July 2012

Olivia Fox Cabane: Charisma and Leadership -What If Charisma Could Be Taught?

Thu, Aug 2 2012 - 6:00pm

Olivia Fox Cabane: Charisma and Leadership - What If Charisma Could Be Taught?

Olivia Fox Cabane, Chief Charisma Coach, Spitfire; Author, The Charisma Myth

Most of us assume that charisma is something you're either born with, or not. But science is proving otherwise. What makes people charismatic, and which aspects of charisma can indeed be learned? This talk will present the highlights of a few compelling studies, as well as practical tools for everyday application. Read more »

Congressman John Garamendi: Veterans and Jobs

Mon, Aug 6 2012 - 12:00pm

Congressman John Garamendi: Jobs and Veterans

John Garamendi, MBA, Harvard School of Business, Member of U.S. House of Representatives (D-CA); Member, House Armed Services Committee

John Diaz, Editorial Page Editor, San Francisco Chronicle - Moderator

What can be done to help veterans re-enter the domestic workforce on financially and psychologically sound footing, particularly in an unsettled job market? Read more »

How Do You Do That? In conversation with David Perry

Thu, Aug 23 2012 - 6:00pm

How Do You Do That? In Conversation with David Perry

David Perry, CEO David Perry & Associates

Perry has been entrusted to manage public, media and community relations for signature events on behalf of the City and County of San Francisco, ranging from the 2008 Olympic Torch Relay to the 2011 Fleet Week to the upcoming 2013 America's Cup Race. How does he juggle thousands of moving parts to consistently deliver consistently excellent results, and how can you, too, get a job traveling the world and meeting fascinating people? Read more »

Joel Garfinkle: Getting Ahead and Taking Your Career to the Next Level

Thu, Aug 30 2012 - 7:00pm

Joel Garfinkle

Founder, Garfinkle Executive Coaching; Author, Getting Ahead: Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level

What exactly makes one person more successful than another? Garfinkle reveals his signature model for mastering three skills that he asserts will help take your career to the next level. Learn how to put yourself in front of the competition by improving your perception, increasing your visibility and exerting your influence. Read more »

Charles Yu: How to Live Safely in the Fictional Universe

Thu, Jul 26 2012 - 6:00pm

Charles Yu: How to Live Safely in the Fictional Universe

Author, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe and Sorry Please Thank You: Stories

In conversation with Eli Horowitz, Former Managing Editor and Publisher, McSweeneys; Co-author, Everything You Know Is Pong

A big-box store employee is confronted by a zombie during the graveyard shift, a problem that pales in comparison to his inability to ask a co-worker out on a date. Read more »

New Lives and Old Dreams: Immigration in America 2012

Tue, Jul 24 2012 - 6:30pm

New Lives and Old Dreams: Immigration in America 2012

Arturo S. Rodriguez, President, United Farm Workers
Lavinia Limón, President and CEO, U.S. Read more »