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Steven Johnson

Steven Johnson

Host, PBS six-part series: HOW WE GOT TO NOW with Steven Johnson
Bestselling Author, Wonderland and How We Got To Now

Jane McGonigal

Jane McGonigal

World-renowned game designer
Author of the NYT bestsellers, SuperBetter and
Reality Is Broken

Meg Jay

Meg Jay

Author, The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter — And How to Make the Most of Them Now

James Surowiecki

James Surowiecki

Author, The Wisdom of Crowds

Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell

Author of five bestsellers, David and Goliath, What the Dog Saw, Outliers, Blink and The Tipping Point

Kelly McGonigal

Kelly McGonigal

Lecturer, Stanford University
Author, The Upside of Stress and The Willpower Instinct

Eric Weiner

Eric Weiner

Author, The Geography of Genius, The Geography of Bliss and Man Seeks God

Amy Chua

Amy Chua

Coauthor, The Triple Package
Author, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

David Brooks

David Brooks

Author, The Road to Character and The Social Animal
New York Times Columnist

Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman

Professor of Economics and Distinguished Scholar at The Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Nate Silver

Nate Silver

Predicted the 2008 and 2012 elections
Founder, FiveThirtyEight
Author, The Signal And The Noise

Jeffrey Sachs

Jeffrey Sachs

Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Author, To Move the World and The End of Poverty

Nadira A. Hira

Nadira A. Hira

Expert on Generation Y.
Contributor, Fortune magazine

Paul M. Kennedy

Paul M. Kennedy

Professor of History, Yale University

Adam Gopnik

Adam Gopnik

Author, The Table Comes First
New Yorker staff writer

Scott E. Page

Scott E. Page

Professor, University of Michigan
External Faculty, Santa Fe Institute
Author of Diversity and Complexity and The Difference

Bre Pettis

Bre Pettis

Founder, Bre&Co.
Former CEO, MakerBot Industries
Leader of the DIY movement

Laurie Santos

Laurie Santos

Head, Silliman College
Professor Psychology, Yale University

Louis Menand

Louis Menand

Professor of English and American Lit and Language, Harvard University
The New Yorker staff writer
Pulitzer Prize Winning Author, The Metaphysical Club

Sian Beilock

Sian Beilock

Executive Vice Provost, University of Chicago
Professor, Department of Psychology and Committee on Education, University of Chicago
Author of Choke and How Your Body Knows Its Mind

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