September 2010

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

It's the Way You Say It

Mon, Sep 20 2010 - 6:00pm

It’s the Way You Say It

This program is sold out

Carol Fleming, Speech Consultant; Author, It’s the Way You Say It

We all know that communication is oh-so-much more than a stream of words. Exactly how you say those words, and how you look when you say them, makes all the difference in what message is actually received. Hear stories from Dr. Read more »

Robert Sutton: What the Best Bosses Do (SF)

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 »

The Roses of Pasadena: Art, Food, and Entrepreneurial Women

Fri, Sep 17 2010 - 9:00am

The Roses of Pasadena:
Art, Food, and Entrepreneurial Women
 

September 17-19, 2010

Sitting at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains, Pasadena has played a key role in California’s history. In 1886, it became the second incorporated city in Southern California after Los Angeles. Today, it is an upscale community with a thriving arts, cultural, and entertainment scene, best known for the Tournament of Roses Parade that takes place every New Year's Day. Read more »