HP Speaker Series: SuperBosses ***Ticket On Sale Now!!!***

Join us on February 24th at the Pyramid Club to hear Sydney Finkelstein, author of Why Smart Executives Fail, discuss his new book, SuperBosses, How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent.

"Why Donald Trump is a Lousy Executive" by Syd Finkelstein

“We will have so much winning if I get elected,” Donald Trump exclaimed this past September, “that you may get bored with winning.” The line worked so well, that he now repeats it at virtually every campaign stop.
It’s a bold claim, and an alluring one—who wouldn’t want a winner as president? For that matter, who wouldn’t want to elect “the greatest jobs president that God ever created,” as Trump has also predicted he’d be?
It sounds alluring, but is it actually the case that people who proclaim themselves so loudly and so often to be winners actually succeed the most?  My research into business leaders suggests they don’t. On the contrary, it suggests that such bombast is one of a slew of behaviors embraced by spectacularly unsuccessful business executives. Unfortunately, many of these habits are part and parcel of the Trump leadership playbook.

Read the full article on Yahoo Finance by clicking here.


Syd Finkelstein, author of Why Smart Executives Fail, and the Steven Roth Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, looks at how a select few visionaries develop the most successful talent in every industry.

What do football coach Bill Walsh, restaurateur Alice Waters, television executive Lorne Michaels, technol­ogy CEO Larry Ellison, and fashion pioneer Ralph Lauren have in common? On the surface, not much, other than consistent success in their fields. But below the surface, they share a common approach to finding, nurturing, leading, and even letting go of great people. The way they deal with talent makes them not merely success stories, not merely organization builders, but what Sydney Finkelstein calls superbosses. They’ve all transformed entire industries.

Superbosses is on the lists of Top Business Books of 2016 in Inc., Forbes, and Washington Post - find out more about the book by clicking here.

Location: The Pyramid Club, 1735 Market Street, Philadelphia  

Date & Time: February 24, 2016 from 6:00pm-9:00pm


    6:00pm - Reception / Cocktail Hour. Heavy Hors D'oeuvres will be served. Cash bar will be available.

    7:00pm - Talk by Syd Finkelstein. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Cost: Members of hosting Clubs: $35, Non-members & Guests: $45 

Co-hosted by Harvard, Princeton, Dartmouth, Tuck, HBS, Wharton, Columbia, and Columbia Business School Clubs


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HP Speaker Series: SuperBosses
February 24, 2016 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
The Pyramid Club, 1735 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103