Reshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology while teaching girls confidence and bravery through coding. A lifelong activist, Reshma was the first Indian American woman to run for U.S. Congress. She’s been named a Fortune 40 under 40, a WSJ Magazine Innovator of the Year, and one of the Most Powerful Women Changing the World by Forbes. She is the author of three books, including Women Who Don’t Wait In Line and the New York Times Bestseller Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Continue reading…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
For three decades at the helm of the iconic design firm IDEO, the Kelley brothers have helped hundreds of organizations to nurture and apply their creativity. IDEO designed the first mouse for Apple and the first laptop, and has won awards for innovations that have transformed business, government, healthcare, and housing. Join us and learn how to tap the creative capacity within you and your organization.
Mark Hatch, who has been at the forefront of the Maker Movement describes the powerful changes that are happening as individuals are increasingly becoming the innovators and creators in our society. He is cofounder of TechShop—the first, largest, and most popular makerspace. The Maker Movement is where all the next great inventions and innovations are happening.
Gladwell has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1996. His bestselling books include The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers. He was named one of Time‘s 100 Most Influential People (2005). Drawing upon psychology, history, science, business, and politics, David and Goliath is about the mighty leverage of the unconventional.