DESCRIPTION The election of Donald Trump as president has disrupted America's relationships with both its allies and enemies. Given how unprecedented Mr. Trump's approach to diplomacy has proven to be -- both since his election and subsequent to his inauguration -- the longer-term implications of his presidency are of interest in all corners of the globe. Two veteran prognosticators of foreign affairs -- Bob Savage and Daniel Wagner -- will offer their views on what we may expect in the short and long-term as a result of the Trump presidency, both politically and economically. Mr. Savage -- with a lengthy history at the very top of the foreign exchange trading arena -- has a distinguished track record of making accurate calls in that rather unpredictable domain. Mr. Wagner -- a cross-border risk management expert, author, and journalist -- was one of the few commentators to predict that Mr. Trump would win. Join us for what promises to be an engaging and thought provoking evening. Speaker Bios Robert Savage is the Chief Executive Officer of CCTrack Solutions. He is also the Chief Executive Officer, Editor-in-Chief and Head of Research of Track.com, an online platform for investment research and market ideas. He joined FX Concepts as COO and Chief Strategist when Track.com was acquired by FX Concepts in 2012. Before founding Track.com, Mr. Savage was the Managing Director of FX Macro Sales at Goldman Sachs, where he published widely-read and insightful research focusing on the FX markets and the macroeconomic environment. Prior to his 23 years of experience with Goldman Sachs, Mr. Savage was the Head of New York Foreign Exchange Trading for Lehman Brothers and a Director of Proprietary Trading at Bank of America Securities. Mr. Savage received a B.A. in Political Philosophy from Yale University. Daniel Wagner is Managing Director of Risk Solutions at Risk Cooperative, a Washington, D.C.-based specialty strategy, risk and capital management firm. He was previously CEO of Country Risk Solutions -- a cross-border risk advisory firm he founded -- and Senior Vice President of Country Risk at GE Energy Financial Services. Mr. Wagner has conducted cross-border risk analysis for such organizations as AIG, the Asian Development Bank, GE and the World Bank Group. He has published more than 500 articles on risk management and current affairs and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, South China Morning Post and The National Interest, among many others. His editorials have been published in such notable newspapers as the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Mr. Wagner is also the author of three books: "Political Risk Insurance Guide", "Managing Country Risk", and "Global Risk Agility and Decision Making" (co-authored with Risk Cooperative CEO, Dante Disparte). He holds master’s degrees in International Relations from the University of Chicago and in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) in Phoenix. He received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Richmond College in London.
February 1, 2017 Culture, Creativity, and the Innovation Imperative: An Evening with CBS Marketing Professor, Gita Johar Hosted at BNY Mellon
Event Description: What is creativity, why is it important and how can you cultivate it? How do you create a culture in which creativity thrives? Why does creativity and innovation thrive in some countries more than in others? In this talk, Professor Johar will draw on scientific research on creativity to define the term and to share her ideas on the essence of creativity and innovation. She will discuss ways to enhance creativity in your personal and professional life. Finally, Professor Johar will introduce principles that can help you nurture the creativity of those around you.
A networking reception will follow the talk and refreshments will be served.
Gita V. Johar (PhD NYU 1993; MBA Indian Institute of Management Calcutta 1985) has been on the faculty of Columbia Business School since 1992 and is currently the Meyer Feldberg Professor of Business. She served as the school’s Senior Vice Dean from 2011 to 2014.
January 26, 2017
And... calling all recent CBS grads!
The CBS Club of Boston will be hosting a Young Alumni Happy Hour, Thursday, January 26th at The OAK Long Bar at the Fairmont Copley. It should be a great way to kick off 2017 by reconnecting with familiar faces and making new connections.
WHEN: Thursday, January 26th, 2017, from 6PM to 8PM WHERE: OAK Bar at the Fairmont Copley Hotel, 138 St James Ave, Boston, MA 02116 COST: Free for CBS alums No registration necessary.
