Brian Gruber traveled to 15 cities across four continents in search of the stories that became 'Surmountable: How Citizens from Selma to Seoul Changed the World'. He has spent 40 years studying, leading, and developing new media companies and creative projects. Gruber was hired by C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb to be the pioneering cable network’s first head of marketing, where he hosted two live national call-in shows each week. Gruber later founded FORA.tv, a global thought leader network named by Time magazine as one of the fifty best sites on the web. He is a critically acclaimed author of 'Six Days at Ronnie Scott's: Billy Cobham on Jazz Fusion and the Act of Creation' and 'WAR: The Afterparty'.