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Ira Shapiro

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Ira Shapiro has a lot of experience changing careers. He is an author and book publisher who started as a science textbook editor and financial public relations man after hitchhiking around America for five months, joining the Army and earning paratrooper wings. With his wife, Jacqueline Dedell, he has become an angel investor, land preservationist, residential real estate renovator, tableware manufacturer and farmer/breeder raising 150 animals. Ira and Jacqueline are co-founders of Take Two Interactive, which owns the Grand Theft Auto video game franchise. They also co-founded Phizzle, a software company that has a unique...

Phil Klay

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Phil Klay is a veteran of the US Marine Corps. His short story collection Redeployment won the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction and the National Book Critics' Circle John Leonard Prize for best debut work in any genre, and was selected as one of the 10 Best Books of 2014 by The New York Times. His nonfiction work won the George W. Hunt, S.J., Prize for Journalism, Arts & Letters in the category of Cultural & Historical Criticism in 2018. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and the Brookings Institution's Brookings...