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Mass Shootings: How Should the Nation Combat Gun Violence - (Commonwealth Club)
A spate of recent high-profile massacres, including the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, has sparked a vigorous national conversation about designing new laws - at the state and federal level - that protect all citizens, including the rights of responsible gun…
Tim Ferriss and 4-Hour Trilogy: Work, Exercise and Cook (Commonwealth Club)
Tim Ferriss talks about his New York Times best-sellers The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body. He also discusses his latest book, The 4-Hour Chef. The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum, bringing…
NY Times Wine Critic Eric Asimov: How to Love Wine (Commonwealth Club)
New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov discusses the secrets to learning the fine art of winetasting. First and foremost, don't overlook your local wine merchant. The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum,…
John Mackey: A Whole Foods Approach to Capitalism (Commonwealth Club)
John Mackey, the CEO of Whole Foods, discusses the incredible success of his grocery store and the healthy food movement in the United States. The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum, bringing together…
The Algorithm of Love - Sam Yagan of Match.com and OkCupid (Commonwealth Club)
What happens when four Harvard math grads tackle the world of matchmaking, dating and love? They brew up an arithmetic love potion that exposes highly analytical data about relationships and what makes the perfect match. The Commonwealth Club of California…
Steve Blank: How to Build a Great Startup, Step by Step (Commonwealth Club)
Join Steve Blank in a lively discussion about how to build a great startup, step by step. The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum, bringing together its members for events on topics ranging…
Karen Elliott House: An Inside Look at Saudi Arabia (Commonwealth Club)
Karen Elliot House has spent the last 30 years writing about Saudi Arabia - as diplomatic correspondent, foreign editor, and then publisher of The Wall Street Journal. The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs…
George Lakoff: The Essential Guide to Thinking Democratic (Commonwealth Club)
Linguistic expert George Lakoff presents his guide on changing political rhetoric and ideology. The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum, bringing together its members for events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society…
Martha Kanter's Plan for Cutting College Tuition (Commonwealth Club)
Martha Kanter, U.S. under secretary of education, discusses her plan for cutting college tuition. The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum, bringing together its members for events on topics ranging across politics, culture,…
Twitter's CEO Dick Costolo: Managing Social Media Giant (Commonwealth Club)
From allowing people to opt out of invasive internet tracking on Twitter and refusing to shut the site down during the SOPA conundrum to his former days as a Chicago stand-up comedian and his passion for improv, Twitter CEO Costolo…
US Income Inequality: An Economic History of the 1% (Commonwealth Club)
Leading economist Taylor details his plan to rebuild the country's economic future by returning to founding principles of economic and political freedom. The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum, bringing together its members…
Reality Check: The Politics of Teenage Pregnancies (Commonwealth Club)
Teen pregnancies and young motherhood is an issue that spans education, politics, health, family life and more. The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum, bringing together its members for events on topics ranging…
Meghan McCain, Michael Ian Black: America, You Sexy Bitch (Commonwealth Club)
Odd couple of the year, Meghan McCain and Michael Ian Black have written America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom . In a cross-country US tour, encountering everyone from gun lovers, flag burners, teen moms, poker players to…
What Are Israel's Unilateral Plans to Strike Iran? - (Commonwealth Club)
Former U.S. ambassadors Luers and Dobbins, along with Lieutenant General Kearney, all members of The Iran Project, will provide unique insight into the prospects of reaching a diplomatic solution with Iran regarding its nuclear program. The Commonwealth Club of California…
Po Bronson - Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing (Commonwealth Club)
In Top Dog, Po Bronson and co-author Ashley Merryman use cutting-edge science to tease out the hidden factors at the core of great triumphs - and tragic failures. The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public…
Y Combinator: Secret Sauce of This Successful Incubator (Commonwealth Club)
Get an inside look at one of Silicon Valley's most successful incubators, Y Combinator. Companies like Heyzap, Airbnb, Hipmunk, Reddit and Dropbox are all very different but have one mighty factor in common - they got their initial green and…
Sandra Day O'Connor: Supreme Court's First Female Justice (Commonwealth Club)
Sandra Day O'Connor, former justice and the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, discusses her new book "Lazy B," and how growing up on a cattle ranch impacted her decisions on the bench. The Commonwealth Club of…
Chris Anderson: Makers, the New Industrial Revolution - (Commonwealth Club)
Chris Anderson, editor in chief of Wired; discusses his third book, Makers: The New Industrial Revolution. He focuses on the resurgence of American manufacturing and the revolution in 3D printing. The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and…
Obamacare and Its Impact on California's Health (Commonwealth Club)
A panel of health-care insiders dissect the Supreme Court's decision on Obama's health-reform plan (Obamacare), focusing on California's providers and patients. The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum, bringing together its members for…
Michelle Rhee: Fighting to Put Students First (Commonwealth Club)
Michelle Rhee, a fearless pioneering advocate for education reform, delivers her plan for better American schools. The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum, bringing together its members for events on topics ranging across…