

    Carol Fulp

    In Success Through Diversity: Why the Most Inclusive Companies Will Win, renowned business leader and visionary Carol Fulp explores staffing trends in the US and provides a blueprint for what businesses must do to maintain their competitiveness and customer base, including hiring in new ways, aligning managers around diversity, providing new kinds of leadership development, and engaging employees to embrace differences. 

  • Laird Hamilton Book

    Laird Hamilton

    In Liferider: Heart, Body, Soul, and Life Beyond the Ocean, big-wave surfer, fitness icon, and entrepreneur Laird Hamilton reveals the secrets behind his success and breaks down the principles that have motivated his extraordinary life. Liferider is a prescriptive narrative that condenses Hamilton’s unique worldview into its three distinct elements: heart, body, and soul.

  • Farah Pandith Book

    Farah Pandith

    In How We Win: How Cutting Edge Entrepreneurs, Political Visionaries, Enlightened Business Leaders, and Social Media Mavens Can Defeat the Extremist Threat, one of the world’s most respected experts on countering violent extremism and the first-ever United States special representative to Muslim Communities, reveals how we can stop the rapid spread of extremist ideology.

  • Valerie Jarrett Book

    Valerie Jarrett

    In Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward, the ultimate Obama insider” (The New York Times) and longest-serving senior advisor in the Obama White House shares her journey as a daughter, mother, lawyer, business leader, public servant, and leader in government at a historic moment in American history.

  • Nigel Travis Book

    Nigel Travis

    In The Challenge Culture: Why the Most Successful Organizations Run on Pushback, the executive chairman and former CEO of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins reflects on the unique, results-oriented discipline he’s developed over decades of leadership, which provides a blueprint for any organization to achieve prosperity.

  • Melinda Gates Book

    Melinda Gates

    The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World, is the debut book from Forbes’ third most powerful woman in the world, Melinda Gates, a timely and necessary call to action for women’s empowerment.

  • Mary Gray Book

    Mary Gray

    In the spirit of Nickel and Dimed, Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass, is a necessary and revelatory expose of the invisible human workforce that powers the web and that foreshadows the true future of work.

  • Adam Savage Book

    Adam Savage

    In Every Tool’s a Hammer: Life is What You Make It, MythBusters’ Adam Savage — Discovery Channel star and one of the most beloved figures in science and tech — shares his golden rules of creativity, from finding inspiration to following through and successfully turning your idea into reality.

  • Kwame Onwuachi Book

    Kwame Onwuachi

    By the time he was twenty-seven years old, Kwame Onwuachi had opened — and closed — one of the most talked about restaurants in America. He had launched his own catering company with twenty thousand dollars that he made from selling candy on the subway, yet he’d been told he would never make it on television because his cooking wasn’t Southern” enough. His new book, Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir, about the intersection of race, fame, and food, is the remarkable story of his culinary coming-of-age.

  • Welteroth Book

    Elaine Welteroth

    Throughout her life, Elaine Welteroth has climbed the ranks of media and fashion, shattering ceilings along the way. In More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say), the groundbreaking journalist unpacks lessons on race, identity, and success through her own journey, from navigating her way as the unstoppable child of a unlikely interracial marriage in small-town California to finding herself on the front lines of a modern movement for the next generation of change makers.

  • Caroline Fredrickson Book

    Caroline Fredrickson

    In The Democracy Fix: How to Win the Fight for Fair Rules, Fair Courts, and Fair Elections, the former special assistant for legislative affairs to President Clinton and president of the American Constitution Society shows how the left can undo the right’s damage and take the country back. Fredrickson, who has had a front-row seat on the political drama in DC for decades while working to shape progressive policies, argues that it’s time for progressives to focus on winning. 

  • Matt Wallaert Book

    Matt Wallaert @ The Seattle Chamber of Commerce

    Deciding what to create at modern companies often looks like an episode of Mad Men: people throw ideas around until one sounds sexy enough to execute and then they scale it to everyone. The result? Companies overspend on marketing to drive engagement with products and services that people don’t want and won’t help them be happier and healthier. In Start at the End: How to Build Products that Create Change, Nudge meets Hooked in a practical approach to designing products and services that change behavior, from what we buy to how we work. Author Matt Wallaert is a behavioral psychologist who has led product design at organizations ranging from startups like Clover Health to industry leaders such as Microsoft. Whether dissecting the success behind Uber’s ridesharing service or Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, he underscores with clarity and humor how this approach can improve the way we work and live. Public, ticketed event at The Seattle Chamber of Commerce. Tickets here: https://​www​.seat​tlecham​ber​.com/​h​o​m​e​/​e​v​e​n​t​s​/​e​v​e​n​t​s​-​d​e​t​a​i​l​/​2​0​1​9​/​0​6​/​2​8​/​d​e​f​a​u​l​t​-​c​a​l​e​n​d​a​r​/​b​o​o​k​e​d​-​w​i​t​h​-​m​a​t​t​-​w​a​l​laert

  • Margaret Omara Book

    Margaret O’Mara

    Long before Margaret O’Mara became one of our most consequential historians of the American-led digital revolution, she worked in the White House of Bill Clinton and Al Gore in the earliest days of the commercial Internet. There she saw first-hand how deeply intertwined Silicon Valley was with the federal government, and always had been, and how shallow the common understanding of the secrets of the Valley’s success actually was. Now, after almost five years of pioneering research, O’Mara has produced the definitive history of Silicon Valley for our time, The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America.

  • Richard Clarke Book

    Richard Clarke

    The Fifth Domain: Defending Our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats is an urgent new warning from two bestselling security experts — and a gripping inside look at how governments, firms, and ordinary citizens can confront and contain the tyrants, hackers, and criminals bent on turning the digital realm into a war zone.