January 2011

William Draper: The Start Up Game (SF)

Mon, Jan 10 2011 - 6:00pm

William Draper

This program is sold out

Entrepreneur; Author, The Startup Game

Ann Winblad, Co-founder and Managing Director, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners - Moderator

For more than 40 years, Draper has worked with top entrepreneurs in fabled Silicon Valley, where today’s vision is made into tomorrow’s reality. This venture capitalist saw the value in Skype, Open Table and many other companies, and he will share his firsthand stories of success. Read more »

Protecting Seniors from Fraud and Abuse

Jan 7, 2011 @ 2:07 PM
We have received a number of comments from folks interested in the vexing problem of people who take advantage of seniors – fooling them into signing away inheritances, home-improvement frauds, insurance scams, and more. Commonwealth Club President and CEO Dr. Gloria Duffy related her family's own experience with this trend in her InSight column in the October/November 2010 issue of The Commonwealth.

Because we've received requests for this column, we are posting it below.

The 4-Hour Work Week: Timothy Ferriss

Thu, Jan 6 2011 - 6:30pm

The Four-Hour Work Week

This program is sold out

Timothy Ferriss, Author; Investor

In onversation with Rachael King, Writer, Bloomberg Businessweek

Want to work just four hours a week? Ferriss believes he can show you how. This Jack-of-all-trades has done it all, from becoming the National Chinese Kickboxing Champion and the Guinness World Record-holder for tango dancing to working for education reform. Read more »

Intermediate Italian

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Tue, Mar 29 2011 - 6:00am

"Crime and Punishment"

Mon, Jan 3 2011 - 5:30pm

"Crime and Punishment"

In our book discussion program, we will discuss Fyodor Dostoevsky's classic tale of guilt and redemption, Crime and Punishment.

MLF: San Francisco Book Discussion
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. program
Program Organizer: Howard Crane

Art as Context

Mon, Jan 3 2011 - 6:00pm

Art as Context

Kara Cohen, Recent Philosophy Graduate

Monday Night Philosophy explores aesthetics through the eyes of a recent philosophy graduate. Cohen will review the major milestones in the history of aesthetics, including Plato’s and Kant’s observations, and will suggest that art exists through its context. Cohen will also briefly speak about what it is like to be a student of philosophy in contemporary society. Read more »