2012: Inspiration & Leadership from Thunderbird Global Business Dialogue

Jan 13, 2012 8:00 AM ET

Alice Korngold's blog on Thunderbird Online

As 2012 begins, I derive a great deal of hope and inspiration for a better world from the people I met at Thunderbird School of Global Management’s Global Business Dialogue.  There, I had the honor of moderating a panel on “Sustainable Prosperity: Can Greed Save the Planet.”  And together with more than 1,000 business executives, government officials, social sector leaders, entrepreneurs and scholars, we spent two days engrossed in topics from emerging market growth to entrepreneurship and renewable energy.  

Dr. Angel Cabrera, President of the Thunderbird School of Global Management, which is widely recognized as number one among international business schools, envisioned this global forum a year ago.  Speakers were among the world’s most prominent leaders and thinkers, including some whom I knew from annual meetings of the Clinton Global Initiative and programs presented by The Economist.  As Mia Haugen, Executive Producer, TheStreet, said when opening her session on Economic Empowerment, “This dialogue today is by far the most interesting event I have attended in a long time.”   As with any of the very best international meetings, the conversations during breaks and meals were as valuable as the formal speaking programs.  And one emerges from such events with new and renewed friendships as well as fresh insights and thinking. 
Continue reading the original Alice Korngold blog on Thunderbird Online.   Korngold Consulting LLC assists corporations in building fully integrated, high-impact CSR strategies, including leadership development through nonprofit board service.  Korngold Consulting trains and places business executives on nonprofit boards, and consults to nonprofit boards and leaders to strengthen governance for financial and strategic success.