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Our Authors
Harold L. Sirkin

Harold L. Sirkin is a Senior Vice President and Director of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) , and the worldwide leader of its Global Operations practice. He is the co-author of PAYBACK: REAPING THE REWARDS OF INNOVATION, which was named by BusinessWeek as one of the top ten books on innovation of the year.
Marie Lacheze

Marie Lacheze has spent the last 15 years travelling throughout Europe, Asia and the USA as a consultant, training managers in communication and problem-solving. She now leads a number of local focus groups, which enables her to research and engage with the concerns of many people in their later years.
Peter Lamont

Dr Peter Lamont is a Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, working on the history, theory and performance of magic. He is an award-winning magician and a former President of the Edinburgh Magic Circle. He has performed and lectured in several countries across the world. This is his first book for a popular readership.
The Harvard Lampoon

The Harvard Lampoon was essentially Douglas Kenney and Henry Beard. They wrote Bored of the Rings when they were students at Harvard. They then went on to form the National Lampoon, a satirical institution in the 70s. Kenney died in 1980, Beard lives in the Hamptons in the USA.
Miriam Lancewood

Miriam Lancewood was born in 1983 and grew up in a loving home in a small village in the Netherlands. Nature, theatre, art and music were the pillars of her childhood. At the age of thirteen, Miriam started pole-vaulting and, as a result of many hours spent training, she won a number of competitions. It was, therefore, an obvious choice for her to study Physical Education when she left high school. At 21, upon completing her Bachelor's degree, she set off for Zimbabwe to spend a year volunteering in a school. From Africa, she flew to India, where she met her partner and companion, Peter. Together they travelled for several years throughout Asia and Papua New Guinea, and eventually arrived in Aotearoa New Zealand, Peter's home country. Miriam and Peter then made the decision to live in the most primitive manner in the wilderness of the Southern Alps.
Arthur Lange

Arthur Lange, Ed.D. is the coauthor of Responsible Assertive Behavior and The Assertive Option, and has given thousands of presentations using the concepts embodied in this book.
Alison R. Lanier

The late Alison Lanier, the original author, brought to the book long experience in briefing foreign managers and professionals coming to work in the U.S.
Katherine Lapworth

Katherine Lapworth worked at the BBC for six years as a Producer and Director in both radio and television before launching her own copywriting business. She is also a founder member of Maverick Media the sister company to Maverick Television, established to exploit all the print and video opportunities arising from Maverick's broadcast work.
Erik Bertrand Larssen

Erik Bertrand is a performance consultant who energizes people into successful careers and happier lives. After a career with the military as a paratrooper, he worked in the telecom industry, moved into headhunting and then started mental and career coaching on the side. A holder of a Masters degree in business economics, Erik is the number one mental trainer in Norway with clients ranging from business executives at Fortune 500 companies to Olympic medalists. An Oslo, Norway native and a father of four, Erik splits his time between his hometown and New York City.
Sara Laschever

Sara Laschever has written for publications such as the New York Times, the Harvard Business Review and Glamour.
Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey. The Queen got her first break in music when a demo tape featuring one of her raps made its way to Tommy Boy Records. She was signed and immediately became a hit. She won the Best New Artist Award in 1990 for her album 'All Hail the Queen' which also went platinum.
Nathan Latka

Nathan Latka is CEO of TheTopInbox and eTools, and is applying what he knows about the new rules of business to 3-5x their revenue. He's also the Executive Producer and host of The Top Entrepreneurs Podcast. This is his first book.
Robert 'Butch' Lauffer

Robert ¿Butch¿ Lauffer is head coach at Texas A&M University, and holds a full FIFA license. April S. Kater is Head Women¿s Soccer Coach at Syracuse University, bringing her team into the NSCAA tournament. She is a member of the United States Soccer Federation and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, and holds both an NSCAA Premiere Coaching Certificate and a USSF ¿A¿ Coaching License.
Tim Laurence

