Venue Details

52 Star Starred
Commonwealth Club
595 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94105
415-597-6700
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Bobbie
49 events
38 reviews
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Per my companion, the white wine was "fair" there was no food
Deborah Tannen (Author of You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation)
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Bobbie
49 events
38 reviews
0 stars
BART or after 6 p.m. parking
Deborah Tannen (Author of You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation)
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Reviews & Ratings

Media Personality Tavis Smiley
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37 events
8 reviews
1 stars
attended May 10 2011

Mr. Smiley is as honest and as thought provoking in person as he is on his radio and television shows.

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Website

http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2011-05-...

Description

Award-winning television and radio broadcaster Tavis Smiley gives a peek behind the curtain of success to share personal stories of his missteps, misdeeds and miscalculations. Smiley recounts 20 instances of perceived “failures” that were, in fact, “lessons” that shaped the principles and practices he steadfastly employs in his business and personal life today. Come learn how to turn your perceived failures into stepping stones for success from this legendary broadcast journalist.

About the Ticket Supplier: Commonwealth Club

The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation’s oldest and largest public affairs forum, presenting over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy.

Founded in 1903, the Commonwealth Club has played host to a diverse and distinctive array of speakers, from Teddy Roosevelt in 1911 to Erin Brockovich in 2001. Along the way, Martin Luther King, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates have all given landmark speeches at the Club.