Event Calendar

May

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Philadelphia Inter MBA Mixer
Philadelphia Inter MBA Mixer
Co-presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Philadelphia
Thursday, May 26, 2016, from 6-8 p.m.
Zavino, 3200 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cost: $10 at entrance, comes with light appetizers. There will be a cash bar.

The Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Philadelphia has been invited to an excellent social and networking opportunity. Join fellow alumni and meet local MBA alumni from, Columbia, Cornell, Darden, Duke, HBS, Kellogg, NYU, Michigan, MIT, Tepper, and Wharton).

RSVP is required. Click here to register for this event. If you have questions, please contact Kane Nakahara '90 at KNakahara90@gsb.columbia.edu. Please note Zavino is accessible via SEPTA, PATCO, and there is also street parking on Chestnut.
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Philadelphia Inter MBA Mixer
Philadelphia Inter MBA Mixer
Co-presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Philadelphia
Thursday, May 26, 2016, from 6-8 p.m.
Zavino, 3200 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cost: $10 at entrance, comes with light appetizers. There will be a cash bar.

The Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Philadelphia has been invited to an excellent social and networking opportunity. Join fellow alumni and meet local MBA alumni from, Columbia, Cornell, Darden, Duke, HBS, Kellogg, NYU, Michigan, MIT, Tepper, and Wharton).

RSVP is required. Click here to register for this event. If you have questions, please contact Kane Nakahara '90 at KNakahara90@gsb.columbia.edu. Please note Zavino is accessible via SEPTA, PATCO, and there is also street parking on Chestnut.
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Sydney: Dinner with Professor Rita McGrath
Register now for an evening with Professor Rita McGrath. Please contact Eduardo Fichmann '08 at efichmann08@gsb.columbia.edu to RSVP and receive the payment instructions.

Sydney: Dinner with Professor Rita McGrath 
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Australia, Sydney
Thursday, May 26, 2016, at 7 p.m. 
Macchiato, 338 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia

Cost: $55 per person for a set menu dinner. Drinks may be purchased seperately.

BIOGRAPHY:
Rita Gunther McGrath, a Professor at Columbia Business School, is regarded as one of the world's top experts on strategy and innovation with particular emphasis on developing sound strategy in uncertain and volatile environments. Her ideas are widely used by leading organizations throughout the world, who describe her thinking as sometimes provocative, but unfailingly stimulating.
She fosters a fresh approach to strategy amongst those with whom she works.

Rita has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Most Influential Business Thinkers by Thinkers50
in 2015 and 2013. Thinkers50 presented Rita with the Distinguished Achievement Award for Strategy in 2013. She has also been inducted into the Strategic Management Society "Fellows" in recognition of her impact on the field.

Rita maintains an active social media presence, and has been rated one of the 25 smartest women to follow on Twitter by Fast Company Magazine. She consistently appears in rankings of the top business school professors to follow on Twitter. Rita was voted HR Magazine's Most Influential International Thinker, writes regularly for Fortune magazine's online edition, authors a regular column, "The Entrepreneurial Strategist" for Inc magazine and blogs regularly at HBR.org. Rita is also one of the Wall Street Journal's Experts.

Rita's latest, best-selling book, The End of Competitive Advantage: How to Keep Your Strategy Moving as Fast as Your Business, was recognized by Strategy+Business as the #1 business book of the year. Rita has co-authored three previous books: Discovery Driven Growth: A Breakthrough Process to Reduce Risk and Seize Opportunity (2009); MarketBusters: 40 Strategic Moves that Drive Exceptional Business Growth (2005); and The Entrepreneurial Mindset (2000), all published by Harvard Business Review Press. MarketBusters has been translated into ten languages and was named one of the best business books of 2005 by Strategy+Business.

Rita is one of the most widely published authors in the Harvard Business Review, including the best-selling "Discovery Driven Planning" (1995), which was recognized as an early articulation of today's "lean" startup philosophy and has been praised by Clayton Christensen as one of the most important ideas in management – ever. She is a highly respected academic researcher whose work has won awards from the most prestigious management journals.

Rita joined the faculty of Columbia Business School in 1993. Prior to life in academia, she was an IT director, worked in the political arena, and founded two startups. She received her Ph.D. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and has degrees with honors from Barnard College and the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs. She is married and is proud to be the mother of two delightful grownups.
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Webinar: Executive Presence: Communicating with Impact
Executive Presence: Communicating with Impact Webinar


Communicating isn’t only that great first handshake, small talk, and eye contact. It’s every aspect of how we interact with our world – letters, emails, cell phones. A word here or a word there, especially in emails, can radically change the tone or intent. EMBA Career Management will review communications formats, with emphasis on real sample letters and emails (and a few voice mail stories, too) to come up with some basic strategies for getting our points across more clearly. Even experienced level professionals can benefit from a refresher on these key concepts.

Presented by Ellis Chase.

Date: Monday, May 16

Time:6:00 to 7:30 pm EST

Location: Alumni Career Management Conference Room

Cost: $25

 

Promoted by Alumni and EMBA Career Management
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