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New York Times Bestselling Author MARIA SHRIVER’s new book I’ve Been Thinking…, to be released February 27, is a refreshingly honest and powerful source of wisdom, guidance and encouragement for those seeking a meaningful life. Filled with moving quotes and reflections, I’ve Been Thinking… will inspire readers to continue their journey to what Maria calls The Open Field—a place of acceptance, purpose and passion. Drawing on her own experiences as a prominent woman juggling myriad professional and personal roles and facing the challenges, stresses and unpredictable moments that come with it, Maria’s book provides lessons for people at any stage in life. Revealing a roadmap for how to move forward in life in a positive and purpose-driven direction, I’ve Been Thinking… is one of those books people will turn to again and again, and is already receiving praise for its inspiration and tangible takeaways. “Maria Shriver is a beacon of compassion and understanding—a life force” (Journalist Tom Brokaw); “Maria Shriver is a person of unusual compassion, intelligence, and honor. If you want to feel uplifted, inspired, and comforted, read it. This book, like its author, is a precious gift to the world” (Bestselling Author Martha Beck); “There’s so much noise in the world, so many distractions, responsibilities, choices. Shriver’s soulful words of wisdom, guidance, and strength are both beautiful and invaluable” (Elizabeth Lesser, cofounder, Omega Institute); “Maria Shriver has always been a voice of hope, unity, equality, and love—a wise, steady voice calling us to become our best selves. Here, she gives us her hard-earned wisdom, tenderness, courage and wildly gorgeous, inclusive, accessible faith. . . . It’s a book every person should keep close” (Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Warrior).
CAPTAIN SULLY SULLENBERGER, the famed pilot who became an international hero after the emergency landing of Flight 1549 on the Hudson River, shared key insights on risk management and leadership with The Forbes Interview podcast. In a fascinating and informative one hour interview, Captain Sullenberger dives into the crux of an issue facing individuals and organizations across industries: “What we’re all trying to do ultimately is find ways to improve human performance in complicated systems that all involve inherent risk.” Drawing on his experience during the “Miracle on the Hudson,” as well as the wide range of roles he’s held as a trusted safety and risk-management expert since, Captain Sullenberger provides game-changing takeaways on what it takes to thrive under pressure both in business and life, how to build a team that can manage risk, and how to lead by example. It’s a message he’s shared with audiences worldwide, always receiving rave reviews: “There was not one sound in the room the entire time that he spoke... When you book a speaking engagement with Captain Sullenberger, you will definitely get more than your money’s worth" (Cox Media Group).
Award-winning journalist ANN CURRY is the Executive Producer and reporter behind PBS's We'll Meet Again, a new series that features dramatic reunions of people whose lives crossed, and then separated, at pivotal moments. Emphasizing the resilience, kindness and strength of the human spirit, We'll Meet Again reveals the human side of world changing events like the Vietnam War, 9/11, and the internment of the Japanese during World War II. In interviews with the series’ subjects, Curry beautifully draws out the power of human connection and reminds us of our overriding similarities even during divisive times. The series is already making headlines in outlets such as The Los Angeles Times, and Curry was recently sought-out for an interview on CBS’ This Morning in which she opened up about the production of We’ll Meet Again and shared insightful remarks about the need to achieve true gender equality. It’s a message Curry echoed in her recent exclusive interview with Forbes, in which she called for more women in leadership positions. On screen, Curry showcases the same passion, breadth of knowledge, and generosity of spirit she is heralded for by audiences at events. With an uncanny ability to bring current events and history to life through impactful, human-focused stories that resonate, Curry illuminates how people might take a stand or make a difference in their own lives.
Bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist CHARLES DUHIGG is the host of a fascinating new five-part New York Times podcast, Change Agent. The podcast is inspired by all of the people who have solicited Duhigg’s help in solving their problems since the release of his groundbreaking book The Power of Habit, which has spent over three years on the New York Times Bestsellers List. People from all walks of life, from an addicted online shopper to a recovering alcoholic to a business-owner struggling with employee attendance, have sought Duhigg’s insights into turning obstacles into opportunity and implementing the revolutionary research he uncovered on habit formation. Instantly shooting to #1 on iTunes, each engaging episode of Change Agent unearths surprising stories from science and business that offer answers to people’s problems, tracking whether the solutions actually work. Showcasing Duhigg’s knack for riveting storytelling and chock-full of actionable takeaways, the podcast perfectly demonstrates why Duhigg is a hit with audiences at each and every one of his events. Just take a look at his recent rave reviews: "Charles was fantastic, as we knew he would be. He was also kind enough to sign some books for us, and take photos with a couple of the attendees. Just great!" (Wolters Kluwer); "Charles was amazing. He resonated with the audience, and lifted up the event. What a great thinker and speaker! I would highly recommend him." (Realtor.com)Listen to Charles Duhigg's new podcast Change Agent >>