THE HAAS COMMUNITY CONNECTED AROUND THOUGHTFUL TOPICS IN 2003
1. Richard Kovacevich, chairman and CEO of one of the nation’s largest banks, Wells Fargo & Company, spoke on the importance of leadership saying "leadership flows to those whose vision can inspire their team," at Haas in October for the Dean’s Lecture Series.
2. Later in October, Chairman for GM North America, Bob Lutz, BS 61, MBA 65, shared his insights on corporate management and the importance of great design to a standing-room-only crowd at Haas.
Dean Tom Campbell with Williams-Sonoma founder Chuck
Williams and chairman Howard Lester at the Haas
Gala in October.
4. Alfred Chuang, founder and CEO of BEA Systems, gave an engaging talk at the Dean’s Lecture Series in early November on the future of enterprise software and its potential roll in the high-tech resurgence.
At the 2003 Women in Leadership Conference in November
Linda Dillman, senior vice president and CIO for
Wal-Mart Stores, and Jenny Ming (pictured here), president
of Old Navy at Gap Inc., addressed the issues facing
female leaders in large organizations and their strategies
for staying at the forefront in their fields.
6A. "Passion and Discipline: Don Quixote’s Lessons for Leadership," a film by James March was presented at Haas on November 17. Reacting to the film was a distinguished panel that included March, an emeritus professor at Stanford, and David Teece, the Mitsubishi Bank Professor of International Business and Finance at the Haas School.
6B. Panelist John Reed, interim chairman of the New York Stock Exchange and former CEO of CitiCorp, spoke with students at the reception following the event.
7. Speaking on the topic of brand relationships at the annual David A. Aaker distinguished lecture in November, Jennifer Aaker, BA 89, associate professor at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and daughter of Professor Emeritus David Aaker, encouraged the audience to explore its own perception of brands and how this perception changes over time.
8. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) founder and Chairman Jerry Sanders shared his experiences from the front lines of battling for market share in the highly competitive semiconductor market at the 6th annual Leading Edge Technology Conference in September.
9. Katherine Schipper, board member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, delivered the keynote address at the annual Center for Financial Reporting and Management Conference in November.
10. Robert Grady, partner and managing director of the Carlyle Group, spoke on the future of California’s high-tech economy at the 2003 Business Forecast Luncheon, titled "California’s Technology Economy: Dead or Just Resting? Where do we grow from here?"
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