With a very special thank you to John Sotoodeh (market president), Jonathan Weedman (local foundation head) and the Wells Fargo Los Angeles team, last night's inagural Book Tour event in and for Los Angeles was much more than another stop on our 100-City Book Tour. It was a legitimate 'happening.'
Held at the famed and ultra cool "Grammy Museum" at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles, the venue helped to set the tone for the 200 VIP invited guests who joined us for a very special reception, conversation and thereafter, a book signing.
John Sotodeh, who defines leadership and humility, deferred to our mutual friend Jonathan Weedman to engage 'in conversation' with me on stage (Jonathan comes from a long list of leaders, as his grandfather was the governor of California, and he is now a very destinguished philanthropic leader in one of America's most important cities), and John posed some of the best questions I have fielded since the book was released on June 2nd. He didn't go easy on me simply because we were friends. There are serious problems in Los Angeles and our nation to solve, and Jonathan wanted to get to the bottom of helping to solve them.