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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. Watch Steven's appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Martin Wolf’s unique perspective and experience gives him an unparalleled voice on European and global economies. Martin has a well-deserved reputation for rigorous thinking, deep insight, and his incisive and witty delivery. His new book The Shifts and the Shocks: What We’ve Learned — and Have Still to Learn — from the Financial Crisis argues that the world economy is unable to cope with the huge shifts it is undergoing: rapid economic integration; competition from billions of new workers; technological revolutions; and huge floods of capital across the world.
“Building on his earlier book, Fixing Global Finance, in The Shifts and the Shocks Martin Wolf provides an insightful and timely analysis of how global imbalances, international capital flows, and economic policies have helped create a financially fragile world.” — Ben Bernanke

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.

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.