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Stanford Historian and Author of The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Where America Stands
Ian Morris is interested in understanding why the west has dominated the earth for the last few centuries…and what comes next. His latest book, “Why the West Rules…For Now”, asks how geography and natural resources have shaped the distribution of wealth and power around the world across the last 20,000 years and how they will shape our future.
Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker
An award-winning documentary filmmaker, Ken Burns has directed film projects such as The Civil War, Baseball, The West, The War, and The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, all of which were developed for PBS. The late historian Stephen Ambrose said, “More Americans get their history from Ken Burns than any other source.” While The New York Times has called Burns “the most accomplished filmmaker of his generation.”
With informative, revealing presidential anecdotes set against the backdrop of history, Michael Beschloss illuminates the leadership skills necessary for both political and business success.
Michael Beschloss weaves colorful anecdotes and brilliant inside analysis of U.S. presidents with an informed, detailed understanding of their leadership styles. He provides a perspective on today’s leadership from the vantage-point of history.