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What Marketers Need to Know About Generation Y

Tue, Sep 8 2009 - 6:00pm

What Marketers Need to Know About Generation Y

Kit Yarrow, Co-author, Gen Buy: How Tweens, Teens and Twenty-Somethings Are Revolutionizing Retail; Professor, Golden Gate University; Consumer Research Psychologist

Based on hundreds of interviews, focus groups across the country and a 2,000-person survey, Yarrow explains how the unique psychology of today's teens and twenty-somethings has resulted in a whole new breed of consumer. Read more »

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Richard Gage: 9/11 Blueprint for Truth, Reexamining the WTC Collapses

Tue, Sep 8 2009 - 6:00pm

9/11 Blueprint for Truth: Re-examining the WTC Collapses

Richard Gage, AIA, Founder, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth

Five years after the 9/11 Commission published its report, some people question the official findings on what brought down the World Trade Center. In a multimedia program, Gage contends that forensic evidence and eyewitness testimony reveal explosive-controlled demolition of the WTC skyscrapers on 9/11. Fact or fiction? Read more »

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Robert Flynn Johnson: Hunted and Gathered

Thu, Sep 3 2009 - 6:00pm

Hunted and Gathered: Adventures in Collecting as Seen in “The Face in the Lens: Anonymous Photography”

This program has been postponed

Robert Flynn Johnson, Curator Emeritus, Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Searching out the unexpected, Johnson has gathered images from photographers whose identities have been lost in time. Read more »

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Galvanize Your Colleagues with Powerful Storytelling

Tue, Sep 1 2009 - 6:00pm

Galvanize Your Colleagues with Powerful Storytelling

Ruth Halpern, President, Halpern & Associates

Whether you're speaking in a boardroom, a PTA meeting or an informal gathering, a business narrative that includes people, places and a specific timeline can be more persuasive than the most dazzling PowerPoint, and more memorable than a 12-point action plan. Effective stories captivate listeners and make them part of the action. Read more »

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Ananya Roy: Global Poverty, Hopes & Challenges in the New Millennium

Fri, Aug 28 2009 - 12:00pm

Global Poverty: Hopes and Challenges in the New Millennium

Ananya Roy, Ph.D.; Education Director, Blum Center for Developing Economies, UC Berkeley; Author, Poverty Capital

Roy will discuss poverty alleviation in South Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Roy’s organization, the Blum Center, aims to develop “real-world solutions to combat global poverty.”

MLF: Middle East
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. Read more »

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Judith Orloff: Achieving Emotional Freedom

Wed, Aug 26 2009 - 6:00pm

Achieving Emotional Freedom: How to Stay Positive in Times of Economic Turmoil

Judith Orloff, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA; Author, Emotional Freedom

The world is in the midst of an emotional meltdown. Join best-selling author Orloff to learn how to harness the power of positive emotions and dispel the negative. Read more »

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The Long Quest for Health Care Reform: A Bay Area Doctor's Belief in Health Care as a Right

Tue, Aug 25 2009 - 6:00pm

The Long Quest for Health Care Reform: A Bay Area Doctor's Belief in Health Care as a Right

Tom Debley, Director, KP Heritage Resources; Author, The Story of Dr. Sidney R. Garfield: The Visionary Who Turned Sick Care into Health Care

From FDR's era to today, the U.S. government has not lived up to many Americans' hopes for universal health-care coverage. With another attempt in the works, one voice has been constant – even now, a quarter century after his death. It¹s that of Sidney Garfield, co-founder of Kaiser Permanente. Read more »

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A Cosmic View of the Human Future

Tue, Aug 25 2009 - 6:00pm

A Cosmic View of the Human Future

Nancy Ellen Abrams, Lawyer; Author; Former Fulbright Scholar
Joel R. Primack, Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy, UCSC

Modern cosmology, the study of the universe as a whole, now explains far more than just the Big Bang. It tells us that everything we can see – the stars, gas, even distant galaxies – is only a tiny fraction of what is actually out there. This lecture includes beautiful videos based on observations and supercomputer simulations. Read more »

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Ramit Sethi: Building a Bulletproof Personal Finance System

Mon, Aug 24 2009 - 6:00pm

The Psychology of Building a Bulletproof Personal Finance System

Ramit Sethi, Author, I Will Teach You to Be Rich
Cathy Curtis, CFP, Curtis Financial Planning

Personal finance has traditionally been about “no”: No, you can’t buy that latte. No, forget those jeans. Read more »

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China: Great Power Interrupted

Thu, Aug 20 2009 - 6:00pm

China: Great Power Interrupted

Robert Horrocks, Ph.D., Chief Investment Officer, Matthews International Capital Management, LLC
Uldis Kruze, Associate Professor and Chair, History Department, USF 

As we mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square incident, China seems stronger than ever. But the recent economic downturn may threaten the ability of China’s leaders to trade economic prosperity for political stability. Read more »

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