July 2010

Paul Saffo: Bay Area Should Flex Its Economic Muscles in the Political Arena

Jul 12, 2010 @ 3:06 PM
The Bay Area would benefit from thinking more like a city-state and less like a region within a dysfunctional state, futurist Paul Saffo writes in yesterday's San Francisco Chronicle.

How to Rein in Medical Costs, Right Now

Mon, Jul 12 2010 - 6:00pm

How to Rein in Medical Costs, Right Now

George Lundberg, Editor-at-Large, MedPage Today; Editor-in-Chief, Cancer Commons

Monday Night Philosophy explores the ideas underlying the American health-care system, whose costs, compared to all other countries’, are out of control. Many people argue that our quality and safety of care and clinical outcomes do not justify these costs. Read more »

Shai Agassi: A Better Model?

Mon, Jul 12 2010 - 6:45pm

Shai Agassi: A Better Model?

Please note that this event is now occurring at the SF Club Office

Founder and CEO, Better Place

In conversation with Greg Dalton, Founder, Climate One

INFORUM’s Next 21st Century Visionary Award

HSBC led a consortium that injected $350 million into Better Place, a company building a network of battery swap-and-charge stations that could greatly expand the range of all-electric vehicles. Read more »

Hot, Wet, and Uncertain

Fri, Jul 9 2010 - 12:00pm

Hot, Wet and Uncertain

Wieslaw Maslowski, Research Professor, Naval Post Graduate School
Will Travis, Executive Director, Bay Area Conservation and Development Commission
Andrew J. Gunther, Executive Director, Center for Ecosystem Management and Restoration

What do scientists predict the Earth will be like in a few decades? Read more »

Kevin Starr: The Golden Gate Bridge

Thu, Jul 8 2010 - 6:00pm

Kevin Starr: The Golden Gate Bridge

CA State Librarian Emeritus; Author, Golden Gate

It’s an iconic part of our local landscape, but what’s the real background and significance of the Golden Gate Bridge? Celebrated historian and California State Librarian Emeritus Starr takes a fresh look at this celebrated figure, presenting a lyrical account of the building and significance of the Golden Gate Bridge, the quintessential image of California’s breathtaking blend of nature and civilization. Read more »

How to Find the Right Work During Challenging Times: Life and Work After 40

Wed, Jul 7 2010 - 5:15pm

How to Find the Right Work During Challenging Times: A New Approach to Life and Work After 40

Craig Nathanson, Author; Vocational Coach

Join author and speaker Nathanson as he leads you through a step-by-step process to discover the work that you are passionate about – right away. In this inspirational, interactive talk, Nathanson will guide you in identifying the perfect occupation and how to obtain it, as well as what to steer clear of. Learn how to find the job for you and celebrate it. Read more »

San Francisco Public Press Hits the Newsstands – And The Club Is There

Jul 2, 2010 @ 8:52 AM
The newspaper is dead. Long live the newspaper.