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We highly recommend those listed below for their outstanding work. Their books, blogs, podcasts, and works are all useful and in alignment with the mission statement of the NYDLA. Please visit their websites by clicking the “More Info“ button.
David Burkus
David Burkus is the author of The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies Generate Great Ideas. He writes regularly for Harvard Business Review, Forbes, PsychologyToday and 99U.

David Marquet
David Marquet imagines a work place where everyone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity, a place where people are healthier and happier because they have more control over their work–a place where everyone is a leader.
Seth Godin
Seth Godin has authored thirteen books, all of which have been bestsellers. Having founded dozens of companies, Seth writes about the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting leadership and most of all changing everything.
Dan H Pink
Dan H Pink is the author of four provocative books about the changing world of work – including the long-running New York Times bestseller “A Whole New Mind”, and the #1 New York Times bestseller “Drive”. His books have been translated into 33 languages.

Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson is currently the Fredrick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space, and a research associate in astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History.

Whitney Johnson
Whitney Johnson is the leading thinker on driving innovation through personal disruption. Johnson is the co-founder of Rose Park Advisors, along with Clayton Christensen. During her tenure as President, the CAGR of the Fund was 11.98% v. 1.22% for the S&P 500.

Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer with The New Yorker magazine since 1996. All four of his books have been on the New York Times bestsellers list. His research and curiosity leads him to uncovering hidden truths in strange and unique hidden data.
Adam Grant
Adam Grant is Wharton’s youngest full professor and single highest-rated teacher. He has been recognized as one of BusinessWeek’s favorite professors, and one of the world’s 40 best business professors under 40.

John Cashman
Digital Firefly was founded and is currently led by John Cashman, president of Digital Firefly Marketing. He leads all day-to-day operations, including SEO, Social Media, and Content Marketing.

Anthony Zeoli
Anthony Zeoli is an experienced transactional attorney and Partner at Freeborn and Peters LLP in Chicago. He practices law in the areas of commercial financial, securities, real estate and general corporate law.

Rozanna Weinberger
Rozanna Weinberger plays the most difficult music with ease and joy, as soloist at the Tribeca Film Festival, and other such venues. She has been a guest panelist at Johns Hopkins University and Julliard.

Tim Sanders
Former Yahoo Chief Solutions Officer Tim Sanders has consulted with industry leaders, governments and trade associations on sales processes, new media, leadership development and talent management.

Michele Woodward
In practice for over ten years, Michele Woodward is a Master Certified Coach who has coached executives across the U.S. and around the world, from Japan and Australia to Latin America and Europe.

Tamra Excell
Tamra Excell developed the Personalized Education Philosophy and is a co-founder of Christa McAuliffe School of Arts & Sciences.

Chandra M. Nicol
Chandra Montgomery Nicol is the Executive Director at Clonlara school in the Greater Detroit Area and is responsible for providing strategic and visionary leadership to the organization.
Bruce White
Bruce White is a professor of Computer Information Systems. He has received the Quinnipiac University Center of Excellence in Teaching Award and the Association of Information Technology Professionals Educator of the Year award.
Edward D. Hess
Edward D. Hess, Professor of Business Administration and Batten Executive-in-Residence spent more than 30 years in the business world. He is the author of eleven books over 60 articles, and over 60 Darden cases.
Simon Sinek
Simon Sinek teaches leaders and companies how to inspire people. He writes, consults and speaks all of “Why”- the purpose, cause or belief that drives every one of us. He wrote the book Start with Why, and is a renowned columnist.

Thomas Capone
Thomas A. Capone is CEO of www.TAC-USA.com, one of the fastest growing telecommunications companies in the United States. Thomas Capone is also executive director of the New York Distance Learning Association (NYDLA).

Leanne M. Hoagland-Smith
Leanne M. Hoagland-Smith, M.S. is the Chief Results officer for Advanced Systems, an executive coaching and organizational development firm. She is a published author of over 3,000 articles.