Books & Writers

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Peter Thiel

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Tue, Sep 30 2014 - 7:00pm

Peter Thiel, Co-founder, PayPal; Author, Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

Quentin Hardy,  Deputy Tech Editor, The New York Times – Moderator

Who will create the next big idea? It could be you. Thiel is a Silicon Valley technology entrepreneur who invested in hundreds of startups, including Facebook, Space X, and Spotify. Hear Thiel discuss what’s behind the Zero to One philosophy and becoming successful and unique in today’s business world.

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Necessary Wisdom

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Mon, Sep 29 2014 - 6:00pm

Jacob Needleman, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Philosophy, SFSU; Author, Necessary Wisdom
Stephanie Kriebel, Board Certified Health Coach; Educator; Chair, Personal Growth Member-Led Forum - Moderator Read more »

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Michael Malone: The Story Behind Intel

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Wed, Aug 6 2014 - 6:30pm

Michael Malone, Author, The Intel Trinity: How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove Built the World’s Most Important Company
Angie Coiro, Host, “In Deep” – Moderator Read more »

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Keystone & Beyond

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Thu, Aug 21 2014 - 6:00pm

David Baker, Energy Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
John Cushman, Author, Keystone & Beyond; Former Reporter, The New York Times
Additional panelist TBA Read more »

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Stewart Brand and Ryan Phelan: Genetic Rescue for Extinct and Endangered Wildlife

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Tue, Sep 16 2014 - 6:00pm

Stewart Brand, Co-founder, Revive and Restore; Founder, The Long Now Foundation; Founder/Editor, The Whole Earth Catalogue
Ryan Phelan, Co-founder and Executive Director, Revive & Restore Read more »

Upcoming event

French Friday with Dorie Greenspan

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Fri, Oct 31 2014 - 12:00pm

Dorie Greenspan, Author, Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere and Around My French Table; James Beard Award Winner Read more »

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Journalism: The Agriculture Beat Resurgence

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Wed, Sep 3 2014 - 6:00pm

Tara Duggan, Staff Writer, San Francisco Chronicle; Author, Root to Stalk Cooking: The Art of Using the Whole Vegetable
Naomi Starkman, Founder and Editor in Chief, Civil Eats; Winner of the Publication of the Year, 2014 James Beard Awards
Andy Wright, Senior Editor, Modern Farmer
Rachael Myrow, Host, KQED's California Report – Moderator Read more »

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Steve Forbes: Fighting Threats to Our Money

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Wed, Aug 20 2014 - 6:00pm

Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor in Chief, Forbes Media; Publisher, Forbes Magazine Read more »

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James Ellroy

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Wed, Sep 10 2014 - 6:00pm

James Ellroy, Author, L.A. Confidential, The Black Dahlia and Perfidia Read more »

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What Is It to Redeem Your Past? Some Lessons from Nietzsche and Kundera

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Mon, Sep 8 2014 - 6:00pm

Lanier Anderson, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Stanford University Read more »

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