Tim Laurence is founder of the Hoffman Institute UK and Director of Hoffman International, who organise the Hoffman Process in 14 countries. He spent much of his adult life in the US and taught at the University of California, Berkeley. He is now married to the actress Serena Gordon and has 2 young sons.Tim Laurence is founder of the Hoffman Institute UK and Director of Hoffman International, who organise the Hoffman Process in 14 countries. He spent much of his adult life in the US and taught at the University of California, Berkeley. He is now married to the actress Serena Gordon and has 2 young sons.
Roslyn Law

Dr Roslyn Law is a consultant clinical psychologist and one of the leading practitioners and trainers in Interpersonal Psychotherapy for adults and adolescents (IPT/IPT-A) in the UK and Chair of IPTUK, the professional body for IPT and IPT-A therapists across the UK and Ireland.She is Deputy Director of Children and Young People's IAPT at University College London, which is part of a national programme to transform mental health services for young people by giving them access to evidence based therapies and ensuring that they have a strong voice in how mental health services are organised and delivered.She is the IPT and IPT-A lead at the Anna Freud Centre, an internationally respected charity in which children and their families are supported to build on their own strengths to achieve their goals in life.
Emma Lawrence

Emma Lawrence is a clinical psychologist with a particular interest in mind-body interactions and is currently working in a physical health setting employed by Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust. Prior to this she was a Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, conducting research on emotion processing and regulation to include work on depersonalization. In addition, she has twice been awarded the Public Engagement with Psychology grant by the British Psychological Society.
David Lawrenson

David Lawrenson is the UK's leading buy-to-let expert, with over 20 years' experience as a landlord. Not being linked to a property company or financial institution enables him to provide unrivalled unbiased advice via his website www.lettingfocus.com where he also has a blog.In addition, he advises organisations in both private and public sectors on how to make a success of marketing to the private rented sector and engaging with private landlords. He also runs high-quality buy-to-let property consultancy seminars, mentoring and coaching sessions. He's a frequent commentator and speaker on property investment in the press.
Persia Lawson

Persia Lawson and Joey Bradford are the founders of Addictive Daughter, a website and initiative created to help young women suffering from the quarter-life crisis. Having been caught in a cycle of self-destructive behaviour, and come out the other side they set up AD in an effort to help others in a similar situation.From working face-to-face with clients to sharing weekly Life Nuggets over their social media platforms their sole goal is to lovingly guide those in need & inspire them to create a better life for themselves.Previously, both Persia & Joey trained in Classical Acting at the prestigious Drama Centre London, where they met. They have since re-trained in Life-Coaching and Addiction Studies.
Arnold Lazarus

Dr. Arnold Lazarus, (1932-2013) was a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Rutgers University in New Jersey, and had also served on the faculties of Stanford University, Temple University Medical School, and Yale University. Dr. Lazarus received numerous honors and awards, most notably the Distinguished Service Award from the American Board of Professional Psychology, special awards from the divisions of psychotherapy and clinical psychology of the American Psychological Association, and he was the first recipient of the prestigious Annual Cummings PSYCHE Award. In 1999 he received two Lifetime Achievement Awards, one from the California Psychological Association and the other from the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy. He maintained a clinical practice for nearly 40 years and authored or co-authored 18 books and over 350 articles and chapters. His books have been translated into dozens of languages, allowing his influence to be felt and appreciated in numerous ways worldwide.
Clifford Lazarus

Dr. Clifford Lazarus is a licensed clinical and health psychologist with a practice in psychotherapy and neuropsychological testing. He is the Director of Comprehensive Psychological Services in Princeton, New Jersey. Dr. Lazarus consults widely to corporations and industry on matters of health psychology, stress management, effective communication, and conflict resolution. He was honored by the Prescribing Psychologists' Register "For Outstanding Contributions to the Pioneering Efforts of Training in Psychopharmacology for Psychologists."