For our first AMA, we hosted the amazing science fiction novelist and ex-marine biologist Peter Watts and talked to him about everything from writer’s block to free-will, artificial intelligence, and consciousness.
A scientist, writer, businessman, and an expert on evolution. Matt has written many provocative books on evolution, genetics, and society including The Red Queen (1993), Genome (1999), and The Rational Optimist (2010).
Dr. Lois Frankel
Dr. Lois P. Frankel is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, executive coach, and an internationally sought after keynote speaker in the fields of career and leadership development.
Tiffany Dufu is a catalyst-at-large in women’s leadership and the author of Drop the Ball, a memoir and manifesto that shows women how to cultivate the single skill they really need in order to thrive: the ability to let go.
Peng is a novelist whose debut novel, The Book of M, won the 2019 Neukom Institute for Literary Arts Award for Debut Speculative Fiction, and was chosen as the best book of the year by Amazon, Elle, Refinery29, and The Verge.
Kamal Ravikant is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, investor, and author of the bestselling books Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It, Rebirth, and Live Your Truth.
William Kent Krueger
William Kent Krueger is the author of the bestselling Cork O’Connor mystery series. His work has received the Edgar Award, Macavity Award, multiple Anthony, Barry, and Dilys Awards, and has been translated into 20+ languages.
Lois Lowry is a popular children's book author responsible for such critically acclaimed and award-winning titles as 'The Giver' and 'Number the Stars.'
Gretchen Rubin is a writer who relentlessly explores human nature to understand how we can make our lives better. She's the author of bestselling books The Four Tendencies, Better Than Before, and The Happiness Project.
Tara Mohr is an expert on women’s leadership and well-being, and an author, educator, and coach. Tara is the author of Playing Big, published by Penguin Random House, and named a Best Book of the year by Apple’s iBooks.
Kristina Naydonova is a thirteen-year-old bestselling thriller author of The Black Sisterhood Files, regular podcast speaker, and mental health advocate.
Etaf Rum is the author of the New York Times bestseller, A Woman is No Man. She teaches college English literature in North Carolina, where she lives with her two children. She also runs the Instagram account @booksandbeans.