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Unapologetic Rules for Game Changing Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 7:45am - 9:30am
The Crawford Family Forum 474 South Raymond Avenue Pasadena, CA 91105 Map and directions

Drucker Business Forum and KPCC present Andy Kessler in conversation with Mike Napoli.

Andy Kessler is co-founder and president of Velocity Capital Management. He is a former hedge fund manager and the New York Times bestselling author of Wall Street Meat and he previously worked at AT&T Bell Labs, PaineWebber, and Morgan Stanley. He is a frequent contributor to The Wall Street Journal op-ed page and has also written for The New York Times op-ed page, Wired, Forbes, and the Los Angeles Times. He lives in northern California.

Kessler discusses how entrepreneurs find the next big thing, and make it transformative. The era of easy money and easy jobs is officially over. Today, we're all entrepreneurs, and the tides of change threaten to capsize anyone who plays it safe. Taking risks is the name of the game-but how can you tell a smart bet from a stupid gamble?

Mike Napoli the Chairman of the Tech Coast Angels Board of Directors, the largest Angel investment organization in the United States. He has been mentoring and investing in early stage companies since 1997 and has been a member of the Tech Coast Angels since 2000. He is associated with numerous business organizations including the Alliance for the Commercialization of Technology (ACT) and the Coachella Valley Angel Network (CVAN). He is also founder and current Chairman of the Absolute Return Group, an advisor to institutional investors and money managers, and the Executive Director of Performing Arts LIVE.

7:45am - Breakfast
8:30am - Program (followed by book signing)

Admission is FREE, but RSVPs are required.