December 2009

Writing "Come Back, Como"

Tue, Dec 8 2009 - 12:00pm

Steven Winn

Author Come Back, Como: Winning the Heart of a Reluctant Dog

Longtime San Francisco Chronicle arts critic Winn shares the genesis of Come Back, Como: Winning the Heart of a Reluctant Dog, his new memoir that began, by accident, as a newspaper series. Read more »

Madeleine Kunin: Pearls, Politics and Power: How Women Can Win and Lead

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Tue, Dec 8 2009 - 6:00pm

Pearls, Politics and Power: How Women Can Win and Lead

Madeleine Kunin, Former U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland; Former Governor of Vermont; Author, Pearls, Politics and Power

The first woman elected governor of Vermont, Kunin held positions of power during the Bush Sr. and Clinton administrations, eventually taking her as a U.S. ambassador back to Switzerland, from which she fled with her family at the outbreak of World War II. Read more »

Enhance Your Mind, Mood, Energy... and Longevity

Fri, Dec 4 2009 - 12:00pm

Enhance Your Mind, Mood, Energy… and Longevity

Hyla Cass, M.D., Author; Integrative Medical Practitioner

Tired? Stressed? Depressed? Frustrated with your doctors? Cass will discuss how we can take charge of our own health, energy and well-being. Caffeine, alcohol and other unhealthy mood-altering substances create dependencies that impede our ability to stay healthy. Read more »

Rewarding Performance in The Workplace

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Thu, Dec 3 2009 - 6:30pm

Rewarding Performance in the Workplace

This program is postponed

F. Daniel Siciliano, Faculty director of the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University
Richard Waters, West Coast Editor, Financial Times
Mary B. Read more »

Aaron David Miller: Gulliver's Troubles - How America Lost Its Groove in the Middle East

Thu, Dec 3 2009 - 6:00pm

Gulliver’s Troubles: How America Lost Its Groove in the Middle East

Aaron David Miller, Former Middle East Advisor, U.S. State Department
Jonathan Curiel, San Francisco Journalist; Author, Al’ America – Moderator

Miller contends that America is in an investment trap in a highly unstable region: it can’t fix the Middle East and it can’t run away from it. The arguable diplomatic failure of several presidential administrations has left the U.S. Read more »

INFORUM Happy Hour at Sloane

Wed, Dec 2 2009 - 6:00pm

Inforum Happy Hour at Sloane

Join us at Sloane for some intimate holiday cheers! at Inforum’s last Happy Hour of 2009! Grab a drink, mingle with other members, and find out how you can get involved. Come relax before the holiday rush sets in and help us toast another great year for INFORUM!

Enjoy $6 vodka drinks, $5 wines and $4 beer specials courtesy of Sloane and Svedk Vodka.

Location: Sloane Bar, 1525 Mission St.
Time: 6-8 p.m. happy hour
Cost: FREE
(no-host bar). Read more »

Distraction and Multitasking in the Modern Media World

Wed, Dec 2 2009 - 6:00pm

Distraction and Multitasking in the Modern Media World

Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Neuroscience Imaging Center, UCSF

Our brains, despite extraordinary complexity and remarkable capabilities, have distinct limitations – we misplace car keys, we confuse names, we forget phone numbers. Read more »

Bill George: "Seven Lessons for Leading in Crisis"

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Wed, Dec 2 2009 - 6:00pm

Bill George: Seven Lessons for Leading in Crisis

Bill George, Professor, Harvard Business School; Former CEO, Medtronic; Author, Seven Lessons for Leading in Crisis

As the U.S. Read more »

The State of Pastry in SF

Tue, Dec 1 2009 - 6:30pm

The State of Pastry in SF
 
Luis Villavelazquez, Executive Pastry Chef, Absinthe Bar & Brasserie
William Werner, Executive Pastry Chef, Quince
Elizabeth Falkner, Executive Pastry Chef and Owner, Orson and Citizen Cake
Bill Corbett, Executive Pastry Chef, Michael Mina
Jessica Battilana, Associate Eat + Drink Editor, 7x7 - Moderator
 
The holidays are here and ‘tis the season for warming hearts and bellies. Read more »

Will Durst: The All American Sport of Bipartisan Bashing

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Tue, Dec 1 2009 - 6:30pm

Will Durst: The All-American Sport of Bipartisan Bashing

This program is sold out

Will Durst, American Political Satirist; Author, The All-American Sport of Bipartisan Bashing

Angie Coiro, Host, Live From The Left Coast - Moderator

“America’s top political satirist” has spent his career keeping our elected officials – left, right and center – on their toes. Read more »