Professor Richard Florida is the author of the 2002 best-seller, The Rise of the Creative Class and the 2005 must-read follow-up, The Flight of the Creative Class.
Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the New York Times , Thomas Friedman is the author of the runaway best-seller The World is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century.
Author of the book Revolutionary Wealth and former associate editor of Fortune magazine, Alvin Toffler literally invented the roll of the futurist with the publication of his seminal work Future Shock.
MIT AgeLab research fellow and and adjunct professor at Babson College, David DeLong is the author of Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce. His firm, David DeLong & Associates, helps companies solve performance and staffing problems caused by an aging workforce and skills shortages.
Joe Watson is CEO of Without Excuses and StrategicHire, located in Reston, VA.
Without Excuses delivers professional development programs across a wide swath
of executive skills. StrategicHire specializes in the placement of diverse
middle- and senior-level management personnel across a broad range of industries.
Watson is the author of Without Excuses: Unleash the Power
of Diversity to Build Your Business, published in 2006 by St. Martin's Press.
Anne Fisher is a Senior Writer for FORTUNE magazine, where she covers
workplace and management topics. Fisher also
writes the popular weekly career-advice column "Ask Annie" at CNNMoney.com
and is the author of two books, If
My Career's on the Fast Track, Where Do I Get a Road Map? and Wall Street
Frank Sesno has been chronicling world events as a journalist for more than 25
years. He serves as a Professor of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington
University (GW) in Washington, DC, and he is a Special Correspondent for CNN
where he makes documentaries and works on special projects for the network.