THURSDAY NOVEMBER 13, 2008. WASHINGTON, D.C.
"Lessons from the Poor: The Power of Entrepreneurship"
Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel
Independent Policy Forum seminar, “Lessons from the Poor: The Power of Entrepreneurship,” at which Senior Fellow Alvaro Vargas Llosa, former Bolivian President Jorge Quiroga, renowned economist William R. Easterly, and a distinguished group of policy experts will examine how entrepreneurialism drives economic development. Especially for those living in abject poverty, in societies dominated by political corruption, high taxes, and regulation, innovators must overcome enormous challenges. Wealth transfer, cronyism, and legal insecurity all conspire against progress. This seminar will discuss the findings in the new book Lessons from the Poor: Triumph of the Entrepreneurial Spirit which features inspiring examples of entrepreneurship in countries ranging from Africa to Latin America and urges countries to embrace policies that encourage individual initiative and wealth creation, instead of the zero-sum game of wealth redistribution.
With limited seating, please make your reservations as soon as possible by contacting me or the Institute's Events Coordinator, Ms. Nichelle Beardsley, at 800-927-8733 or by registering online.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2008 SAN FRANCISCO, CA
"AWEARNESS Book Launch"
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Kenneth Cole Retail Store 166 Grant Avenue San Francisco, CA
Please join Mayor Gavin Newsom, Kenneth Cole, and The Good Business Network to celebrate the launch of AWEARNESS: Inspiring Stories About How to Make a Difference.
"AWEARNESS: Inspiring Stories About How To Make A Difference" is an engaging, informative, and empowering collection of 86 essays and conversations by individuals who have been inspired to do their part to effect meaningful social change.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2008 SAN FRANCISCO, CA
"Sizzle. Sips. Symphonix."
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 20 Yerba Buena Lane
Our friend, Joy, sent us this information since she sits on their advisory council. The event will be held at the recently opened Press Club in the Four Seasons Hotel. There will be 8 world-class wineries there with their own dedicated wine bar.