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Hot Takes

Quick, Compelling Thoughts From Our Speakers

Juliette Kayyem

 Professor Juliette Kayyem is the faculty chair of the Homeland Security and Security and Global Health Projects at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. She also serves as CNN Senior National Security Analyst for CNN where she has been described as CNN’s “go to” for disasters. She is a frequent speaker and advisor to major corporations and associations on national and homeland security, planning for a crisis, cybersecurity and resiliency efforts.

Juliette recently sat down with APB to share her hot takes on everything from from risk reduction and crisis management to leadership, empowerment and more. 


Michael Easter

Michael Easter is a New York Times bestselling author and professor, who has made a career of traveling the world to uncover innovative and practical ideas that help people live healthier, happier and more productive, remarkable lives. His work has been embraced by leading institutions, ranging from professional sports teams to the military to Fortune 500 companies. The tactics he uncovers have changed how organizations approach critical issues like physical and mental health, performance, innovation and success. 

Michael's books include The New York Times bestseller Scarcity Brain and The Comfort Crisis. He's appeared in many of the world's most influential media outlets, including Good Morning America, The New York Times, CBS Saturday Morning and The Joe Rogan Experience podcast. He recently sat down with APB to share his hot takes on everything from overcoming challenges and improving your life to digital media, escaping the "scarcity loop" and more.


Stephanie Stuckey

Stephanie Stuckey had no entrepreneurial experience before taking over her family's business and saving it from ruin. Today, under her leadership, Stuckey’s has purchased a pecan-shelling and candy-manufacturing facility in Wrens, GA, revamped its distribution operations based in Eastman, GA, acquired a healthy pecan-snack company, rebranded its products and website, added four new franchised stores, expanded its B2B retail customer base and increased online sales 550%. Stephanie recently sat down with APB to share her hot takes on everything from leadership and empowerment to business opportunities, passion and more.


Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr.

One of the nation’s most prominent scholars, Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr. is a bestselling author, political commentator, public intellectual and passionate educator who examines the complex dynamics of the American experience. In his compelling speeches and writings, he takes a wide look at Black communities, the difficulties of race in the United States and the challenges we face as a democracy. He recently sat down with APB to share his hot takes on everything from the power of ideas and identity to higher education, mass consumption culture and more.

Dr. Moriba Jah

Dr. Moriba Jah is an internationally recognized scientist, educator and MacArthur fellow acknowledged for his work in space environmentalism. With his extensive expertise in space situational awareness and astrodynamics, Dr. Jah has dedicated his career to addressing the environmental challenges posed by human activities beyond Earth.

Having quickly become one of our most sought-after speakers, Dr. Jah is known for his ability to bridge the gap between scientific research and public understanding, making complex concepts accessible and engaging no matter the audience. Dr. Jah recently sat down with APB to share his hot takes on everything from the increasing threat of space debris and pollution to leadership, interconnectedness and more. 


John Medina

Wherever the very latest neuroscience intersects with real-world challenges facing the workplace, classroom, healthcare and our everyday lives, you’ll find energizing insights from brain scientist Dr. John Medina. His client-customized presentations, based on his research and the findings of others share a common takeaway: How to optimize the performance of the human brain by improving practices, interactions and environments. 

Dr. Medina recently sat down with APB to share his hot takes on everything from brain power and mindfulness in life and the workplace to managing anxiety, depression and more. 


Dr. Eva Selhub

 
An internationally recognized expert on resiliency and stress reduction, Dr. Eva Selhub specializes in helping individuals and organizations improve health, wellbeing, productivity and outcomes by creating a culture of resilience. Her inspiring and energizing presentations merge science with spirit and mind with body, providing actionable takeaways tailored to any group’s wellness and performance goals.

Dr. Selhub recently sat down with APB to share her hot takes on everything from business and spirituality to burnout, self care and more.


Percy "Master P"Miller

Percy Miller, aka Master P, is the founder of P. Miller Enterprises and No Limit Records, selling over 100 million units worldwide independently. Also a savvy businessman with a range of investments and interests beyond music, Miller believes ownership is the way to success and has created numerous products and brands. In addition, he founded the You Are Not Alone Foundation and the Team Hope Foundation, servicing at-risk youth and senior citizens in communities across the US. Miller's resume doesn't stop there—he has played for two NBA teams: Charlotte Hornets and Toronto Raptors.

A passionate voice who encourages others to own and have control over their careers and livelihoods, Master P recently sat down with APB to share his hot takes on success, believing in oneself, role models, mental health and more. 


Susan Brady

A celebrated speaker and executive coach, Susan Brady educates and ignites leaders on fostering a mindset of inclusion and self-awareness. Having been featured on Good Morning America and in Forbes and Inc, she is a sought-after consultant by organizations worldwide on how to create equity in leadership. Susan recently sat down with APB to share her hot takes on leadership, the future of work, imposter syndrome and more.


Rebekah Taussig

Rebekah Taussig, who has been paralyzed since the age of three, is a mom, wife, author, disability advocate and educator. She challenges everything we think we know about disability as she invites us into her experience of living in a body that looks and moves differently than most. On a mission to show that disabled people have incredible value, she recently sat down with APB to share her hot takes on disability, human connection, building a more inclusive world and more. 


Mark Blyth

Acclaimed for his bold prediction that Europe’s turn to austerity would end badly (it did) and then predicting (very early) both Donald Trump’s victory and Brexit, Brown University professor Mark Blyth continues to pinpoint the key forces that shape our economic futures. Renowned for making complex topics understandable and refreshingly entertaining, Blyth energizes audiences with his sharp Scottish wit and brilliant insights into what’s to come. He recently sat down with us to share his hot takes on inflation, the 2024 election, AI predictions and more.


Lindy Elkins-Tanton

Recently, the world watched NASA's successful launch of the Psyche mission, a groundbreaking journey over a decade in the making to explore a unique metal-rich asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter. Principal Investigator and APB Exclusive Speaker Lindy Elkins-Tanton recently sat down with us to discuss this incredible project and more.


Steve Pemberton

A passionate communicator and powerful presenter, Steve Pemberton is widely appreciated for his ability to connect with a broad spectrum of audiences. From corporate America and the non-profit world to healthcare and higher education, Steve's relentless mission and framework continue to inspire and encourage others to deliver trusted guideposts for living, learning and leading. He recently sat down with us to share his hot takes on leadership, community and more.


Dia Simms

One of the country’s few female and African American CEOs, Dia Simms is renowned for her expertise in leading brand strategies and launching brands, driving sales, maximizing revenue and creating cultures where people want to work. Currently the CEO of Lobos 1707 Tequila & Mezcal, Simms has been twice listed as “One of the Most Powerful Executives in the Industry'' by Billboard magazine. She recently sat down with us to share her hot takes on everything from making an impact to building businesses from scratch.


John Quiñones

 One of the most popular inspirational speakers in the world today, John Quiñones' moving keynotes focus on his odds-defying journey, celebrate the life-changing power of education, champion the Latino American Dream and provide thought-provoking insights into human nature and ethical behavior. We recently sat down with him to get his hot takes on everything from journalism to his acclaimed, wildly popular show, What Would You Do?