Shanghai Chapter NY Discussion Event

Category: Alumni Events

The international Vlerick Alumni association whishes you a great 2013.
We are honoured to announce you the 2013 start of the Vlerick Alumni Chapter in the Shanghai area. We will open this Chapter with a 2013 NY discussion event on Tuesday January 22nd in the presence of Professor Dirk Buyens, Academic Dean of Vlerick Business School.

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Dear Vlerick alumnus in the Shanghai region,
The start of 2013 is a good moment to look ahead and see.
Professor Buyens will open the discussion with some ideas based on Jim Collins' bestseller  “Great by Choice, Success, also in turbulent environments”.
In a fast moving environment like China,  it's good to look into the future and over-think the possibilities, it might give you sparkles and inspiration for starting 2013.
18h30 – 19h00   : Arrival and Registration
19h00 – 19h10   : Welcome word
19h10 – 19h25   : Update on the Vlerick Business School (Dirk Buyens)
19h25 – 20h30   : Finger Foods, drinks and debate based on the introduction by Dirk Buyens on “Great by Choice”, Success, also in turbulent environments
20h30 - …            : Networking
To cover the costs we’ll ask an admission fee of 150 CNY which will cover the reception drink and finger foods.
We are looking forward to welcoming you on this get together and hope to see you,
Bert Van Genechten
Frederic Linkens
Leonie Jaspaert
Oliver Yang
Discussion debate on “great by choice”


The new question: Ten years after the worldwide best seller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns to ask: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not?
In Great by Choice, Collins and his colleague, Morten T. Hansen, enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous, and fast-moving times.
The new findings:

  • The best leaders were more disciplined, more empirical, and more paranoid.
  • Following the belief that leading in a "fast world" always requires "fast decisions" and "fast action" is a good way to get killed.
  • The great companies changed less in reaction to a radically changing world than the comparison companies.

This book is classic Collins: contrarian, data-driven, and uplifting. He and Hansen show convincingly that, even in a chaotic and uncertain world, greatness happens by choice, not by chance.
 Vlerick Business School frequently organizes “Management Bestsellers Read for You”, to introduce management best sellers.


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