Kip Tindell reveals the culture secrets that led to the company’s success and that are applicable to any business. He fully embraces the tenets of Conscious Capitalism and the “Golden Rule” of business, where all stakeholders–employees, customers, vendors, shareholder, the community–are successful through a harmonic balance of win-wins.
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Kristof, a columnist for The New York Times, is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner whose columns appear twice a week. Equal in urgency and compassion to “Half the Sky,” the new book from Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn is even more ambitious in scale: a deep examination of people who are making the world a better place, and the myriad ways we can support them.
Judith Rodin has been president of The Rockefeller Foundation since 2005. During her tenure she has recalibrated its focus to meet the challenges and disruptions of the twenty-first century, to support and shape innovations that strengthen resilience and build more inclusive economies.
It is a common perception that the Supreme Court is “objective,” but Erwin Chemerinsky, one of the country’s preeminent constitutional lawyers, argues that the Court is made up of fallible men and women who inevitably base decisions on their own biases and prejudices.
Aneesh Chopra, the country’s first Chief Technology Officer, provides an essential guide for how we can create a government that is more transparent, participatory, and collaborative, one that harnesses the full potential of today’s technologies and is defined not by its size but by its smarts.
KEITH FERRAZZI is an expert on business relationship development, is the author of the bestseller, “Who’s Got Your Back” and “Never Eat Alone.” As CEO of the consulting, training, and research firm Ferrazzi Greenlight, he counsels leading business enterprises on how to dramatically accelerate the development of business relationships to drive sales, spark innovation, and create team cohesion.
The revolutionary geniuses and #1 New York Times bestselling authors behind the Freakonomics phenomenon unveil essential tools that will allow you to—“think like a freak”—to see the world more unconventionally, and ultimately, more clearly.
Michael Lewis’ books include: The Big Short; Liar’s Poker; Moneyball; Boomerang; The New New Thing and Panic. His upcoming, “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt” offers a ringside seat to the ways of Wall Street. His past works on the financial industry are game-changing examinations of the most important financial issues of our time. Come hear him reveal what he’s been investigating.
Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen tackle some of the most interesting questions about our future as impacted by the dramatic increase in access to information and interconnectivity. How will technology change privacy and security, war and intervention, diplomacy, revolution and terrorism? How will technology improve our lives? What new disruptions can we expect?
Catmull shares the ideals that have made Pixar so widely admired and profitable: on building an environment that fosters problem solving and creativity; on how a leader enables his/her people to thrive and collaborate effectively, and especially building and managing a creative corporate culture.
BIZ STONE shares fascinating, pivotal, and personal stories from his early life and his careers at Google and Twitter, sharing his knowledge about the nature and importance of ingenuity and creativity at work. He also addresses failure, the value of vulnerability, ambition, and corporate culture.
Howard Marks is chairman and cofounder of Oaktree Capital Management, a Los Angeles-based investment firm with $80 billion under management. Renowned for his insightful assessments of market opportunity and risk, Marks expounds on such concepts as “second-level thinking,” the price/value relationship, patient opportunism, and defensive investing.
Join us for our final event for 2013 at the Live Talks Business Forum. We host Gary Vaynerchuk on December 5th. He’ll be in conversation with Keith Ferrazzi. The occasion is the release of Vaynerchuk’s new book, Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World. Gary Vaynerchuk in the news… — New York Times feature, Nov 2, “Riding the Hashtag in Social Media Marketing” — Marketplace on NPR, Nov 26, “The Social Media Guru who Gives” — Wall Street Journal, Nov 26, “Three Ways to Break Through in Social Media” — Social Media Examiner, Nov 29, “Story as Strategy: How Social Storytelling Leads Continue reading…
Gary Vaynerchuk is a serial entrepreneur who has revolutionized the way people look at interacting with their communities. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a small business, or a Fortune 500 company, great marketing is all about telling your story in such a way that it compels people to buy what you are selling.
The founder of Honest Tea offers insights and advice to entrepreneurs, would-be entrepreneurs, and business leaders on mission-driven enterprise and sustainability; on the challenges and hurdles of creating a successful business—and the importance of passion, perseverance and creative problem-solving.
We look forward to our event with Malcolm Gladwell on Tuesday, October 8th in the gorgeous creative space of Gensler, downtown Los Angeles. Click here for tickets. His upcoming book, David and Goliath is out on October 1. He’ll be in conversation with Virginia Postrel, columnist and author. Here’s some of the buzz on Gladwell’s new book: — Read an excerpt of David and Goliath here — The Atlantic, September 18, Malcolm Gladwell: Guru of the Underdogs — Maclean’s, September 24, Malcolm Gladwell on the Secret Power of the Underdog — Wall Street Journal, September 17, Malcolm Gladwell: Disruptive Innovators are Usually Disagreeable — MSNBC, September 20, Rethinking the Story of David Continue reading…