Business strategy expert to speak Jan. 13

January 8, 2014 | Events, UToday, Honors
By Meghan Cunningham

Business strategy expert Richard Rumelt will deliver the third talk in the inaugural Jesup Scott Honors College Lecture Series Monday, Jan. 13, at The University of Toledo.



Rumelt is the Harry and Elsa Kunin Professor of Business and Society at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Voted one of the world’s Top 50 Business Thinkers by the Thinkers50 program sponsored by the Harvard Business Review, he maintains a multifaceted career in teaching, research and consulting, with the focus on competitive advantage and strategy, industry dynamics, and overall management.

The talk will be at 7 p.m. in Doermann Theater. The Toledo Symphony Chamber Orchestra will perform prior to the lecture. Tickets are available at

“As UT enters the second year of its Main Campus strategic plan Imagine 2017, this is a great opportunity to welcome a strategy expert of Rumelt’s caliber to campus to provide insight into how institutions can best meet industry challenges and move forward,” said Dr. Scott Scarborough, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.

Rumelt is the author of Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters, a finalist for the 2011 Financial Times & Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award.

He previously served on the faculty of Harvard Business School and INSEAD, the Business School for the World, where he headed the Corporate Renewal Initiative. Rumelt also was a founding member and served as president of the Strategic Management Society, which represents some 3,000 members from more than 80 countries.

The Jesup Scott Honors College Lecture Series kicked off in September with education innovator Salman Khan, founder of Khan Academy, and in November UT heard from political consultant James Carville. Arizona State University President Michael Crow will deliver the final lecture of the academic year Monday, March 10.

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