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.
Marilyn Fedak, Smith Soc Advisory Board Member and former partner at Alliance Bernstein, spoke at the new Duke Fuqua Smith Soc Chapter on December 2nd. She spoke on "Leading for a Free Market", helping to kick off the Duke chapter's first year.