November 17, 2016
EVENT REMINDER: Our friends at the Columbia Venture Community (details below) have invited us to their Boston Happy Hour THIS THURSDAY:
Date: Thursday, November 17 Time: 6:00-8:30pm Venue: John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House; 33 Dunster Street, Cambridge CVC will provide appetizers and there will be a cash bar RSVP: email@example.com to confirm with the subject; CVC Happy Hour & Networking Event
The Columbia Venture Community (CVC) is a private community for Columbia students, alumni and employees interested in all aspects entrepreneurship. The group welcomes members from any Columbia University school, sector or industry function (e.g., entrepreneur, VC, lawyer, etc.).
September 13. 2016
WACE 2016: An Evening with Sallie Krawcheck '92
We are delighted to host Sallie Krawcheck '92 at Boston's historic Algonquin Club on September 13, 2016!
Sallie will speak to the club about Leadership Through Change. And she has seen her share of change: from reversing declining profitability at the largest wealth management business in the world, to shepherding a global women's network through a complete rebranding, to developing a paradigm shifting investment platform from scratch, Sallie has managed significant transition in major companies and startups alike. During this year's WACE (World Alumni Club Event), she'll share her perspective on leadership in times of turmoil, and how to ensure your personal goals don't get lost in the fray.
In honor of WACE, the first 50 attendees to sign up for this event will receive two exclusive gifts from the club:
1. A galley of Sallie's new book (to be released in January 2017) Own It: The Power of Women at Work at the Algonquin Club on September 13th. Note: Only 200 are being printed by Sallie's publisher.
2. A copy of the book after its January 17th release.
We look forward to seeing you at WACE 2016! Wine, beer, and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
August 28, 2016
Columbia at the Red Sox - Sunday, August 28 @ 8 pm vs Kansas City Royals
We are thrilled to host our second annual Columbia at the Red Sox event!
We have 20 seats together in the Grandstand Section 31, Row 10 and 11. Limit is 4 per person.
Please reserve these today, and we will follow up to arrange sending them to your home or office.
August 24, 2016
Columbia Business School Summer Happy Hour
Join us on the evening of August 24th to enjoy the best of summer in Boston - fantastic water views, a live band, and great company. The Boston Harbor Hotel runs its signature "Summer in the City" program on the waterfront and that evening will be hosting the amazing Bo & Bill Winiker band. These famous brothers have played with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops, and, in celebration of band's 50-year anniversary, at a Red Sox game at Fenway. You can listen to music samples here.
The Columbia Business School Club has reserved outdoor tables for alums and their guests. Appetizers will be served.
June 14, 2016
Cross B-School Happy Hour
Avery Bar @ Ritz | June 14th | 6:00pm
The CBS, Stanford GSB, and London Business School Clubs of Boston are hosting this month's cross-b school happy hour at the Ritz. Details are below. See you there!
“Second Tuesday” Cross B-School Happy Hour
Date: Tuesday, June 14th (and the Second Tuesday of every month)
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Description: This event is designed to give business school graduates and their friends (work colleagues, “significant others”, etc.) an opportunity to socialize and network in a relaxed yet elegant setting.
May 24, 2016
Centennial Showcase Boston at the Westin Waterfront
This once in a century event is part of a 14-city global Centennial Showcase series hosted by Dean Hubbard that kicked off in New York last September.
We're delighted (and not at all surprised) that Boston is included on the roster of legendary international cities that includes Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, Paris, San Francisco, São Paulo, Seoul, Tokyo, and more.
The celebration will offer a unique opportunity to engage with the School’s global network, connect over shared traditions, and celebrate the launch of our second century of success at the very center of business.
April 24, 2016
Boston Columbia Scholarship Event: An Afternoon With Nobel Prize Winning Professor Joseph Stiglitz
Our friends at the Columbia Alumni Association of Boston are hosting Nobel Prize winning Columbia Professor and Economist Joseph Stiglitz at this year’s Scholarship Fund Event on Sunday, April 24. The event is at WGBH’s beautiful studios in Brighton and tours of the studio will be available. Appetizers and a cash bar are also available.
