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Corporate Entrepreneurship, Distinctive Strategies & Leadership for Long-term Growth
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Corporate Entrepreneurship, Distinctive Strategies & Leadership for Long-term Growth

When: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
6:00-8:00 pm
Where: Broadridge Financial Solutions
1 Park Avenue
Floor 12
New York, New York  10016
United States
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Corporate Entrepreneurship, Distinctive Strategies & Leadership For Long-term Growth

A talk by CBS Executive in Residence, Adjunct Professor Leonard Sherman

Author of the recently published book: If You're in a Dogfight, Become a Cat! - Strategies for Long-Term Growth


Companies across all industries are facing the challenge of sustaining profitability over the long term. While most are trapped in the raging dogfights within their industry, a few, such as Apple, Fedex, and Starbucks, have distinguished themselves and attained the holy grail of business, long-term profitable growth.

How did they succeed? How can you make your product or service outperform competition?

Prof. Sherman will challenge conventional wisdom and examine what business strategies and leadership qualities and how corporate entrepreneurship and innovation are essential to long-term profitable growth.

Leonard Sherman is an Executive in Residence and Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School and Forbes contributor, with over 40 years of experience in business, teaching and research on business strategy and entrepreneurship. He received the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2013. Prior to his academic pursuits, Prof. Sherman served as a Senior Partner at Accenture, a General Partner in Accenture’s Corporate Venture Capital Group, a managing partner of J. D. Power and Associates, and was a partner at Booz, Allen & Hamilton. Sherman has a BS in aeronautical engineering, and an MS and transportation systems from M.I.T.   

Read Professor Sherman’s articles on Forbes on these and related topics.

Attendees can participate in a raffle to be held at the end of the event to win six copies of Professor Sherman’s book, If You're in a Dogfight, Become a Cat! - Strategies for Long-Term Growth. The book is also available for purchase at the event and at Amazon

DATE: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Registration and networking: 6:00-6:30, Talk and Q&A: 6:30-7:30, Networking and refreshments: 7:30-8:00
Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1 Park Avenue, 12th floor (between 32nd and 33rd Streets), New York, NY 10016
Members and CBS students, $15; non-members, $25 (NO WALK-INS)

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This event is organized by Yan Yang, Co-Chair, and the Distinguished Leaders Committee of CBSACNY.

Our deep gratitude to Columbia Business School's Office of Alumni Relations for their contribution to this program, the Columbia University Press for their donation of the books, and to Broadridge Financial Solutions for generously hosting this event.

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