1. Video from a Live Talks Business Forum with Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, authors of Freakonomics discussing their book, Think Like a Freak. The Forum took place May 22m 2014. They were interviewed by Keith Ferrazzi, CEO, Ferrazzi Greenlight Inc. downtown Los Angeles at Gensler. For more information on Live Talks Business Forum, visit livetalksbusiness.com

    Steven D. Levitt is a professor of economics at the University of Chicago and a recipient of the John Bates Clark Medal, awarded to the most influential economist under the age of forty. He is also founder of The Greatest Good, a company that applies Freakonomic principles to philanthropy and business.

    Stephen J. Dubner, a former writer and editor at The New York Times Magazine, is the author of Turbulent Souls (Choosing My Religion), Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper, and the children’s book The Boy with Two Belly Buttons.

    The Freakonomics brand is bigger than ever. In addition to selling more than 5 million books worldwide, the Levitt and Dubner have established Freakonomics radio (#1 podcast on iTunes), the Freakonomics blog and website (2 million page views per month) and a Twitter feed with over half a million followers.

    The revolutionary geniuses and #1 New York Times bestselling authors behind the Freakonomics phenomenon unveil essential tools that will allow you to—“think like a freak”—to see the world more unconventionally, and ultimately, more clearly.

    In their smash #1 international bestseller Freakonomics, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner showed the world that applying counterintuitive approaches to everyday problems can bear surprising results.

    In their new book, they turn your brain inside out, teaching you how to think like a freak. Levitt and Dubner analyze the decisions we make, the plans we create, and the morals we choose and show how their insights can be applied to daily life to make smarter, harder, and better decisions.

    Dubner and Levitt advocate for a different way to solve problems by showing readers a totally new way to approach them. Along the way, they share stories of real people who have broken out of the box and tackled problems with innovative techniques, including an unlikely eating competitor from Japan who learned to crush the competition (and eat 50 hot dogs in 12 minutes), the doctor who discovered the cure for ulcers (by infecting himself with bacteria), the computer scientists who fight against online bank scammers (ever get one of those pesky emails about a Nigerian bank account?), and so many more.

    KEITH FERRAZZI is an expert on business relationship development, is the author of the bestseller, Who’s Got Your Back. As CEO of the consulting, training, and research firm Ferrazzi Greenlight, he counsels leading business enterprises on how to dramatically accelerate the development of business relationships to drive sales, spark innovation, and create team cohesion. Ferrazzi has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Inc., and Fast Company. His previous book, Never Eat Alone, was a also a bestseller. He has held the position of Chief Marketing Officer at Deloitte Consulting, and later at Starwood Hotels. For more information visit him at: keithferrazzi.com.

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  2. Video from a Live Talks Business Forum with Seth Goldman, CEO, Honest Tea, in conversation with Keith Ferrazzi, CEO, Ferrazzi Greenlight, Inc. Goldman is author of, "Mission in a Bottle: The Honest Guide to Doing Business Differently—and Succeeding". Forum was held at Gensler Los Angeles on March 6, 2014. For more info on Live Talks Business Forums, visit: livetalksbusiness.com

    SETH GOLDMAN is the president and TeaEO of Honest Tea, which now operates as an independent business unit of The Coca-Cola Company. He is an internationally recognized spokesman for mission-driven enterprise and sustainability. He appears regularly on MSNBC, CNBC, and Fox. He blogs for Inc.com, Treehugger.com, The Huffington Post, and The New York Times.

    Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff began Honest Tea fifteen years ago with little more than a tea leaf of an idea and a passion to offer organic, freshly brewed, lightly sweetened bottled tea. Today Honest Tea is a rapidly expanding national brand sold in more than 100,000 grocery stores, restaurants, and convenience stores across the country. The brand has flourished as American consumers move toward healthier and greener lifestyles. In their book Mission in a Bottle: The Honest Guide to Doing Business Differently—and Succeeding, they offer a wealth of insights and advice to entrepreneurs, would-be entrepreneurs, and millions of Honest Tea drinkers about the challenges and hurdles of creating a successful business—and the importance of passion, perseverance and creative problem-solving.

    Seth and Barry know that a successful business takes more than just a good idea. But how did they go from deciding someone should sell tea that actually tasted like tea (and not like tea-colored sugar water) to creating a successful mission-driven business in a profit-driven world? The panels, illustrated by Sungyoon Choi, show the evolution of Honest Tea as a company, the hardships faced by a start-up striving to find its way, and the obstacles that arose as Seth and Barry remained determinedly dedicated to their mission. Throughout the book, Seth and Barry address the reader in “Lessons Learned” segments, highlighting the themes of the chapters and providing instruction and tips for startups and entrepreneurs. These are the lessons they wish they could have read before starting out.

