On June 15, we welcomed Wake Forest University professor James Otteson for a Saturday seminar in New York. Otteson discussed the principles of Adam Smith and how to apply those principles to current economic issues.
Poets & Quants has released its list of 100 MBAs To Watch in the Class of 2019.Congratulations to members Michael Bailey (SMU Cox), Svitlana Niskoklon (UNC Kenan-Flagler), Tyler Yoder (Indiana-Kelley), and Michael Annunziata (USC Marshall) for appearing on this year's list. Explore the full list.
Last week, members had the opportunity to attend SkyBridge Capital's SALT Conferencein Las Vegas—a “global thought leadership forum devoted to unlocking growth opportunities in the fields of finance, economics, entrepreneurship, public policy, technology and philanthropy.” Speakers included
Last week, a group of Smith Soc members from across the country embarked on a weeklong trek to Israel. Over the course of the trip, members unraveled how Israel became the Startup Nation—meeting with representatives from venture capital, startups, government, and the media, including the Jerusalem Post. Members toured Old City Jerusalem and met with the former chief scientist of the Israeli Ministry of Economy. The group also visited JVP, a prominent venture capital firm, and Mobileye, a leading autonomous vehicle company.
The Adam Smith Society is pleased to introduce Greg Menken as our new Executive Director. With two decades of experience in membership development, coalition-building, and public affairs, Greg is charged with building upon the proud legacy of the Adam Smith Society and guiding us into the next phase of growth. He strongly believes that the power of the organization lies in its members and looks forward to developing new opportunities to further enhance the understanding and stewardship of the free-enterprise economic system.
Aspiring for variety,
We look at autonomy
Within the economy.
I hope it brings notoriety!
—Limerick by UVA Darden member James (Asher) Begley
Daniel Loeb—Founder and CEO, Third Point LLC—will receive the Adam Smith Society's 2019 Principled Leadership Award and speak at the National Meeting. The Principled Leadership Award honors business leaders who understand the centrality of free markets to our economic system and civic life.
Last month, MBA and professional Smith Soc members joined economist Matthew Mitchell (@mattmitchell80), director of the Equity Initiative and senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center, for a seminar on the relationship between business and government.
Last month, our chapter at CU Boulder Leeds — one of our newest student chapters — hosted an event on women in business, leadership, and early-stage investments. Co-hosted by the Women in Business club, the event features promiment panelists, all of whom are members a C200, a women's executive leadership organization.