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.
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 @ 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.seattlechamber.com/home/events/events-detail/2019/06/28/default-calendar/booked-with-matt-wallaert
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.
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.
Minda Harts @ The Riveter, Capitol Hill
Women of color face unique challenges to success in the workplace: managing constant microaggressions, navigating outright racism, leveraging career allies in positions of power… the list goes on. All of these challenges and more are addressed in Minda Harts’ new book, The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table. Hailed as a “must-read for all women of color in business (and for all people who want to do better)” by NAACP Image Award Nominee Natashia Deón, The Memo is part tool kit, part pep talk, and all real talk to support women of color professionals today.
Join us for at The Riveter, Capitol Hill, Seattle, for a panel discussion with Minda Harts, alongside powerhouse women of color professionals in Seattle, to dive into the themes and success tactics from The Memo. Limited, reserved tickets available; click in the link: https://events.theriveter.co/e…
George Takei has captured hearts and minds worldwide with his captivating stage presence and outspoken commitment to equal rights. But long before he braved new frontiers in Star Trek, he woke up as a four-year-old boy to find his own birth country at war with his father’s — and their entire family forced from their home into an uncertain future. They Called Us Enemy is a graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei’s childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II.
Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead is a clear-eyed account of learning how to lead in a chaotic world, by General Jim Mattis — the former Secretary of Defense and one of the most formidable strategic thinkers of our time — and Bing West, a former assistant secretary of defense and combat Marine.
In Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know, host of the podcast Revisionist History and #1 bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, David and Goliath, and What the Dog Saw, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers — and why they often go wrong.
In Beautiful on the Outside: A Memoir, former Olympic figure skater and self-professed America’s Sweetheart Adam Rippon showcases his funny and inspiring personality in this entertaining memoir in the vein of Andy Cohen.