If ever a writer defied classification, it is Anna Deavere Smith. She is a dramatist who doesn't compose her character's lines; an interviewer but not a journalist, an actor who has been told that she's not black enough for African-American roles.
Author of "Innovate the Pixar Way: Business Lessons from the World's Most Creative Corporate Playground" and "The Disney Way: Harnessing the Management Secrets of Disney in Your Company"
Bob Schieffer has received virtually every award in broadcast journalism, but the greatest honor was bestowed upon him in March 2005 when his alma mater, Texas Christian University, created the Schieffer School of Journalism.
Founder and CEO of Work Her Way; Businesswoman and Career Coach; Author of the NY Times Best-seller "Carolyn 101"; Former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Trump Golf, The Trump Organization
One of America's most gifted and provocative public intellectuals, Dr. Cornel West's writing, speaking, and teaching weaves together the American traditions of the Black Baptist Church, progressive politics, and jazz.
Daniel Burrus is one of the world's leading technology forecasters and business strategists, and is the author of six books, including the highly acclaimed "Technotrends", which has been translated into over a dozen languages.
Productivity Expert & Best-selling Author of "Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity", "Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Work and Life", and "Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life"
A Nation At Risk. This foreboding phrase entered the nation's consciousness in 1983 when a report of the same name exposed a "crisis" in the U.S. educational system.
A master brand builder, David D’Alessandro transformed traditional John Hancock into a financial services powerhouse, taking the firm public and engineering the merger with Manulife.
David Feherty was born in the seaside town of Bangor in Northern Ireland. He grew up wanting to become an opera singer, until he discovered he had the knack for hitting a golf ball. David enjoyed a very successful professional career, with 10 victories worldwide and over $3 million in prize money. He also played on the European Ryder Cup Team in 1991; an experience that rejuvenated his fervor for golf.
Ranked 2nd to Butch Harmon on the 2005-06 edition of Golf Digest's list of the "50 Greatest Teachers" in the United States, Leadbetter had little success as a player on the European and Southern African tours.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and two-time Oscar nominee, director, essayist, novelist and poet DAVID MAMET (writer/director) has been a force in American theater since 1976, when his first staged plays immediately won Obie and New York Drama Critics Circle Awards.
Dean Ornish is a clinical professor at UCSF and founder of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute. He's a leading expert on fighting illness -- particularly heart disease with dietary and lifestyle changes.
Fran Drescher is an actress known for her starring roles on "The Nanny" and "Happily Divorced." She is also a cancer survivor and an awareness and prevention advocate.
A contributing writer for Sports Illustrated, Frank Deford has been voted by his peers Sportswriter of the Year a record six times. In addition to writing articles, he has authored 13 books and is a weekly regular on both ESPN and NPR's Morning Edition.
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