Thursday, Jan 24 2013 11:30AM to 1:30PM
Philip Auerswald, Author
Hilton Charlotte Center City
BIG joins WACC Speaker Series with Philip Auerswald (January 24th)
Author of "The Coming Prosperity: How Entrepreneurs are Transforming the Global Economy"
In The Coming Prosperity, Philip E. Auerswald argues that it is time to overcome the outdated narratives of fear that dominate public discourse and to grasp the powerful momentum of progress. Acknowledging the gravity of today's greatest global challenges-like climate change, water scarcity, and rapid urbanization, Auerswald emphasizes that the choices we make today will determine the extent and reach of the coming prosperity.
To make the most of this epochal transition, he writes, the key is entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs introduce new products and services, expand the range of global knowledge networks, and, most importantly, challenge established business interests, maintaining the vitality of mature capitalist economies and enhancing the viability of emerging ones.
The book's deft analysis of economic trends is enlivened by stories of entrepreneurs making an outsize difference in their communities and the world-people like Karim Khoja, who led the creation of the first mobile phone company in Afghanistan; Leila Janah, who is bringing digital-age opportunity to talented people trapped in refugee camps; and Victoria Hale, whose non-profit pharmaceutical company turned an orphan drug into a cure for black fever.
Date: Thursday, January 24th, 2013
Venue: Hilton Charlotte Center City - Directions
Networking and Check-In: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch and Presentation: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $35 (WACC and BIG members) / $ 45 (non-members) - Lunch included
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