MIT Sloan professor Zeynep Ton believes companies big and small can be much more effecient.
MIT Sloan professor Zeynep Ton believes companies big and small can be much more effecient. Image via her Facebook.
For Today

The Low Cost of Good Jobs

SkillUp Washington and the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program have invited MIT Sloan professor Zeynep Ton to Seattle for a talk on how companies can offer more jobs, keep prices down, and improve service for customers all while boosting their own profits. The magic formula: properly investing in their employees.

Ton, whose book The Good Jobs Strategy: How the Smartest Companies Invest in Employees to Lower Costs & Boost Profits hit

shelves in January, sees Costco as an example of a company that gets it. 

Costco Director, Executive VP, and CFO Richard Galanti (the man's got titles!) will be there too, offering some insights from his experience.

The Low Cost of Good Jobs, Friday, June 13, 4–6 pm, Downstairs at Town Hall, 1116 Eighth Ave, free with registration.

For Saturday

Zombie Apocalypse Day II

The Red Scare is history and the Dead Scare isn't particularly realistic—but natural disasters are always a real concern.
 
Join the Seattle Fire Department, Red Cross, and many other organizations and companies at the Ballard Community Center Saturday morning for emergency preparedness lessons and demonstrations, with survival gear conveniently available for purchase. \

Zombie Apocalypse Day II
, Sat, June 14, 10am–4pm, Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave NW, free. 
For Sunday

Clothing Exchange at The Summit

Got some hand-me-downs, but no one to hand them down to? Make your way to The Summit in Capitol Hill Sunday at 1pm with your gently used clothing and shoes so others can add something new to their wardrobe.
 
If you bring something in, you can take something home. Who knows, you might find the cat-whiskered silk vest you've been searching for for all these years.

Clothing Exchange at The Summit
, Sun, June 15, 1–5pm, The Summit, 420 E Pike Street, free (donations accepted). 

For Monday

Daniel Drezner: The System Saved the Global Economy, After All

The Great Recession of 2008 nearly derailed the world economy, but commmunal G20 government efforts supposedly solved the crisis—and political scientist Daniel Drezner, whom the Washington Post called "one of the country’s foremost public intellectuals," knows how. 

Hear the Tufts University professor speak about his book on the subject, 
The System Worked: How the World Stopped Another Great Depression, Monday night at Town Hall.

Daniel Drezner: ‘The System’ Saved The Global Economy,
After All, Mon, June 16, 7:30–8:45pm, Downstairs at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5.

Advance Notice For June 18

Meet Hillary Rodham Clinton

Former Secretary of State and First Lady, and possible (likely? certain?) 2016 Democratic candidate for President of the United States Hillary Clinton will be in Seattle next Wednesday for a book signing at the University of Washington Book Store. 

Her book,
Hard Choices, details her experiences as Barack Obama's Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013. 

Hillary Clinton Book Signing
, Wed, June 18, 5pm, UW Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, free. 
 
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