Upcoming Events

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. 

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.   

October 25

Eric Ries

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. 

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.

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.