RONAN FARROW

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Investigative Reporter

Investigative journalist RONAN FARROW was awarded both the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and named to TIME's "100 Most Influential People" for his culture-shifting reporting for The New Yorker on Harvey Weinstein, sexual harassment, and abuse of power. Now in his book Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators (2019), Farrow reveals the untold story of the exotic tactics of surveillance and intimidation deployed by wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists, evade accountability, and silence victims of abuse. With Catch and Kill, Farrow breaks devastating new stories about the rampant abuse of power and sheds far-reaching light on investigations that shook the culture.

 

STEVEN KOTLER

International Pioneer in Peak Performance

In The Future is Faster Than You Think (2020) bestselling author STEVEN KOTLER provides a prescient look at our tech future, revealing s a blueprint for how our world will change in response to the next ten years of rapid technological disruption. What happens as AI, robotics, virtual reality, digital biology, and sensors crash into 3D printing, blockchain, and global gigabit networks? How will these convergences transform today’s legacy industries? Kotler probes the science of technological convergence and how it will reinvent every part of our lives—transportation, retail, advertising, education, health, entertainment, food, and finance—taking humanity into uncharted territories and reimagining the world as we know it.

 

RAHM EMANUEL

55th Mayor of Chicago

At a time of anxiety about the effectiveness of our national government, RAHM EMANUEL provides a clear vision, for both progressives and centrists, of how to get things done in America today, providing a bracing, optimistic vision of America's future. In The Nation City (2020), the former two-term mayor of Chicago and White House Chief of Staff for President Barack Obama, offers a firsthand account of how cities, rather than the federal government, stand at the center of innovation and effective governance. Drawing on his own experiences in Chicago, and on his relationships with other mayors around America, Emanuel provides dozens of examples to show how cities are improving education, infrastructure, job conditions, and environmental policy at a local level.

 

CHRISTOPHER WYLIE

Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower

Dubbed “the millennials’ first great whistleblower," and listed in TIME's "100 Most Influential People in the World", CHRIS WYLIE's revelations exposing the rampant misuse of data rocked Silicon Valley and forced numerous Fortune 500 companies to overhaul cybersecurity and user privacy practices. In his betseller Mindf*ck: Cambridge Analytica and the Plot to Break America (2019), tells the inside story of the data mining and psychological manipulation behind the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit referendum, connecting Facebook, WikiLeaks, Russian intelligence, and international hackers. Wylie’s story is both exposé and dire warning about a sudden problem born of very new and powerful capabilities.

 

ELIZA GRISWOLD

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author and Contributing Writer, The New Yorker

Award-winning poet and journalist ELIZA GRISWOLD works on issues of social justice, religion, politics and the environment abroad and at home in America. In her darkly humorous newest collection, If Men, Then (2020), Griswold charts a radical spiritual journey through catastrophe, steering between the chaos of a tumultuous inner world and an external landscape littered with SUVs, CBD oil, and go bags, talismans of our time. Alternately searing and hopeful, funny and fraught, the work explores the world’s fracturing through the collapse of the ego.