Canada Toronto

30 Sept 18.30 to 21.00 (followed by afterparty)
McKinsey & Company Toronto Office
110 Charles St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1K9, Canada
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John Arvanitis MBA1999
1 416 602 8176

The Toronto Alumni Club is delighted to invite alumni to save the date for our Worldwide Alumni Celebration 2016, which will take place a few days earlier than main WAC day, on Friday 30 September.

Our special guest speaker this year will be Julian Birkinshaw, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Academic Director of the Deloitte Institute.

Julian's topic will be 'Fast Forward: Make Your Company Fit for the Future', drawing on key ideas from his forthcoming book, Fast/Forward - see below for full details.

After the main event, we will move on to Hemingways,142 Cumberland St for the after-party.

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About the session:

Fast/Forward: Make Your Company Fit for the Future.

In this session, Professor Julian Birkinshaw will talk about the key ideas from his forthcoming book “Fast/Forward” where he argues that the current obsession with big data and data-driven decision making is overstated. The firms that succeed in the future will be those that understand the limitations as much as the benefits of information, and in particular it will be the ones that are able to foster a culture of decisive action allied to emotional conviction.

Professor Birkinshaw will argue that to address the changing sources of advantage in the business world, firms need to develop a new organising model, the adhocracy, to complement the traditional emphasis in large firms for bureaucracy and meritocracy. He will also describe what the adhocracy model means in terms of your style of leadership.

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