The Smith Soc chapter at the UVA Darden School of Business hosted John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Markets, on March 22nd. Mackey spoke on the concept of "Conscious Capitalism," which he has written and spoken about extensively.
The Adam Smith Society held its fourth National Meeting on Friday February 19th and Saturday February 20th in New York City. Members from every chapter were in attendance as members were treated to a full program of lectures, disucssions, forums, breakout networking sessions, and the annual trivia competitition.
Smith Soc’s chapter at the Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business hosted author and commentator Jason Riley for a lively public talk on the evening of January 20, 2016.
Several of the Adam Smith Society’s North Carolina chapters were happy to have the opportunity to host John A. Allison at a series of events in November. Mr. Allison visited Smith Soc chapters at the Wake Forest University School of Business, the Duke University Fuqua School of Business, and the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly met with members of the Columbia and NYC Professional Chapters to discuss his book, Vigilance: My Life Serving America and Protecting Its Empire City. The discussion component of the event was moderated by Alison Mangiero, Director of Outreach for the Adam Smith Society.
Manhattan Institute Fellow and Economics21 contributor Jared Meyer joined the Wake Forest Business School Smith Soc chapter book club session on October 7th. Jared provided Wa
Author Russ Roberts visited the NYU Stern chapter on April 16th to talk about his new book, How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life. Reading Adam Smith's other book - A Theory of Moral Sentiments - Roberts discovered that Smith was not just a source for economic theory, but also a guide to daily philosophy, how to approach big questions, and a source of timeless, practical wisdom.
The Smith Soc Chapter at the Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business welcomed Brian M. Carney, member of the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board, for a talk on December 8th. Carney is the co-author of the book, Freedom, Inc.: Free Your Employees and Let Them Lead Your Business to Higher Productivity, Profits, and Growth.
The NYC professional chapter hosted a panel on April 10 asking questions that should be important to all of those in business. Should business strive to be socially responsible? If so, how? Does business have a responsibility not only to create profit for its shareholders, but to actively protect the environment and attempt to improve the lives of those with whom it interacts?
The Duke Fuqua School of Business chapter of Smith Soc welcomed Fox's John Stossel for a talk on Monday April 7th. He spoke on many of the political and business issues he addresses regular on his show, "Stossel with John Stossel" on Fox Business Network, as well as his new book, No, They Can't: Why Government Fails While Individuals Succeed.