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The Secrets of Haiku from Master Basho (4/23/09)

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Jane Reichhold, Author, Basho the Complete Haiku

Commemorate Poetry Month by learning about Japan’s legendary 17th-century poet, Matsuo Basho, the creator of haiku. Reichhold will discuss Basho the Complete Haiku, the first translation of all of Basho’s haiku by a non-Japanese person. She will portray the life of Basho and discuss the influence haiku has had on poetry of the 20th century, the basic structure, and how haiku can enrich your life. Read more »

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Strategic Philanthropy: Its Potential and Pitfalls (5/18/09)

Hal Harvey, CEO, ClimateWorks Foundation; Co-author, Money Well Spent: A Strategic Plan for Smart Philanthropy
Paul Brest, President, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; Co-author, Money Well Spent: A Strategic Plan for Smart Philanthropy Read more »

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Nick Hayes: Marketing is Broken, but Influencers Can Fix It (5/20/09)

Nick Hayes, President, Influencer50 Inc; Author, Influencer Marketing: Who Really Influences Your Customers?

Purchasing decisions made within organizations have changed over the past decade, but marketing hasn’t. Today, networks or “ecosystems” of influencers shape enterprise purchase decisions. Hayes draws from work with clients IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and Orange to show how to identify the diverse individuals who influence decision-makers in a market, how they influence, and how to engage them. Read more »

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Vivienne Sosnowski: When the Rivers Ran Red (6/22/09)

Vivienne Sosnowski, Author, When the Rivers Ran Red; Editorial Director, Washington Examiner, San Francisco Examiner and Baltimore Examiner; Photographer Read more »

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News 2.0: Predicting the Future of Media (8/19/09)

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John Raess, Bureau Chief, Northern California, The Associated Press
Lisa Stone, Co-founder, BlogHer
Louis Freedberg, Director, California Watch
Quentin Hardy, Manager, Silicon Valley Bureau, Forbes
Kevin Yen, Director of Strategic Partnerships, YouTube
Owen Thomas, Online Editorial Director, NBC Bay Area
Sam Whitmore, Founder, Sam Whitmore’s Media Survey - Moderator Read more »

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Book Arts Today: Amazing Intersections of All Kinds (9/15/09)

A distinguished panel of Bay Area-based book artists discusses the traditional and contemporary intersections accessible in today's world. Renowned artist Charles Hobson, whose work is archived at Stanford University Libraries, teaches at San Francisco Art Institute and operates Pacific Editions, which publishes limited-edition artist books. Penny Nii is a computer scientist who makes books. Graphic artist Michael Bartalos is working in another medium as the first artist in residence at San Francisco Center for the Book. Read more »

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Phil Cousineau: Stoking the Creative Fires: Rekindling Passion and Imagination (10/6/09)

Phil Cousineau, Independent Scholar; Documentary Filmmaker; Author, The Hero’s Journey: The Life and Work of Joseph Campbell Read more »

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Nick Hornby, Author of High Fidelity (7/18/01)

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Nick Hornby in conversation with Barbara Lane.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on July 18, 2001.

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Dr. Michio Kaku: Physics of the Future (3/28/11)

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Physics of the Future

Michio Kaku, Host, “Science Fantastic”; Professor of Physics, City College of New York; Author, Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100 Read more »

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