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Live blogging from the Milken Global Conference. The Milken Institute Global Conference brings together some of the most extraordinary people in the world – from scientists, business executives and philanthropists to journalists, academics and Nobel laureates – to discuss, debate and deliberate today’s most pressing social, political and economic challenges.

The Great ‘Communitarian’: Bill Clinton on the Election, Global Economics, (and Don’t Write the U.S. Epitaph Quite Yet…)

LOS ANGELES – And there we were: After a conference filled with doubts about U.S. growth, many years of economic mess in Europe and even Read More

Over Breakfast: The Flexible Core, Work Day Tips and What Is Harvard Business Review … Really?

“We like to get together, that’s what we’re all about,” Vistage CEO Rafael Pastor told a private breakfast gathering of Vistage employees, friends and family Read More

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

This is the second year I’ve enjoyed the privilege of attending the Milken Institute Global Conference, and I’m left with the same feeling I Read More

Content and the Constant Battle to Innovate (Plus, Want to Be a CEO? Play Games …)

LOS ANGELES – Life as a big media CEO can be a battlefield — but you can always get through by learning how to play Read More

Enough About the U.S. … Let’s Talk China

LOS ANGELES – You’ve heard enough about the financial woes in the U.S. to last a lifetime. You’ve no doubt read all about Europe and Read More

An Interview With George Lucas

An Interview With George Lucas

Among the many highlights of attending the Milken Institute Global Conference is hearing from people like George Lucas.  One of my favorite quotes from Read More

Looking For Ideas To Create More Jobs In America?  Look at Texas!

Looking For Ideas To Create More Jobs In America? Look at Texas!

At the Milken Institute Global Conference panel titled: Jobs for America, the conversation focused squarely on the best example of job creation at the Read More

Milken Global Conference: Pre-Election Growing Pains, Don’t Buy a House

LOS ANGELES – I didn’t want to start my first morning at the 2012 Milken Global Conference listening to economists talk about the anemic U.S. Read More

Meeting of the Minds: The Milken Institute Global Conference celebrates a milestone

When you get into a room with hundreds of thoughtful, forward-looking and motivated people over four days to discuss the most pressing social, political and Read More

Milken Institute Global Conference: Conversations On Leadership (Summary)

Milken Institute Global Conference: Conversations On Leadership (Summary)

Conversations on Leadership (click for video and more details)

A seemingly random panel of leaders of widely varied organizations—from an hotelier to a baseball star Read More

Milken Institute Global Conference: Power and Economics of Social Media (Summary)

The Power and Economics of Social Media (click to view list of participating speakers and video)

 

At the Milken Global Conference 2011, a panel Read More

Are You Unintentionally Sabotaging Your Working Relationships?

Are You Unintentionally Sabotaging Your Working Relationships?

In this podcast, author of The Man Who Lied To His Laptop and Stanford University professor Clifford Nass Read More

An Open Letter To Cable News

An Open Letter To Cable News

Dear Cable News:

In recent weeks, I’ve had the good fortune to spend time with some hard working public servants on both sides of the Read More

Leaders on Leadership

Leaders on Leadership

On Monday evening, Michael Milken led a panel discussion called Conversations on Leadership at The 2011 Milken Institute Global Conference.  It was an extraordinary Read More

Seeking 12 Million Jobs at the Milken Institute Global Conference

Seeking 12 Million Jobs at the Milken Institute Global Conference

I was invited to attend the Milken Institute Global Conference 2011 by my friend Leo Bottary on behalf of Vistage International. Having never been, Read More

Help Wanted: Seeking 12 Million U.S. Jobs (And Your Input)

Help Wanted: Seeking 12 Million U.S. Jobs (And Your Input)

Next week, I’ll be moderating a panel at The Milken Institute Global Conference titled, Help Wanted: Seeking 12 Million U.S. Jobs.   The panel will Read More

Milken Conference Delivers the Next Big Ideas in Business

By the last day of the Milken Institute Global Conference, Russ Riendeau is exhausted. He’s spent three 16-hour days listening to some of the world’s

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Why Milken Conference is a Must for Business Thought Leadership

It’s not everyday that you can sit down at a table and strike up a conversation with Ted Turner or T. Boone Pickens. But Read More

How the Milken Conference Grew From 60 Experts to Presenting More Than 500 Thought Leaders

When the Milken Institute Global Conference first got underway in 1998, there were about 60 speakers with one or two dozen discussion panels. The event Read More

Do We Have The Will?

Do We Have The Will?

With the mid-term elections behind us, Michael Milken asked more than 200 Vistage Chairs this question during a speech this morning: “Do We Have The Read More

Where’s the Better Business Bailout?

Small businesses represent 50% of the U.S. economy and virtually 0% of the recent bailout. And, while everyone tosses out trite phrases such as, do Read More

A Looming National & Corporate Tsunami

A Looming National & Corporate Tsunami

While conference attendees discussed business, bailouts, and bogus bonuses, there was a quieter panel at the Milken conference soberly addressing a looming crisis.

“Alzheimer’s plagues Read More

Frank Luntz Shares What Americans Want to Hear (And Don’t)

Frank Luntz Shares What Americans Want to Hear (And Don’t)

For the PR pro, marketing guru and business owner, political consultant and pollster Frank Luntz’s panel at the Milken Institute Global Conference had some critical Read More

The Conversations Behind the Milken Institute Global Conference

The 2010 Milken Institute Global Conference brought together hundreds of world-class speakers, some of the top world leaders and several thousand attendees paying upwards of Read More

My GenY Perspective on Why Digital Swarms Need A Young Gun at the Helm

My GenY Perspective on Why Digital Swarms Need A Young Gun at the Helm

When the moderator was sitting in the lobby at the SXSW conference, she witnessed a brand-new idea for her. Simultaneously, everyone in the lobby stood Read More