Business & Economics

Past event

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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Fearless Women Founders on Succeeding in Tech World

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Thu, Jun 30 2016 - 6:00pm

Amanda Kahlow, Founder & CEO, 6sense
Arum Kang, Founder and CEO, Coffee Meets Bagel
Mada Seghete, Co-Founder, Branch Metrics
Caitlin MacDonald, CEO, cred—Moderator Read more »

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The End of Business As Usual

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Thu, Jun 30 2016 - 12:00pm

David Burkus, Professor, Oral Roberts University; Founder and Host, "Radio Free Leader"; Author, Under New Management: How Leading Organizations Are Upending Business As Usual Read more »

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Inside the Fed: A former Governor Speaks Out on Current Policy Issues

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Fri, Jun 3 2016 - 12:00pm

Robert Heller, Former Governor of the Federal Reserve Board; Former President, VISA U.S.A.; Author, The Unlikely Governor

This event is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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Creating Quality of Life in a Sustainable Global Economy

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Thu, May 12 2016 - 6:00pm

Maximilian Auffhammer, Ph.D., George Pardee Jr. Professor in Sustainable Development, Associate Dean of Social Sciences, University of California Berkeley
Clair Brown, Ph.D., Professor of the Graduate School, Economics; Director, Center for Work, Technology, and Society, University of California Berkeley
Maria Kei Oldiges, Candidate, Master of Development Practice, College of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley; Formerly Development Associate and Executive Assistant, Presidio Graduate School Read more »

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Steve Case with Eric Ries: An Entrepreneur's Vision of the Future

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Wed, Apr 27 2016 - 7:00pm

Steve Case, Co-founder, AOL; Author, The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future; Twitter
Eric Ries, Entrepreneur; Author, The Lean Startup; Twitter —Moderator

Throughout his career as an entrepreneur and investor, Case has seen rapid change in how people and companies utilize the Internet. Read more »

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Income Inequality and the Future of the American Dream: Differing Perspectives

Image - Alan Auerbach and Yaron Brook
Wed, Apr 6 2016 - 7:00pm

Alan Auerbach, Ph.D., Professor of Economics and Law, and Director of the Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance, University of California, Berkeley
Yaron Brook, Ph.D., Executive Director, Ayn Rand Institute; Co-author, Equal Is Unfair: America's Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality 
Mary Cranston, Past Chair, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors; Retired Senior Partner and Past Chair, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Law Firm—Moderator
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Robert Holleyman, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative: The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Digital Economy

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Wed, Mar 30 2016 - 12:00pm

Robert Holleyman, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative
George Scalise, Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors; Former President, Semiconductor Industry Association; Former Chief Administrative Officer, Apple—Moderator Read more »

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A Conversation About Atul Gawande's Being Mortal

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Mon, Mar 28 2016 - 6:00pm

Patrick Arbore, M.A., Ed.D, Director, CESP

Being Mortal, Atul Gawande's book and "Frontline" documentary, tells the story of a physician learning how to think about death and dying in the context of being a healer and a doctor. Join Dr. Arbore in a community discussion of Dr. Gawande's Being Mortal. Explore concerns about life, death, loss, grief and the context and meaning of the recently passed California legislation legalizing physician assisted suicide in California. 

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