Maurice Kanbar: A Unique Inventor and His Amazing Inventions



  • Maurice Kanbar, Inventor; Author, Secrets From an Inventor's Notebook: Advice on Inventing Success
    In conversation with Dr. Mary Bitterman, President Bernard Osher Foundation; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors

    Long before there was “Shark Tank,” there was inventor Maurice Kanbar. San Francisco resident Kanbar’s inventions include a broad range of items: the D-Fuzz-It sweater comb, customizable sticky notes called Zip Notes, SKYY Vodka, the first multiplex movie theater in New York and durable, cheap eyeglasses for people in developing countries. He has been called a modern day Buckminster Fuller, with 35 patents over 40 years. In 2006, he even produced his first feature film, the animated Hoodwinked! followed by Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil. Here’s a rare chance to meet one of America’s most creative minds and see his creations up close.

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    Location: SF Club Office

    Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing

    Cost: $20 non-members, FREE members, free for students (with valid ID) SVForum special discount – just enter “Kanbarspecial” into the promotional code box for free tickets!

    Premium Seating (includes seating in first rows and copy of book): $35 members and nonmembers

    Also know: Part of the Good Lit series. Underwritten by The Bernard Osher Foundation