Big Names, Big Turnout
This month, I was lucky to be in town for some financial services and communications and media meetings and able to attend a great event in
80 some attendees gathered at Haas alum Min Yoo’s famous Hong Kong and Shanghai Billards Club, Racks in Xintiandi which included the following special guests:
· Dean Rich Lyons,
Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley
· Professor Frank Schultz, Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group
· Professor Paul Tiffany, Haas Business and Public Policy Group
· Jeanne HuangLi, Senior Development Director,
of Business Haas School
· Bernie Murphy and Freeman Ding, Haas School of Business new admits
· 20 current students from Haas in
with Professor Schultz for a study tour China
· Travis Darrow,
Berkeley Club of Hong Kong : )
Haas Prof Shares Performance Insights
Despite the challenging task of speaking in a lively bar environment Haas Professor Schultz gave an excellent and actionable talk on "Deliberate Practice: Achieving Outstanding Performance for Individuals and Organizations."
Dr. Schultz’ research interests focus on the strategic decision making of CEOs and senior executives, the methods of balancing stakeholder interests and the manner in which the mental models of executives influence the evolution of firms and industries. Deliberate Practice is an emerging concept that strives to illuminate the secret ingredients of outstanding performance -- across all areas of life. As successful regional sales manager, basketball player and Berkeley Club of Hong Kong community leader I’ve always been focused on constant improvement and innovation so I definitely look forward to his book on the subject. http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/faculty/schultz.html.
Dean Rich Lyons, inspired us in his high level talk about things going on at the
· Being part of a community and valuing diversity
· Adding value in team-based, collaborative ways
· Managing ambiguity and uncertainty (which is so common in the fast moving
· and perhaps most important confidence without attitude
He closed with reaffirming the School’s commitment and focus on Asia and that while the term "American Century" was coined at the end of World War II by Time magazine founder Henry Booth-Luce, the current and future world we live will be strongly influenced by
ShangKong -- A New Partnership Strategy?
From a Haas Berkeley Shanghai and Berkeley Club of Hong Kong perspective we are thinking about this trend. I connected with new leaders Justin and Rong, and reconnected with Ann and Louisa (who I had even worked with on the Haas Asia Business Conference when she was co-chair back in 2002!). So expect to hear more from us and our ShangKong connection in the future.
Congratulations to the HAN-Shanghai Organizing Committee: Ann, Justin, Rong, Louisa, Haibin, Sharon, and Zhaohui.
Thanks again to Dean Rich Lyons, Professor Frank Schultz, Professor Paul Tiffany, Jeanne HuangLi, Bernie Murphy and Freeman Ding for their special attendance you continue to inspire and support us so much.
Here’s to more ShangKong events in the future.
Best regards and go bears!