Company Reads Speakers

These speakers address values that matter to your organization firsthand, from leadership to diversity and inclusion. Learn more at www.companyreads.com.

Bill Burnett

Executive Director of the Design Program at Stanford and co-author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling book Designing Your Life

Ed Catmull

Co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios, former president of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, and author of Creativity, Inc.

Priya Parker

Facilitator, strategic advisor, and acclaimed author of The Art of Gathering

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Joanna Barsh

McKinsey Director Emeritus, bestselling author of How Remarkable Women Lead and Centered Leadership and Grow Wherever You Work.

Porter Braswell

Executive Chairman and co-founder of Jopwell and author of Let Them See You

John Carreyrou

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and author of the New York Times bestseller Bad Blood

Dave Evans

Co-founder of Electronic Arts and co-author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling book Designing Your Life

Bent Flyvbjerg

Oxford professor, economist, global megaproject expert, author of How Big Things Get Done

Franklin Foer

National correspondent for The Atlantic, New America Foundation fellow, and former editor of The New Republic

Marc Goodman

Global security advisor, futurist, and New York Times bestselling author of Future Crimes

J. Kelly Hoey

Networking expert and author of Build Your Dream Network

Therese Huston

Author of Let’s Talk: Make Effective Feedback Your Superpower

Alan Iny

Internationally recognized consultant, author of Thinking in New Boxes

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

National Book Award-winning historian and New York Times-bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist

Travis Mills

Retired United States Army Staff Sergeant and Recalibrated Warrior

Eve Rodsky

New York Times-bestselling author and creative leadership expert

Will Schwalbe

New York Times-bestselling author of We Should Not Be Friends

Cheryl Strayed

Author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling memoir Wild and "Dear Sugar" columnist

Linda Kaplan Thaler

Advertising Hall of Fame luminary, Chairman of Publicis Kaplan Thaler, and bestselling author of Power of Nice and Grit to Great

Laura Vanderkam

Productivity expert and author of 168 Hours, I Know How She Does It, and The New Corner Office

Rob Walker

Journalist and author of The Art of Noticing

Peter Walsh

Organizational design expert, television and radio personality, and New York Times bestselling author

Charlie Warzel

Award-winning technology reporter and co-author of Out of Office

Colson Whitehead

Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys

Isabel Wilkerson

Pulitzer Prize winner and author of the critically-acclaimed bestsellers The Warmth of Other Suns and Caste

Zachary R. Wood

Former President of Uncomfortable Learning at Williams College, author of Uncensored, and free speech advocate