December 2009

The Commonwealth January 2010

Issue 10

Featuring speeches by the directors of National Intelligence, FBI, and CIA, this issue provides a behind-the-scenes look at America's national intelligence apparatus. Also in this issue: Dr. Gloria Duffy on the "I" and the "We" in economic thinking, Gourmet editor Ruth Reichl, Sally Pipes critiques health-care reform proposals, Taylor Branch exposes his secret discussions with President Clinton, and more.

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Engagement Leadership: A New Model for High-Performance Teams

Thu, Dec 17 2009 - 6:00pm

Engagement Leadership: A New Model for High-Performance Teams

Howard Teich, Founder and CEO, Quadrix Partners

The human mind has twin complementary capabilities, through the inward and outward realms and right and left hemispheres. When the core leadership team leverages the full mind as an integrated system, revenue can grow, performance can improve, and waste can be removed – and the engaged leader can find fulfillment and success. Read more »

Middle East Peace in 10 Steps

Tue, Dec 15 2009 - 6:00pm

Middle East Peace in 10 Steps

Emanuel Jolish, Ph.D., Psychology

Israeli-American psychologist Jolish was born in a German displacement camp in 1947 to Holocaust survivors who then immigrated to Israel in 1948. Jolish calls himself a “student of the Middle East” and has close ties to Israeli scholars, and from this insight he poses a new solution to a very, very old problem. Read more »

Collaboration Comeback: How Visual Thinking Is Driving Teamwork and Innovation

Mon, Dec 14 2009 - 6:00pm

Collaboration Comeback: How Visual Thinking Is Driving Teamwork and Innovation

Scott Raskin, CEO, Mindjet

In chaotic times, organizations can take back control by tapping perhaps the most powerful tool we have: our sense of vision. Read more »

Raj Patel in Silicon Valley

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Thu, Jan 7 2010 - 7:00pm

Raj Patel

Author, Stuffed and Starved and The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy

If economics is about choices, who gets to make them? Activist and academic Patel says that prices often mislead us, and reveals the "hidden costs" of goods. To demonstrate his argument that the free market and corporations distort price and value, Patel suggests that the true price of a hamburger would be $200 if we factor in the hidden environment and health costs. Read more »

Greg Mortenson

Fri, Dec 11 2009 - 7:30pm

Greg Mortenson

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Co-founder, Central Asia Institute; Co-author, Three Cups of Tea; Author, Stones in Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Mortenson picks up where Three Cups of Tea left off in 2003 and shares his broader vision to promote peace through education and literacy. Read more »

William D. Eggers: When Government Works and When It Doesn't

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Wed, Dec 9 2009 - 6:00pm

When Government Works and When It Doesn’t

William Eggers, Co-author, If We Can Put a Man on the Moon…Getting Big Things Done in Government

Frustrated by the growing list of high-profile failures, Americans have rarely expected so much from our government while also having so little public confidence in government’s ability to actually get things done. Eggers discusses the highlights from his review of more than 75 government undertakings in the U.S. Read more »

Fail Early and Often: Innovative Practices for Online Development

Wed, Dec 9 2009 - 6:00pm

Fail Early and Often: Innovative Practices for Online Development

Alon Salant, Founder/Owner, Carbon Five

Organizations today increasingly struggle to create compelling software products, web sites and social media while working with the daunting details of limited time and resources. Learn new ways of working and delivering early value with simple and easy-to-apply processes from a pioneering software development firm. Read more »

An Evening with Twyla Tharp

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Wed, Dec 9 2009 - 7:00pm

Twyla Tharp

Choreographer; Author, The Collaborative Habit and The Creative Habit

Tharp discusses how good collaborators aren’t born, they’re made. She explores working with others and gives examples of how collaboration is replacing competition in both education and business. Read more »

Dan Walters - Political Columnist for The Sacramento Bee

Wed, Feb 3 2010 - 12:00pm

California: A State of Turmoil - duplicate listing

Dan Walters, Political Columnist, Sacramento Bee

According to veteran columnist Walters, California is suffering from an unparalleled social and economic complexity that has collided with an antiquated and pitfall-laden political system. What does the future hold? Will our next governor be able to make a difference? Read more »