Thomas Edison, MeToo, Bonfire of the Vanities, and Consumer Behavior

Sunday March 7, 2021


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Co-Hosts: Larry Bernstein, Patrick Allitt, and Todd Benson.
Opening Remarks

 

 
Ernest Freeberg
Bio: Professor, Department Head of History at University of Tennessee Knoxville
Topic: Thomas Edison and the Revolution of Light

Reading The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America is here

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Questions for Freeberg

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Christine Rosen
Bio: Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in DC, Sr. Editor of the New Atlantis and writer for Commentary Magazine
Topic: Mentoring Women in the time of MeToo
Reading: Gender Fatigue is Real is here

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Questions for Rosen

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David Grazian
Bio: Professor of Sociology and Communication and Faculty Director of Urban Studies at UPenn
Topic: Bonfire of the Vanities 30 years later
Reading: Tom Wolfe’s Bonfire of the Vanities is here

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Julie Salamon
Bio: Former WSJ film critic and NYT TV critic and arts reporter
Topic: Bonfire of the Vanities Film
Reading: The Devil’s Candy: The Anatomy of a Hollywood Fiasco is here.

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Questions for Grazian and Salamon

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Michael Duda
Bio: Managing Partner of Bullish
Topic: Why we will witness a golden era for new consumer brands

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Leslie Ghize
Bio: EVP at TOBETDG
Topic: Where the Consumer is Going in Self Care, Surroundings, Social Life and Style
Reading What people will buy is here

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Questions for Duda and Ghize

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