Category: Conversations with Ken

Conversations with Ken: Redefining Healthcare Through Responsible Leadership

October 17th, 2014 in Conversations with Ken, Dean Freeman, News

Dr. Tom Garthwaite, Chief Operating Officer for Clinical Services, and John Franck, Senior VP of Human Resources, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA)

On October 16, 2014, Dr. Tom Garhwaite, Chief Operating Officer for Clinical Services, and John Franck, Senior VP of Human Resources, both of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), visited Boston University School of Management, where they shared their perspectives about responsible leadership and how it yields exceptional clinical, employee, and financial performance. The conversation was part of the School’s “Conversations with Ken” series hosted by Allen Questrom Professor and Dean Ken Freeman.

At its founding by the Frist family in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation’s first hospital companies. Today, HCA is the leading provider of healthcare services in the US, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes about 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England, and employing more than 204,000 people. Approximately 4 to 5 percent of all inpatient care delivered in the country today is provided by HCA facilities.

Conversations with Ken: Allen Questrom (SMG’64), Former Chairman & CEO of JC Penney

April 8th, 2014 in Conversations with Ken, Dean Freeman, News

Allen Questrom (SMG’64), Former Chairman & CEO of JC Penney
Allen Questrom (SMG’64) is an icon of corporate America. He directed the successful turnarounds of several major department and specialty stores, including JC Penney, Barneys New York, Macy’s, and Neiman Marcus. On April 8, 2014, Dean Ken Freeman sat down with Questrom to discuss his journey from BU student to retail guru.

Conversations with Ken: Analjit Singh (SMG’77, GSM’79), Founder & Chairman, Max India Limited

February 25th, 2014 in Conversations with Ken, Dean Freeman, News

Analjit Singh (SMG’77, GSM’79), Founder & Chairman, Max India Limited
One of the School of Management’s most influential alumni, Analjit Singh returned to the School on February 24, 2014 for a conversation on entrepreneurship with Dean Freeman. Founder and Chairman of billion-dollar conglomerate Max India Limited, Singh has transformed health care services in his native India, where he has emerged as a leading entrepreneur.

Conversations with Ken: S.H. Lee, Chairman of Homeplus

October 17th, 2013 in Conversations with Ken, News

Transforming Retail in a Digital World

S.H. Lee, Homeplus Chairman
On October 16, 2013, the Chairman of Homeplus, one of Korea’s largest retailers and a branch of global leader Tesco, spoke with Dean Freeman about the future of online shopping and the importance of corporate social responsibility. Through impressive innovation, Seung-han Lee and his team are stepping into the future by implementing the world’s first virtual stores.

Conversations with Ken: David Cote, Honeywell CEO

October 10th, 2013 in Conversations with Ken, News

David Cote, Honeywell CEO
Chief Executive’s “2013 CEO of the Year” David Cote visited Boston University School of Management on October 10, 2013, for a conversation on making connections—with customers and his fellow Honeywell staff. Cote’s new behavior-based talent management system, known as “One Hon,” is inspiring and creating future CEOs of the Year.

Conversations with Ken: Bill Erbey, Chairman of Ocwen Financial, Altisource Portfolio Solutions, and Home Loan Servicing Solutions

September 30th, 2013 in Conversations with Ken, News

Bill Erbey, Chairman of Ocwen Financial, Altisource Portfolio Solutions, and Home Loan Servicing Solutions
On September 30, 2013, Dean Freeman sat down with a man who has two companies on Fortune’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies list. Bill Erbey, Chairman of Ocwen Financial, Altisource Portfolio Solutions, and Home Loan Servicing Solutions, finds that strategy—finding the company’s unique competitive advantage—is the key to rising above “me too” businesses.

Conversations with Ken: Philip Clarke, CEO of Tesco

September 20th, 2013 in Conversations with Ken, Dean Freeman, News

How the world’s 3rd largest retailer is transforming retail in a digital world.

Philip Clarke, CEO of Tesco
The CEO of the world’s 3rd largest retailer, Tesco, joined Dean Freeman on September 19, 2013, for a conversation on transforming a company during a digital revolution. Philip Clarke touched on topics like remaining a genuine leader, keeping actions consistent with values, and how to approach ethical dilemmas.

Conversations with Ken: David Barger, CEO of JetBlue

April 25th, 2013 in Conversations with Ken, Dean Freeman, News

David Barger, President and CEO, JetBlue
Watch Ken Freeman, Allen Questrom Professor and Dean at Boston University School of Management, as he interviews David Barger, President and CEO of JetBlue. Barger discusses his personal leadership philosophy, the evolving definition of business in society, and JetBlue’s charge to bring humanity back to air travel.

Conversations with Ken: John Ryan, President of the Center for Creative Leadership

March 13th, 2013 in Conversations with Ken, Dean Freeman, News

John Ryan, President of the Center for Creative Leadership
Watch Ken Freeman, Allen Questrom Professor and Dean at Boston University School of Management, as he interviews and explores vital issues in leadership with John Ryan, President of the Center for Creative Leadership, former Chancellor of the State University of New York, former Superintendent (President) of the US Naval Academy, and US Navy Vice Admiral (retired).

Conversations with Ken: Career Advice from NYT’s Adam Bryant

October 16th, 2012 in Conversations with Ken, Dean Freeman, News

Career advice from New York Times editor Adam Bryant

Adam Bryant, New York Times Senior Features Editor, spoke at Boston University School of Management about the patterns, themes, and lessons shared with him by CEOs of companies like Foursquare, Hill Holiday, Panera Bread, and Pfizer.