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Splinters: Another Kind of Love Story

Leslie Jamison, Ph.D.

New York Times bestselling author and an associate professor at Columbia University’s School of the Arts

Ashley C. Ford

New York Times bestselling author

Mar 18 2024

Life After Power: Seven Presidents and Their Search for Purpose Beyond the White House

Jared Cohen

President of Global Affairs and co-head of the Office of Applied Innovation at Goldman Sachs

Elise Jordan

Communication strategist, writer, and political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC

Mar 11 2024

Holy Shift!: Moving Your Company Forward to the Future of Work

Dan Michelson

Founder and CEO of InCommon

Sarah Alter

Former CEO of NextUp and member of the Illinois State Lottery Advisory Board

Mar 7 2024

Practical Optimism: The Art, Science, and Practice of Exceptional Well-Being

Sue Varma, MD

Psychiatrist, cognitive behavioral therapist, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at New York University Langone Health

Tara Lipinski

1998 Olympic gold medalist in figure-skating, actress, sports commentator, documentary film producer, and philanthropist

Feb 29 2024

Look Again: The Power of Noticing What Was Always There

Cass R. Sunstein

Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School and bestselling author

Ayelet Fishbach, Ph.D.

Jeffrey Breakenridge Keller Professor of Behavioral Science and Marketing at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Feb 27 2024

Attention Span: Find Focus, Fight Distraction

Gloria Mark, Ph.D.

Chancellor's Professor Emerita at the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine

David Epstein

Science writer and best-selling author

Feb 13 2024

Everyday Dharma: 8 Essential Practices for Finding Success and Joy in Everything You Do

Suneel Gupta

Author, founding CEO of RISE, and visiting scholar at Harvard Medical School

Debbie Millman

Host of the Webby Award-winning podcast Design Matters, co-owner and editorial director of, and chair of the first-ever Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City

Feb 12 2024

The 5 Principles of Parenting: Your Essential Guide to Raising Good Humans

Aliza Pressman, Ph.D.

Developmental psychologist and cofounding director of The Mount Sinai Parenting Center

Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

Psychotherapist, bestselling author, and the founder and executive director of The Center for Connection and of The Play Strong Institute

Feb 8 2024

Helping Our Boys Pursue Belonging and Purpose

John Duffy, Psy.D.

Clinical psychologist and author of three parenting books

Shaka A. Rawls

Principal at Leo High School

Heidi Stevens

Chicago-based writer and Director of External Affairs for the University of Chicago’s TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health

Feb 6 2024

HBCU Made: A Celebration of the Black College Experience

Ayesha Rascoe

Host of NPR’s "Weekend Edition Sunday" and the Saturday episodes of "Up First"

Natalie Y. Moore

Award-winning journalist and author

Feb 1 2024