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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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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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Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman in the news, at Live Talks Business Forum, 2-28

We look forward to hosting Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman Thursday morning, February 28, 2013 at Live Talks Business Forum.  Event is held downtown Los Angeles at the gorgeous space of Gensler architecture firm. Includes continental breakfast. Sharing some links to news pieces on Bronson and Merryman and their new compelling book, Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman in the news: — Los Angeles Times, Feb 14, How Brains are Wired to Handle Stress — New York Times, Feb 8, Helping a Worrier Become a Warrior — New York Times Magazine, Feb 6, Why Can Some Kids Handle Pressure Continue reading…

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John Mackey, Whole Foods’ CEO in the news on his book, Conscious Capitalism; “Obamacare”, Global Warming. We host him Jan 25

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey comes to Live Talks Business Forum this Friday, January 25 to discuss his just released book, Conscious Capitalism.  He will be interviewed by Peter Guber, CEO, Mandalay Entertainment. Ticket info here.  In addition to being in the news to discuss his new book, Mackey has been in the news this week for comments he made about “Obamacare” and global warming.  Here are links to some of those stories: Harvard Business Review, Jan 14, “Conscious Capitalism” is Not an Oxymoron New York Times magazine interview Jan 20,  John Mackey, The Kale King Forbes, Jan 15, John Mackey: Why Companies Should Embrace Conscious Capitalism  Business Insider, Jan 17, Whole Continue reading…

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Daniel Pink in the news. We host him January 17th

We’re excited to be hosting Daniel Pink at Live Talks Los Angeles on January 17. We are hosting him for two events. Following are some links to recent media pieces on Daniel Pink and his new book, To Sell is Human. — Morning event: Daniel Pink in conversation with Keith Ferrazzi  at Gensler, downtown LA, 7:45am Breakfast, 8:15am Forum — Evening event: Daniel Pink in conversation with Larry Vincent  at William Turner Gallery at Bergamot Station, 6:30pm Reception, 7:15pm Talk Daniel Pink in the media: — Forbes, “In Today’s World We Are All Salespeople” — NPR, “Death of The (Predatory) Salesman: These Days It’s a Buyers Market” — Los Continue reading…

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Live Talks Business Forum mentioned in the Los Angeles Business Journal, Sept 10

The Los Angeles Business Journal has a piece in the Sept 10 issues about some of our upcoming events in our Live Talks Business AM series, and also our new location for many of our talks — the regional HQ of the Gensler architecture firm, downtown LA. Upcoming highlights include: Bill Gross, CEO,Idealab, this Thursday, plus: Chris Anderson, Editor of Wired; John Mackey, CEO, Wholefoods; Daniel Pink; Ed Whitacre, former CEO, GM and AT&T; A.G. Lafley, former CEO, P&G; and more…Visit our website for details.

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David Westin in the news…at Live Talks Business on 5/31 w/ @Willow_Bay @HuffingtonPost @LiveTalksbiz

We host David Westin, former president of ABC News on May 31st in conversation with Willow Bay talking about the tv news business.  His memoir, Exit Interview, was recently released. Ticket info here. David Westin in the news… — Wall Street Journal, May 22, Channeling the News — Mediabistro, May 22, Former ABC News President Recalls Iraq Regret, ABC Layoffs — FoxNews, May 22, Judging Fairmess in the Media (on O’Reilly Factor) — Marketplace, May 22, On the state of the news today — Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC, May 23, David Westin on his time at ABC News

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David Rothkopf in the news…We host him March 15 with David Lazarus (Los Angeles Times)

We host David Rothkopf this Thursday, March 15 in conversation with David Lazarus of the Los Angeles Times.  Ticket info here. David Rothkopf is the internationally acclaimed author of Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They are Making , and Running the World: The Inside Story of the National Security Council and the Architects of American Power, hailed by The New York Times as “the definitive history of the National Security Council.” His upcoming book,  Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government—and the Reckoning That Lies Ahead is on the tug of war between public and private power worldwide and its consequences. Here Continue reading…

