THE GENERALS

 

Lt. Col William Gus Pagonis

and

Brigadier General Nick Halley

 

Present:

“General Knowledge”

 

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Bruckner Chase

Bruckner Chase

On August 24, 2010, at 4:00 AM, surrounded by a community of supporters, Bruckner Chase embarked on a 25-mile marathon swim to connect Santa Cruz to Monterey while also binding those on land with the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

Those twenty-five miles developed into an epic fourteen-hour journey in which he encountered everything from massive jellyfish to blue whales, fog to white-capped swells. Read more

William Close

William Close

A performer for 20 years, William Close is a musician, lecturer and inventor who has created over 50 musical instruments, including the Earth Harp. William first set up the Earth Harp, the world’s largest harp, across a valley that extended 1,000 feet. He has developed many musical instruments, experiences and designs that are completely new to the world. His vision and ideas have been presented and celebrated all around the planet. William offers a truly unique and creative speaking experience! Read more

Geoffrey Moore

Geoffrey Moore

Geoffrey Moore is a best-selling author, a managing director at TCG Advisors, and a venture partner at MDV. Read more

Vinny Boles

Vinny Boles

America’s Army has historically developed leaders and teams to function at their highest performance levels under the most stressful of conditions. Vinny Boles shows your team how to do the same.

Six weeks before the attacks of September 11th, 2001, Vinny Boles was a newly selected one-star General. He reported to take command of a contingency command, one that would be needed by the nation if “the worst thing happened.” On September 11th, it did happen and Vinny and his team went from planning to execution in an ever-fluid environment. Read more

William "Gus" Pagonis

 

William G. “Gus” Pagonis is the author of Moving Mountains: Lessons in Leadership and Logistics from the Gulf War, published by Harvard Business School Press. Now retired, three-star US Army General Gus Pagonis masterminded logistics for the 1991 Gulf War, earning accolades from General Norman Schwarzkopf. In 1993, he left the military and took his logistics magic to Sears, Roebuck and Co., where as executive vice president of Sears Logistics Group, he played a key role in transforming the retail giant. Read more

Rich Horwath

Rich Horwath

Rich Horwath is a national thought-leader on strategy. The founder and president of the Strategic Thinking Institute, former chief strategy officer, and professor of strategy at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, he has frequently appeared on NBC, WGN, and FOX TV to discuss the strategic aspect of current issues. Horwath is the author of four books and more than 75 articles on strategic thinking; his work has been profiled in business media around the world, including Investor’s Business Daily and Forbes.com. Read more

Clint Longenecker

Clinton O. Longenecker has been a business leader for the past twenty years, as an award winning professional business educator, as a business researcher and best selling author, as an executive coach and management trainer, as a consultant and practitioner of cutting edge business practices, and as a community servant and advisor. He wears a variety of hats that stimulate entrepreneurship and business success and he has a local, regional and national reputation as a leader who helps both organizations and individuals realize their potential for success in both the private and public sector. He has helped numerous organizations create high performance business practices that are being used across the country. Read more

Andy Boynton

Andy Boynton

 

Andy Boynton is Dean of Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, one of the world’s leading business schools, the author of several books and co-creator of DeepDive™, the world’s leading methodology for helping executives harness the power of teams to significantly improve problem-solving speed, innovation and results. Prior to joining Boston College, Boynton was a professor of strategy at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland for 10 years. Boynton wrote his latest book, The Idea Hunter: How to Find the Best Ideas and Make them Happen (Jossey-Bass) with co-authors Bill Fischer and William Bole. His previous books include Virtuoso Teams: Lessons from Teams That Changed Their Worlds (Financial Times-Prentice Hall) and Invented Here: Maximizing Your Organization’s Internal Growth and Profitability (Harvard Business School Press). In addition to his publishing career and role as Dean of the Carroll School of Management, Boynton has over twenty years of experience speaking and designing powerful executive education sessions and seminars for firms around the world. He is often utilized by organizations looking to build more innovative and effective teams. Read more