Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Back from the Harvard Business School Centennial Conference and on to Hawaii

I have just arrived home after 2.5 days listening to the powerbrokers of global finance and business. These people don't need titles listed, because they are all the same, The HEAD of the organization:

Jeff Immelt, GE
Jamie Dimon, JP Morgan
Meg Whitman, eBay
Anand Mahindra, Mahindra
Larry Summers, US Treasury Sec. and Pres of Harvard
Thierry Breton, French Finance Minister
Michael Porter, HBS Strategy Professor
Rick Wagoner, GM
John Doerr, Kleiner Perkins
Bill Gates, Gates Foundation
James Wolfensen, World Bank
Jaime Ayala, Ayala
Victor Fung, Li & Fung
Sir Ronald Cohen, APAX
Orit Gadiesh, Bain and Company
Ray Gilmartin, Merck
Ann Fudge, Young and Rubicam
Fran Kelly, Arnold Communication
Charlie Rose, Charlie Rose Show
and on
and on
and on

The list of luminaries simply did not stop. People of huge intellectual thought and import were freely sharing their ideas and calling each other to task.

For two+ days, I think that this was the most impressive and productive small group conference that I have ever been to.

Much to reflect on in the coming weeks, but while that is happening, I must note how happy I am to be back in the saddle working on cars, the LM brand, and especially our Hawaii competition which is about to kick off!

Join us starting tonight and especially over the next week as our community from around the world kicks off to celebrate and to create a car for the Hawaii market.


Marlon Sawyer said...


Marlon Sawyer said...

I have never heard of HBS courses being open to other schools and the thought of allowing undergraduates shows that this is not a serious HBS management course but a feel good essayhave project.