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Neil Pasricha (MBA 2007), New York Times Bestselling Author; TED Talk speaker; former Director of Leadership, Walmart

According to Harvard Business Review, happy people are 37% more productive, have 31% higher sales, and are three times more creative than their peers. In this webinar, Neil Pasricha (MBA 2007) provides models to create lasting happiness including building diverse support networks, managing energy and stress, and leveraging time management. Through researching top leaders for his book, The Happiness Equation, working as director of Leadership Development at Walmart, and consulting for multiple large corporations, Pasricha developed unique frameworks to create happiness in individuals and drive engagement and high-performance results inside organizations.

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Deepak Malhotra, Eli Goldston Professor of Business Administration

Some negotiations are easy. Others are more difficult. And then there are situations that seem completely hopeless. Conflict is escalating, people are getting aggressive, and no one is willing to back down. To top it off, you have little power or other resources with which to work. Professor Deepak Malhotra will use behind-the-scenes stories of fascinating real-life negotiations (from business, history and sports) to draw out lessons for defusing even the most potentially explosive situations and finding success when things seem impossible.

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Marcilie Boyle (MBA 1996), CPCC, CPDT, Certified Life, Career, and Parenting Coach

Authentic success is success on your own terms . . . it's the peace, purpose, and joy you feel when you let go of what others expect, re-discover what you truly want for yourself, and then take action to go get it. As an HBS graduate, you know what it's like to be driven toward excellence in everything you do, including your career and your parenting. In this interactive webinar, you'll slow down for an hour to re-connect to what matters most, and map out small steps to get you closer to your authentic success.

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It's Global Networking Night! HBS alumni throughout the world will come together for an evening of informal networking and engagement. There's no better time to be connected – welcome recent graduates and meet other alumni in your city at this relaxed and fun evening! Make new connections. See old friends. Explore opportunities.

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Lynda M. Applegate, Sarofim-Rock Professor of Business Administration

Entrepreneurs—whether building and launching their own venture or launching new ventures in established businesses—are called on daily to explain the business opportunity they are pursuing to potential customers, partners, suppliers, advisers, investors, and employees. Success in launching a new business depends on an entrepreneur’s ability to communicate clearly the compelling market opportunity being pursued, the features of the proposed solution, the resources and capabilities required to implement it, the expected benefits for all stakeholders, the risks involved, and how these risks will be managed. While a business opportunity based on a flawed business model often fails, so too will an amazing opportunity that no one understands. A crisp, well-articulated plan and pitch are not panaceas, but they are important components of building successful businesses.

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Vijay “V.G.” Govindarajan (DBA 1978), Coxe Distinguished Professor at Tuck at Dartmouth & Marvin Bower Fellow at Harvard Business School

This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled to Spring 2017. Creating a new business and optimizing an existing one are two fundamentally different management challenges. How can leaders meet the performance requirements of an existing business—one that is still thriving—while dramatically reinventing it? Govindarajan expands the leader's innovation tool kit with a simple and proven method for balancing the organization's energy, time, and resources across what he calls "the three boxes." Based on his book, The Three-Box Solution: A Strategy for Leading Innovation, this session will give participants a set of principles and tools to successfully create the future even while maintaining excellence in the present.

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May Busch (MBA 1985), MBA Executive Coach, Speaker, Advisor; Author of ACCELERATE: 9 Capabilities to Achieve Success at Any Career Stage; former COO, Morgan Stanley Europe

Do you feel stuck in your career? Are you working hard yet not making as much progress as you would like? Are you afraid you are plateauing prematurely or, even worse, heading for burnout? Or maybe you feel you’re not performing to your potential? Welcome to the mid-career slump. Linger here too long and you could be in for a long, demoralizing slog. When you handle the mid-career slump properly, you can take charge of your career and make the next leap forward.

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Charlene Li (MBA 1993), Founder and CEO, Altimeter Group

Digital technologies have revolutionized relationships, and leadership is no exception. To be truly engaged, effective leaders must harness the power of digital communications and branding rather than remain on the sidelines, frozen by fear and the unknown. The key is understanding how your personal leadership style can be extended and scaled through digital techniques to achieve your most important goals.

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Douglas Lemov (MBA 2004), Managing Director, Uncommon Schools

Of the topics taught in school, reading is the first among equals: the most singular in importance because all other subjects rely on it. But it is also among the most complex topics to teach—for educators and for parents. In this session, Doug Lemov (MBA 2004) reflects on what data, the review of research, and the deep study of teachers reveals about the keys to literacy instruction, especially in the age of the “new” SAT and the Common Core.

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V. Kasturi Rangan, Malcolm P. McNair Professor of Marketing

Never has there been a time when so many believed in both the ability and responsibility of the private sector to combat the world’s greatest social challenges—from poverty to climate change to accessible health care. Recent years have seen the creation of thousands of businesses across the globe aiming to generate profit and also achieve a social mission. This influx of businesses has been accompanied by the emergence of impact investing, a new approach to investing dedicated to generating significant social impact alongside financial returns. Today’s young leaders and the next generation of high net worth individuals aim to build their businesses and invest their wealth in endeavors to fight hunger, bring clean water, education, and healthcare to the world’s poor, and end homelessness. Can this new form of investing truly move the needle on some of society’s greatest challenges?

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Steve Kirschner (MBA 1986), Chairman, Package Perfect, Ltd.; CMO, HBS Alumni Angels Association

Startups are like infants: brand new, exciting, bursting with hope and potential. Unfortunately, if you're thinking about joining a startup, that excitement doesn't help much. It often confuses the issues about which deals could succeed and which could fail or, more importantly, which deal is the best fit for you.

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Monica Mandelli (MBA 1998), Managing Director, KKR & Co.

Over the last few years, substantial growth in family offices (FOs) has resulted in their emergence as a significant investor class. There are an estimated 2,500 FOs globally, controlling $7+ trillion in assets; approximately 300 of these FOs manage over $5 billion each.

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Thomas Bartman (MBA 2014), Member of the Forum for Growth and Innovation

Managers of companies in every industry and geography are focused on business model innovation as a way to respond to competitive threats and create new growth opportunities. Despite all of that effort and attention, the failure rate for corporate transformations is stubbornly high. The problem stems from a lack of understanding of how businesses are formed and evolve over the course of their existence, the types of changes they embrace and those they resist.

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Jill Huggett, Founder, Bridgepath Career Advisors; Career Coach, Harvard Business School

It is no secret that your resume is critical to landing the job you deserve, and you need to be sure it is an accurate and powerful reflection of your story. Everything from the content messaging and positioning to the template needs to be outstanding. Join Jill Huggett, certified career coach and resume writer and founder of Bridgepath Career Advisors, to find out exactly how to get your resume into the best shape ever.

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Richard S. Ruback, Willard Prescott Smith Professor of Corporate FinanceRoyce G. Yudkoff (MBA 1980), Professor of Management Practice

There are over 1 million smaller firms in North America and each year thousands and thousands come up for sale, principally as founders retire. Acquiring the right kind of smaller firm offers very compelling economic rewards, and you can become CEO of one of these companies right now. These well established, enduringly profitable businesses offer higher safety of principal than start-ups, greater professional independence than working in someone else’s company, and significant profit opportunity because competition to buy them is much less than for larger firms.

HBS Event Participation in Fiscal Year 2015


Event Participants
5,595

Reunion Attendees
6,934

Alumni Webinar Participants
6,962

Total
19,491+
+ the thousands who have participated in the more than 1,200 club events worldwide

 
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