For those that are in traditional careers and now want to start their own businesses. Lessons, advice, connections, etc...
What online tools are the best practices for gathering innovation ideas from a large team (e.g., 4000+ member), assigning those ideas to SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) to determine if they should be implemented, and then implementing them? What is the best practice for designing a process that does not die under its own weight?
What strategies are most effective for managing upwards? How do you compel higher-ups within your company, or your client, to do things when you have little formal authority to compel them
Pardon me if this general speaking topic already has been suggested, but I suspect nearly everyone would love to hear Prof. Siegel provide a reasonably detailed, comprehensive economic and financial markets update along with a review of whatever current topic interests him the most. His regular finance class lectures were a high point of our two years at Wharton. We want Jeremy!
How to structure a sustainable business that enables a satisfying and sustainable life
What's hype and what's important for my company in using Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn. Who's had real success using these sites to connect with customers, build their brand, or implement a strategy.
I have the general sense that business is booming in Africa. It's a big continent with lots of people. We have some Africa experts at Wharton. Can they give a master class on what's happening in Africa?
Figuring out what to do is easy. Doing it is hard. Is there some science that can be brought to bear on implementing innovation. What are best practices? What do we know about what works and doesn't?
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.
A show and tell of new technologies and discussion of their implications for various industries and business practices
Development of the personal skills and cultural sensitivities required for successful and productive networking,
1. Challenges & how to overcome roadblocks in progressing your career
2. Typical mistakes that people do
3. How to ace and stand out internally
from: Hendi Susanto WG'07