Alec Ross in conversation with Bob Walker

September 20, 2021 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Virtual - Zoom

Please join us for a reading and conversation with Alec Ross to celebrate the release of The Raging 2020s: Companies, Countries, People - and the Fight for Our Future He will be joined in conversation by Bob Walker.

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Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of THINK AGAIN and host of the TED podcast WorkLife, says of the book, “Alec Ross fearlessly confronts one of the fundamental concerns of our time: fixing the broken social contract between people, business, and government. His book will challenge you to rethink some of your assumptions about democracy, capitalism, and globalization.”

Alec Ross is one of the world’s leading experts oninnovation. Author of New York Times bestselling The Industries of theFuture, he is currently a distinguished visiting professor at the University of Bologna Business School and a board partner at Amplo, a global venture capital firm. He was a distinguished senior fellow at Johns Hopkins University and a senior fellow at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. He served as Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State to help modernize the practice of diplomacy and advance America’sforeign policy interests. He began his career as a sixth-grade teacher in Baltimore

Bob Walker serves as Lecturer for Iowa JPEC and advisor for I-Envision, Enactus and Sigma Nu Tau. He has 25 years of experience in higher education as Associate Professor and Degree Coordinator with Kirkwood Community College, and Associate Professor and Department Chair Mount Mercy University. Bob has 17 years of experience in the banking industry, running his own consulting practice and involvement in small business startups. He and his wife co-authored the college textbook “Personal Finance: Building Your Future” with McGraw-Hill, which is in its second edition.