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@JimStengel in the news — @LiveTalksBiz on Feb 2 — with Dean Judy Olian @Uclaanderson @LiveTalksLA

We’re looking forward to hosting Jim Stengel at Live Talks Business Forum on Feb 2 at The City Club on Bunker Hill — 54th floor of the Wells Fargo Tower.  On a clear morning, a spectacular view of Los Angeles… He’ll be in conversation with Judy Olian, Dean, UCLA Anderson School of Management. Ticket info here. $20 includes continental breakfast. Stengel, former Global Marketing Officer at P&G, is author of GROW: How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the World’s Greatest Companies. Here are some recent hits in the news featuring Jim Stengel and his new book… — Marketing Leader Jim Stengel on Continue reading…

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Jim Stengel (speaks Feb 2) on Super Bowl Ads + 5 questions with Stengel @LiveTalksLA @LiveTalksbiz

We host Jim Stengel, former Global Marketing Officer at Procter & Gamble Thursday, February 2 at our Live Talks Business Forum at The City Club, downtown Los Angeles.  He’ll be in conversation with Judy Olian, Dean, UCLA Anderson School of Management.  Event info and tickets here. Stengel speaks at TED later this month and we are pleased to be hosting him discussing his recently released book, GROW:  How GROW: How Ideals Power Growthand Profit at the World’s Greatest Companies. We caught up with him for a few questions before our event.  And also we share with you a video of Stengel discussing ads Continue reading…

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Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman in the news…we host him Nov 4 at Live Talks Business

Very much looking forward to hosting Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman this Friday, Nov 4 at The City Club, downtown Los Angeles.  He will be in conversation with neuroeconomist Paul Zak.  More info an ticket info here.  They’ll discuss Kahneman’s book, Thinking, Fast and Slow.   Here are links to some of the interviews with Kahneman and reviews of his book: Daniel Kahneman in the news: * On NPR’s All Thing’s Considered * In the Wall Street Journal * In The Economist * In Bloomberg Businessweek * In The New Yorker * In Slate

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Jennifer Granholm in the Los Angeles Times…we host her Sept 29 at Live Talks Business

An excerpt from George Skelton’s Sept 18 column in the Los Angeles Times: Spending cuts are necessary and tax breaks can help, but they aren’t the whole answer. Government must also pick winning industries and invest in them, developing public-private partnerships. It must pour money into educating the workforce, especially in community colleges. And it needs to pare back public pay, pensions and perks. For starters. That’s from a Democrat who spells it out in a new book — “A Governor’s Story, the Fight for Jobs and America’s Economic Future” — written with her teacher-author husband, Dan Mulhern. “I made Continue reading…

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Gov. Granholm (we host on Sept 29) in the NYT on Jobs, Economy..

Article in the New York Times, Sept 18 on Gov. Granholm’s new book and the economy. We host her at Live Talks Business on Sept 29.  Here’s an excerpt: And yet, Jennifer M. Granholm, the former Democratic governor of the state, who led it through much of its rocky last decade, says she sees a key lesson from Michigan — a warning, perhaps, more than a model — for the rest of the nation as it tries to create jobs and emerge from an economic funk. “Everything that is hitting the country hit Michigan first,” Ms. Granholm said in an interview, Continue reading…

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Eric Ries in Fast Company…we host him at Live Talks Business on Sept 15…

We host Eric Ries on Sept 15. Here’s an excerpt from an interview with Eric Ries in Fast Company: FAST COMPANY: Really, should we become entrepreneurs or should I buy an instructional book on poker and take my chances in Atlantic City? Eric Ries: If your goal is to make money, becoming an entrepreneur is a sucker’s bet. Sure, some entrepreneurs make a lot of money, but if you calculate the amount of stress-inducing work and time it takes and multiply that by the low likelihood of success and eventual payoff, it is not a great way to get rich. So you Continue reading…

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