Business & Economics

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San Francisco’s Prop E: Pros and Cons of the Soda Tax

Thu, Oct 30 2014 - 12:00pm

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To tax or not to tax? That is the question posed to San Francisco residents this November as Proposition E, also known as the Soda Tax, appears on ballots. Read more »

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Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg: How Google Works

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Thu, Oct 2 2014 - 7:00pm

Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman and Former CEO, Google; Co-Author, How Google Works
Jonathan Rosenberg, Google Advisor; Co-Author, How Google Works Read more »

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The Tech Boom: Good or Bad for San Francisco?

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Wed, Oct 15 2014 - 6:00pm

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

Economic and social disruption is nothing new for San Francisco. From the Gold Rush to the Summer of Love, the city has often been at the vanguard of change. The tech boom has brought an unprecedented wave of riches and stresses to the city. We bring together some of the city’s thought leaders for a provocative discussion of how the city must nurture and/or temper this dramatic period of change.

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Are Professional Athletes Underpaid? Money and the Culture of Professional Sports

Fri, Nov 14 2014 - 12:00pm

Leland Faust, Founder and Chairman, CSI Capital Management; Member, Sporting News Top 100 Most Powerful People in Sports
Duane Kuiper, Emmy Award-winning Play-by-play Announcer, San Francisco Giants; Former Major League Baseball Player, Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants
Kevin O’Malley, President, Tech Talk/Studio – Moderator Read more »

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Leadership: The Power Behind the Throne

Thu, Nov 13 2014 - 6:00pm

Richard Hytner, Deputy Chairman, Saatchi & Saatchi; Adjunct Associate Professor of Marketing, London Business School; Author, Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows Read more »

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The Business Case for Gender Diversity

Wed, Oct 29 2014 - 12:00pm

Joe Keefe, CEO, Pax World Funds, Pax Ellevate Management, LLC

Research suggests that when women are at the table or in leadership positions, companies perform better. Where gender diversity reaches a critical mass of three or more women on a board, governance improves and so does financial performance. Yet, despite the powerful business case for women, gender inequality stubbornly persists. Joe Keefe will be discussing the business-side of gender diversity in the workplace. Keefe has written and spoken widely on the subject of women’s empowerment.

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Technological Unemployment: Software Revolution or Job Extinction?

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Thu, Oct 2 2014 - 6:00pm

Jim Clark, Founder and CEO, World Technology Network and World Technology Awards; Author, Manifesto for a New Civilization; Former Faculty Member, Harvard; Former Bill Clinton Presidential Campaign Director for Non-Profit Sector and National Service
Vivek Wadhwa, Research Director, Singularity University; Professor, Stanford; Author, The Immigrant Exodus: Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent; Time Magazine 40 Most Influential Minds in Tech Read more »

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