Daniel Pink to Speak at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business

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The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business announced today that Daniel Pink will be the speaker for the 2017 Joseph and Sally Handleman Lecture Series. The event will take place Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m. at U-M’s Hill Auditorium.

Pink will present, “The Mind of the Future: How to Survive an Outsourced, Automated Age,” sharing his insight on how millennials can successfully transition into a new era of the workforce. Society is in the midst of the next generational shift, with artificial intelligence and software replacing white-collar workers and intellectual capital. As we shift from the information age to the conceptual age, Pink will talk about which skills and abilities will be necessary to excel in the next phase of the workforce.

“It is beyond exciting to speak at the Ross School of Business,” said Pink. “Michigan Ross, and the University of Michigan, are incubators of innovation, technological advancements, and brilliant minds that will shape the future of our world. I hope that by sharing my perspective, it will give students a new look at how they can survive and thrive in the evolving business world and beyond.”

Pink is the best-selling author of five books, including Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us and To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others. A longtime writer, Pink served as the chief speechwriter for former Vice President Al Gore. He is also an editor for Fast Company and Wired, a business columnist for The Sunday Telegraph, and his articles have appeared in the Harvard Business Review and The New York Times. He currently hosts his own podcast, The Pinkcast.

The Joseph and Sally Handleman Lecture Series was established in 2012, through the generosity of the Joseph and Sally Handleman Charitable Foundation. The series features some of the nation’s top academic, business, and political leaders as they address the world’s most pressing business challenges and opportunities. Past speakers include Malcolm Gladwell, world-renowned author and journalist; Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook; Mark Fields, former CEO of Ford Motor Company; and Sallie Krawcheck, former CEO of Smith Barney and CEO/Co-Founder of Ellevest. The event is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. For more information on the series, visit http://michiganross.umich.edu/about/events/handleman-lectures.

 

About Michigan Ross

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a vibrant and distinctive learning community grounded in the principle that business can be an extraordinary vehicle for positive change in today's dynamic global economy. The Ross School of Business’ mission is to develop leaders who make a positive difference in the world. Through thought and action, members of the Ross community drive change and innovation that improves business and society.

Ross is consistently ranked among the world's leading business schools. Academic degree programs include the BBA, MBA, Part-time MBA (Evening and Weekend formats), Executive MBA, Global MBA, Master of Accounting, Master of Supply Chain Management, Master of Management, and PhD. In addition, the school delivers open-enrollment and custom executive education programs targeting general management, leadership development, and strategic human resource management.

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