Chicago GSB Alumni Club – Strategic Management Practices Issues Group

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Chicago

November 16, 2007

Start your Friday morning by updating your MBA, discussing the latest management concepts, sharing insights with fellow GSB alums, extending your network and still make it to the office by 9 AM. 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. Unlike other formats, where an invited speaker or panel delivers a prepared presentation and then takes a few questions, this group is all about participation and making connections while learning about the latest management concepts. 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. Our topic for the November meeting will be on "The 12 Different Ways for Companies to Innovate”.


CharterMast Partners LLC
11 South LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

The November meeting will focus on Innovation. We will explore the topic by through a facilitated discussion of the article “The 12 Different Ways for Companies to Innovate” from the Spring 2006 issue of the MIT Sloan Management Review. (The article is available at no cost at Innovation is far broader than product development or technological innovation. In this article, the authors define business innovation as the creation of new value for customers and the firm by creatively changing one or more dimensions of the business system. Please be sure to read the article ahead of time and come prepared to join in the discussion. Come ready to discuss your thoughts as your participation is key to the success of this event! Meetings are held on the third Friday of the month in the 11 South LaSalle Building. We will be taking a break in December and will reconvene January 18, 2008. Send your ideas for future articles or future topics to Dennis Aust at or Teresa Seipel at Topics for future meetings are decided on a month-by-month basis. These meetings will not present a featured speaker.


No Charge


Register By Email
RSVP by email including name, title, company, and telephone number. Please include the phrase “RSVP” in the subject line. Email confirmations will be provided on or before November 14.

Deadline: 11/13/2007


Dennis Aust 


Other Information

Because of limited space, and to provide sufficient opportunity for everyone to participate, attendance is strictly limited to 20 people. If this event is oversubscribed, priority will be given to GSB Alumni Club members who RSVP before November 9. You are invited to bring your coffee, your breakfast or whatever refreshments you wish to the discussion.