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Harvey Rose: How Does an Independent Analyst Survive San Francisco's City Hall?

Thu, Jul 26 2012 - 6:00pm

Harvey Rose: How Does an Independent Analyst Survive San Francisco's City Hall?

Harvey M. Rose, Budget and Legislative Analyst, City and County of San Francisco; Founder, Harvey M. Rose Associates, LLC and Former Auditor General State of California

Highly respected, frequently provocative, always challenging, Rose has survived the drama and intrigues of San Francisco City Hall politics and money for over 38 years as San Francisco's independent budget and legislative analyst. Read more »

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Postponed: Rick Gilbert: Speaking Up - Surviving Executive Presentations

Wed, Jul 25 2012 - 6:00pm

Speaking Up: Surviving Executive Presentations

This program is postponed

Rick Gilbert, Founder and Chairman, PowerSpeaking, Inc.; Author, Speaking Up: Surviving Executive Presentations

In middle management, you live with ambiguity, lack of control and chaos. To get things done, you must present your ideas to people up the chain, and those presentations can be brutal. Careers can come unwound in a matter of minutes if a presenter at the top level doesn’t know the rules. Read more »

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John E. O'Grady: Estate Planning in Film

Tue, Jul 24 2012 - 5:15pm

Estate Planning in Film

John E. O’Grady, Esq., Chair of the Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law section, Bar Association of San Francisco Read more »

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Science & Technology Planning Meeting

Mon, Jul 23 2012 - 6:15pm

Science & Technology Planning Meeting

Join fellow Club members with similar interests and brainstorm upcoming Science & Technology programs. All Commonwealth Club members are welcome. We explore visions for the future through science and technology. Discuss current issues and share your insights with fellow Club members to shape and plan programs for the months ahead.

MLF: Science & Technology
  SF Club Office
Time: 6:15 p.m. Read more »

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Rebecca Costa: The Watchman's Rattle - Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction

Wed, Jul 18 2012 - 6:00pm

The Watchman's Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction

This program is postponed until November 8

Rebecca Costa, Interviewer, The Costa Report, Author, The Watchman's Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction

Sociobiologist Costa asks what happens to us when complexity exceeds our ability to handle it. Read more »

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Success and Chocolate

Mon, Jul 16 2012 - 6:00pm

Success and Chocolate

Kathy Wiley, Owner, Poco Dolce
Ellin Purdom, Director of Social Media, Toffee Talk
Wendy Lieu, Chief Chocolatier, Socola Chocolatier  
Zohara Mapes, Chocolate Maker, TCHO
Peggy Butler, Blogger, Success & Chocolate Blog - Mode Read more »

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Bastille Day Celebration with the Bay Gourmet Forum

Fri, Jul 13 2012 - 12:00pm

Bastille Day Celebration with the Bay Gourmet Forum

Cara Black, Author, Murder at the Lanterne Rouge - the 12 Aimee Leduc Mystery
in conversation with Leonard Pitt, Physical Theatre Actor and Teacher, Author, Walks Through Lost Paris: Paris, A Journey Through Time

And Yigit Pura, Winner, "Top Chef: Just Desserts"; Owner, Tout Sweet, in conversation with Cathy Curtis, Chair, Bay Gourmet Forum

San Francisco resident Black frequents a Paris little known outside the Read more »

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Julia Ross: Sugar Addiction -Recovery From The Greatest Dietary Crisis Of All Time

Thu, Jul 12 2012 - 6:00pm

Sugar Addiction: Recovery from the Greatest Dietary Crisis of All Time

Julia Ross, MA, MFT, NNTS, CEO, Recovery Systems; Author, The Diet Cure and The Mood Cure

We have recently become aware of the appalling costs, to both adults and children, of our current intake of refined sugars. Sugar addiction, the dynamic that propels this dietary disaster, has been one of Ross’ primary areas of focus since 1983. Read more »

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James M. Patell: Expeditions into Extreme Affordability

Wed, Jul 11 2012 - 6:00pm

Expeditions into Extreme Affordability

James M. Patell,  Herbert Hoover Professor of Public and Private Management, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Professor Patell will discuss lessons learned in the development of Entrepreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability, an interdisciplinary project course taught at the Stanford d-school in which graduate students apply design, engineering and business skills to create comprehensive solutions for challenges faced by the world's poor. Read more »

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Suzanne Guerlac: Henri Bergson and the Energy of Time

Mon, Jul 9 2012 - 6:00pm

Henri Bergson and the Energy of Time

Suzanne Guerlac, Professor of French Literature, UC Berkeley; Author, Thinking in Time: An Introduction to Henri Bergson

Monday Night Philosophy focuses on Henri Bergson, who asks us to think not only about time, but in time. He asks us to think dynamically instead of statically. Read more »

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