'Value of Reading, Writing' executive panel presentation is Nov. 13

'Value of Reading, Writing' executive panel presentation is Nov. 13

An Executives Read panel presentation,"The Value of Reading and Writing: Business Leaders Share Their Wisdom," will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the O'Shaughnessy Room (leather room) of the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center.

Did you know that successful business executives are avid readers? As any business leader will tell you, a successful career in business requires the ability to closely read and analyze text, think rationally, reason out problems and use good judgment.

Reading the great writings of both the past and present also enable gifted leaders to develop an expansive world view and a compassionate understanding of the human condition. Closely aligned with these reading skills is the ability to share that learned knowledge by writing concisely and effectively to varied audiences.

At this event, three chief executive officers – Andrew Duff of Piper Jaffray, Lynn Carlson Schell of Shelter Corp. and Craig Bentdahl, formerly of Excel Bank Corp. – will lead the discussion. They will talk about their career background, reflect on the value of reading literature, history, philosophy, and other classic texts, and provide advice about using liberal arts skills in the business world.

This presentation is sponsored by the English Department, Sigma Tau Delta, and the Renaissance Program. Light refreshments will be served. Questions? Call the English Department, (651) 962-5600.