Upcoming Events: Business & Leadership

Wed 1/21

Image - The Un-Quantified Self: A New Era in Business and Tech

The Un-Quantified Self: A New Era in Business and Tech

Date: Wed, January 21, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
A case for the intrinsic connection between romance and business.

Tim Leberecht, Chief Marketing Officer, NBBJ; Former CMO, Frog Design; Author, The Business Romantic

In an age in which hyper-connectivity, big data and quantification increasingly define everyday life, many people would agree that their business lives are divorced from the sensitive side of their humanity. Tim Leberecht, former CMO of Frog Design and a current WEF advisor, argues that it doesn’t have to be that way. Instead, Leberecht makes a big-hearted case for the intrinsic connection between romance and business, all the while urging us to search for more intuition, inconsistency and mystery at our workplaces and in our customer interactions.

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The Business Solution to Poverty

Date: Wed, January 21, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Mal Warwick, Author

Mal Warwick, Co-author, The Business Solution to Poverty: Designing Products and Services for Three Billion New Customers

More than 60 years after the rich nations of the world began acting to end poverty, and after the expenditure of more than $2.5 trillion, more people today are living on $2 a day or less than the total population of the planet in 1950. Despite continuing optimism from the World Bank and the United Nations that they’re on track to eradicate poverty, Mal Warwick argues that traditional methods have failed and that only the private sector possesses the resources and the incentives to do the job. This lively presentation will explain how entrepreneurs and existing businesses can design, produce and market income-generating products that will enable 2.7 billion $2-a-day customers to lift themselves out of poverty.

Wed 2/11

Image - Living Planet Report 2014: Global Footprint Network

Living Planet Report 2014: Global Footprint Network

Date: Wed, February 11, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Mathis Wackernagel, Ph.D., President, Global Footprint Network

Mathis Wackernagel, Ph.D., President, Global Footprint Network

Dr. Wackernagel will discuss the Living Planet Report, 2014 and the Global Footprint Network's ecological footprint. The Living Planet Report is a science-based analysis of the health of our planet and the impact of human activity. Wackernagel has worked on sustainability on six continents and lectured at more than 100 universities. Join us as he speaks about current science and the health of our planet and the serious challenges ahead to ensure healthy, safe environments worldwide at the global, national and local levels. Dr. Wackernagel is co-creator of the concept of the ecological footprint. His awards include the 2013 Prix Nature Swisscanto, the 2012 Blue Planet Award and the 2011 Zayed International Prize for the Environment.

Wed 2/25

Go to Lessons from the Rim Fire: What It Means

Lessons from the Rim Fire: What It Means

Date: Wed, February 25, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Stories of enormous destruction, damage, protection and renewal.

Jeanne Wade Evans, Deputy Regional Forester, Pacific Southwest Region, U.S. Forest Service
Joe Amodio, Member, Tuolumne River Trust Advisory Committee
Michael Carlin, Deputy General Manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Larry Cope, Director of Economic Development, Tuolumne Economic Development Authority
Joe Litehiser, Ph.D.; Senior Scientist, Bechtel Corp; President, Friends of Camp Mather

With California drought conditions building, 2013 and 2014 saw some of the worst fires in Yosemite and Sierra history. The Rim Fire and subsequent fires affected incredible amounts of acreage and economies in both the U.S. national forests and California's forests and parks. The recovery efforts and lessons learned involve stories of enormous destruction, damage, protection and renewal. Learn what has happened to people's lives, homes, businesses, recreational opportunities and about the ecological and habitat impact. Learn how people, rivers, communities, organizations and businesses coped, and explore the work they are doing to protect and restore Yosemite and the Sierras.