Business & Economics

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Yvon Chouinard: Founding Patagonia and Living Simply

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Thu, Oct 27 2016 - 7:00pm

Yvon Chouinard, Founder, Patagonia, Inc.; Author, Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

Chouinard is a legendary climber, surfer and environmentalist. He is also the reluctant entrepreneur who founded Patagonia, Inc., one of the most respected eco- and socially conscious companies in the world. Read more »

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Simon Sinek: Author and Optimist

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Tue, Oct 18 2016 - 7:00pm

Simon Sinek, Author, Start with Why and Together is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration; Twitter

Sinek's newest book, Together is Better, is a celebration of that simple human idea that we are better when we help each other than we are when we work alone. Read more »

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China’s Economic Slowdown: Will It Hurt the U.S. and the World?

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Thu, Oct 6 2016 - 6:30pm

Yingyi Qian, Dean and Professor, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, China
Nicholas Lardy, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Board Member, Asia Policy and The China Review
George Lewinski, Former Foreign Editor, "Marketplace"—Moderator Read more »

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Steve Forbes: Where Are the Country and Economy Headed?

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Fri, Sep 16 2016 - 12:00pm

Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media; Author, Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code and Reforming the Fed Will Restore Hope and Prosperity 
Duf Sundheim, Political Activist and Mediator; Former Chair, California Republican Party—Moderator Read more »

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The Future of Work

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Wed, Sep 14 2016 - 6:30pm

Orson Aguilar, President, Greenlining Institute
Carmen Rojas, CEO, Workers Lab
Jim Wunderman, President and CEO, Bay Area Council
Tim O’Reilly, Founder, O’Reilly Media; Venture Capitalist; Founder, Maker Faire; Board Member, Code for America
Joshua Johnson, Creator/Host, Rockit Fuel Radio Podcast; Lecturer, U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism—Moderator Read more »

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Expand Social Security Now!

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Wed, Sep 7 2016 - 5:15pm

Steven Hill, Senior Fellow, New America Foundation; Holtzbrinck Fellow, American Academy in Berlin; Author Read more »

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Tristan Walker and John Maeda: Redefining Design

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Wed, Aug 31 2016 - 6:30pm

Tristan Walker, Founder & CEO, Walker & Company Brands, Inc.
John Maeda, Global Head, Computational Design and Inclusion, Automattic—Moderator

This program is generously supported by Read more »

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Marty Nemko: What's the Big Idea?

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Thu, Aug 25 2016 - 6:00pm

Marty Nemko, Ph.D., Contributor, Time; Host, "Work with Marty Nemko," KALW 91.7 FM

What's the Big Idea? Possible Solutions to Our Biggest Problems. Imagine you are emperor of the United States of America. With a wave of your hand, you can enact any policy you want. A policy that would: Read more »

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Building a Culture of Success

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Mon, Aug 15 2016 - 7:00pm

Richard Belluzzo, Entrepreneur; Venture Partner; Tech Executive

The culture of a company has never been more important than it is today. Read more »

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Why Are Class Action Attorneys' Fees so High and Judicial Oversight so Low?

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Wed, Aug 3 2016 - 6:00pm

Lawrence Schonbrun, Attorney Representing the Petitioning Class Member in Laffitte vs. Robert Half International Read more »

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