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Anne-Marie Slaughter: Rethinking Strategy in a Networked World

In her new book, The Chessboard & the Web, hailed as an essential guide for more effective leadership, Anne-Marie Slaughter rethinks grand strategy in a networked world. Publishers Weekly  called it a “paradigm-changing book.”

Who is connected, how they are connected, and whether those connections are properly cultivated and managed are vital to success in business and politics. 

Using network science, Dr. Slaughter explains 10 basic principles for creating networks that work for various purposes, with examples drawn from foreign policy, business, civic activism, and education. She lays out the nature of power in networks and discusses the 5 components of network leadership.

Anne-Marie Slaughter was described as “an innovative and prolific scholar” by Foreign Policy and named one of the magazine’s Top 100 Global Thinkers four years in a row. A former Princeton University foreign policy expert and top official at the U.S. State Department, Slaughter continues to develop cutting-edge solutions for domestic and global challenges, from national security to healthcare. The President and CEO of the public policy institute New America, Slaughter also writes a monthly column for The Financial Times.

Now Available: David Grann, The Must-read, Must-see Master of Nonfiction

Based on the #1 New York Times bestseller by David Grann, The Lost City of Z opened in theaters last Friday to rave reviews. Directed by James Gray and starring Charlie Hunnam and Robert Pattinson, it was called “mesmerizing” by The New York Times and “a mysterious, enthralling masterpiece” by The Atlantic.

And with today’s release of the much anticipated book Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, it’s been a thrilling week for author and journalist David Grann.

Debuting at #7 on Barnes and Noble’s Top 100 bestsellers list, Killers of the Flower Moon follows the murders of Osage native Americans after striking oil in 1920s Oklahoma. An account of murder, conspiracy, and racial injustice, Killers of the Flower Moon was called a “masterful work of literary journalism crafted with the urgency of a mystery” by the Boston Globe.

 A staff reporter for the New Yorker, David Grann has a reputation for uncovering stories that are utterly compelling and completely true. His knack for illuminating the obscure has involved writing on everything from giant squids and baseball players to water tunnels underneath New York City, the Aryan Brotherhood, and the 1920s-era search for a legendary ancient civilization in the Amazon, covered in his bestseller The Lost City of Z.

With his enthralling stories and his irresistible style, Grann’s central theme of how we make sense of the world – and how we make sense of a history that is still unfolding – has attracted legions of fans and devoted readers.  

Congratulations David E. Sanger, 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner

National Security Correspondent for The New York Times  David E. Sanger is part of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning team for International Reporting. The investigative series on Russia’s projection of power includes Sanger’s “The Perfect Weapon: How Russian Cyberpower Invaded the U.S.” This is David’s third Pulitzer.

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Sanger writes compelling front-page analyses of geopolitics, national security, and globalization. In recent years, he has been at the forefront of the big stories on cyber conflict, Russia, North Korea, and nuclear proliferation.