Past Events

November 17

Tina Brown

Founder, Women in the World Summit 

Tina Brown is the editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast. She is the former editor-in-chief of The Tatler, Vanity Fair, Talk and The New Yorker, where she was the first female editor and was honored with four George Polk Awards, five Overseas Press Club Awards, and 10 National Magazine Awards, including a 1995 award for General Excellence, the first in the magazine’s history. Brown was awarded C.B.E. (Commander of the British Empire) from Queen Elizabeth in 2000. Tina Brown kept delicious daily diaries throughout her eight spectacular years as editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair. Today they provide an incendiary portrait of the flash and Continue reading…

November 14

Dan Ariely with Jeff Kreisler

Behavioral Economist; Bestselling author, Predictably Irrational
Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter

Dan Ariely is a Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University. Blending humor and behavioral economics, the New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational delves into the truly illogical world of personal finance to help people better understand why they make bad financial decisions, and gives them the knowledge they need to make better ones.   In Dollars and Sense, he explains how our irrational behavior often interferes with our best intentions when it comes to managing our finances.  

November 8

Thom Mayne

Pritzker Prize–winning American architect,
Founder, mOrphosis

100 Buildings

Thom Mayne is a Pritzker Prize–winning American architect and educator, who founded the interdisciplinary architecture and urban design firm mOrphosis in 1972. He is the cofounder and executive director of the Now Institute and currently distinguished professor at UCLA’s Architecture and Urban Design.  The Now Institute is an urban research center at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design that applies strategic interdisciplinary thinking to real-world issues.

October 25

Eric Ries with Krisztina Holly

Entrepreneur and bestselling author of The Lean Startup
The Startup Way

 

Entrepreneur and bestselling author of The Lean Startup Eric Ries reveals how entrepreneurial principles can be used by businesses ranging from established companies to early-stage startups to grow revenues, drive innovation, and emerge as truly modern organizations poised to take advantage of the enormous opportunities of the 21st century. 

September 26

Robert Kyncl with Peter Guber

Chief Business Officer, YouTube
Streampunks: YouTube and the Rebels Remaking Media

Entertainment and tech insider Robert Kyncl is Chief Business Officer at YouTube, where he oversees all business functions including content, sales, marketing, platforms, access, and strategy. He was previously Vice President of Content at Netflix, where he spearheaded the company’s content acquisition for streaming TV shows and movies over the Internet.   

September 21

Nilofer Merchant with Justine Musk

Thinkers50 Visionary & Innovation Expert
The Power of Onlyness: Make Your Wild Ideas Mighty Enough to Dent the World

Nilofer Merchant has been recognized by Thinkers50 as one of the world’s leading visionaries. She’s launched over 100 products that have netted $18B in sales, and has worked for companies ranging from Apple to Autodesk. Her 2013 TED Talk “Sitting Is the Smoking of Our Generation,” is among TED’s most viewed talks. Her visionary ideas have been recognized by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times, Fast Company, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, and Time. 

June 22

Ken Blanchard with Keith Ferrazzi

World-Renowned Management and Leadership Expert
Bestselling author, The One Minute Manager

Ken Blanchard, PhD, is one of the most influential leadership experts in the world. He has co-authored 60 books, including Raving Fans and Gung Ho! (with Sheldon Bowles). His groundbreaking works have been translated into over 40 languages and their combined sales total more than 21 million copies.

May 11

Byron Scott & Charlie Norris

Slam-Dunk Success: Leading from Every Position on Life’s Court

Great leadership begins with great understanding. No one knows that better than basketball legend Byron Scott and lifelong business executive Charlie Norris who, respectively, won NBA championships and resurrected multimillion-dollar corporations by being team players no matter their position. Whether it’s on the basketball court, in the boardroom, or in everyday life, getting to the heads and hearts of people is paramount to getting the most out of them.

May 2

Maureen Chiquet

Former Global CEO, Chanel
Beyond the Label: Women, Leadership, and Success on Our Own Terms

Maureen Chiquet began her career in marketing at L’Oreal Paris in 1985. She has worked at The Gap, helped launch Old Navy, and was president of Banana Republic before becoming COO and President of US operations of Chanel in 2003. In 2007 she became its first Global CEO, where she oversaw the business and brand’s world-wide expansion.  She charts her unlikely path from literature major to global chief executive, guiding readers to move beyond the confines of staid expectations and discover their own true paths, strengths, and leadership values.

April 27

Jonathan Taplin

Director Emeritus of the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab
Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy

Jonathan Taplin is the Director Emeritus of the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab and a former tour manager for Bob Dylan and The Band, as well as a film producer for Martin Scorsese. An expert in digital media entertainment, Taplin is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and sits on the California Broadband Task Force and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Council on Technology and Innovation. Move Fast and Break Things tells the story of how a small group of libertarian entrepreneurs began in the 1990s to hijack the original decentralized vision of the Internet, in the process creating Continue reading…