Arianna Huffinton

With Third Metric Live, Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief and president of Huffington Post Media Group, is looking to expand the definition of success. (Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times / December 12, 2008)

Want to have lunch with Arianna Huffington and learn why success should mean more than money and power? It'll only cost a thousand dollars.

The Huffington Post Media Group editor-in-chief and president is going out on a three-city tour with MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski called Third Metric Live. The topic? Expanding the definition of success.

"We’ll be opening up the conversation around all the ways our current definition of success is failing us," Huffington said in a statement. 

Huffington and Brzezinski will be joined on tour by speakers such as Aetna Chief Executive Mark Bertolini, designer Tory Burch, Glamour magazine Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive, LinkedIn Chief Executive Jeff Weiner and actress Julianne Moore

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The tour is part of the Huffington Post's push into live events and conferences. 

Those interested in hearing what Huffington and Brzezinski are preaching will need to open their wallets. Tickets start at $300 for the events that will take place in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles this spring. VIP tickets will go for $400, while a private reception and lunch with the two hosts will cost $1,000. 

Huffington hosted the first Third Metric conference in her New York City apartment in June and has held events in Hawaii, the U.K. and Germany. The idea is to push back against narrow measures of success that Huffington and Brzezinski say result in burnout and sleep deprivation, rather than "well-being, wisdom, wonder, compassion and giving." 

William Morris Endeavor, which represents Brzezinski, is handling management of the tour.

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