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An Evening with David Rubenstein

November 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Charleston Library Society is excited to welcome back David M. Rubenstein to discuss his recent best-seller, How to Lead: Wisdom from the World’s Greatest CEOs, Founders, and Game Changers. Thanks to the innovation of Zoom, Mr. Rubenstein will be in conversation with John Huey, former Editor-In-Chief of Time, Inc. At a time when leadership is in great demand, Rubenstein will give us glimpses into the interviews he conducted with legends across all fields. To purchase tickets, click here.

Special Thanks to our Event Sponsors:
Jerrold & Ann Mitchell
Ken & Anne Tidwell
Bud & Lesa Watts
The Darla Moore School of Business
Southern Land Company, LLC

Ticket Packages:
Socially-Distanced, VIP In-Person reception and Zoom Viewing Ticket: $150
– A limited number of patrons will be able to socially-distance in the Main Reading Room to listen and watch the Zoom conversation on the big screen. These patrons will all have the opportunity to directly ask Rubenstein a question during the exclusive Q&A period. All VIP ticket purchasers will  receive a signed copy of “How to Lead”.

Zoom and Signed Book Package: $45
– Purchasers of this package will receive access to the Zoom conversation and will also receive a signed copy of “How to Lead”.

Zoom Access: $10
– Purchasers will receive access to the Zoom conversation through a link provided by CLS.

The essential leadership playbook. Learn the principles and guiding philosophies of Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, and many others through illuminating conversations about their remarkable lives and careers.

For the past five years, David M. Rubenstein, author of The American Story, visionary cofounder of The Carlyle Group, and host of The David Rubenstein Show, has spoken with the worlds highest performing leaders about who they are and how they became successful. How to Lead distills these revealing conversations into an indispensable leadership guidebook.

Gain advice and wisdom from CEOs, presidents, founders, and master performers from the worlds of finance (Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon, Christine Lagarde, Ken Griffin), tech (Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Eric Schmidt, Tim Cook), entertainment (Oprah Winfrey, Lorne Michaels, Renee Fleming, Yo-Yo Ma), sports (Jack Nicklaus, Adam Silver, Coach K, Phil Knight), government (President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Nancy Pelosi), and many others.

-Jeff Bezos harnesses the power of wandering, discovering that his best decisions have been made with heart and intuition, rather than analysis.
-Richard Branson never goes into a venture looking to make a profit. He aims to make the best in field.
-Phil Knight views Nike as a marketing company whose product is its most important marketing tool.
-Marillyn Hewson, who grew up in a fatherless home with four siblings in Kansas, quickly learned the importance of self-reliance and the value of a dollar.

How to Lead shares the extraordinary stories of these pioneering agents of change. Discover how each luminary got started and how they handle decision making, failure, innovation, change, and crisis. Learn from their decades of experience as pioneers in their field. No two leaders are the same.

David M. Rubenstein is the author of The American Story and cofounder and co-executive chairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the worlds largest and most successful private equity firms. Rubenstein is Chairman of the Boards of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Council on Foreign Relations. He is an original signer of The Giving Pledge and a recipient of the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy and the MoMAs David Rockefeller Award, among other philanthropic awards. The host of The David Rubenstein Show on Bloomberg TV and PBS, he lives in the Washington, DC area.

John Huey is an American journalist and publishing executive who served as the editor-in-chief of Time Inc., at the time the largest magazine publisher in the United States, overseeing more than 150 titles, including Time, People, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, Entertainment Weekly and InStyle.


November 5, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm