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Rachel Moore

Rachel S. Moore is the President and CEO of The Music Center in Los Angeles. She was a former dancer with the American Ballet Theatre’s corps de ballet under the direction of Mikhail Baryshnikov, the Executive Director of ABT from 2004-2012, and CEO of ABT until 2015. she shares insights into the world of performance artists—dancers, singers, musicians, and actors—and offers strategies for success in a tough, competitive world

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Marie Kondo

Marie “KonMari” Kondo is the New York Times best-selling author of The Life- Changing Magic of Tidying Up which has sold more than three million copies worldwide. One of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2015, she and her method have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, Fast Company, Good Housekeeping, The TODAY Show, and more.

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Mohamed El-Erian

Mohamed A. El-Erian is chief economic advisor at Allianz the corporate parent of PIMCO where he served as CEO and co-CIO, and chair of President Obama’s Global Development Council. He is a columnist for Bloomberg View and a Financial Times’ contributing editor. El-Erian was named to Foreign Policy’s list of Top 100 Global Thinkers for four consecutive years (2009- 20012).

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November 19 — Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov spent twenty years as the world’s #1 ranked chess player. In 2005, he retired from professional chess to lead the pro-democracy opposition against Vladimir Putin, and ran for the presidency of Russia in 2008. In 2012, he was named chairman of the Human Rights Foundation, succeeding Václav Havel.

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Nov. 12 — Dr. Robert Wachter

Dr. Robert Wachter coined the term “hospitalist” in 1996 and is generally considered the “father” of the hospitalist field, the fastest growing specialty in the history of modern medicine. For the past few decades, technology has been touted as the cure for all of healthcare’s ills. Wachter examines the unforeseen consequences of information technology in the healthcare industry.

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October 22 — Robert Reich

Robert B. Reich has served in three national administrations and has written thirteen books, including The Work of Nations, Supercapitalism and Locked in the Cabinet.  He is co-creator of the award-winning film Inequality for All.Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few is a passionate yet practical, sweeping yet minutely argued, myth-shattering breakdown of what’s wrong with our political-economic system, and what it will take to fix it. He reveals the cycles of power and influence that have perpetuated a new American oligarchy, a shrinking middle class, and the greatest income inequality and wealth disparity in eighty years.

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May 21– George Bodenheimer, former Executive Chairman, ESPN

ESPN’s rise is one of the most remarkable stories about business and sports.   George Bodenheimer is an ESPN and cable industry pioneer serving as Executive Chairman of ESPN (2012-2014).  He was the company’s longest-tenured president (1998-2011) overseeing all multimedia sports assets of The Walt Disney Company, including ABC Sports and as co-chairman, Disney Media Networks.  

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May 18 — Jack Welch, former CEO, General Electric

Jack Welch is the former chairman and chief executive officer of GE. During his tenure, GE became the world’s most valuable corporation and was consistently voted the most admired company in the world by Fortune magazine. Jack and Suzy Welch draw on their experiences to address the biggest problems facing modern management—and offer pragmatic solutions to overcome them.

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June 10 — Matthieu Ricard

Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk who left a career in cellular genetics to study Buddhism in the Himalayas nearly 40 years ago. He is an international best-selling author and a prominent speaker on the world stage, celebrated at the World Economic Forum at Davos and at TED where his first talk on happiness has been viewed by over four million people.

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March 19 — Gretchen Rubin, bestselling author (The Happiness Project)

Gretchen Rubin is a thought-provoking and influential writer on the linked subjects of habits, happiness, and human nature. She’s the author of several books, including the New York Times bestsellers, Happier at Home and The Happiness Project.  In her upcoming book, Better Than Before, Gretchen Rubin  tackles the critical question: How do we change? Her answer: through habits.

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