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The tech advances of the last few years have turned the news and entertainment worlds on their ears, shifting the balance of power away from the media giants and to consumers—and citizens—empowering them to choose and create. Technology is having the same game-changing effect on the political world. In this lively presentation, Huffington, described by Fortune as one of the few people who “get” the Internet, discusses the latest online and social media trends—including how media companies are turning content promiscuity into profits—and reveals her vision of a hybrid future where traditional media and new media become one.
In this presentation based on her book, Third World America, Huffington addresses how middle-class Americans are quickly becoming an endangered species and why the American Dream of a secure, comfortable standard of living and a better life for our children has become as outdated as an Edsel with an eight-track player. Delivering both a wake-up call and a detailed road map to recovery, Huffington offers the specific steps we need to take—as individuals, as families and as a country—to help prevent America from turning into a Third World Nation, while putting us back on the path to becoming the “more perfect union” our founding fathers envisioned.
As the editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, one of the most popular and influential news and opinion sites on the web, Arianna Huffington has her finger on the pulse of America and the attention of one of the most politically active and vocal communities in the country. Drawing on her access, knowledge and experience, Huffington provides an up-to-the-minute briefing on today’s headline news and issues.
In today’s uncertain times, it is hard to figure out what is best for yourself, your employees and your business. Huffington, a successful entrepreneur and business leader who has triumphed over naysayers, self-doubt and a turbulent economy, demonstrates to audiences how difficult times can be turned into an opportunity for growth—both personally and professionally. With real-world experience as co-founder and editor-in-chief of the highly successful Huffington Post, Huffington is an expert at showing people how to thrive in the face of adversity—ultimately leading both people and businesses through the toughest of times.
Can you achieve true success through a relentless race to the top at the exclusion of all else? Arianna Huffington—president and editor-in-chief, Huffington Post Media Group—makes a compelling case for a different approach. By redefining success beyond money and power, she urges audiences to consider a third metric in measuring success—one which is “based on well-being, health, our ability to unplug and recharge and renew ourselves, and to find joy in both our job and the rest of our life.” Mounting evidence, both scientific and anecdotal, confirms that the practices that make us less stressed also make us more productive, and Huffington provides clear examples of how this is not only good for families and employees’ health, but also good for a company’s bottom line. Even though the current male-dominated model of success isn’t working for either gender, Huffington acknowledges that women must lead the charge in changing the current ethos. Eloquent and engaging, Huffington shares how ‘leaning back’ makes for wiser leaders and how ultimately, success is not just about money or position, but about living the life you want—not just the life for which you settle.
In a presentation inspired by their nationally syndicated radio show Both Sides Now, Huffington Post co-founder and editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington and CNN analyst and former presidential advisor Mary Matalin use their insider status to analyze all sides of the headlines shaping today’s conversations. Two of the most savvy—and prominent—women in politics and the media today, Huffington and Matalin have a passionate yet respectful discussion on politics, policy and culture in a way where ideas rather than insults are traded. While they have sharply different views on regulation, foreign policy, the economy and electoral politics, they also find common ground on a surprising number of issues—and in surprising ways—in this lively exchange on the challenges facing America and the world, both today and in the future.
At the forefront of one of the world’s most successful news site and a key figure in the current communications revolution, Arianna Huffington discusses the new media, politics, the economy and lessons she has learned on the road to success.
Arianna Huffington is among the most influential players shaping the national conversation on politics, the economy, the media and public policy. An entrepreneur and business leader, Huffington provides an informed view on the state of the current business landscape and the impact of our financial policy on the future of the economy. Her access to Washington’s key decision makers, as well as global and business leaders, allows her to provide a fresh and in-the-know perspective on today’s current events, culture and politics. Celebrated for her work as the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the must-read Huffington Post, which in 2012 won its first Pulitzer Prize, Huffington has garnered worldwide acclaim, including being named in 2011 to the TIME 100, the magazine’s annual list of the most influential people in the world; Vanity Fair’s 2011 Powers That Be list; Fast Company’s list of the 100 Most Creative People in Business; Financial Times’ 50 Faces That Shaped the Decade; Newsweek’s Top Ten Thought Leaders of the Decade; and Forbes’ Most Influential Women in the Media (2012) and The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women (2012 and 2013). She is the author of over a dozen books, including Third World America: How Our Politicians Are Abandoning the Middle Class and Betraying the American Dream (2010). Her new book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder (March, 2014), debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and follows up on the success of her acclaimed Third Metric conference, offering women (and men) a new definition of success, one that focused not only on career advancement, but on the equally important goals of health and wellbeing, personal fulfillment, giving back and living a life of purpose and meaning.