Jeffrey Liker is Professor Emeritus of Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan. He is a professional speaker and advisor through his company Liker Lean Advisors, LLC, a network of associates to teach and consult in the Toyota Way. Liker is also a best-selling author of books including The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles and his latest one, The Toyota Product Development System: Integrating People, Process, and Technology.
Edward Watts is a professor and the Department of History Chair at UC San Diego. He is an author who has written six books, including his recently published work Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell into Tyranny, a narrative history of the last three centuries of the Roman Republic. Watts is also an engaging and active public speaker who delivers regular lectures on Roman history, Byzantine History, modern politics, religious change in the Roman world, and the historical analogues of wealth inequality.
Marc Schoen is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA Geffen School of Medicine teaching a course on Performance and Decision Making Under Pressure. He is the author of a highly recommended new book titled Your Survival Instinct is Killing You: Retrain Your Brain to Conquer Fear, Make Better Decisions, and Thrive in the 21st Century. Schoen has published research papers and articles related to resilience, fear, stress, and Health Psychology and his work has been featured extensively in the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and other publications as well as interviewed by major television and radio networks.