On September 30th, Frank Auditorium was filled and attendees were on the edge of their seats at the BB&T Colloquium on Capitalism, Ethics and Leadership. The event was sponsored by BB&T and hosted by the Center for Leadership, Innovation and Change (CLIC) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. The fascinating discussion centered on the moral psychology of economic life and strife.
By RAJSHREE AGARWAL
Strategy often starts as theory built in an ivory tower. Leaders assess their perceived strengths and weaknesses, match these with perceived environmental opportunities and threats, and then descend from above to attempt implementation. This is when intended strategy slams into reality in a turbulent world.
Private Banker Rose Cohen, MBA ’03, recalls her personal passion for finance began as a child, when she and her mother would track the stock market, world news, and the local economics of Southern California.
Ani Matson, EMBA ’03, thinks about her parents when she serves her clients. The daughter of two schoolteachers, Matson is chief marketing officer of NEA Member Benefits, an organization that provides benefits to teachers.