Executive Forum: Unleashing Human Magic and Creating Improbable Results
Please join us for our upcoming CEIBS Executive Forum on May 19, 2022, with Mr. Hubert Joly, Author of the best-selling book The Heart of Business: Leadership Principles for the Next Era of Capitalism and former Chairman and CEO of Best Buy, and CEIBS Professor of Economics, Associate Dean and Director of the GEMBA Programme Bala Ramasamy, who will give us a fireside chat on Unleashing Human Magic and Creating Improbable Results.
In his new book, The Heart of Business (recently released in Chinese), Mr. Joly sets out to describe how pursuing a noble purpose, putting people at the centre, creating an environment where every employee can blossom, and treating profit as an outcome (not the goal) is the key to unleashing human magic. At the heart of business is the idea that “work is love made visible” and that companies can be a force for good by serving people.
Mr. Joly’s approach is easy to understand, but putting it into practice is harder. It requires radically rethinking how we view work, how we define companies, how we motivate, and how we lead. In this conversation, Mr. Joly will share memorable stories, lessons, and practical advice, many drawn from his own personal transformation from a hard-charging McKinsey consultant to a leader who believes in human magic.
The Heart of Business is a playbook for leaders who are ready to abandon old paradigms and eager to lead with purpose and humanity.
About the speakers
Mr. Hubert Joly
Author of the best-selling book The Heart of Business: Leadership Principles for the Next Era of Capitalism
Former Chairman and CEO, Best Buy
Hubert Joly is a Senior Lecturer at the Harvard Business School and the former Chairman and CEO of Best Buy.
He is also a member of the board of directors of Johnson & Johnson and Ralph Lauren, a member of the International Advisory Board of HEC Paris, and a Trustee of the New York Public Library and the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Mr. Joly has been ranked as one of the top 100 CEOs in the world by Harvard Business Review, one of the top 30 CEOs in the world by Barron’s and one of the top 10 CEOs in the US by Glassdoor. He has also been recognised as one the top 50 management thinkers in the world by Thinkers50 and received the organisation's 2021 Leadership Award.
He is the author of the best-selling and highly acclaimed book, The Heart of Business – Leadership Principles for the Next Era of Capitalism.
Dr. Bala Ramasamy
Professor of Economics, Associate Dean, and
Director of the GEMBA Programme, CEIBS
Dr. Bala Ramasamy is a Professor of Economics, Associate Dean and Director of the GEMBA Program at CEIBS. He joined CEIBS in 2006. He was the Associate Dean responsible for Accreditation and Learning Assurance between 2018 and 2020. Before joining CEIBS, Dr. Ramasamy was a Professor of International Economics and Business and acting Director of Nottingham University Business School at the University of Nottingham in Malaysia. In the 1980s and 1990s, Dr. Ramasamy was a faculty member at Massey University in New Zealand and the University of Macau. He has wide experience teaching students of different backgrounds and cultures in mainland China, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and the UK.
Dr. Ramasamy received his Ph.D. from the University of Leicester, UK and his Master of Social Sciences from the University of Macau.
Dr. Ramasamy’s research interest focuses on Asian economies, Foreign Direct Investment, Corporate Social Responsibility and International Business Strategy. Since 2014, he has been listed amongst the most Highly-Cited Chinese Researchers by academic publishing giant Elsevier. His research has been published in Journal of Business Ethics, World Economy, Journal of World Business, Journal of World Investment and Trade, Journal of Business Research and Tourism Analysis, amongst others. His views are regularly sought out by the media. He has been interviewed by CCTV, Bloomberg, AP, Al Jazeera, Channel News Asia and more. His comments have also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, China Daily, South China Morning Post and other newspapers around the world.
Outside academia, Dr. Ramasamy runs leadership and moral empowerment programmes for young teenagers in China and Malaysia.
Date: May 19, 2022
Language: English (Chinese simultaneous translation will be provided)
Venue: Online (livestreamed via Zoom)
Co-organizer: CEIBS Global EMBA Reading Club
20:05-20:45 Fireside chat between Mr. Hubert Joly and Dr. Bala Ramasamy
20:45-21:15 Q&A session
RSVP before May 19 to Ms. Joey Jin at email@example.com or telephone +86-21-2890-5441.