New Must-Read Books From LAI Speakers
Looking for some books to add to your must-read list? Leading Authorities keynote speakers are the authors of some of the most talked about titles this year.
Whether you’re in the mood for a gripping novel, self-help book, or poignant piece of non-fiction, there’s sure to be a new or upcoming release for everyone. The following books are currently in the news headlines, at the top of the charts, and on our book shelves this year. We hope this list will help you curl up with the latest page-turner or make note of a highly-anticipated book’s release date. Below, you’ll find some familiar names as well as promising first-time authors.
LAI SPEAKERS WITH NEW BOOKS
- Jonah Berger: The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone’s Mind
- Peter Bergen: Trump and His Generals: The Cost of Chaos
- Trevor Moawad: It Takes What It Takes: How to Think Neutrally and Gain Control Of Your Life
- Mike Steep: First Light of Day: A Cautionary Tale of Our Future Written by One Today's Leading Experts on Technology Innovation
- Tracy Walder: The Unexpected Spy: From the CIA to the FBI, My Secret Life Taking Down Some of the World's Most Notorious Terrorists
- Pauline Brown: Aesthetic Intelligence: How to Boost It and Use It in Business and Beyond
- Peter Diamandis: The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives
- Daymond John: Powershift: Transform Any Situation, Close Any Deal, and Achieve Any Outcome
- Rishad Tobaccowala: Restoring the Soul of Business: Staying Human in the Age of Data
Keep reading to learn more about each of these new and soon-to-be released books written by LAI speakers below and click on the links below to check out their individual speaker profile pages for even more information on their speaking topics and watch their speaking video footage from recent keynote talks to get a preview of their speaking style.
The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone’s Mind
Wharton Professor and Best-Selling Author, Jonah Berger’s latest book, The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone’s Mind, shares a revolutionary approach to changing minds, even in the toughest of situations. This book is designed for anyone who wants to catalyze change. It provides a powerful way of thinking and a range of techniques that can lead to extraordinary results. Whether you’re trying to change one person, transform an organization, or shift the way an entire industry does business, this book will teach you how to become a catalyst. | See more on Jonah here.
Trump and His Generals: The Cost of Chaos
CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen’s book, Trump and His Generals: The Cost of Chaos,explores three Cabinet generals during the Trump Administration – Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, White House chief of Staff John Kelly, and national security adviser H.R. McMaster – and how their departure has affected national security. | See more on Peter here.
It Takes What It Takes: How to Think Neutrally and Gain Control of Your Life
Mental conditioning expert, Trevor Moawad’s book, It Takes What It Takes: How to Think Neutrally and Gain Control of Your Life, shares his battle-tested, high-performance strategy of neutral thinking to overcome negativity and achieve any goal. Moawad's motivational approach is elegant but refreshingly simple: He replaces hardwired negativity, the kind of defeatist mindset that's nearly everybody's default, with what he calls "neutral thinking." His own special innovation, it's a nonjudgmental, nonreactive way of coolly assessing problems and analyzing crises, a mode of attack that offers luminous clarity and supreme calm in the critical moments before taking decisive action. | See more on Trevor here.
First Light of Day: A Cautionary Tale of Our Future Written by One Today's Leading Experts on Technology Innovation
Strategic leader, Mike Steep’s narrative, First Light of Day, gives a gripping look at how artificial intelligence and digital technologies will fundamentally change the future for every individual and organization. First Light of Day is two things. First, it's a compelling story wrapped around a disquieting look at life in 2045 in the aftermath of a technology revolution that profoundly changed the nature of society. Second, it's a non-fiction look at the technologies available today that make this revolution possible and even probable. | See more on Mike here.
The Unexpected Spy: From the CIA to the FBI, My Secret Life Taking Down Some of the World's Most Notorious Terrorists
Former CIA officer and FBI special agent, Tracy Walder’s riveting memoir, The Unexpected Spy, details her fascinating real-life story as a young woman in special operations, from hunting terrorists in the CIA to training for the FBI. In high-security, steel-walled rooms in Virginia, Walder watched al-Qaeda members with drones as President Bush looked over her shoulder and CIA Director George Tenet brought her donuts. She tracked chemical terrorists and searched the world for Weapons of Mass Destruction. She created a chemical terror chart that someone in the White House altered to convey information she did not have or believe, leading to the Iraq invasion. Driven to stop terrorism, Walder debriefed terrorists―men who swore they’d never speak to a woman―until they gave her leads. She followed trails through North Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, shutting down multiple chemical attacks. Then Walder moved to the FBI, where she worked in counterintelligence. In a single year, she helped take down one of the most notorious foreign spies ever caught on American soil. Catching the bad guys wasn’t a problem in the FBI, but rampant sexism was. Walder left the FBI to teach young women, encouraging them to find a place in the FBI, CIA, State Department or the Senate―and thus change the world. | See more on Tracy here.
Aesthetic Intelligence: How to Boost It and Use It in Business and Beyond
Longtime leader in the luxury goods sector and former Chairman of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton North America reinvents the art and science of brand-building under the rubric of Aesthetic Intelligence. In this groundbreaking book, Pauline Brown, a pioneer in identifying the role of aesthetics in business, shows executives, entrepreneurs, and other professionals how to harness the power of the senses to create products, services, and experiences that stand out, resonate with their customers, and create long-term value for their businesses. The power is rooted in Aesthetic Intelligence—or “the other AI,” as Brown refers to it. Aesthetic Intelligence provides a crucial roadmap to help business leaders build their businesses in their own authentic and distinctive way. Aesthetic Intelligence is about creating delight, lifting the human spirit, and rousing the imagination through sensorial experiences. | See more on Pauline here.
The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives
Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, Peter Diamandis’ latest book with co-author Steven Kotler is a practical playbook for technological convergence in our modern era. A blueprint for how our world will change in response to the next ten years of rapid technological disruption, the book 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. | See more on Peter here.
Powershift: Transform Any Situation, Close Any Deal, and Achieve Any Outcome
The bestselling author, founder of FUBU, and star of ABC’s Shark Tank, Daymond John, reveals how to master the three prongs of influence: reputation, negotiation, and relationships. Through never-before-told stories from his life and career, Daymond shares the lessons that got him to where he is today: from how he remade his public image as he transitioned from clothing mogul to television personality, to how he mastered the negotiation strategies that determine whether deals are won or lost “in the tank,” to his secrets for building long-lasting—and profitable—relationships with founders and brands. | See more on Daymond here.
Restoring the Soul of Business: Staying Human in the Age of Data
Named by Time as a top five marketing innovator, Rishad Tobaccowala draws on research and interviews, as well as over three decades of experience as a business and thought leader, to describe how digilog companies—ones where digital tools and analog people are integrated expertly—develop a hybrid consciousness and learn to be proactive when they see warning signs that human traits are being subordinated to technology and data-only decisions. Restoring the Soul of Business provides practical tools and techniques that every organization can and should implement, and challenges readers to move forward with the kind of balance that catalyzes transformation and produces one great success after another. | See more on Rishad here.
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