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.
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“Startup Leadership: How Savvy Entrepreneurs Turn Their Ideas Into Successful Enterprises”
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 share finding from his research and book, “Startup Leadership.”
Anyone can start a business, but only leaders will succeed. The difference between success and failure isn't just tactical, it's personal. Success requires specific "startup leadership" skills that change quickly, stage by rocky stage. Dr. Lidow has developed some tools that you can use no matter where you are on your journey.
Dr. Lidow has spent a career testing what it takes for a company to succeed. His contributions have improved companies as diverse as Sony, Samsung, Philips, Goldman Sachs and IBM. Today, as a Professor in Entrepreneurship at Princeton University, speaker and coach, he is on a mission to empower people with the confidence and skills to build better businesses. You can look forward to Derek’s hands-on, how-to leadership advice.
Whether you are at the idea stage or managing a mature enterprise, during this engaging and thought-provoking talk, Dr. Lidow will share:
- The most common reasons for startup failures
- Skills required for success at each stage of your company’s growth
- How to create a personal leadership strategy that leverages your strengths and mitigates your weaknesses
- Share case studies and real-life examples of effective entrepreneurial leadership
Thursday, October 30, 2014
7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.
Speaker: 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
Location: Concordia University Irvine campus: Grimm Hall 3rd floor Conference
(1530 Concordia West, Irvine, CA 92612)
Cost: $25 per person (includes breakfast)
Alumni & MBA Students: $15
Group of 4: $80
Table of 8: $175
Sponsorship VIP Table of 7 (speaker host): $400*
*(includes priority seating & free book for all sponsor's table guests)
Reservations required by Monday, September 15
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Pre-order a copy of the speaker's book and pick it up at the breakfast, Startup Leadership: How Savvy Entrepreneurs Turn Their Ideas Into Successful Enterprises: $25. Books will be for sale at the breakfast with a book signing held after the breakfast. .
Questions: Emily.firstname.lastname@example.org or (949) 214-3488
Guest Speaker: Dr. Derek Lidow
About the Author
Derek Lidow is a longtime global CEO, innovator and entrepreneur. Among other accomplishments, Lidow is widely-known as one of the world's top experts on the electronics industry; his contributions range from patents to value chain applications that have forever improved companies as diverse as Sony, Samsung, Philips, Goldman Sachs and IBM.
Today, Lidow teaches Entrepreneurial Leadership and Creativity, Innovation and Design at Princeton University. He keynotes on the subject of startup leadership. And he is a media commentator; Lidow's coverage to date includes The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Economist, Nikkei, Reuters, and Taipei Times as well as many top bloggers.
Prior to joining Princeton's faculty, Lidow was founder and CEO of iSuppli which he sold to IHS in 2010 by IHS for over $100 million. Lidow's degrees come from Princeton and Stanford where he earned a PhD in applied physics as a Hertz Foundation Fellow. He is based in New York City and Princeton, NJ.
Read more about the speaker: www.dereklidow.com
"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
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