Our Speakers in the News

The Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau roster is home to premiere thought leaders who are at the pulse of current issues shaping our national conversation. Here is a look at some of the topics our speakers are covering in the media:

Dr. Sheri Fink
In this week’s New York Times, Pulitzer Prize-winning medical journalist Dr. Sheri Fink’s series, The Ebola Ward, chronicles the Ebola outbreak from an American-run clinic in rural Liberia. Her astute observations raise questions on any nation’s preparedness for rare but foreseeable events – issues Dr. Fink expertly brought to light in her critically acclaimed Five Days at Memorial.

Read the full article here: “Heart-Rending Test in Ebola Zone: A Baby”

Fredrik Logevall
On this week’s opinion pages of the New York Times, Fredrik Logevall asked “Will Syria Be Obama’s Vietnam?” A Professor for History and International Studies at Cornell University and Pulitzer Prize winner for his groundbreaking account of America’s Vietnam in Embers of War, Logevall is at the forefront of a new generation of scholars writing about America and Vietnam.

Read the full Op-Ed piece here: “Will Syria Be Obama’s Vietnam?”

Bethany McLean
In the November issue of Vanity Fair, contributing editor Bethany McLean charts the breakdown of the relationship between Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates, and looks at the challenges and opportunities facing Microsoft’s third C.E.O. Satya Nadella. McLean, who is the co-author of the bestseller The Smartest Guys in the Room, is best known for exposing the Enron scandal with fellow reporter Peter Elkind during her time as editor-at-large at Fortune.

Read the full exposé here: “The Empire Reboots: Can C.E.O. Satya Nadella Save Microsoft?”

Greg McKeown
Our resident Essentialist Greg McKeown writes and lectures about developing a systematic framework for deciding what is essential and eliminating anything that isn’t. An avid blogger and widely read Influencer on LinkedIn, McKeown’s most recent post looks at how to break through the “blur of busyness.”

Read the full blog post here: “The Simplest Way to Avoid Wasting Time”