2004-05 Speakers | Pepperdine University | Graziadio Business School

2004-05 Speakers

Dennis blake

Dennis Bakke
on the Joy At Work

Sharing anecdotes from his new best-seller Joy at Work, author Dennis Bakke will reveal how he helped create a company where every decision made at the top was lamented as a lost chance to delegate responsibility and where all employees were encouraged to take the "game-winning shot," even when it wasn't a slam-dunk. Mr. Bakke offers a model for the 21st-century company that treats its people with respect, gives them unprecedented responsibility, and holds them strictly accountable because it's the right thing to do, not just because it makes good business sense.


Dan Carrison

Dan Carrison
on Business Under Fire: How Israeli Companies Are Succeeding in the Face of Terror -- and What We Can Learn from Them

Despite facing the constant grim reality of terrorism, the Israeli economy is surprisingly robust. In his new book, Business Under Fire, author Dan Carrison explores how businesses stay viable in a chaotic environment based on numerous first-hand interviews with Israeli CEOs, managers, and employees.


Charles Kerns

Dr. Charles Kerns
on Value-Centered Ethics: A Proactive System to Shape Ethical Behavior

In his book Value-Centered Ethics: A Proactive System to Shape Ethical Behavior, Graziadio School Associate Dean Charles Kerns examines how business executives can develop an ethical workplace through a proven and practical approach. Hear first-hand how you can identify and manage ethical derailers and effectively set an ethically-anchored direction for your organization.


Monica Lozano

La Opinion Publisher and CEO Monica Lozano

Monica Lozano was named publisher and CEO of La Opinion, the nation's largest Spanish language daily newspaper, on January 15, 2004. She also serves as Senior Vice President of Impremedia LLC, the parent company of La Opinión and the nation's first Spanish language newspaper chain. Ms. Lozano has been with La Opinión since 1985, having previously served as associate publisher, editor, and president.


Paul Orfalea

Kinko's Founder and Chairman Emeritus Paul Orfalea

Paul Orfalea founded Kinko's in 1970 near the University of California at Santa Barbara with a simple idea: provide college students with products and services they need at a competitive price. The company grew to more than 1,200 Kinko's worldwide and recently partnered with FedEx to create FedEx Kinko's Office and Print Services. Much of Kinko's success can be traced directly to Mr. Orfalea's unique business philosophy that was based on the founder's freethinking, creative style. His theories and instincts on how to operate a successful business were grounded in his passion for retailing, his insistence on taking care of his co-workers and customers, and a sharp eye for opportunity.


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