From the Managing Director
Harvard Business School’s mission is to “educate leaders who make a difference in the world”. We locally deliver on the HBS mission by hosting events for the Orange County business community.
Over 175 attendees went “Inside the Company” with Western Digital to learn about a globally competitive tech industry leader with 50% market share and over 100,000 employees. The HBSAOC Leadership Series (HLS), our monthly management networking breakfast, kicked off with the innovative legal business model InnovaCounsel. The Virtual Learning Series leverages technology to bring many of Harvard Business School’s best professors to us through monthly webinars. The U.S. Competitiveness Project led by Professor Michael Porter is providing thought leadership on how to address structural competitiveness issues in our country. Sometimes, the HBS campus moves 3,000 miles West. Dean Nohria hosted a breakfast in Los Angeles in September.
We have an exciting calendar of events planned for the upcoming year. We will host 11 monthly HBSAOC Leadership Series (HLS) breakfast events. With “Inside the Company” events at both Western Digital and Edwards Lifesciences in the current year and Broadcom last year, we will have the senior management teams of three of the four largest public companies in Orange County over a two year period as well as industry leaders PAAMCO and Online Trading Academy. Harvard Business School is celebrating 50 years of women at HBS. We will connect our alumnae through business and social events which celebrate women in business leadership. Since business and law frequently intersect, we are partnering with the Forum for Corporate Directors to host Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice Myron Steele in November. The 5th Annual Business Leaders for Philanthropy Night at the Shea Center in April and the Cycle for Survival are two of our community service programs. With seven alumni associations partnering with the Sheacenter, the Business Leaders for Philanthropy is an example of businesses partnering with nonprofits to have a positive impact in the local community. Cycle for Survival was founded by HBS graduates Jennifer and Paul Linn to raise funds for rare cancer research.
Our events are open to the Orange County business community. Join our club or renew your membership to continue the lifelong learning journey and earn tangible ROIC on your time. Associate memberships are available for non- HBS alumni.
Let’s all work together to make Orange County one of the most globally competitive regional clusters!
Terry Lally, CFA