Friday, May 18, 2012

Highlights: Top Notch Speakers

If you attend any of Wake Forest's business school programs, you must find a way to sit in on as many lectures and speaker presentations as humanly possible. In recent years, the university has landed a number of high-profile executives.
Many of those speakers were included during other "Highlights" posts earlier in the week.
Other notable speakers include:
  • Whole Foods co-CEO Walter Robbs, who appeared on campus earlier this year to discuss "Capitalism With a Conscience." He outlined the Whole Foods Market business model, which embraces profitability and social responsibility, and discussed the rose of social responsibility in business.
  • Mike Duke, the CEO of Wal-Mart. In 2010, he told attendees that the world's biggest retailer still had much to learn and could only get better, particularly when it comes to global expansion. Though recent growth has largely been an international story, he refrained from declaring victory while stressing that achieving full competence abroad is a work in progress. His presentation is included below.
  • Susan Ivey made an appearance shortly before retiring as the president and CEO of Reynolds American. During her lecture, Ivey predicted that every attendee would find themselves in leadership roles throughout their careers. “What do great leaders do? They train other leaders,” she said.IMG_0268
All this means is that there is no excuse for missing any of these great presentations. They are the added value to your tuition and hard work. It never hurts to keep an eye on this website and the other university websites to find out who will appear on campus next!

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