Business & Economics

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Digital Gold, The History and Future of Bitcoin

Tue, Jun 2 2015 - 6:00pm

Nathaniel Popper, Reporter, The New York Times; Author, Digital Gold

Believers in Bitcoin see it as a potential basis for a financial system free of banks and governments. So far it has made millions for some people and prison terms for others. National banking regulators are just beginning to set rules and regulations for bitcoin in light of recent scandals and its use by criminal enterprises. Read more »

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Richard Thaler and Hal Varian: Behavioral Economics

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Tue, May 26 2015 - 6:00pm

Richard Thaler, Behavioral Science and Economics Professor, University of Chicago; Author, Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics; Twitter
Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google; Twitter
George Anders, Contributing Writer, Forbes; Twitter – Moderator Read more »

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Is California Losing the Race for Global Innovation?

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Tue, May 26 2015 - 6:00pm

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.; President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation Read more »

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Jack Welch

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Thu, May 14 2015 - 12:00pm

Jack Welch, Former Chairman and CEO, General Electric; Co-author, The Real-Life MBA: Your No-BS Guide to Winning the Game, Building a Team, and Growing Your Career; Twitter

In conversation with Adam Lashinsky, Assistant Managing Editor, Fortune; Editorial Director, Brainstorm Tech; Twitter   Read more »

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Lights, Camera, Take Action; Storytelling for Change: The San Francisco Green Film Festival

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Wed, May 6 2015 - 6:00pm

Mark Decena, Founder, Kontent Films; Writer and Director, Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West
Leah Mahan, Producer and Director, Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek Read more »

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Joseph Stiglitz: The Great Divide

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Wed, Apr 29 2015 - 7:00pm

Joseph Stiglitz, Professor, Columbia University; Author, The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them; Twitter
Monika Bauerlein, Co-editor, Mother Jones; Twitter — Moderator Read more »

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Reimagining America's Infrastructure

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Tue, Apr 28 2015 - 6:00pm

Harriet Tregoning, Director, Office of Economic Resilience, HUD
Ginger Strand, Environmental Journalist; Historian; Author, Inventing Niagara: Beauty, Power and Lies
Benjamin Grant, Urban Design Policy Director, SPUR
H. Emerson Blake, Editor-in-Chief, Orion Magazine; Executive Director, The Orion Society Read more »

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Grover Norquist: End the IRS

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Tue, Apr 21 2015 - 6:30pm

Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform; Author, End the IRS Before It Ends Us; Twitter
Quentin Hardy, Deputy Technology Editor, The New York Times; Former Executive Editor, Forbes Media – Moderator Read more »

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Write the Book About Your Business to Increase Profits and Clients

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Fri, Apr 10 2015 - 12:00pm

Francine Brevetti, Business Journalist, Formerly with the Oakland Tribune; Ghostwriter; Memoirist Read more »

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Barry Eichengreen

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Wed, Apr 8 2015 - 6:00pm

Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Politics, UC Berkeley; Author, Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses – and Misuses – of History
Richard Waters, West Coast Editor, Financial Times - Moderator Read more »

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