The Business SummitThe Global Business Summit Leading in Business and Beyond was the culmination of the Centennial year for Harvard Business School alumni. Held on campus October 12-14, 2008, the Business Summit featured thought-provoking discourse, debate, and insight into the seminal topics facing the global community. World leaders, renowned experts, and HBS faculty took center stage on issues, such as globalization, business and society, and the meaning of leadership in the 21st century.


  • Creativity and Entrepreneurship in the Global Environment A breakout session with Professor Teresa M. Amabile Tuesday, October 14, 2008 This panel of entrepreneurs engages in an active discussion about creativity and entrepreneurship both at start-ups and in a corporate setting.
  • Entrepreneurship in a Global Setting A breakout session with Professor Toby E. Stuart Tuesday, October 14, 2008 The panel, with two serial entrepreneurs and a leading venture capitalist, discusses how entrepreneurs today are thinking about globalizing their businesses.
  • Entrepreneurship: The New Wave A breakout session with Professor Thomas R. Eisenmann Tuesday, October 14, 2008 HBS alumni graduating between 1978 and 2004 describe the different routes they've taken to run entrepreneurial ventures.