Be a leader who demonstrates competence, character, and purpose—a thinker and a doer who can maneuver the complexities of interdependent issues. Aspire to possess the technical acumen, personal attributes, and moral compass to both "get along" and "get it right." Because the world needs MBAs who navigate toward a collective good for ALL stakeholders—others, the organization, the community, and the world.
Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke to students and alumni at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business in April 2013. Cook earned his MBA from Fuqua and returned to the school for his 25th reunion. Cook talked about intuition, collaboration, ethics, breaking the rules, how to lead, and leaders who inspire him in conversations with Dean Bill Boulding.
In its relatively short history, The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, has established itself as one of the leading business schools in the world. With talented faculty and renowned research centers, the school sits among top-ranked U.S. business schools.
Since 1984, the Dean's Office of The Fuqua School of Business has hosted the Distinguished Speaker Series, bringing a variety of corporate leaders to Duke's campus. The speakers provide significant educational enrichment that is a natural complement to the school's curriculum.
The objective of the series is two-fold. It brings high-profile corporate leaders to one of the world's leading business schools to share their insights on current business issues and corporate strategies. The program also builds and strengthens the relationship between Fuqua and the world's leading corporations.