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Andy Kessler in conversation with Mike Napoli

Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 7:45 AM (PST)

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Join us for another DRUCKER BUSINESS FORUM in Pasadena

UNAPOLOGETIC RULES FOR GAME CHANGING ENTREPRENEURS

Andy Kessler, Co-founder and president of Velocity Capital Management in conversation with Mike Napoli, Chairman of the Tech Coast Angels Board of Directors


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Breakfast: 7:45-8:30am

Forum: 8:30-9:30am (followed by book signing)

 

Crawford Family Forum at KPCC

474 South Raymond Avenue

Pasadena, CA 91105

 

Join us as guests of the Drucker School.


Andy Kessler is co-founder and president of Velocity Capital Management. He is a former hedge fund manager and the New York Times bestselling author of Wall Street Meat and he previously worked at AT&T Bell Labs, PaineWebber, and Morgan Stanley. He is a frequent contributor to The Wall Street Journal op-ed page and has also written for The New York Times op-ed page, WIRED, Forbes, and the Los Angeles Times. He lives in northern California.

Kessler discusses how entrepreneurs find the next big thing, and make it transformative. The era of easy money and easy jobs is officially over. Today, we're all entrepreneurs, and the tides of change threaten to capsize anyone who plays it safe. Taking risks is the name of the game-but how can you tell a smart bet from a stupid gamble?

Andy Kessler has made a career out of seeing the future of business, as an analyst, investment banker, venture capitalist, and hedge fund manager. He evaluated the business potential of the likes of Steve Jobs and Michael Dell before they were Steve Jobs and Michael Dell. He has an eye for what is next.

Kessler explains how the world's greatest entrepreneurs don't just start successful companies-they overturn entire industries.

Mike Napoli is the Chairman of the Tech Coast Angels Board of Directors, the largest Angel investment organization in the United States. He has been mentoring and investing in early stage companies since 1997 and has been a member of the Tech Coast Angels since 2000.  He is associated with numerous business organizations including the Alliance for the Commercialization of Technology (ACT) and the Coachella Valley Angel Network (CVAN). He is also founder and current Chairman of the Absolute Return Group, an advisor to institutional investors and money managers, and the Executive Director of Performing Arts LIVE. 

In the past, Mike was the President and Chief Investment Officer Wilshire Associate's Funds Management Division and Hedge Funds Group. In this role, Mike worked with large institutional investors and money managers in the research, implementation and monitoring of equity, fixed income and alternative investment programs. Mike was also a member of Wilshire's Board of Directors, Chairman of Wilshire Mutual Funds and a Director of the Wilshire Emerging Markets Institute. Mike has also held senior positions with Bankers Trust Company and Drexel Burnham Lambert.

The Drucker Business Forum is produced by The Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University. The series is co-presented by KPCC.

 

 

 

 

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Crawford Family Forum
KPCC 89.3 -- Southern California Public Radio
474 South Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 7:45 AM (PST)


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