Video: Doggett, Nolen, Srinivasan on Growth Strategies in Trying Times

Original Post by Tracy Mueller
From McCombs TODAY blog

On Sept. 17, Texas Executive Education hosted a faculty panel addressing Strategies for Growth in Trying Times. We captured a few of the highlights on video:

What country is poised to be the next global economic powerhouse?
Senior Lecturer of Management John Doggett spoke about the future of the global marketplace. “We in this country right now are undergoing a navel-gazing exercise of amazing proportions,” he said. “We’re moving into a time where more and more economic activity is going on outside of the United States.” He added “Whether you’re small, medium or large, you’re going to face more competition from countries that you never thought of as competitors.” Doggett said in the next 15-20 years, China will be the largest economy in the world, and India will be “neck and neck” with the U.S. for the second largest economy.

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VIP Speaker Series with Intel CFO Stacy Smith

UPDATE (9.30.2009): Podcasts for the event are now available.from the interview.

Smith on Leadership.mp3 (1m24s, 1.4MB)
Smith recommends taking on the tough tasks to stand out among others and to hone leadership skills.

Smith on Constructive Confrontation.mp3 (2m4s, 1.4MB)
Smith talks about the concept of constructive confrontation, which goes back to Intel founder Andy Grove’s days.

For more interview highlights and audio transcripts, go to McCombs Today.

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Who: Stacy Smith, CFO, Intel
Host: Eric Hirst, associate dean, MBA Program
When: Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009  5:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: UT Campus, Will C. Hogg 1.120

Stacy J. Smith is vice president of finance and enterprise services and the chief financial officer (CFO) for Intel Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for leading the worldwide finance organization and overseeing operational finance, accounting and reporting, tax, treasury, internal audit and investor relations.

Smith joined Intel in 1988 and has held positions in finance, sales and marketing and information technology. Most recently he held the position of chief information officer, where he was responsible for Intel’s Information Technology Group. He has also held the position of general manager of Intel Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) where he was responsible for Intel product sales and marketing in the EMEA region. He became vice president of sales and marketing in 2002. Over the years, he has held finance positions in various divisions, components manufacturing, systems manufacturing, and sales and marketing. He has been located with Intel in the US, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.

Smith earned his MBA in Finance from McCombs in 1988.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jeffrey Siegel with the Undergraduate Business Council.

Strategies on Growing Your Business: Texas Executive Education Open House & Symposium Wrap Up

Our 2nd Annual Open House and Symposium last Thursday, September 17th catered to pack and diverse crowd that consisted of corporate officers, small business owners and professionals attracted to the panel discussions on business growth and how to build brand share overseas. Dave Wenger, director of communications for the McCombs School, blogged from the event, which featured panel discussions from McCombs faculty and industry experts.

A few highlights:

  • On National Instruments’ long-term approach to business: “Traditionally we’ve had a lot of cash on hand, and were criticized by some on Wall Street for doing that,” said John Hanks, VP of industrial embedded marketing. “I can tell you that cash has been very helpful now.”
  • “Feed the pipeline with interns and new hires, even in tough times. Identify the leaders of tomorrow, you can’t put that on idle just because times are tough.” -Advice on how to manage growth in a down economy from Emerson Process Management Chairman John Berra.
  • “Recession can be a time of opportunity. Think about growing brands, channels and markets. There are supply side efficiencies, costs go down, so it is a time to think about investing.” -Associate Professor of Marketing Raji Srinivasan.
  • “Regardless of where it comes from you will be facing new competitors from overseas. In the next 20 years China will be the largest economy in the world. India will be neck-and-neck with the U.S. for number two economy.” -Management Senior Lecturer John Doggett, on the changing global marketplace.

I’d like to thank those in attendance and invite you to share your thoughts in our comments section. And for those who missed this event, we have a full review of the discussions,  visit Dave’s blog IDUniversity.

Unable to Attend Tonight’s Growth Strategies Symposium?

UPDATE (10.13.2009): Full length videos from the panel discussion are now posted.

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If you’re unable to attend our 2nd Annual Open House and Symposium tonight, we have you covered with live tweets. Follow the TWITTER conversation at #EXECEDOHS. We’ll also post select transcripts here afterwards.

– Senior company officers share their best practices on how they prepare their organization to grow and compete in a highly-volatile market.


    •VP national instruments John Hanks discussing 100 year business plan and investing in disruptive tech for a 5 to 10 year payoff.
    •We’ve had a lot of cash & were criticized by the Street, but now that has been very useful to have.
    •In this economic environment it is much easier to approach a competitor.
    •Scope of your sucess may depend on the scope of your network.
    •Vision starts at the top. Our founder is still likely to be sitting at your desk at 7:30 am, thinking 10 years ahead. Continue reading

Executive Education 1-Day Workshop Gives Inside Look at Disney’s Business Magic

Texas Executive Education hosts the Disney Institute’s “Disney Keys to Excellence” workshop Oct. 2. The one-day program offers an opportunity to learn best business practices from Disney insiders. The program is open to the public, and includes sessions on:

• Leadership – Discover how effective leadership has driven Disney’s employee/customer satisfaction and bottom-line results, from the company’s inception to today.
• Management – Understand the importance of integrating your corporate culture into selection, training and care of your employees.
• Customer Service – Explore world-renowned Disney principles for service excellence.
• Loyalty – Learn key practices and principles in building and sustaining loyalty that have made Disney a trusted and revered brand around the world for more than 75 years.

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
WHERE: AT&T Executive Education Center. 1900 University Ave., Austin, Texas 78705
SPECIAL OFFER: Use the Texas Executive Education promotional code UTAPCLW to receive $50 off per guest when registering. Additional group discounts are available.
REGISTER: visit:

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