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

knowledge presented in formats which allow immediate action

To this end we need concise and structured texts. Simple graphics can facilitate comprehension.

I use checklists and means-ends diagrams but can easily imagine digital guides, etc.

Checklists and means-ends diagrams are effective (they lead to the desired result) and efficient (the desired result is approached on a direct way, step by step).

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

Let's fix the public school system in New York City

For those of us working in New York and raising young families, the sad state of the public school system is clear. While we can send our kids to private schools and look the other way, it seems like some entrepreneurial thinking is in order. Is the charter school movement the answer, or something else?

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Becoming a Successful Director (Board of Company or Non-Profit)

How does one transition to become a successful Director on an organization's Board? Defining legal responsibilities, current best practices, case studies on working through challenging issues and suggestions as what to make board vs. shareholder issues in documentation could be a useful topic that will apply to many current and future Wharton alumni.

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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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Occupy Wall Street - Discussion of the 1 percent

Is the business community generally, and Wharton specifically, really going to let the debate on the economy be framed as class warfare? Many of us in the 1 percent are appalled at current economic policies. Virtually every elected official on both sides of the aisle in the U.S. is speaking gibberish about the economy. Issues of how we finance government and the role of tax policy in the economy are critical to our collective prosperity. We can take a leadership role in discussing these issues rationally without resorting to the hyperbole we're seeing in the media and among politicians.

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Wharton on Healthcare

Healthcare costs are pretty much going to bankrupt the U.S. economy if they stay on their current trajectory. Wharton alumni could take a non-partisan, business-oriented approach to this challenge. At least it would be interesting to get the discussion going among alumni and to have some of our experts on health economics weigh in with the relevant facts.

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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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Changing careers post-mba

Many of us after graduating with our MBA go out to find the job of our dreams. But after a few years we either don't find meaning in what we are doing, don't feel like we are learning anymore, or are just ready to try something new. People are now known to change careers multiple times throughout their lives and it would be very interesting to get some insights into this from our more experienced alumni or others with this experience.

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