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North Bay Haas Connect - Learn about "The Other F Word"

Haas Alumni Network North Bay Chapter

Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

Novato, CA

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Join Haas professors John Danner and Mark Coopersmith for dinner and a lively discussion about innovation, entrepreneurship, business success and leadership as viewed through the lenses of their experimental class "The Other F Word" and their upcoming book provisionally titled "Flunking Failure."

What does it mean to "flunk failure?"  Or more importantly, how can we better prepare for failure, respond appropriately in the moment, and extract its most valuable lessons to help drive long-term success?  What are the relationships between failure and real innovation, successful entrepreneurship and inspired leadership?

Mark teaches entrepreneurship and innovation at Haas and in multi-discipline programs across UC Berkeley, including the highly immersive "Workshop for Startups" curriculum.  He is actively involved in mentoring and advising ventures including at UC Berkeley's SkyDeck accelerator, and plays a leadership role driving innovation and growth at Novato-based ETwater, a smart-grid-for-water green-tech venture.

John teaches innovation, entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship in several programs at UC Berkeley, including at Haas and the School of Information, and also is a visiting professor at Princeton University.  He is the creator of "The Other F Word " course at Haas, which he and Mark will be co-teaching in spring 2014, and is a sought-after advisor to corporations, government agencies, and startup ventures.

Between the two of them Mark and John have five (yes five) degrees from UC Berkeley. They have received multiple honors for teaching excellence, have been quoted in publications ranging from the New York Times to The Economist to USA today, and have graced media outlets ranging from the TED Global stage to Fox Business to NPR.

Have questions about North Bay Haas Connect - Learn about "The Other F Word"? Contact Haas Alumni Network North Bay Chapter

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WildFox Restaurant
225 Alameda Del Prado
Novato, CA 94949

Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

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Haas Alumni Network North Bay Chapter

Haas Alumni Network North Bay Chapter is established to serve alumni graduated from the Haas School of Business as well as Cal alumni working in the business arena that are currently living in Marin, Sonoma, Napa, and Solano counties.

We are actively recruiting for new board members - contact Joe Breen at or Christina Hollingsworth at if you are interested!

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