Strategic Management Practices Issues Group: How to Get Real Results from B.S. (Brainstrorming)

U.S. Trust

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Chicago

November 19, 2010: 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Join us for our last meeting of the year as we discuss how convergent thinking can be used to make better decisions. The conversation starts at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, November 19, at U.S. Trust in Chicago’s Loop.


U.S. Trust
Burnham Rooms
231 South LaSalle
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

Many managers are convinced of the value of brainstorming, but are frustrated by the difficulties they face in actually getting their colleagues to enter into the spirit of the process, and are disappointed by the lack of actionable outcomes from their efforts. The challenge is to tie together the disparate ideas generated by the brainstorming exercise with coherent and convergent thinking. This is one aspect of convergent thinking that we will explore during this month’s meeting of the Strategic Management Practices Issues Group. We will also look at some of the new technology tools that can enhance brainstorming, collaboration, and the application of convergent thinking. Articles to read in preparation for this session will be posted by November 8th on the registration page at: Our host will provide the coffee, but we depend on you to provide the energy for the conversation, which starts at 7:30 AM on November 19th. Start your Friday morning by updating your MBA, interacting with fellow Booth alums, expanding your professional network – and still make it to the office by 9:00! The size of this group is intentionally limited in order to ensure a manageable conversation. If your plans change, and you learn you will not be able to attend after registering, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can release your seat to someone else.


No Charge


Register Online
A current e-mail address and phone number are required for registration, which closes two days prior to the event. A limited number of seats are available, so if you will not be able to attend after registering, please let us know as soon as possible so we can release your seat to someone else. Please plan to arrive by 7:15 on the day of the event, in order to allow time to clear building security.

Deadline: 11/17/2010


Bob Rieder, '06