All net proceeds from the event benefit the CAA of Boston Scholarship Fund. Early bird pricing will end on April 15th.
Spring Equinox Pub Night 2016 - Wednesday, March 23, from 6-9 pm
Come celebrate the start of spring with the Columbia Alumni Association of Boston, Barnard Club of Boston, and CBS Club of Boston. We will be upstairs in Union Street which is behind an alleyway for conversation and conviviality.
We'll be in Newton Centre, accessible by the D Green Line, several bus routes, and by car. There are several municipal parking lots near the venue.
Your payment will go towards food for the event, contribute what you wish below.
CBS Women's Week 2016: Negotiating Away The Pay Gap - 3/22/16 at 6 pm
CBS Women’s Week was created to strengthen the female network and foster an open dialogue around the challenges facing women in business today. In honor of the 4th Annual Columbia Business School’s Women’s Week, we are excited to announce an evening of learning with Katie Donovan.
Katie is a salary and career negotiation consultant, equal pay consultant, keynote speaker, and the owner of Equal Pay Negotiations LLC. Her company is dedicated to achieving equal pay for all stakeholders. Please read more about her at http://equalpaynegotiations.com/.
People who negotiate their income earn an extra $1 million during their career. Women who negotiate their income also negotiate away the 22% less they earn than men and improve their potential to move into leadership roles.
Come to this session and receive tips and tricks on how to become one of these businesswomen. You will learn the expectations, preparation, and ultimately the language of pay and benefits negotiation. The session will include: Research the market value of the job When the negotiation truly started Words to continue the negotiation Phrases to overcome management’s objections How to end the negotiation on a good note
Columbia at the Celtics - Friday, March 4 @ 7:30 pm vs New York Knicks
We are thrilled to host a Columbia at the Celtics event! It's a Friday night game against the New York Knicks (a great NYC connection) and will be a wonderful event to bring family and friends to!
We have 20 seats together in Loge 16. The face value is $75. Limit is 4 per person.
Please reserve your seats today, and we will follow up to arrange sending them to your home or office.
Entrepreneurship discussion with First Commons Bank Founder Tony Nuzzo ‘75 - 2/25/16
The Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Boston is pleased to announce an exciting presentation by CBS Alum and First Commons Bank Founder & Leader, Tony Nuzzo ‘75. You certainly won’t want to miss it!
The first 50 attendees will obtain an autographed copy of "The Business Pact."
Tony Nuzzo ’75 is the Chairman, President & CEO of First Commons Bank and was the bank's Primary Organizer during its organizational phase. The bank, based in Newton Centre, opened for business on July 22, 2009 and currently has more than $315 million in total assets, placing it in the top third of all banks in the United States.
Mr. Nuzzo will address three areas: How he started First Commons Bank. Connecting business thinking with daily living as can be read in his award winning book, “The Business PACT.” Lessons that could be learned from his unusual career path which began after he graduated from Columbia Business School with the “The Business School Service Award” and entered the workplace in packaged goods marketing with Procter & Gamble. A networking reception will follow the presentation and refreshments will be served.
Disruptive Innovation: An Evening with CBS Prof. Jerry Kim 1/20/2016
The Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Boston is pleased to announce an exciting presentation by CBS Professor Jerry Kim.
Intense competition in product markets present a significant challenge for firms to sustain growth. The presentation will discuss the rise of platform strategies, and why platform strategies provide a more sustainable path towards market success than strategies focused on products. Key to this argument are the broader technological changes that have re-organized markets around networks and alliances of firms and consumers. The presentation will also cover “disruptive innovation” and how to identify markets that are ripe for disruption, and what incumbents can do to prevent disruption from new entrants.
A networking reception will follow the talk and refreshments will be served.