World Business Forum 2008 – Influence.
For those that didn’t find this important or lacking when posted…. read on …
World Business Forum 2008 highlights:
Tony Blair “Challenge of Change”
Madeleine Albright “Dialogue: US & The World”
Jim Collins “Good To Great”
Jack Welch “Leading Successful Business“
David Rubenstien “Private Equity & Value Creation”
Bill George “Leadership”
Micheal Porter “Strategy”
Marcus Buckingham “High Performance”
Muhammad Yunus “Global Development“
John Chambers “CEO of Cisco”
note: notice today’s news that Cisco just announced an agreement to purchase Jabber http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080919.wgtcisco0919/BNStory/Technology/ – This could be a BIG move against Lotus’ SameTime Server core business on Mobile – Yes thats right … Lotus SameTime is available for Nokia E-Series! I didn’t even KNOW this!
ok there is MORE ….
Sir Terry Leahy “CEO of Tesco”
Emerging Multinationals[/b] [i]“& Business Leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, and China”
Muhammad Yunus – Yunus is also the founder of Grameen Bank. In 2006, Yunus and the bank were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, “for their efforts to create economic and social development from below.”
Micheal Porter – Michael Eugene Porter (born 1947) is a University Professor at Harvard Business School, with academic interests in management and economics. He is one of the founders of The Monitor Group. Porter’s main academic objectives focus on how a firm or a region can build a competitive advantage and develop competitive strategy. He is also a Fellow Member of the Strategic Management Society.
David Rubenstein – In the 2007 Forbes 400 ranking of the wealthiest Americans, Rubenstein was ranked 165th with a net worth of $2.5 billion. On December 18, 2007, David Rubinstein purchased the last privately owned copy of the Magna Carta at Sotheby’s auction house in New York for 21.3 million dollars. He announced that it would be housed at the National Archives in Washington D.C. Magna Carta (Latin for Great Charter, literally “Great Paper”), also called Magna Carta Libertatum (Great Charter of Freedoms), is an English legal charter, originallly issued in the year 1215. It was written in Latin. The Magna Carta required the King to proclaim certain rights, respect certain legal procedures and accept that his will could be bound by the law. It explicitly protected certain rights of the King’s subjects, whether free or fettered — most notably the writ of habeas corpus, allowing appeal against unlawful imprisonment. Magna Carta was the most significant early influence on the extensive historical process that led to the rule of constitutional law today (some no longer intact).
[b]Bill George[/b]. George received his Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard University in 1966, where he was a Baker Scholar (highest honors). He joined Medtronic, a medical technology company, in 1989 as President and Chief Operating Officer; he was elected Chief Executive Officer in 1991 and Chairman of the Board in 1996. Under his leadership, Medtronic’s market capitalization grew from $1.1 billion to $60 billion!!
Now you all have an Idea just how important this 2 day conference really is and how much influence Nokia will have just by hosting this event – Nokia E-Business.