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Nate Silver has become today's leading statistician through his innovative analyses of political polling. He first gained national attention during the 2008 presidential election, when he correctly predicted the results of the primaries and the presidential winner in 49 states. In 2012, he called 50 of 50 states. Today, Nate is pioneering the new field of data journalism with his award-winning website FiveThirtyEight, now co-produced with ESPN.

Steven Johnson's work on the history of innovation has inspired a six-part series that explores the power and the legacy of great ideas. The PBS series HOW WE GOT TO NOW with Steven Johnson premieres Oct 15, 2014. Discover the extraordinary in just about everything ordinary. Hear the stories behind the remarkable ideas that made modern life possible, the unsung heroes who brought them about and the unexpected and bizarre consequences each of these innovations triggered. View the series trailer here.

The Leigh Bureau is proud to introduce Felix Salmon, a leading finance blogger. One of the most insightful commentators on the financial world today, he combines an outsider’s willingness to speak truth to power with an insider’s understanding of how to make power actually listen. As the senior editor at Fusion, Felix is breaking new ground in bringing intelligent financial analysis to a wider and younger audience, using animation, videos, data visualization, and more.

The Leigh Bureau proudly introduces Justin Wolfers, a Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution and an editor of the editor of the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity. He is both one of the most data-friendly economists out there and one of the most accessible explainers of that data. Justin's work brilliantly captures the ways that economics affects every aspect of our lives, from law and political economy to social policy, behavioral economics, and labor economics.