LA Chapter - September newsletter

It was great to see everyone at the Bon Voyage party at the Consul General's house on August 21, where we enjoyed canapes and cocktails in the beautiful back garden of the Consul General's gorgeous home, meeting new friends and catching up with former classmates. Alumni shared tips with new LSE students about where to live, how to get around town, and where to do their banking, as well as convenient ways to call back to the U.S., and new students got to meet each other and share information about who is studying in which department, as well as their excitement as they head off for London.

Building on the spirit generated by that event, we are seeking to make good on all the offers of volunteer help to aid us in planning the rest of the year's events calendar. Please contact with your ideas and suggestions for events you'd like to see the chapter put on -- we'd love for you to be a part of making it happen.

Upcoming Events:

LA chapter members are invited to join the Harvard Business School Alumni Association of Southern California (HBSASC) for a unique opportunity to meet and hear from legendary producer Peter Guber on the art of storytelling.

Event: Peter Guber - "Want to be Heard? Tell Your Story!"

Date: October 2nd, 2007

Time: 6:00 - 8:30 PM

There will be a mixer starting at 6:00 with appetizers and a cash bar.

Guber's talk will begin at 7:15 and will be followed by a question and answer session.

Location: Luxe Hotel (at the 405 and Sunset)

$45 for in advance, $55 at the door. Event sign up link:

Over the course of his illustrious thirty year career, Guber's films have earned more than $3 billion worldwide and more than 50 Academy Award nominations, including the Best Picture Oscar for Rainman. He is a sought after speaker, and appears every Sunday morning on as the co-host of the critically acclaimed AMC cable show, Sunday Morning Shootout, which is based on his best selling book. Guber is a full professor at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and has been a member of the faculty for over 30 years. Peter Guber is currently the Chairman and CEO of the Mandalay Entertainment Group, which specializes in motion pictures, television, sports entertainment and new media. Guber's talk, "Want to be Heard, Tell Your Story", is a powerful explanation of how to use stories to advance your life. Nothing has the ability to influence others or galvanize a team more than a powerful story, well told. In fact, storytelling is the secret sauce enabling us as business professionals to achieve extraordinary results in sales, as leaders, and in propelling our careers. In our world where state-of-the-art technology has hijacked the power of emotional connections, Peter Guber shares how storytelling provides the state-of-the-heart-technology so you and your message can be truly be heard. Drawing from his career rich in storytelling expertise, Guber interweaves his professional insight, personal anecdotes, and psychological study to enlighten, entertain and transform our business lives.


Alumni and Attorney-at-law Elizabeth Botsford invites you to join her at the Central Public Library in Downtown Los Angeles for a free workshop, entitled "Secure Futures for Today's Families - Estate Planning and You"

Learn how to:

* Protect your hard earned assets
* Avoid the three main pitfalls men and women make in estate planning
* Help your loved ones through rough times by implementing the right estate plan
* Help your children and grandchildren through adoption, immigration and divorce in the future by creating an estate plan now.

Location: Los Angeles Public Library
Date: Tuesday September 18, 2007 @ 6pm - 7.30pm

Central Library, Meeting Room A
630 West 5th Street
Los Angeles CA 91343

Parking is available in the 524 South Flower Street garage for $1 after 3pm with library card and library validation.

For more information or to pre-register, call (213) 228-7210

Podcasts of the following LSE public lectures and debates, which took place in June and July, are now online from the
Podcasts site (

- The Future of Iraq: the media and public response to the Iraq Commission
- Development Governance and the Media: the role of the media in building African society
- Sustaining Growth and promoting inclusion in India's Economy and Society
- Appropriation of Freedom: Freud's conception of the individual self-relation
- Liquidity Asset Prices and Market Efficiency by Professor Jiang Wang.
- The NHS: the next ten years, by Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt MP.
- Globilisation and Welfare, by Professor Paul Krugman.
- Israel and the Palestinians: domestic developments and prospects for talks, with Professor Shai Feldman and Dr Khalil Shikaki.
- Democracy or Dictatorship? Emerging Political Crisis in Pakistan, with Imran Khan.


The AFLSE has a rapidly growing group on Facebook. Please join us there to keep in touch with your fellow alumni.

Thanks for supporting the AFLSE!

Los Angeles: Peter Guber -Want to be Heard? Tell Your Story!
Tuesday, 10/2/07 at 6:00pm

Los Angeles chapter members are invited to join the Harvard Business School Alumni Association of Southern California (HBSASC) for a unique opportunity to meet and hear from legendary producer Peter Guber on the art of storytelling.

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