    KEITH FERRAZZI is an expert on business relationship development, is the author of the bestseller, Who’s Got Your Back. As CEO of the consulting, training, and research firm Ferrazzi Greenlight, he counsels leading business enterprises on how to dramatically accelerate the development of business relationships to drive sales, spark innovation, and create team cohesion. Ferrazzi has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Inc., and Fast Company. His previous book, Never Eat Alone, was a also a bestseller. He has held the position of Chief Marketing Officer at Deloitte Consulting, and later at Starwood Hotels. For more information visit him at: keithferrazzi.com.

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  3. Video from a Live Talks Business Forum with Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google; and Jared Cohen, Director, Google Ideas; in conversation with Peter Guber, Chairman and CEO, Mandalay Entertainment. The occasion is the Schmidt and Cohen's book, The New Digital Age: Transforming Nations, Businesses, and Our Lives. The Forum took place March 5, 2014 at Gensler Los Angeles. For more on Live Talks Business Forum, visit: livetalksbusiness.com

    Joining Google in 2001, Eric Schmidt has helped grow the company from a Silicon Valley startup to a global leader in technology. As executive chairman, he is responsible for the external matters of Google: building partnerships and broader business relationships, government outreach and technology thought leadership, as well as advising the CEO and senior leadership on business and policy issues. He served as Google CEO from 2001-2011. Prior to joining Google, Schmidt was the chairman and CEO of Novell and chief technology officer at Sun Microsystems, Inc. Previously, he served on the research staff at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), Bell Laboratories and Zilog.

    Jared Cohen is Director of Google Ideas, and an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, he served as a member of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff and as an advisor to Condoleezza Rice and later, Hillary Clinton. Initially brought in by Rice as a member of the Policy Planning Staff, he was one of the few staffers that stayed under Hillary Clinton. In this capacity, he focused on counter-terrorism, counter-radicalization, Middle East/South Asia, Internet freedom, and fostering opposition in repressive countries. In 2013, Cohen was named by Time Magazine as one of its 100 most influential

    In the next decade, five billion new people will come online, posing for our world a host of new opportunities—and concerns. Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen traveled to thirty-five countries, including some of the world’s most volatile regions and met with political leaders, entrepreneurs, and activists to learn firsthand about the challenges they face.

    Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen tackle some of the most interesting questions about our future as impacted by the dramatic increase in access to information and interconnectivity: how will technology change privacy and security, war and intervention, diplomacy, revolution and terrorism? How will technology improve our lives? What new disruptions can we expect?

    On the heels of months of news stories about online privacy and security, how can the U.S. government protect its national security without violating the privacy of its citizens? What is the balance between national security and individual privacy.

    In the age of Wikileaks and Edward Snowden, governments must find a way to balance their legitimate need for secrecy in security matters with demands for increased transparency and accountability from their citizens.

    PETER GUBER is Chairman and CEO of the multimedia Mandalay Entertainment Group. Prior to Mandalay, Guber was Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Chairman and CEO of Polygram Entertainment, Co-Founder of Casablanca Record & Filmworks and President of Columbia Pictures. Guber produced or executive produced (personally or through his companies) films that garnered five Best Picture Academy Award nominations (winning for Rain Man) and box office hits that include The Color Purple, Midnight Express, Batman, Flashdance, The Kids Are All Right and Soul Surfer. Peter Guber is Owner and Co-Executive Chairman of the NBA franchise, the Golden State Warriors, and Owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the storied Major League Baseball franchise, together with Guggenheim and Magic Johnson.Guber is a weekly Entertainment and Media Analyst for Fox Business News and a full professor at UCLA. Guber’s recently published third book, Tell to Win - Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story, became an instant #1 NY Times bestseller.

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  4. Video from a Live Talks Business Forum with Howard Marks, Chairman & Co-founder, Oaktree Capital Management on January 30, 2014 at Gensler in downtown Los Angeles. He was interviewed by Keith Ferrazzi, CEO, Ferrazzi Greenlight Inc. To learn more about Live Talks Business Forum, visit: livetalksbusiness.com

    The Most Important Thing Illuminated: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor

    Howard Marks is chairman and cofounder of Oaktree Capital Management, a Los Angeles-based investment firm with $80 billion under management. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in finance from the Wharton School and an MBA in accounting and marketing from the University of Chicago. He is renowned for his insightful assessments of market opportunity and risk. After four decades spent ascending to the top of the investment management profession, he is today sought out by the world's leading value investors, and his client memos brim with insightful commentary and a time-tested, fundamental philosophy.

