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23 Feb 2024

Check out our growing library of Hot Takes—insightful, bold thoughts and opinions from some of our most sought-after speakers. Dynamic and engaging, these voices cut through the noise in a world inundated with information as they share sharp, exciting takes on a variety of topics. Fuel the fire of your intellectual curiosity!

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16 Feb 2024

Soft power strategist and APB exclusive speaker Penny Abeywardena has been selected as a 2024 Fellow-in-Residence at the McSilver Institute of Poverty Policy and Research at NYU. Also chosen was Jeffrey Ginsburg, who is the incoming President and CEO of Volunteers of America Greater New York.

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16 Feb 2024

More than just the familiar face from Netflix's international hit Bling, Empire and now the #1 streamed show, The Traitors on Peacock, Kevin Kreider has a remarkable story to share. Born in Seoul, South Korea and adopted at the age of three to a German/Irish family in Philadelphia, he grew up with a loving family. But he soon found out that the outside world was not as caring. By the time he was in kindergarten, Kevin was bullied, beaten up and made fun of for being Asian. That continued through the years and he began to believe the hateful things others were telling him: Asian men were not as attractive. They were effeminate, skinny and weak.

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13 Feb 2024

After winning the NCAA national championship as the head coach for the University of Michigan football team, Jim Harbaugh, one of our top speakers on motivation and leadership, is returning to the NFL as the head coach for the Los Angeles Chargers.  “Jim Harbaugh is football personified, and I can think of no one better to lead the Chargers forward,” said Chargers Owner Dean Sp ...

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12 Feb 2024

A C-suite executive turned community builder, Maryam Banikarim recently captured national attention with her TED talk “How to Turn Obstacles into Opportunities.” +Watch Now

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31 Jan 2024

Do you think of a hospital as a place you always want to avoid? Then, it might be time to think again. Because in about a decade or so, hospitals will be transformed, health experts recently told Health Care Brew.

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11 Jan 2024

Called one of 2024's most anticipated movies by IMDb, Mean Girls is set to release this weekend, 20 years after the original became a box office hit in 2004. Based on Rosalind Wiseman's New York Times Bestseller, Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World, the movie—also an award-winning Broadway musical—has become more than just a cultural phenomenon. It artfully brings to life the intricate dynamics and complexities of the ever-changing landscape of adolescence.

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04 Jan 2024

New York Times columnist, Pulitzer Prize Winner and Bestselling Author Nicholas D. Kristof will release a new memoir on May 14. Chasing Hope: A Reporter's Life is available for preorder now and is an intimate and gripping portrait of Kristof’s life in journalism.

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02 Jan 2024

When it comes to the skills needed for your employees to work effectively with AI, technical talent is a given. But just as important are skills that are definitely not digital. In an article in the Harvard Business Review, APB speaker Dr. Nada Sanders, a supply chain authority, futurist and AI expert, and John D. Wood, an attorney and author, discussed how business leaders can successfully incorporate this incredibly evolving technology into their companies and what expertise their workers will need to make the best of it.

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08 Dec 2023

APB is excited to share that two of our exclusive speakers have been honored on the 2024 Forbes 30 Under 30 List. In the social impact category, Wanjiku Gatheru was celebrated for leveraging her business smarts to save the world. In the education category, Justin Shaifer was recognized for bringing access and opportunity to the classroom and beyond. Learn more about each speaker below!

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