HCN & HBS Webinar - "Capitalism at Risk: Rethinking the Role of Business" with HBS Professor Joseph Bower AB '59, MBA '61, DBA '63, the Donald K. David Professor of Business Administration Emeritus
at 5pm on Tuesday, January 26, 2021


The Harvard Club of Naples and the Harvard Business School affiliate of HCN invite you to join us on Tuesday, January 26, at 5pm for a presentation & conversation with HBS Professor Joseph Bower.  Professor Bower will speak about potential disruptors of the global market system. Presenting examples of companies already making a difference, Professor Bower will explain how business must serve both as innovator and activist--developing corporate strategies that effect change at the community, national, and international levels. Don't miss this exciting and timely webinar!

This is a FREE event, but registration is required (registration link below).  The webinar will be moderated by Club President, Trey Farmer.  After Prof. Bower's presentation, there will be time for Q&A.  We will utilize the Q&A function in the Zoom Webinar for the submission of questions.  We will take as many questions as time allows.  The webinar will last for approximately one hour. 

Click on the Link Below to Register for the Webinar: 


JOSEPH L. BOWER, Donald K. David Professor Emeritus, has been a leader in general management at Harvard Business School for 54 years. He also served on the faculty of the Harvard Kennedy School during its first decade.  He has served in many administrative roles including Senior Associate Dean.  An expert on corporate strategy, organization, and leadership, he has devoted much of his teaching and research to challenges confronting corporate leaders in today’s rapidly changing hyper-competitive conditions. Professor Bower has been active in the development of institutions and programs. Between 1968 and 73 he helped establish the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Vienna, Austria. In 1978, he founded the Program for Senior Managers in Government as a joint program of Harvard Business School and the School of Government; and in 1995 he founded the General Manager Program at Harvard Business School. He was deeply involved in the efforts to build the new joint MBA-MPP degree program offered by the Business School and the Kennedy School of Government.  

Presently, he is co-leading a project on The Future of Market Capitalism. The first result of the project was a book co-authored with Dutch Leonard and Lynn Paine, titled Capitalism at Risk: Rethinking the Role of Business, published October 2011 by Harvard Business Press.  Bower is the author or coauthor of many articles, some 200 case studies and videos and more than a dozen books: The CEO Within: Why Inside-Outsiders Are The Key To Succession Planning was published in November 2007 by HBS Press and was a Financial Times to 10 for that year; From Resource Allocation to Strategy (with C. Gilbert) was published in 2005 by Oxford University Press, and won the Best Book award in 2006 from “Strategy + Management.”  Most recently, he and Lynn Paine have written in the HBR on the severe challenges so-called good governance has posed for corporate managements.

Professor Bower has also consulted widely on problems of succession, strategy and organization with companies here and abroad. He is a director of Anika Therapeutics, Inc., Loews Corporation, and New America High Income Fund. He is a life trustee of the New England Conservatory of Music and has served on many other company and non-profit boards.

Professor Bower is a graduate of Harvard University AB '59 magna cum laude, MBA '61 a Baker Scholar with high distinction, DBA '63. Married to Elizabeth Potter, he lives in Cambridge, has two children, two step-children, five grandchildren, and 3 step-grandchildren.

Don't miss this exciting webinar with Professor Bower!


Tuesday, January 26, 2021



5PM ET - the webinar will last one hour


Click on the Link Below to Register for the Webinar: 



There are 2 ways to be a part of the webinar: with video and without video (audio only).   After registering you will receive an email with the Zoom Webinar link (for video and audio) and the telephone numbers to dial-in to the webinar (audio only). 



Contact Information:

Trey Farmer, Club President




5:00PM - 6:00PM Tue 26 Jan 2021, Eastern timezone


Zoom Webinar - Virtual Event

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