NYT Bestselling Author
Snacks, drinks, and the developing Nashville Skyline were the backdrop for an evening with Malcolm Gladwell.
Malcolm sat down with a group of entrepreneurs at Mike Faith’s Nashville home to share thoughts and experiences on a variety of topics including Gladwell’s latest book Talking to Strangers, Brexit, Hong Kong, and even running for president.
The event raised funds for Malcolm’s non-profit of choice, the Rand Corporation.
General John Abizaid
United States Army
At a private Reserve Dinner held for Plantronics and Headsets.com staff, honored guest General John Abizaid captivated the group. During an evening where the discussion ranged from Iraq and world conflicts to leadership as applied to business and then to issues such as bureaucracy and organizational structures.
General Abizaid’s vast experience and candid insights made this evening a truly inspirational event.
General Abizaid recently retired from the post of Commander U.S. Central Command and has been named the first Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Donations from the evening went to Fisher House.
Sir Richard Branson
Founder, Virgin Group
After the Reserve Dinner with Sir Richard Branson one guest commented that,
"We left the table feeling all the better for having met and listened to Sir Richard, who is truly inspiring. I valued meeting some of the other guests too. And it felt good to have helped raise over $75,000 for the Virgin Unite charity, because we know that 100% of our donations go straight to making a positive difference, especially in Africa."
World Series of Poker Champion
At the private Reserve Dinner, held at the Kokkari restaurant in San Francisco, honored guest Annie Duke donated for auction three of her prized bracelets from poker tournaments. Annie has achieved more ‘in-the-money’ finishes than any other female player in WSOP history.
The event raised funds for The Decision Education Foundation.
Host Mike Faith commented, "Annie was an inspiration to us all. The conversation ranged from life decisions and their consequences, to raising children, to some of the topics of today and, of course, included poker. As you can see from the photos, everyone enjoyed a fun and fulfilling evening."