Networking by the Book
May 19, 2016: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Networking with UChicago, Booth and other business school alumni over books, wine, and canapés, with a discussion of the business of independent book publishing.
Main Point Books
1041 Lancaster Ave
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Parking: free (after 6pm) on-street and metered lots
Train stations: Bryn Mawr (closest) or Rosemont
In the age of instant gratification, "fulfilled by Amazon," and the constant chatter of social media, what's the point of books? Where is the money (if any) in the business of books? Please join bookstore entrepreneur Cathy Fiebach, author and wealth advisor Rebecca Li-Huang MBA'98, and freelance editor Katie Skeen AB'91 AM'02 PhD'03 for a discussion of the challenges and opportunities of books, with time for informal conversation and advice-sharing.
After the closing of the last two big-box bookstores in the Main Line suburbs of Philadelphia, Cathy Fiebach, a Wharton alumna, opened Main Point Books to create a space for the book-loving community to discover and discuss great books. Cathy will share her experience as an independent bookstore owner and will help you choose your next great read, too.
Rebecca Li-Huang's Chicago connection started at her first job as a minimum wage immigrant worker at the old GSB (Booth) cafeteria when she first came to the US. Rebecca will share her understanding of the "numbers behind words" and read a page from her award-winning memoir, Green Apple Red Book, a labor of love for which she put on hold a book of business and a career in wealth management.
Katie Skeen will share her perspective on writing and editing. Katie taught writing, English literature, and humanities at the University of Chicago and Villanova University before shifting to a freelance editing career.
Rebecca Li-Huang (Panelist) '98
Author and Wealth Advisor
Rebecca Li-Huang (MBA '98) holds an MBA (Chicago Booth) and MSEE (Purdue), and has worked at Motorola, Lehman Brothers, and Merrill Lynch. Rebecca's memoir, Green Apple Red Book, earned honorable mention in the London, New York, San Francisco, and Hollywood book festivals. Rebecca has a ten-year career in wealth management and is a contributing author on High Net Worth (HNW) investor psychology in an Oxford University Press book on financial behavior. Rebecca served as the president of Booth Alumni Club of Philadelphia from 2005 to 2009.
Katie Skeen (Panelist) '91
Katie Skeen (AB'91 AM'02 PhD'03) taught writing, English literature, and humanities at the University of Chicago and Villanova University before shifting to a freelance editing career in 2009. She now specializes in copy editing in the academic and corporate realms. She currently volunteers as Communications Chair for the University of Chicago Alumni Club of Philadelphia.
Cathy Fiebach (Panelist)
Owner, Main Point Books
Rebecca Li-Huang, '98