    Informed by a lifetime of experience and study, in The Most Important Thing he explains the keys to successful investment and the pitfalls that can destroy capital or ruin a career. Utilizing passages from his memos to illustrate his ideas, Marks teaches by example, detailing the development of an investment philosophy that fully acknowledges the complexities of investing and the perils of the financial world. Brilliantly applying insight to today's volatile markets, Marks offers a volume that is part memoir, part creed, with a number of broad takeaways.

    Howard Marks's The Most Important Thing distilled the investing insight of his celebrated client memos into a book and, for the first time, made his time-tested philosophy available to general readers. In the follow up to the release of the book, Marks's wisdom is joined by the comments, insights, and counterpoints of four renowned investors and investment educators: Christopher C. Davis (Davis Funds), Joel Greenblatt (Gotham Capital), Paul Johnson (Nicusa Capital), and Seth A. Klarman (Baupost Group).

    Marks expounds on such concepts as "second-level thinking," the price/value relationship, patient opportunism, and defensive investing. Frankly and honestly assessing his own decisions--and occasional missteps--he provides valuable lessons for critical thinking, risk assessment, and investment strategy. Encouraging investors to be "contrarian," Marks wisely judges market cycles and achieves returns through aggressive yet measured action. Which element is the most essential? Successful investing requires thoughtful attention to many separate aspects, and each of Marks's subjects proves to be the most important thing.

    KEITH FERRAZZI is an expert on business relationship development, is the author of the bestseller, Who’s Got Your Back. As CEO of the consulting, training, and research firm Ferrazzi Greenlight, he counsels leading business enterprises on how to dramatically accelerate the development of business relationships to drive sales, spark innovation, and create team cohesion. Ferrazzi has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Inc., and Fast Company. His previous book, Never Eat Alone, was a also a bestseller. He has held the position of Chief Marketing Officer at Deloitte Consulting, and later at Starwood Hotels. For more information visit him at: keithferrazzi.com.

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  5. Video from a Live Talks Business Forum featuring Gary Vaynerchuk in conversation with Keith Ferrazzi. The Forum was on December 5th in downtown Los Angeles at Gensler-Los Angeles. The occasion, Vaynerchuk's new book, Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy, Social World. For more on Live Talks Business Forum, visit: livetalksbusiness.com

    GARY VAYNERCHUK is a serial entrepreneur who has revolutionized the way people look at interacting with their communities. While building his family’s local liquor store into a national industry leader, he observed the extraordinary potential of what he has dubbed the Thank You Economy. Through his company VaynerMedia, he introduced those same principles into the business world at large, with successful applications in sports, consumer packaged goods, and retail. Askmen.com named Gary to its list of the Top 49 Most Influential Men of 2009, and he was included in BusinessWeek‘s list of the Top 20 people every entrepreneur should follow.

    The social media revolution has altered the way people fall in and out of relationships, stay in touch with family, and find jobs. To be a successful marketer in this world requires an entirely different skill set than the one needed ten years ago. In his new book, bestselling author and social media expert Gary Vaynerchuk shows how to create the kind of shareable, relevant, value-driven content that ensures consumers always pay attention to your story, no matter where they go.

    Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a small business, or a Fortune 500 company, great marketing is all about telling your story in such a way that it compels people to buy what you are selling. Drawing upon his own experience, Vaynerchuk explains how to create the storytelling formula that will most resonant with consumers on a variety of platforms including Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

    When working with these various social media platforms, Vaynerchuk argues that it is not just about developing high-quality content, but developing high-quality content perfectly adapted to each specific site. What works on one, does not translate well on the other. Stories told through pictures on Instagram don’t resonant the same way when told in an identical manner on Pinterest. Today, getting people to hear your story and then act on it, requires using a platform’s native language, paying attention to context, understanding the nuances that makes each platform unique, and adapting your content to match.

    Keith Ferrazzi is an expert on business relationship development, is the author of the bestseller, Who’s Got Your Back. As CEO of the consulting, training, and research firm Ferrazzi Greenlight, he counsels leading business enterprises on how to dramatically accelerate the development of business relationships to drive sales, spark innovation, and create team cohesion. Ferrazzi has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Inc., and Fast Company. His previous book, Never Eat Alone, was a also a bestseller. He has held the position of Chief Marketing Officer at Deloitte Consulting, and later at Starwood Hotels. For more information visit him at: keithferrazzi.com. We welcome Keith back to Live Talks Business. He has previously interviewed the then CEO of SAP North America, and more recently, Harley Manning, Vice President & Research Director, Forrester Research discussing, The Power of Putting Your Customers at the Center of Your Business and Daniel Pink discussing, To Sell is Human.

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