• genconnect U

    genconnect U

Enjoy these short, pithy golden nuggets of advice from the brightest and wisest experts in education, technology, media, film and science. Award winning authors and visionaries motivate you with the pearls of wisdom that have helped get them where they are today.  We hope their words empower you to be your best self and live your dream.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Founders & Change-Makers
    • Kurt Andersen - Co-Creator, Studio 360
    • Elizabeth Hausler- Founder & CEO of BuildChange
    • Erica Keswin - Founder, The Spaghetti Project & Author, Bring Your Human to Work
    • Banny Banerjee - Founder, Stanford ChangeLabs
    • Judith Samuelson - Vice President, The Aspen Institute
    • Molly Hemstreet - Co-Director of The Industrial Commons Founder & General Manager at Opportunity Threads
  • 2
    Writers & Authors
    • Maria Hinojosa - Founder of the Futuro Media Group, Award Winning Multimedia Journalist and Producer
    • Anthony Brandt - Co-Author of The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World
    • David Eagelman - Co-Author of The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World
    • Susan Orlean - American Journalist & Staff Writer for the New Yorker
    • Richard Green - Author of “Words That Shook the World: 100 Years of Unforgettable Speeches and Events”
    • Tim Wilson - Author, Redirect: The Surprising New Science of Psychological Change
    • Miriam Horn - Author/Filmmaker, Environmental Defense Fund
  • 3
    Educators & Professors
    • Tina Seelig - Professor of the Practice in Stanford University’s Department of Management Science and Engineering
    • Hal B. Gregersen - Executive Director, The MIT Leadership Center
    • Azim Shariff - Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Irvine
    • Heather Gerken - Dean and the Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law at Yale Law School
    • John McWhorter - Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University
    • Amy Whitaker - Author and Professor at New York University
    • Sherry Turkle - Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT
    • Gary Marcus - Professor in the Department of Psychology at NYU
    • Annette Gordon-Reed - Professor of History, Harvard University
    • Michael Greenstone - Milton Friedman Professor in Economics, University of Chicago
    • Jacquelyn Gill - Assistant Professor of Paleoecology, University of Maine
    • Kate Darling - Research Specialist, MIT Media Lab
  • 4
    Inspirational Leaders
    • Nikhil Deogun - Editor-in-Chief and SVP, CNBC Business News
    • Patty Alper - Author, Mentor and President of the Alper Portfolio Group
    • Liz Dozier - Managing Director, Chicago Beyond
    • Nicola Galombik - Executive Director, Yellowwoods Holdings
    • Nelson Switzer - Chief Sustainability Officer, Nestle Waters
    • Alexis Morgan - Lead, Water Stewardship, WWF
    • Ted Halstead - President, Climate Leadership Council
    • Alice Hill - Research Fellow, Hoover Institution