How to develop negotiation skills, with sensitivity to gender and cultural issues, as well as industry norms.
What business topics or issues are most challenging to you right now?
what opportunties do you have for women to connect with one another at UG and MBA level?
What separates those who reach a senior position from those who reach the very top levels?
I would like to hear from some of our faculty and alumni about how successful companies expand into emerging markets, like India, China and others.
Ethics and trust are the foundation of authentic leadership. How do we promote this key value across the enterprise and find future leaders that embody this important behavior.
How to develop the personal habits that contribute to the level of wellness needed to achieve and sustain high levels of professional performance.
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.
How to transition between sectors - either to the nonprofit space or from it.
How to put capital to work in an idea economy. How to value a "concept", structure a deal and the current state of term sheets including dilution protection for founding, early and mid stage investors.
We all have 24/7, but some are able to squeeze more results out of their time than others. What are current best practices for managing oneself and others to achieve superior productivity?
Health and Wellness has been a significant buzz word for close to a decade, with reports that it will soon exceed a trillion dollars and become an "industry" onto itself. Yet, in the last 10 years, health and wellness seems to be very siloed and fragmented with major players "staying in their own lanes". At best, the world has only seen very incremental innovation in health and wellness products/services, rather than the disruptive business models that the world has seen in other industries, represented by Apple, Amazon and others. How do we apply principles from the companies who are true innovators to create more meaningful businesses of scale in health and wellness?
Supermarkets and restaurants (particularly in urbanized areas in the US) waste anywhere from 25-40% of the food they purchase even though much of that is still fresh and good. A TV show on Food network called "The Big Waste" looks at this issue. Finding a way to create a secondary market for such food that is efficienct enough to re-capture this "waste" would be tremendous.