September 2010

Herb and June Sabel

"Our Vietnam trip was the highlight of our travel year. We met unique, fascinating people, and the food was delicious!"

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Herb and June Sabel, Club Travelers

Dave Bonacorrso

"The Club's name and clout in China allowed access to diplomats, reporters, and political figures whom I never would have met had I taken the trip independently."

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Dave Bonacorrso

Donna Snyder

"A small passenger list including a famous newsman and an astronomer, a museum filled with jewels and impressionist paintings, and outdoor cafés in Denmark-what's not to love?"

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Donna Snyder

James Ellroy

Tue, Sep 21 2010 - 6:00pm

James Ellroy

Author, The Hilliker Curse, L.A. Confidential and The Black Dahlia

In conversation with Tom Barbash, Author; Contributing Book Critic, The New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle

As a novelist, screenwriter, essayist and memoirist, Ellroy is more closely identified with Los Angeles than any writer since Raymond Chandler. Read more »

Jonathan Safran Foer: Eating Animals

Tue, Sep 21 2010 - 7:00pm

Jonathan Safran Foer

Author, Everything Is Illuminated and Eating Animals

Foer looks at our dining habits, insatiable appetites and the cultural meaning of food. He explores the ethical, environmental and health risks behind commercial fishing and factory farming and discusses his journey from carnivore to vegetarian. Read more »

Joe and Linda Rubino

"Our first trip with The Commonwealth Club turned out to be one of the best trips we'd ever taken in our many years of world travel. We experienced an unforgettably wonderful slice of culture that far exceeded our expectations, due to The Club's relationships with chefs and winemakers in Spain."

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Joe and Linda Rubino

James Ellroy on the Hardboiled School of Language

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James Ellroy on the Hardboiled School of Language

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Robert Sutton: What the Best Bosses Do (SF)

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Mon, Sep 20 2010 - 6:00pm

Robert Sutton: What the Best Bosses Do

Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Author, Good Boss, Bad Boss and The No A—hole Rule

A leading critic of behavior in the workplace unleashes his wrath on bosses and explains the impact both good and bad ones can have on employee morale and the bottom line. Sutton will weave together evidence and case studies to identify the mindset and actions of the most successful bosses.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking, 6 p.m. Read more »