630 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles, 90071
Imagine that Plato came to life in the twenty-first century and embarked on a multicity speaking tour. How would he handle the host of a cable news program who denies there can be morality without religion? How would he mediate a debate between a Freudian psychoanalyst and a tiger mom on how to raise the perfect child? Philosopher and novelist Rebecca Newberger Goldstein provides an original plunge into the drama of philosophy, revealing its hidden role in today’s debates on religion, morality, politics, and science. Does philosophy itself ever make progress? And if it does, why is so ancient a figure as Plato of any continuing relevance? Plato at the Googleplex is Goldstein’s startling investigation into these conundra.
6200 E. Atherton Street, Long Beach, CA 90815
One of the most sought-after bands in the American Roots Music scene, Tom Rigney and Flambeau will spice up Cabaret with a scorching blend of Cajun, blues, and New Orleans grooves to tear the roof off...
6200 E. Atherton Street, Long Beach, CA 90815
One of the most sought-after bands in the American Roots Music scene, Tom Rigney and Flambeau will spice up Cabaret with a scorching blend of Cajun, blues, and New Orleans grooves to tear the roof off the Carpenter Center and raise the spirits of one and all!
According to Roy Williams and Vic Preisser in their book, Preparing Heirs: Five Steps to a Successful Transition of Family Wealth and Values, studies show that 70% of heirs lose control of their inheritance within one generation and 93% within three generations. The loss of wealth is also often combined with a loss of pride, self-esteem, family harmony and productivity. In extreme cases, many wealth heirs turn to destructive behaviors such as substance abuse, loss of motivation and a culture of entitlement. Preparing Your Heirs will inform and educate parents on how to empower their children to lead independent, meaningful and purposeful lives. The program will present practical tools parents can deploy every day on how best to have those challenging conversations with family members and open up safe and productive channels of communication from one generation to the next.
AMIR MOSSANEN is a Senior Vice President and Wealth Advisor for Wells Fargo Private Bank and is responsible for understanding and managing the financial situations for high net worth clients. He specializes in multi-generational planning, family education and succession planning. He has authored papers on the multi-generational wealth transfer and developed family dynamics workshops to enhance harmony and effectiveness across generations. He is also the author of “The Giving Dilemma,” “Beating the Midas Curse,” and “Coping with Sudden Wealth Syndrome.” Prior to his career in wealth management, Amir was a management consultant working with Fortune 500 companies and government agencies on strategy creation and implementation. He earned a Masters in Business Administration with a specialization on Customer Focused Strategy and his MBA thesis on fixed income arbitrage was awarded a distinction for its unique insights.
Come to Crowell Library for an informative evening on the exceptional risks that children of affluence face and how best to mitigate those risks.
4302 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, 90029
7:30pm to 9:00pm
A reading & signing of his new book -
BEASTS: What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil
In his previous bestsellers, Masson has showed that animals can teach us much about our own emotions—love (dogs), contentment (cats), grief (elephants), among others. But animals have much to teach us about negative emotions such as anger and aggression as well, and in unexpected ways. In Beasts he demonstrates that the violence we perceive in the “wild” is mostly a matter of projection. We link the basest human behavior to animals, to “beasts” (“he behaved no better than a beast”), and claim the high ground for our species. We are least human, we think, when we succumb to our primitive, animal ancestry. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Here’s something to get jazzed up about. Grammy Award-winner, Kurt Elling is throwing a party at the Brill Building – and you’re invited. Throughout his career, “The standout male vocalist of our time,” (The New York Times) has worked to expand the jazz repertoire. And now, his intrepid jazz explorations have been inspired by the fabled Manhattan Brill Building where three generations of American masterpieces were born. Join the party of piano, guitar, bass and drums as this 13-time winner of Downbeat Critics Poll for Male Vocalist of the Year salutes this landmark of modern music history.