Entrepreneurs Must See The Future

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019
6:00pm— 8:00pm
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The Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
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- Why is it critical for entrepreneurs to learn how to see the future?
- How do successful entrepreneurs see the future?
- How can entrepreneurs learn to see the future?


Based on Lloyd Shefsky's latest book, Visionarie$ are Made Not Born, this is a presentation by Shefsky focused on entrepreneurs at various stages (pre-start up, at start up, early stage, and ongoing). Shefsky continually points out: you needn't be a Steve Jobs to have a valuable vision, provided you learn how to see the future. The goal is to teach entrepreneurs what is literally in front of their noses. It's not magic, not twitching your nose like Samantha on "Bewitched." It's more the sensing of what's ahead, what challenges and opportunities, for your entrepreneurial business. Professor Shefsky teaches not only how entrepreneurs can connect the dots but even what dots and pseudo dots are.

All entrepreneurs make guesses about the future, some better than others. Bad vision techniques can be destructive. Attendees learn techniques to avoid unnecessary bad vision and to improve and expand good entrepreneurial vision. Of course, implementation is still required, but that is easier when you see the goals better. Improving your baseball swing is important but all the more valuable if you improve your eyesight and see the ball earlier and more clearly.



6:00 PM-6:30 PM: Registration& Networking

6:35 PM-7:15 PM: Presentation

7:20 PM-7:30 PM: Q&A and Closing Remarks

7:30 PM-8:00 PM: Additional Networking


Event Details:
DATE: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
TIME: 6:00 to 8:00 PM
LOCATION: The Gleacher Center, 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago, IL

$25 Early Bird until March 1st
$35 after March 1st



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Deadline: 3/11/2019


Speaker Profiles

Lloyd Shefsky (Speaker)

Lloyd Shefsky is a consultant, coach, mentor and advisor to entrepreneurs, family businesses and public companies controlled by families. Over the years he has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs, often from their earliest stages through expansions, public offerings, sales of the businesses, and in some cases succession to one or two additional generations of the founders' families. He's helped family businesses in establishing and improving corporate governance; leadership and succession planning, ownership, and voting power; instituting philanthropic efforts and performed training aimed at developing relationships among family members. Shefsky has co-founded several businesses and not-for-profit organizations.
Lloyd recently retired as Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship, Founder and Co-director of the Center for Family Enterprises and Co-Founder of the Center for Executive Women at the Kellogg School of Management. He has taught courses, lectured and spoken in China, Japan, India, Thailand, Canada, Israel and throughout the United States. Shefsky has written professional articles on family business, entrepreneurship, and other related topics. He is the best-selling author of Entrepreneurs Are Made Not Born, published by McGraw-Hill and translated into seven languages, and Invent Reinvent Thrive, published by McGraw-Hill in August, 2014, as well as Visionarie$ Are Made Not Born, published in 2017.
Lloyd serves on corporate boards and has served on boards of private and public companies in the U.S. and elsewhere. Within those boards, he has served on Audit, Compensation and Nominating committees.
He has received honors, including the 1995 Entrepreneur of the Year Award for his support of entrepreneurship from Ernst & Young and Merrill Lynch; the 2002 Civil Rights Award from the Anti-Defamation League; the 1992 Award of Excellence from the Sports Lawyers Association; and the 1990 Distinguished Alumni Award, DePaul University.
Lloyd serves as Of Counsel to the Taft Law Firm which recently acquired the Chicago law firm, Shefsky & Froelich which he founded. As such he advises businesses on a broad range of legal, financial and business matters, including public and private capital funding, mergers and acquisitions, employee motivation and expansion.
He received his JD from The Law School at the University of Chicago, a B.S. from DePaul University, and is also a CPA.



Borislava Karageorgieva, '04 


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The Gleacher Center

450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr, Chicago, IL 60611, United States,
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