August 2009

General Anthony Zinni: On Leadership

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Tue, Aug 18 2009 - 12:00pm

Leading the Charge

General Anthony Zinni, Former Commander in Chief, United States Central Command; Author, Leading the Charge: Leadership Lessons from the Battlefield to the Boardroom

In conversation with Dr. Gloria Duffy, President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club

General Zinni applies leadership lessons learned on the battlefield to help us understand how to succeed in the new century. Read more »

Gil Friend: The Truth About Green Business - The Potential for Jobs and Prosperity

Tue, Aug 18 2009 - 6:00pm

The Truth About Green Business: The Potential for Jobs and Prosperity

Gil Friend, Founder/CEO, Natural Logic, Inc.; Author, The Truth About Green Business

Running a profitable business that takes care of the environment, provides meaningful jobs, and helps the community is an oxymoron, right? Not so fast. Friend states that green business practices are good for business and the world. Read more »

The Commonwealth September 2009

Issue 7

Speeches from controversial economist Dambisa Moyo on a better way to aid African development; John Kamm on how China has changed since Tiananmen Square; Canon Andrew White on reconciliation -- and survival -- in Iraq; plus a debate between the heads of Chevron and the Sierra Club; Dr. Gloria Duffy on the value of work; and more.

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Victor Cheng: Prospering in a Recession

Mon, Aug 17 2009 - 6:00pm

Prospering in a Recession

Victor Cheng, Former McKinsey Consultant; Marketing/Executive Coach; Author, The Recession-Proof Business

Based on proprietary research of recessions from the past 136 years, Cheng highlights examples of companies that grew from nothing into huge successes during the downturns. Read more »

Barbara Lee: In-Conversation with The Renegade for Peace and Justice

Mon, Aug 17 2009 - 6:00pm

Barbara Lee: Renegade for Peace and Justice

Barbara Lee, Congresswoman, 9th Congressional District of California; Author, Renegade for Peace and Justice: Congresswoman Barbara Lee Speaks for Me

Lee seeks to champion legislation for society's most vulnerable. From the HIV/AIDS pandemic to the genocide in Darfur, she has fought hard battles to end injustice, refusing to let Congress lose sight of those who can't buy access. Read more »

$10 Philanthropy: Change for Change

Wed, Aug 12 2009 - 6:30pm

$10 Philanthropy: Change for Change

Darian Rodriguez Heyman, Member, United Nations GAID High-Level Panel of Advisors; Trustee, Project Ahimsa
Jacob Colker, Co-founder and CEO, The Extraordinaries
Joe Engle, Sales Associate, Network for Good
Premal Shah, President, Kiva
Madeline Stanionis, CEO and Co-founder, Watershed – Moderator
Additional panelists TBA

President Obama’s election is believed by many to have reinvigorated the spirit of civic engagement an Read more »

John Thomas: Does America Have a Future?

Tue, Aug 11 2009 - 6:00pm

Does America Have a Future?

John Thomas, Former Financial Industry Executive; Hedge Fund Manager; Publisher, Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader

As one of the founders of the hedge fund industry, Thomas provides an unvarnished recap of the causes and consequences of the global financial crisis. In easily understood terms, he reviews the end of the golden age of leverage and the associated implications. Read more »

Ken Fisher

Tue, Aug 11 2009 - 6:00pm

How to Smell a Rat: The Five Signs of Financial Fraud

Ken Fisher, CEO and Chief Investment Officer, Fisher Investments; Columnist, Forbes; Author, How to Smell a Rat: The Five Signs of Financial Fraud

In recent years, the public has been shell-shocked by some of the biggest financial frauds and scams in history. Fisher believes that nearly every investment scam ever perpetrated was actually easily detectable and avoidable. Read more »

James Forcier: Groundhog Day Economics

Mon, Aug 10 2009 - 12:00pm

Groundhog Day Economics: Why Do We Keep Making the Same Mistakes?

James Forcier, Assistant Professor and Director, Applied Economics Program, USF; Managing Director, Bay Analytics

Are we getting a clear picture of what caused the current economic situation and who is responsible? Forcier contends that blame is not being allocated according to responsibility. Read more »

Patrick Arbore: How to Manage the Fear, Grief and Loss that Accompanies Hard Economic Times

Mon, Aug 10 2009 - 5:15pm

How to Manage the Fear, Grief and Loss that Accompany Hard Economic Times

Patrick Arbore, Director, Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention

You did everything you could to create a safe financial future for yourself and/or your family. Unfortunately, the downturn may have undermined all your hard work, and while the losses may be financial, the impact is personal. Now, learn how to adjust and move forward in this tough economic climate.

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Time: 4:45 p.m. Read more »