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 three authors in this series are Ryan Holiday, author of Perennial Seller: The Art Of Making And Marketing Work That Lasts, Cathy O’Neil, author of Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, and Eric Ries, author of The Startup Way: How Modern Companies Use Entrepreneurial Management to Transform Culture and Drive Long-Term Growth.
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 19, 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.
October 17, 2017: Eric Ries is an entrepreneur and the author of the NYT bestseller The Lean Startup, which has sold over one million copies and has been translated into more than thirty languages. He is the creator of the Lean Startup methodology, which has become a global movement in business. This methodology was the inspiration behind his founding of the LTSE and his books The Leader’s Guide and The Startup Way. He has founded a number of startups, including IMVU, and he has advised on business and product strategy for startups, venture capital firms, and large companies, including GE, with whom he partnered to create the FastWorks program. Eric has served as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Harvard Business School, IDEO, and Pivotal, and he is the founder and CEO of the Long-Term Stock Exchange.
November 13, 2017: Esther Perel is recognized as one of the world’s most original and insightful voices on couples and sexuality across cultures. She is a celebrated speaker, therapist and teacher invited around the globe for her expertise in emotional and erotic intelligence, work-life balance, cross-cultural relations and identity of modern marriage and family. Sought for her innovative and provocative thinking, Esther is regularly featured in the media spanning The New York Times, the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, Ha’Aretz and The Guardian, such magazines as The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Fast Company and Vogue. She is a frequent guest on such radio and television platforms as NPR’s “Brian Lehrer Show,” “Oprah,” “The Colbert Report,” and “The Today Show.”
RSVP. Ticket price includes a seat in the audience, the ability to participate in the conversation, snacks & drinks, and a copy of the book.