Positive Business Leaders You Should Follow on Twitter Now and See at Ross in May


11.18.13The lineup for speakers at Michigan Ross’ inaugural Positive Business Conference, May 15-17, was released recently, and the list is pretty impressive.

From the chief futurist at Ford Motor Company to executives from Proctor & Gamble and McKinsey, the event will bring together business leaders and thoughts leaders to discuss the most inspiring and practical approaches to building positive businesses.  

Early-bird registration ends March 14.

Ross’ first-ever Positive Business Conference is one of the many ways the school is delivering on its mission to develop leaders who make a positive difference in the world. The conference is open to the public and will be held May 15-17.  Register to attend and see the schedule and complete list of speakers at positivebusinessconference.com.  

Here’s a selection of some of the other C-suite speakers and companies on tap for the conference who you should be following on Twitter. (And while you’re at it, why not follow @MichiganRoss too and use the tag #MGoPositive to let us know you’re interested in the conference)

UPDATE: Page edited 5/13/14 to reflect change in conference line-up.

Positive Business Leaders You Should Follow on Twitter

Tom Gardner (@TomGardnerFool)

Co-Founder and CEO of The Motley Fool, a multimedia financial services organization recently voted as one of the best companies to work for. Gardner himself is a much-sought-after investment expert, commentator, and educator who is a vocal champion for greater transparency in the financial services industry.

His personal @TomGardnerFool account offers insights for leaders and thoughts on the market, as well as sharing the occasional comment on Sunday football games.

Follow Tom Gardner

Sarah Endline, BBA '94 (@sweetriot)

The Founder and CEO of the responsibly sourced chocolate company sweetriot, is looking to “fix the world” through candy. Endline’s tweets offer a behind-the-scenes look at the founder’s life, including her visits to the Super Bowl and New York Fashion week. And she also frequently tweets a heads up on discount deals for her chocolate treats. Yum! @sweetriot

Follow Sarah Endline

Ari Weinzweig (@Zingermans)

The co-founder and CEO of Zingerman’s, the Ann-Arbor-based specialty food store and deli that operates a community of businesses whose unique business model inspires forward-thinking leaders from across the world. Follow @Zingermans for insights into that business model from Weinzweig’s other speaking engagements and crowd-pleasing gems like “14 Reasons We Can’t Live Without Bacon.”

Follow Ari Weinzweig

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