Saturday, June 09, 2007

Lessons from Luminaries: Been There, Done That

The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge case study presentations have been particularly sizzling these last several months. This next session, on the evening of June 13th, promises to keep the pace.

According to the website squib, the panelists have built worldwide brands, created vibrant companies from the ashes and navigated every kind of wealth-creating transaction out there.

They'll cover:
  • What happens when you love your company too much?
  • How do you create a core culture?
  • How do you reinvent yourself and the company when the old stuff isn’t selling?
  • Which compromises will burn you later?
  • How do you deal with great talent that won’t play nicely with the other children?
  • When should you take no for an answer?
The panel is made up of George Bell, a special venture partner with General Catalyst Partners; Charles Kane, CFO of One Laptop per Child; Michael Duffy, president and CEO of OpenPages and Jeff Taylor, founder and CEO of Eons. Doug Zingale of law firm Greenberg Traurig will moderate.

Networking starts at 5:30 p.m.; the panel gets underway at 6:15 at the Stata Center in Cambridge.

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