Business Insights Series
About the Business Insights Series
The Business Insights Series (BIS) is presented by the School of Business. Speakers address topics of interest and concern to business leaders in the Southern California region. The distinguished speaker series is held quarterly showcasing experts in their fields. This program provides strategic insights for growing businesses and developing high-performing leaders, contributing to one’s professional and personal growth while contributing to the economic vitality of the region.
The BIS provides
- Timely insights from leading business and academic experts
- Best business practices
- Continuing education for professional development and your personal leadership capabilities
- Specifically designed for business owners, and senior executives and emerging leaders of growing enterprises
For more information regarding the Business Insights Series, to suggest speakers or topics or become a sponsor, please contact: [email protected] or call Stephen Christensen at 949-214-3198.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Pick Up Stix: The Making of a Brand - The Founder's Insights
Come to breakfast and learn how the Founder of Pick Up Stix (Charles Zhang) came to America and created this company by responding to the needs of the customer and utilized a leadership style that advocates serving others. “Success is won every moment an employee is inspired, a product delivered and a customer is satisfied,” Charlie Zhang
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.
Speaker: 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Concordia University Irvine
Grimm Hall, North, 3rd Floor Conference Center
1530 Concordia West, Irvine, CA 92612
- $25 per person (includes breakfast)
- Group of 4: $80
- Alumni & MBA students: $15 each
- Sponsorship VIP Table of 7 (speaker host): $500*
- Breakfast Sponsor: $1,000 (2 tables)*
Reservations required by 5 p.m. Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Questions: [email protected] or 949-214-3488
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Speaker: Charles Zhang, Founder, Pick Up Stix and Founder/CEO, Zion Enterprises.
Charles (Charlie) Zhang, recognized in 1997 as Orange County Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young as well as the Beijing International Entrepreneur of the Year, is a true American success story. Downplaying his success, Charlie describes it all as “unmerited favor from God and this great nation. Only in America.”
"The Business Case for Servant Leadership-How Culture Trumps Strategy"
Speaker: Art Barter
Owner and Cultural Architect, Datron World Communications, Inc.
CEO & Founder, Servant Leadership Institute
Thursday, April 9, 2015
"The Leadership Challenge: How To Make Extraordinary Things Happen In Organizations"
Speaker: Barry Posner
Featured world-renowned leadership expert, speaker and author Dr. Barry Z. Posner, named as one of the nation’s top management and leadership educators.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
"Startup Leadership: How Savvy Entrepreneurs Turn Their Ideas Into Successful Enterprises"
Speaker: Dr. Derek B. Lidow
Leadership expert, CEO, Entrepreneur, Princeton University Entrepreneurship Professor, and Start-up Coach, Dr. Derek B. Lidow, founder/CEO (iSuppli) and authority on the global electronics industry, will shared findings from his research and book, “Startup Leadership.”
Thursday, October 30, 2014
"Ego vs. EQ – How Top Leaders Beat 8 Ego Traps With Emotional Intelligence"
Speaker: Jen Shirkani
Emotional Intelligence Expert and Author Jen Shirkani Offers Insights from Her Book “Ego vs EQ,” nominated for a 2014 USA Best Book Award
Thursday, September 18, 2014
"What Great Brands Do, Seven Brand Building Principles That Separate the Best from the Rest"
Speaker: Denise Lee Yohn
Business leader and Author of What Great Brands Do, Seven Brand Building Principles That Separate the Best from the Rest
Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
"The Three E's of Entrepreneurship: Experience, Enthusiasm, & Excellence"
Speaker: Tracey Jones
President, Tremendous Life Books (Pennsylvania)
Thursday, September 12, 2013
"Fire Your Excuses and Perform at a Higher Level. It's Time!"
Speaker: Dr. Bill Dyment & Associates (Costa Mesa, CA)
Author, Fire Your Excuses
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
"Entrepreneurism: Insights on Increasing Corporate Value and Speeding Growth in Today's Global Economy"
Speaker: Dave Berkus, Berkus Technology Ventures, LLC
Author of Basic Berkonomics, Berkonomics, & Advanced Berkonmonics
November 15, 2012
"Learn How To Make Your Ideas Fly"
Speaker: Charles Lee, CEO, Ideation
Author of Good Idea. Now What?
September 27, 2012
The presentation was to help individuals, companies, and organizations that are seeking to better implement their ideas.
"7 Practices of a Godly Business Leader"
Speaker: Rick Boxx, President and Founder of Integrity Resources Center
August 23, 2012
In the fast-paced, secular business world, many Christians leave their faith at the door. Businessman, author, radio personality, and speaker, Rick Boxx, had some Biblical insights to share.
Special thanks to our sponsors
For more information contact Stephen Christensen at [email protected] or (949) 214-3198.