Business & Economics

Past event

Biz Stone: Confessions of a Creative Mind

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Mon, Apr 7 2014 - 6:30pm

Biz Stone, Co-founder, Twitter; Author, Things a Little Bird Told Me
In conversation with Kara Swisher, Co-Executive Editor, Recode.net  Read more »

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Money for Life

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Mon, Apr 7 2014 - 5:15pm

Steve Vernon, F.S.A., Author; President, Rest-of-Life Communications

How can retirement savings generate a reliable, lifetime income? Steve Vernon has spent his professional life tackling this very question and he has a plan. Join us in a discussion that is relevant to working people, retirees, policymakers and service providers alike.

MLF: GROWNUPS
Program Organizer: John Milford
Also know: In association with Western Pension and Benefits Council

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Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology & Strategy Officer, Cisco Systems: The Business of Innovation: Today and Tomorrow

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Wed, Mar 5 2014 - 6:00pm

Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, Cisco
Marina Gorbis, Executive Director, Institute for the Future - Moderator

Today’s innovation and success landscape is much different than just 10 years ago. Major technology trends are converging and shaping how we live, how we work, how we learn and how we play. In turn, there are business imperatives that result and Warrior says that only those who can encourage and ride this wave of ongoing innovation will thrive. Read more »

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Scaling Up Without Screwing Up

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Tue, Feb 18 2014 - 6:30pm

Robert Sutton, Professor, Stanford Engineering School; Co-author, Scaling Up Excellence

Huggy Rao, Professor, Stanford Business School; Co-author, Scaling Up Excellence

In conversation with Chris Fry, SVP Engineering, Twitter

“Innovation at scale and speed is our goal.” – Beth Comstock, CEO, GE Read more »

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Tom Perkins: The War on the 1%

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Thu, Feb 13 2014 - 6:30pm

Tom Perkins, Co-founder, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

In conversation with Adam Lashinsky, Senior Editor at Large, Fortune Read more »

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Orville Schell: The Rise of China

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Mon, Feb 3 2014 - 6:00pm

Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director, Center on U.S.-China Relations, Asia Society; Former Dean and Professor, UC Berkeley; Co-author, Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-First Century; T Read more »

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Christina Romer and Keith Hennessey: Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Walter E. Hoadley Annual Economic Forecast

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Fri, Jan 31 2014 - 11:30am

Keith Hennessey, Faculty Member, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Director, National Economic Council Under President George W. Bush; Member, Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission
Christina Romer, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley; Immediate Past Chair, President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers
Jonathan Weber, West Coast Bureau Chief, Reuters News - Moderator Read more »

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Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee: The Second Machine Age

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Tue, Jan 28 2014 - 6:00pm

Erik Brynjolfsson, Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management; Director, MIT Center for Digital Business; Co-author, The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies; Twitter @erikbryn Read more »

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R&D, Innovation Labs and Channeling Your Inner Startup

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Tue, Jan 21 2014 - 6:30pm

Will Young, Director, Zappos Labs
Brian Luerssen, GM, OKCupid Labs
Mark Randall, Chief Strategist and VP of Creativity, Adobe
James Temple, Senior Editor, Re/code - Moderator Read more »

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California and the Nation: A Mid-Year Economic Forecast

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Wed, Jul 24 2013 - 6:00pm

Michael J. Boskin, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor of Economics, Stanford University; Former Chair, Council of Economic Advisers Under President George H.W. Bush
John Silvia, Ph.D., Managing Director and Chief Economist, Wells Fargo
Ann Winblad, Co-founder and Managing Director, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
Scott Thurm, Senior Editor, Wall Street Journal San Francisco Bureau - Moderator Read more »

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