Monday, April 06, 2009

Can you join Dr. Bhide and myself for breakfast at DU? I just sent out this media release. RSVP right now to make sure you get a seat, then forward it along to any of your friends who might like to join us, OK? John Wren

April 6, 2009

Contact: John Wren (303)861-1447


Columbia University Prof. Amar Bhide Brings His Recent Oxford University Talk to the University of Denver.

Denver—Startup expert and author Dr. Amar Bhide is the featured speaker at the April Daniels College of Business Power Breakfast. His talk, “How Innovation Sustains Prosperity in a More Connected World,” is taken by his book by the same title that has just been published by Princeton University Press. The free breakfast will be held Friday, April 24, 7:30 a.m. at the University of Denver, Main Dining Room, HTRM.

The breakfast is sponsored by the Daniels College of Business, the Denver Startup Forum, the Denver Lions Club, and The Denver Daily News. More info (map, parking permit) and RSVP, or John Wren, 303-861-1447

Amar Bhide is the Glaubinger Professor of Business at Columbia University, editor of Capitalism and Society, member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and the author of The Origin and Evolution of New Businesses. A former McKinsey & Company consultant, Bhide was educated at the Indian Institute of Technology and Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar and later served as an associate professor. He has lectured widely on the topic of innovation, most recently at Oxford University.

Daniels College of Business, University of Denver is proud to be ranked among the best by BusinessWeek, U.S. News & World Report and the Financial Times.

The Lions Club of Denver is among the 46,000 clubs in Lions International with more than one million members around the globe…the world’s largest service club.

The new Denver Startup Forum is a community of practice for entrepreneurs, business owners, creative managers and their advisors.

John Wren is a community activist. He is a graduate of DU (BA’69, MBA’79), a member of the Denver Lions Club, and the founder of the new Denver Startup Forum.

About Dr. Bhide’s new book, The Venturesome Economy—How Innovation Sustains Prosperity in a More Connected World”.

“If I were asked to recommend to our new president just one book on the trajectory of the U.S. economy in the next several years, it would unhesitatingly be Amar Bhide’s The Venturesome Economy. The book is an utterly original interpretation of the nature of the complex process of innovation.” Thomas J. Peters, coauthor of In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America’s Best-Run Companies.

“This book deepens radically our understanding of how the global economy functions.”
Edmund Phelps, 2006 Nobel Laureate in Economics


Note to media: Dr. Bhide is available for interviews by telephone now or when he is in Denver. To arrange an interview, contact John Wren, (303)861-1447.

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