What It Really Takes to Win in Business
Saturday, March 14
3:30PM - 4:30PM
Austin Convention Center
Exhibit Hall 5
Austin Convention Center
To win in business, you need to fight. Catch two business heavyweights in a no-holds-barred Q&A session featuring legendary business leader and former GE CEO Jack Welch and rogue entrepreneur and venture capitalist Gary Vaynerchuk.
Learn to do battle in today’s ever-evolving business landscape: Each with his own take-no-prisoners approach, Jack and Gary will tell you how to level up, whether you’re launching a new venture, trying to scale an existing company, seeking to decimate your competitors, or want to break barriers and reject the status quo in your own career.
Get your toughest questions ready for two wayfarers known for ditching the script in everything they’ve done.
Moderated by business leader Suzy Welch (and co-author with Jack of "The Real-Life MBA: Your No-BS Guide to Winning the Game, Building a Team, and Growing Your Career"), #JackAndGary will field questions from the audience, as well as from their millions-strong fan communities across social media.
Gary Vaynerchuk is a storytelling entrepreneur, video blogger, self-trained social media expert, and a best-selling author. Recognizing the importance of e-commerce in 1997, Gary launched Winelibra...Show the rest
Gary Vaynerchuk is a storytelling entrepreneur, video blogger, self-trained social media expert, and a best-selling author. Recognizing the importance of e-commerce in 1997, Gary launched Winelibrary.com and helped grow his family business significantly from $3 million to $45 million by 2005. In the spring of 2009, Gary and his brother AJ launched VaynerMedia, a new breed of agency that helps Fortune 500 companies like GE, PepsiCo, Hasbro and the New York Jets find their social media voices and build their digital brands. With over 1 million followers on Twitter, Gary is recognized internationally as one of the top people every entrepreneur should follow and is the General Partner of a newly formed venture fund, VaynerRSE.Hide the rest
The Jack Welch Management Institute
Legendary management expert, businessman and best-selling author Jack Welch has established himself as the one of the nation’s most successful and respected business leaders of our generation. Sinc...Show the rest
Legendary management expert, businessman and best-selling author Jack Welch has established himself as the one of the nation’s most successful and respected business leaders of our generation. Since retiring from the General Electric Company, Jack has focused his efforts on sharing his wealth of knowledge. He is currently serving as Executive Chairman of the Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University, a unique online MBA and Certificate program dedicated to giving students globally and at every career level the tools to transform their lives and organizations.
Jack is the founder of Jack Welch, LLC, where he continues to serve as a Senior Advisor with the private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and is an advisor to IAC (Interactive Corp).
In 2005, Jack partnered with his wife Suzy, penning The Wall Street Journal and international bestseller Winning. He previously wrote the New York Times bestseller and international best-selling autobiography Jack: Straight from the Gut.
A native of Salem, Massachusetts, Jack earned an undergraduate degree at the University of Massachusetts before pursuing his MS and PhD in chemical engineering at the University of Illinois. His career began at the General Electric Company in 1960 and he became the Company’s eighth Chairman and CEO in 1981. He spent over twenty years as CEO, growing the Company’s market capitalization from $13 billion to over $400 billion. In 2000, he was named “Manager of the Century” by Forbes magazine.
Jack continues to share his experiences and tips for success, speaking to business audiences and students around the world.Hide the rest
Best-selling author, popular television commentator and noted business journalist Suzy Welch is the author of the New York Times bestseller 10-10-10: A Life Transforming Idea. The book, which prese...Show the rest
Best-selling author, popular television commentator and noted business journalist Suzy Welch is the author of the New York Times bestseller 10-10-10: A Life Transforming Idea. The book, which presents a powerful decision-making strategy for success at work and in parenting, love and friendship, was published in 29 countries.
Suzy and her husband Jack Welch co-authored the international bestsellers Winning and the follow up Winning: The Answers. Together they have also written business columns for several publications, including Business Week, Fortune magazine and The New York Times.
In 2009, the couple launched the Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University, a unique online MBA and certificate program aimed at giving students around the world and at every career level the tools to transform their lives and the organizations of the future.
On her own, Suzy has written extensively about work-life balance and other cultural issues for publications ranging from O, The Oprah Magazine to The Wall Street Journal. In addition, her candid and perceptive commentary has made her a popular commentator on television programs including Good Morning America, The View, Morning Joe, Your World With Neil Cavuto, and Power Lunch.
Born in Portland, Oregon, Suzy received her degree from Harvard University before joining The Miami Herald as a reporter. She left daily journalism to attend Harvard Business School, where she graduated as a Baker Scholar in 1988. Suzy joined the Harvard Business Review in 1995 and was named editor-in-chief in 2001. During her tenure at HBR, Suzy was the author of numerous articles on leadership, change, creativity and organizational behavior, as well as the contributor to several books on management.
Suzy is the mother of four children and currently resides in New York City. A devout follower of Christ since her early 20s, Suzy has taught numerous Bible studies over the decades and considers her Christian faith the central tenet of her life.Hide the rest