Calling NYC’s most curious individuals!
Join us at Grand Central Tech for a monthly author’s series featuring some of Penguin Random House’s most influential writers. Come to engage in a live discussion with some of the world’s leading storytellers, change-agents, and big picture thinkers as they discuss their latest work and lead insightful and provocative conversations.
Together, we want to empower our local community to gather around topics and issues that matter.
The first two authors in this series are Ryan Holiday, author of Perennial Seller: The Art Of Making And Marketing Work That Lasts and Cathy O’Neil, author of Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy.
August 7, 2017: Ryan Holiday is a strategist and writer. His creative agency, Brass Check, has advised clients like Google, TASER, and Complex, as well as many prominent bestselling authors, including Neil Strauss, Tony Robbins and Tim Ferriss. He is the author of five books, including The Obstacle Is the Way, Ego Is the Enemy, and The Daily Stoic. He has written for the New York Observer, Entrepreneur, 99U, Fast Company, The Huffington Post, Medium, Boing Boing, Forbes, and many others.
September 20, 2017: Cathy O’Neil is a data scientist and author of the blog mathbabe.org. She earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from Harvard and taught at Barnard College before moving to the private sector, where she worked for the hedge fund D. E. Shaw. She then worked as a data scientist at various start-ups, building models that predict people’s purchases and clicks. O’Neil started the Lede Program in Data Journalism at Columbia and is the author of Doing Data Science. She is currently a columnist for Bloomberg View.