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12 New Books From LAI Speakers

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Our speakers are the authors of 2018's must-read books—spanning strategy, politics, global trends, intelligence, motivation, and even a political thriller based here in Washington. Take a look at 12 new books written by some of Leading Authorities' top keynote speakers

  • Annie Duke, Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts
  • James Clapper, Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life of Intelligence
  • Daymond John, Rise and Grind: Outperform, Outwork, and Outhustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life
  • Ken Schmidt, Make Some Noise: The Unconventional Road to Dominance 
  • Michael Smerconish, Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right: American Life in Columns
  • Mark Penn, Microtrends Squared: The New Small Forces Driving the Big Disruptions Today
  • Michael Hayden, The Assault on Intelligence: American National Security in an Age of Lies
  • Jake Tapper, The Hellfire Club
  • Chris Stirewalt, Every Man a King: A Short, Colorful History of American Populists
  • Stanley McChrystal, Leaders: Myth and Reality
  • Major Garrett, Mr. Trump's Wild Ride
  • Bob Woodward, Fear: Trump in the White House 

Annie Duke

Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts

On February 6, 2018, Annie’s first book for general audiences, Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts, was released by Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Random House. In this book, Annie reveals to readers the lessons she regularly shares with her corporate audiences, which have been cultivated by combining her academic studies in cognitive psychology with real-life decision making experiences at the poker table.

James Clapper

Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life of Intelligence

Clapper’s latest undertaking Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence is a memoir that promises to “trace his career through the growing threat of cyberattacks, his relationships with presidents and Congress, and the truth about Russia's role in the presidential election.”

Daymond John 

Rise and Grind: Outperform, Outwork, and Outhustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life

Daymond takes an up close look at the hard-charging routines and winning secrets of individuals who have risen to the challenges in their lives and grinded their way to the very tops of their fields. Along the way, he also reveals how grit and persistence both helped him overcome the obstacles he has faced in life and ultimately fueled his success.

Ken Schmidt

Make Some Noise: The Unconventional Road to Dominance 

Schmidt is the author of the 2018 book Make Some Noise: The Unconventional Road to Dominance. He shares stories and insights on the road to building a fanatically vocal customer base, creating a passionately loyal corporate culture, and developing leaders who inspire and motivate.

Mark PEnn

Microtrends Squared: The New Small Forces Driving the Big Disruptions Today

Penn launched the follow-up to his hit book, called Microtrends Squared: The New Small Forces Driving the Big Disruptions Today. The book promises a look at “the true trends in our society today, uncovering what's really popular—which is not what we might think is popular.

Michael Hayden

The Assault on Intelligence: American National Security in an Age of Lies

Hayden’s new book called, The Assault on Intelligence: American National Security in an Age of Lies. Hayden looks at a world order that’s “teetering on the brink”—hitting on threats posed by Russia, China, and North Korea—and addresses additional issues we’re facing in Washington. He also shares the effective responses that he believes will help steer America’s organizations and businesses through this period of disruption.

jake Tapper

The Hellfire Club

CNN anchor of “The Lead with Jake Tapper” and “State of the Union,” has written a novel called The Hellfire Club. He describes it as “a thriller that takes place in 1954 Washington, DC.” The main characters? None other than President Eisenhower, the Kennedy brothers, McCarthy, Roy Cohn, Estes Kefauver, and Margaret Chase Smith. 

Chris Stirewalt

Every Man a King: A Short, Colorful History of American Populists

Fox News' Politics Editor has written a book following the idea of American populism from its leaders, kooks, and cranks. With today's political environment, Every Man a King can help the American people retrace our steps past Ross Perot and Andrew Jackson to see how we wound up on our current condition. 

Stanley McChrystal

Leaders: Myth and Reality

The bestselling author of Team of Teams dismantles the Great Man theory of leadership, by profiling leaders whose real stories defy their legends. Take a look at what leadership really means from the real life experiences of Walt Disney, Robert E. Lee, and Coco Chanel.

Major Garrett

Mr. Trump's Wild Ride: The Thrills, Chills, Screams, and Occasional Blackouts of an Extraordinary Presidency

Get the inside scoop from CBS' Chief White House Correspondent on the presidency that has flipped the world on its head. 

Bob Woodward

Fear: Trump in the White House

Legendary journalist, Bob Woodward, focuses on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One, and the White House residence. Fear is the most intimate portrait of a sitting president ever published during the president's first years in office. 

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