Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk who left a career in cellular genetics to study Buddhism in the Himalayas nearly 40 years ago. He is an international best-selling author and a prominent speaker on the world stage, celebrated at the World Economic Forum at Davos and at TED where his first talk on happiness has been viewed by over four million people.
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USC President Nikias comes to Live Talks Business Forum to talk about how the nation’s top research universities can spur innovation and economic growth; bioscience as the next growth industry for Southern California; the cost/value of higher education; diversity; and the role of universities in the community.
Gretchen Rubin is a thought-provoking and influential writer on the linked subjects of habits, happiness, and human nature. She’s the author of several books, including the New York Times bestsellers, Happier at Home and The Happiness Project. In her upcoming book, Better Than Before, Gretchen Rubin tackles the critical question: How do we change? Her answer: through habits.
The National Trust has an ambitious strategic agenda to focus direct action on saving imperiled places and engaging new audiences in preservation. It has also launched an effort to highlight the connection between older buildings and vibrant cities, and reflecting the benefits of historic preservation in today’s urban areas.
In their book, Zillow Talk, CEO Spencer Rascoff and Chief Economist Stan Humphries explain the science behind where and how we live now and reveal practical, data-driven insights about buying, selling, renting and financing real estate.
Keen is an entrepreneur who founded Audiocafe.com. He is the executive director of the Silicon Valley salon FutureCast, the host of the Techonomy web series “Keen On.’ He argues that the Internet should return it to its founding principles to foster creativity, self-expression, small business and personal freedom.
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.
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.