Strategic Management Practices Issues Group

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Chicago

November 21, 2008: 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Start your Friday morning by updating your MBA, discussing the latest management concepts, sharing insights with fellow Chicago Booth alums, extending your network and still make it to the office by 9 AM. Our November topic will be corporate behavior, corporate responsibility and the debate about business’s purpose in society. (See Event Details for more information.) These discussion sessions are designed to provide a highly interactive, engaging forum of particular value to alumni responsible for developing, influencing or executing enterprise strategies and policies. The Strategic Business Practices Issue Group consists of a series of monthly small group discussions bringing a practical focus to current research in business strategy, organizational design, and general management practices. This group is all about participation and making connections while learning about the latest management concepts. A differentiating feature of this group is the focus on engaging member dialogue while creating community and connectedness across the members. (There is no invited speaker or formal presentation.) The facilitated discussion starts with reactions to a selected background reading (available online from a leading strategy, business, or academic publication) before branching out into a broader exploration of the topic as participants share their own personal and practical experience of what works, what doesn’t, and how to tell the difference.


CharterMast Partners LLC
11 South LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

Our November topic will be corporate behavior, corporate responsibility and the debate about business’s purpose in society. The article is “Dirty and Clean Laundry” by Milton Moskowitz from the Fall 2005 issue of strategy+business. Published three years ago the topic remains fresh as we face a once-in-a-generation upheaval in the financial markets that has touched all of us. The article can be found at The article is free, but you may need to register. We will explore the topic through a facilitated discussion of an article which is available free or at a nominal cost from a leading business publication. This information will be sent to you via e-mail when it becomes available. Our past topics have included: closing the gap between strategy and execution, participative management, innovation, how successful leaders think, leadership and behavioral economics. Future articles will explore additional areas of strategy. Suggestions for future articles or future topics are welcome. Please send your information to This is a discussion event and will not include a featured speaker. Meetings are usually held on the third Friday of the month in the 11 South LaSalle Building. It is important that this group stays in compliance with applicable laws and regulations regarding the protection of intellectual property and copyrights. Accordingly, we are not able to provide copies of articles that are discussed, but we do direct you to sources where these articles are available either for free or for purchase. Most sites that provide articles in downloadable format stipulate that these articles are for personal use only and not for distribution to others. Please respect whatever limitations or conditions are attached to the articles you download.


No Charge


Register Online
Include your email address when registering. It is needed for the email confirmations which will be provided on or before November 19, 2008. If you need to cancel, email Dennis Aust at so that we may give your seat to someone else.

Deadline: 11/18/2008


Dennis Aust 


Other Information

If you need to cancel, email Dennis Aust at In order provide sufficient opportunity for everyone to participate, attendance is strictly limited to 20 people. Please feel free to bring coffee and/or breakfast to enjoy during the discussion.