18 May May 21, 2018 – Burn the Bplan Carl J. Schramm and How Women Rise Sally Helgesen
Carl J. Schramm – Former President of the Kauffman Foundation and Author of Burn the Business Plan: What Great Entrepreneurs Really Do
Carl J. Schramm is University Professor at Syracuse University and former president of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. He has served in major corporate roles and chaired the US Department of Commerce’s Measuring Innovation in the Twenty-First Century Economy Advisory Committee. He was also a member of the President’s National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Carl explains that the importance of a business plan is only one of the many misconceptions about starting a company. Another is the myth of the kid genius — that all entrepreneurs are young software prodigies. In fact, the average entrepreneur is thirty-nine years old and has worked in corporate America for at least a decade. “Burn the Business Plan” tells stories of successful entrepreneurs in a variety of fields. It shows how knowledge, passion, determination, and a willingness to experiment and innovate are vastly more important than financial skill.
Sally Helgesen – Premier Expert on Women’s Leadership and Best-Selling Author of How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job
Sally Helgesen’s work is regarded as the gold standard when it comes to women’s leadership. Since the publication of “The Female Advantage” in 1990 (still in print), she has written five more books in the field and speaks to audiences all around the world about these issues. Clients have included Microsoft, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Prudential Financial, Pfizer, Textron, Hewlett Packard, The World Bank, and dozens more. She has led seminars at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Smith College, and her work has been featured in Fortune, The New York Times, Fast Company, and Business Week. In “How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job,” Sally and co-author Marshall Goldsmith help women identify specific behaviors that keep them from realizing their full potential, no matter what stage they are in their career. They help identify why what worked for them in the past will not necessarily get them where they want to go in the future — and how to finally shed those behaviors so they can advance to the next level, whatever that may be.