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Luncheon: Jack Welch, former CEO and Chairman of GE, and Suzy Welch, Business Journalist

Join us for a luncheon with business titans and best selling authors, Jack & Suzy Welch. The powerful duo will discuss their newest book, "The Real Life MBA", Your No-BS Guide to Winning the Game, Building a Team, and Growing Your Career.

DATE: Tuesday, April 28, 2015
TIME: 11:30 am  Reception, 12:00 pm Luncheon & Program
LOCATION: Union League Club
65 West Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL

Co-Sponsored by Harvard Business Club of Chicago and Wharton Club of Chicago

Jack Welch, former CEO & Chairman of General Electric Company
Suzy Welch, business journalist & former Editor of Harvard Business Review

The business titans and bestselling authors of "Winning", with a modern, essential guide for everyone in business today.

Jack Welch is one of the world's most respected and celebrated CEO's, known for his unmatched track record of success, enormous love of people, fierce passion for winning, and unbridled desire to change the world for the better using his unique management practices, which are collectively called The Welch Way.  

The Welch Way transformed one of America's oldest multinational conglomerate corporations into a lean and much more profitable company. Under Jack's 20 year iconic leadership style, GE increased market value from $12 billion in 1981 to $280 billion.     

About the Book:
In the decade since their book "Winning" was published, Jack and Suzy Welch have dug deeper into business, traveling the world, consulting to organizations of every size and in every industry, speaking before hundreds of audiences, working closely with entrepreneurs from Mumbai to Silicon Valley, and, in 2010, starting their own fully accredited online MBA program, which now has approximately 1,000 students enrolled. Over the same time frame, Jack has advised more than seventy-five companies through private equity, and dozens more in a senior advisory role at IAC. Now, Jack and Suzy Welch draw on their experiences to address the biggest problems facing modern management—and offer pragmatic solutions to overcome them.  

Going beyond theories, concepts, and ideologies, Jack & Suzy tackle the real stuff of work today in their newest book. When you get down to it, they argue, winning in business is all about mastering the gritty, inescapable, make-or-break, real-life dilemmas that define the new economy, the old economy, and everything in between.

Coupled with Jack’s years of iconic leadership and Suzy’s insights as former editor of the Harvard Business Review, their new database of knowledge infuses The Real Life MBA with fresh, relevant stories and equally powerful solutions that every executive and manager at any level can use right now.

More About the Authors:

Jack Welch is the executive chairman of the Jack Welch Management Institute.  Prior to this, for twenty years, he was Chairman and CEO of General Electric Company. Welch is active in private equity and consulting, working with dozens of businesses in a wide variety of industries. Along with speaking to upwards of a million people around the world, CNBC named Jack Welch one of the Top 10 “Rebels, Icons and Leaders” of the past 25 years.

Jack Welch earned a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from University of Massachusetts. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a Master's degree and a PhD in chemical engineering.  

Upon graduation, Jack joined General Electric for a career spanning over 40 years, starting as junior chemical engineer with a salary of $10,500 rising to chairman and CEO, leaving with a retirement package worth $420 million. While Jack was at the helm of GE, the company's value rose 4,000%.

Suzy Welch is a best-selling author, television commentator and noted business journalist. The former editor of Harvard Business Review, her professional experience includes several years at Bain & Company, the management consulting firm, and time as a work-life columnist for O: The Oprah Magazine. Suzy is on the advisory board of the Jack Welch Management Institute and serves on the board of several nonprofit organizations. She is the author of 10-10-10: A Life Transforming Idea.

Suzy Welch attended Phillips Exeter Academy, Harvard College and Harvard Business School, from which she graduated as a Baker Scholar, in the top five percent of her class.

Register early. Seats are limited and will quickly sell out.

DATE: Tuesday, April 28, 2015
TIME: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
11:30 Reception
12:00 Luncheon & Program
BOOKS: Will be available for purchase and signing at this event.  
LOCATION: Union League Club, 65 West Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL
HBSCC Patron and Patron & Guest Pass members: DISCOUNTED $38    
HBSCC Regular members and their guests: $48/person
Non-members of HBSCC: $58/person

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REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, April 27th at Ten, 10:00 am or until all tickets sold. Reserve your place early, seating is limited.

DRESS CODE: Business casual. Per Union League Dress Code, denim is not permitted.

PARKING: Valet parking ($29) is available at the Federal Street entrance. Self parking is available at the garage on the northwest corner of Federal and Van Buren. Special rates are available for guests with tickets that are validated at the front desk. Union League Club Self Parking Rates - Weekdays, $25 all day.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  Cancellations must be received within three (3) business days of the event or the attendee who made the reservation will be charged, regardless of participation, due to costs associated with the reservation.


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