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October 9 — Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist

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.

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June 5 — Keith Ferrazzi, CEO, Ferrazzi Greenlight, Inc

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.

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April 11 — Michael Lewis with Joanna Pearlstein, Deputy Managing Editor, WIRED

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.

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January 30 — Howard Marks, Chairman & Co-founder, Oaktree Capital Management

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.

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Gary Vaynerchuk in the news; speaks at Live Talks Business Forum, Dec 5, in conversation with Keith Ferrazzi

  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…

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December 5 — Gary Vaynerchuk

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.

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Malcolm Gladwell in the news, the buzz, videos

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…

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