General Colin Powell
Former U.S. Secretary of State; Former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; Author, It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership
In conversation with Dan Ashley, News Anchor, ABC 7 TV; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors
Throughout his decades of service to the country, General Powell has kept his private life out of the limelight. Now, in his new book, It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership, Powell is opening up to reveal the important principles that guided his journey from being the son of Jamaican immigrants to becoming chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the first African-American secretary of state. He will reveal the foundations for achievement and leadership that worked for him and can help make others' dreams come true, too.
Location: Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway
Time: 11:15 a.m. check-in, noon program, 1 p.m. book signing
Cost: $25 standard, $15 members, $10 students (with valid ID). Premium (includes book and priority seating in front) $55 standard, $45 members
Also know: Part of the American Values series. Underwritten by the Koret and Taube Family Foundations and The Bernard Osher Foundation