SBT Announces April Lineup
Maritz Speaker Series
Company First, Self Second
As the head of one of America's best-known brands and maker of Major League baseballs, gloves and bats, Mr. Robert Parish knows what it is like to be at the top of his game. Join us Wednesday April 8, 2009 as this president of Rawlings Sporting Goods Company addresses The Maritz Success To Significance Speaker Series and shares his insight on baseball, business and making it in the Big League.
Space is limited for this free presentation so click here to RSVP for Mr. Parish’s Wednesday April 8, 2009 address.
How to Define Success: Lessons from a Career at Ritz Carlton
Erich Steinbock’s love affair with the hospitality business started in his hometown of Vienna, Austria. In the years since, he has taken his expertise around the world and now represents one of the world’s best known hospitality name brands, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. The St. Louis Area Hotel Association (SLAHA) and the Hospitality Sales and Marketing International Association (HSMAI) recently honored Mr. Steinbock with the Hospitality General Manager of the Year Award 2008. What Mr. Steinbock and the iconic luxury hotel do everyday to be the best can be benchmarked by any company in any sector seeking the same gold standard the Ritz embraces.
Click here to RSVP for Mr. Steinbock's Wednesday April 15, 2009 address.
The Globals Arrive in Shanghai!
The Global MBA students made their way to China this week arriving just in time for orientation and a full day of class on Saturday, March 21. Students are adjusting to the fact that in Shanghai, school happens on the weekends as their classmates hold full-time jobs with corporations like Intel, InBev/Anheuser Busch and more. Courses use the city as a living classroom, weaving together excursions, case studies, investigations, lectures, team research and presentations for a full understanding of business in Asia.
Students are also busy soaking in the local culture. They’ve embraced street shopping and are putting their negotiation skills to work to get the best deals. A street corner BBQ stand is already a favorite as is the local breakfast market just off an avenue of hi-rises. As China’s largest and most progressive city, Shanghai is home to more than eight million people. It’s a city of contrasts with hi-rises and street markets occupying the same block, and bamboo scaffolding support the construction of concrete super-highways as preparations continue for the World Expo in 2010.
Click here to find out more about where the Global MBA students have been and what they have to say about their experiences so far.
You Are the Games You Play
As a child growing up in Nigeria, I enjoyed playing ping-pong, but there was one problem: I lost consistently. But from those losses, I gained much. My repeated defeats taught me about resiliency and the willpower to rise above failure. Acclaimed Good To Great author Jim Collins describes it as fallure, a word he coined to describe the willingness to learn from failure, the capacity to reassess and to try again. Fallure means we do not allow mistakes to define us and instead seek ways to rise above challenges and disappointment.
Click here to read Dean Akande's full review and to listen to his exclusive interview with author Kevin Carroll.