Upcoming Events: Business & Leadership

Mon 7/20

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15 Mind-Blowing Success Secrets for Small Businesses

Date: Mon, July 20, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Come and learn some uncommon wisdom!

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

After starting his business from scratch – literally, a rolodex and telephone in the bedroom – Rick Gilbert and his partner, Mary McGlynn, built PowerSpeaking, Inc., into a Silicon Valley legend with 30 employees and a worldwide footprint. Along the way, he found that the standard motivational slogans like "winners never quit" and "have a positive mental attitude" were not helpful. These success tips were learned by screwing up a lot. Be forewarned, this is not advice you will read in The Harvard Business Review.

Working for or running a small business? Come and learn the uncommon wisdom of why being a quitter and a pessimist is good for business, why "work/life balance" is nonsense; why you should be more like a jazz musician than a classical musician. And why you should fire the consultants.

MLF: Business & Leadership
Location: 555 Post Street, San Francisco
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Program organizer: Kevin O’Malley

Wed 8/19

Cole Porter: The Music and the Man

Date: Wed, August 19, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Sophisticated, worldly, witty, passionate, romantic, irreverent and downright bawdy

Noah Griffin, Founder and Artistic Director, Cole Porter Society

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation

Sophisticated, worldly, witty, passionate, romantic, irreverent and downright bawdy are all apt descriptors of Cole Porter. The uninitiated and those who thought they knew all there was to know about this elfin genius are constantly rediscovering America’s foremost musical poet, who is never out of style for the cognoscenti. Come experience the music of Cole you know and music of the Cole you thought you knew.

Wed 9/2

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SCOBLE on Startups 2015: Context, Cloud and Bleeding Edge Tech

Date: Wed, September 02, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Tech evangelist and author

Robert Scoble, Chief Startup Liaison, Rackspace; Author, Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data and the Future of Privacy
In conversation with Kevin O’Malley, President TechTalk / Studio

Top tech evangelist Robert Scoble travels the world looking for what's happening on the bleeding edge of technology. He's interviewed thousands of executives and innovators, and continues to report on what he learns in books like The Age of Context and through social media, where he has a huge following. Join Scoble to learn about the latest and greatest startups, trends and devices he’s uncovering for 2015 and beyond.

Tue 9/22

SOCAP Preview 2015: Funding What Matters in Our Local Economies

Date: Tue, September 22, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Investors and philanthropists pursing neighborhood economics.

Kevin Jones, Founder, Good Capital; Co-founder and Convener, Social Capital Markets
Jenny Kassan, CEO, Cutting Edge Capital
Michael Shuman, Co-founder, Cutting Edge Capital; Author, Local Economy Solution; Founding Board Member, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies
Kevin O’Malley, President TechTalk/Studio – Moderator

Cities and small towns can become more resilient when residents see where resources are flowing, decide together the changes to prioritize and strategically blend giving and investing to reach those goals. Hear from leading investors and philanthropists who are pursing neighborhood economics as an antidote to “two pocket thinking” –where giving and financial-return investments happen separately, and often in contradiction to each other – and bringing the full diversity of a community into local economy-building.