From Jeopardy! champion and New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings comes a history of humor. From fart jokes on clay Sumerian tablets all the way up to the latest Twitter gags and Facebook memes, Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture tells the story of how comedy came to rule the modern world.
Since his record-breaking Jeopardy! streak, Ken has become a best-selling author and has appeared in numerous ads. He is a frequent speaker at college campuses and corporate events.
Later, it helps to be creative to be considered a genius, but you don’t have to be a genius to be creative. In The Creative Curve: How to Develop the Right Idea, at the Right Time, author Allen Gannett disproves the notion that creativity is limited to the brilliant few who possess a certain gift, showing how anyone is capable of turning their genius idea into reality.
Allen is the founder and CEO of TrackMaven, a software analytics firm whose clients have included Microsoft, Marriott, Saks Fifth Avenue, Home Depot, Aetna, Honda, and GE. He has been on the “30 Under 30” lists for both Inc. and Forbes.