Penn. Organizational DynamicsProf. Steven F. Freeman
Creativity and Innovation in
Organization and Work

October 21, 2013-Guest Marc Maltz

Trauma and the Organization

5:15 pm Organizational Dynamics Dinner Lecture at Inn at Penn:

Location: Hourglass room, second floor, Inn at Penn, Walnut Street between 36th and 37th streets

Our class guest, Marc Maltz, MBA with over thirty years of business experience has served as consultant for major corporations and start-ups alike, and co-author of the seminar work on Organizational Resilience. Marc Maltz has helped, CEO’s, Presidents, Boards, and senior officers develop and transform their organizations, managing risk, improving productivity and execution, expanding markets, and achieving new strategies.  

Since September 11, 2001, Marc has focused on developing healthy, “resilient” organizations. Working with an investment bank that was headquartered in the World Trade Center, Marc and a team of consultant’s and clinicians, helped guide this firm to achieve remarkable results; overcoming the loss of one-third of the firm, including partners and some founders, to quickly become more profitable than ever as leaders in their markets.

Utilizing the learning from this tragedy and remarkable recovery, Marc has developed a practice in the emergent field of organizational resilience. Whether an organization has experienced a trauma or less dramatic shifts in markets or business conditions, “resilience” is a critical concept for managing in an increasingly complex world. 

            Organizational Dynamics Dinner Lectures are open to the public. Please invite any who may be interested.

6:30-9:30 pm: Class Session: "The Startup CEO"

Our readings for next Monday (Oct 21) are three chapters from "The Startup CEO" by Matt Blumberg. The book is hot off the press, just published this month by John Wiley and Sons, Inc. 
The three assigned chapters focus on turning Crisis into Opportunity:
Chapter 5 Revising the Story
Chapter 24 Managing in Tough Times
Chapter 31 Failure
Matt Blumberg, the author, founded Return Path in 1999 and has led the company through several difficult transitions to where it is now with 400 employees, the email industry’s leading brand, most innovative products, and most renowned experts.
"The Startup CEO" is part of a Wiley series of Startup books. Marc Maltz has been asked by the publisher to write "The Startup Advisor".

                     All recommended readings are available at Van Pelt Library's Rosengarten Reserve.                                                                                                                                            

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