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September 19 — Scott McGregor, CEO, Broadcom

Scott McGregor charts the vision and direction of Broadcom’s growth strategy. Since joining Broadcom (2005), the company has expanded from $2.40 billion in revenue and 3,250 employees to $8.01 billion in 2012 and 11,750 employees. It’s geographic footprint has grown from 13 countries to 24 and its patent portfolio has expanded from 4,800 patents and applications to more than 19,350.

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May 9 — Eric Drexler on The Future of Nanotechnology

K. Eric Drexler, the founding father of nanotechnology and author of Engines of Creation explores the coming revolution in nano-scale engineering, and how it will change the world as we know it. He developed, named, and popularized the concept of nanotechnology — the science of engineering on a molecular level. Join us for conversation on nanotech’s next phase — atomically precise manufacturing!

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April 25 — John Gerzema, Executive Chairman, Brand Asset Consulting

“The world would be a better place if men thought more like women.” That’s how the majority responded when 64,000 people in 18 countries were surveyed about how to fix today’s global problems. Gerzma’s research shows women and men redefining success and solutions in every realm with “feminine” values like empathy, communication, patience, collaboration, and shared prosperity.

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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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January 25 — John Mackey, CEO, Whole Foods in conversation with Peter Guber, CEO, Mandalay Entertainment

Whole Foods’ CEO discusses why businesses must have a vision built on love and care—instead of fear and stress. About businesses operating from a sense of higher purpose and prospering financially while also generating other critical forms of value—emotional, social, intellectual, ecological, financial, and spiritual.

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September 13 — Bill Gross, Founder & CEO, Idea Lab in conversation with Lorne Buchman, President, Art Center College of Design

Bill Gross, a lifelong entrepreneur, has launched more than 100 companies in the last 42 years. More than 40 of them have gone public or been acquired. Join us for a conversation on the role of innovation and design in social change. A recent initiative, WorldHaus, uses innovative technology to create low-cost housing.

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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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@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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