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Ten Years Hence 2010

The Ten Years Hence speaker series explores issues, ideas, and trends likely to affect business and society over the next decade. Students, faculty and the community use guest speaker comments as a springboard for structured speculation about emerging issues and the next ten years.

Ten Years Hence is sponsored by the O'Brien-Smith Leadership Program made possible by a generous endowment from William H. O'Brien (ND '40) and his wife, Dee.  The program is named after their respective parents. The O’Brien-Smith Program endowment provides an opportunity for students and faculty to interact with distinguished leaders from business, government, and non-profit sectors.


"The Ascent of Money" Panel Discussion (Part I)

by Scott Malpass and Richard Mendenhall, Vice President and Chief Investment Officer and Fred V. Duda Professor in Business and Finance Department Chair

January 22, 2010

Scott Malpass and Richard Mendenhall
The Ascent of Money: Boom and Bust is a groundbreaking documentary that examines the creation of the economic system by taking viewers on a global trek through the history of money. Hosted by Harvard Professor Niall Ferguson, the film delves into how money has shaped human affairs, even up to the present-day sub-prime mortgage crisis and the ensuing economic meltdown. Shown in two parts, the first installment is followed by a discussion led by Scott C. Malpass, vice president and chief investment officer at the University of Notre Dame, and  Professor Rick Mendenhall, the Fred V. Duda Professor in Business and Finance Department Chair. The entire documentary can be viewed at: 
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"The Ascent of Money" Panel Discussion (Part II)

by John W. Rosenthal, Sr. and Paul H. Schultz, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Member of Rosenthal Partners Capital Advisors LLC and the John W. and Maude Clark Professor of Finance

February 5, 2010

John W. Rosenthal, Sr.  and Paul H. Schultz

In Part II of the discussion about capitalism, the documentary “The Ascent of Money” explores the forces behind market bubbles and crashes. Finance Professor Paul Schultz and banking executive John Rosenthal lead a panel discussion that looks more specifically into some of the film’s contentions. The entire documentary can be viewed at: 

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From Here to Conscious Capitalism: Getting There with the Design Approach!!

by Fred Dust, Partner and Practice Lead, IDEO

February 12, 2010

Fred  Dust

Fred Dust is a Partner and a Practice Lead for IDEO, the global design and innovation firm. At IDEO, Fred leads
Systems at Scale, the group responsible for helping clients with large systemic infrastructural questions from governmental shifts, to behavior change, and beyond.

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The Evolving Media and Its Consequences for American Society

by Harris Diamond, Chief Executive Officer, Weber Shandwick

February 26, 2010

Harris Diamond
Harris Diamond is the chief executive officer of Weber Shandwick, the world's leading public relations firm. As part of this role, Harris provides high-level strategic communications counsel to an array of clients. Under his direction, the firm has received numerous industry honors and accolades for its work including being named the 2009 “Global Agency of the Year” by The Holmes Report and receiving the gold medal for PRWeek UK’s 2009 Global Agency Report Card.
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by Hazel Henderson, founder of Ethical Markets Media, LLC

March 19, 2010

Hazel Henderson
Hazel Henderson, D.Sc.Hon., FRSA, is a futurist, evolutionary economist and author of nine books including the Axiom and Nautilus award-winning book Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy (2006). She is the founder of Ethical Markets Media, LLC, and creator of its TV series.


Conscious Capitalism

by John Mackey, Chairman and CEO of Whole Foods Market

March 26, 2010

John Mackey
John Mackey is the Chairman and CEO of Whole Foods Market.  He has devoted the better part of his 56 years to the seemingly friendly and peace-loving world of selling natural foods. 
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Transparency, Technology and Globalization

by Catherine Mathis, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Standard & Poor’s

April 16, 2010

Catherine Mathis
Catherine J. Mathis was named senior vice president, marketing and communications for Standard & Poor’s in September 2009.  She is a member of the Company’s senior management team and serves as S&P’s primary spokesperson.
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