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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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October 9 — Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist

Kristof, a columnist for The New York Times, is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner whose columns appear twice a week. Equal in urgency and compassion to “Half the Sky,” the new book from Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn is even more ambitious in scale: a deep examination of people who are making the world a better place, and the myriad ways we can support them.

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June 5 — Keith Ferrazzi, CEO, Ferrazzi Greenlight, Inc

KEITH FERRAZZI is an expert on business relationship development, is the author of the bestseller, “Who’s Got Your Back” and “Never Eat Alone.” As CEO of the consulting, training, and research firm Ferrazzi Greenlight, he counsels leading business enterprises on how to dramatically accelerate the development of business relationships to drive sales, spark innovation, and create team cohesion.

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April 11 — Michael Lewis with Joanna Pearlstein, Deputy Managing Editor, WIRED

Michael Lewis’ books include: The Big Short; Liar’s Poker; Moneyball; Boomerang; The New New Thing and Panic. His upcoming, “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt” offers a ringside seat to the ways of Wall Street. His past works on the financial industry are game-changing examinations of the most important financial issues of our time. Come hear him reveal what he’s been investigating.

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