The Entrepreneur's Guide to Leveraging Stakeholders

Entrepreneurial Roundtable

December 13, 2010: 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Want to find a way to increase profitability or grow your business, even in a sluggish economy? Hank Noorani, one of the leading innovators in “Systems-Thinking,” believes that we can all learn to be more productive and more successful by using Systems-Thinking to develop and manage relationships.


Northern Illinois University - Naperville Campus
Lobby & Auditorium
1120 East Diehl Road
Naperville, Illinois

Driving Directions:Exit I-88 at Naperville Road. Turn south (left if coming from the East) at "T" (Freedom Drive). Turn right at next "T" (Diehl Road) and go 2-3 blocks. NIU will be on left, across from Hampton Inn. Parking in back - access by drive on west side of bulding.

Event Details

For Hamid (Hank) Noorani, the entire world is a series of inter-related systems that can be harnessed by individuals to achieve their goals. This is particularly true, he notes, with regard to entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial businesses. In his talk he will introduce you to proven techniques, based on the latest advances in Systems-Thinking, to build enduring productive relationships with all of your (or your company’s) stakeholders. These techniques can guide you in crafting transactions for win-win results. By building productive, long-term relationships, you can increase your own productivity and profitability and that of your company. He will discuss: 1. Organizations – systems that convert resources into products 2. The Four Goals of Management – for sustainable productivity 3. Leverage the organization’s stakeholders 4. The Universal Rules for Productive Relationships Hank has written two books on Systems-Thinking: POWER – The Modern Doctrine and Rational Decision-Making. Both of the books lay out a rational foundation for making decisions at all levels: individual, organizational and public policy.


$25 per person to public $20 to Chicago Booth alumni/students/faculty. SAVE an additional $5 if register by December 8th


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Deadline: 12/13/2010


6:30 PM-7:15 PM: Networking & Refreshments

7:15 PM-8:45 PM: Program (with speaker)


Bill Wentz, '88, XP-57 
Roundtable Coordinator