What business topics or issues are most challenging to you right now?

Navigating the financial regulations maze

Regulators' efforts to de-risk the financial industry, while being well intended. have generated confusion in the market place by the sheer number and complexity of rules proposed.

What new regulations have been set in place up to now and what can be expected in the near future?

What will the financial industry of 2015 look like?

How successful at de-risking the industry will these rules be?

Are they creating new danger points? (Such as risk concentration in clearing houses)

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What do you most need to learn to be an even more effective leader?

Got Mentor? Will Succeed!

Either in a corporate structure or in entrepreneurship, mentoring can be an essential tool for which many have not had the benefit of its gifts. Career or new business advice, sourcing help, investment opportunities, counselor or just a soundboard. How does one seek, build and retain a business mentorship today? How can the Wharton alumni network foster these important relationships?

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What business topics or issues are most challenging to you right now?

The integrated health care organization

How do you bring the integrated health care organization into being, tying in care delivery (what you're doing immediately) with your dept. of epidemiology (telling you what's going on around you) with health services evaluation and research (in essence, your quality control and product development), then paid for with tax and private financing (but increasingly becoming pre-paid budgeting), and all of it to be managed with a focus on accountability? It's more than a quantum leap from what we have now, but can we achieve it?

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How to evolve communication behavior throughout a company

Most communication in my (highly successful) company occurs in 1) poorly organized meetings, 2) e-mail threads that often over- and under-include participants before ending up being posted nowhere beyond people's Inboxes, and 3) one-off conversations, the contents of which don't get circulated.

 

The new wave of social networking sites like Google + and Ning, communication tools like IM and Twitter, wiki technology, and daily stand-up meetings are only starting to change how teams work, and generally from the younger employees who hold less power.

 

Getting the older leaders to understand the benefits of these changes - and to act on them - would be critical to improving our effectiveness in the future.

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The everlasting crisis and its impact on EU

In Europe, we are living challenging times and seem not to see the end. Greece has "gone down", as may Italy, and other countries. As a global world, what happens in Europe impacts the rest of the world. To what extent? What are potential solutions? How can businesses and entrepreneurs survive in these times?

Also related... the 99% or indignado movements that are now global... will they make a change? Are banks reacting? How is this all shaping banks, crisis, and the idea that things can no longer go as they have before.

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What societal challenges could be improved by the Wharton alumni network?

re-urbanization of america.

america's problems - cultural and financial - in large part stem from america's problematic infrastructure. americans drive long distances, causing environmental harm and - most importantly - further depleting resources. rising gas prices will only exacerbate the problem, increasing prices for consumer-commodities including food. meanwhile, investors continue to build new homes and businesses further from the epicenter of communities, especially in mid-america. any progress to build mixed-using or urban housing has been met w/ limited or mixed success. So, how can we incentivize citizens and - importantly for wharton - industry to contribute to the rejuvenattion of america through re-urbanization? how can we reverse the "white flight" of the 50s, making america a more live-able, sustainable, resource-efficient society?

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