Diversity Insights Breakfast Series

Thursday, November 8, 8:00 AM
Glenn Llopis

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What Successful Leaders Have Learned from America’s Newest Arrivals

The workplace and business landscape have changed, becoming rapidly more diverse and global. U.S. business leadership is not moving fast enough to catch up. In fact, leadership in the country’s corporations is losing its impact and influence to perform in this changing terrain. As a result, U.S. businesses risk falling further behind in marketplaces around the world.

Many of the dimensions of the changing competitive landscape are well known – the varying cost of labor, the shift of manufacturing overseas, the exploding economies of the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries – but what is less well understood is the role that diversity plays in both the marketplace and in the competitive advantages BRIC companies and others enjoy.

It is not enough to meet the numbers in terms of workforce diversity and to pursue ethnic product differentiation, as many U. S. companies have done. Diversity – more broadly defined and better understood in the U. S. as the immigrant perspective – holds the keys to unlocking business growth and innovation in the next decade and beyond. Companies that develop an immigrant perspective will dominate their marketplaces in the years to come.

Glenn Llopis, president, Glenn Llopis Group, LLC

Agenda & Location
8:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:30-10 a.m. Presentation


Registration Deadline
Monday, November 5, 2012

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About the Speaker

Glenn Llopis is a Cuban-American entrepreneur, author, motivational speaker and business consultant best known for promoting what he calls "the immigrant perspective” and is a popular voice on issues regarding the advancement of Hispanics in the United States. He promotes the idea that if people embrace the immigrant mentality, they will have a distinct advantage in business and in life by being able to see and seize previously unseen opportunities, and opportunities others don’t see at all. Llopis’ research has identified six natural characteristics that define this immigrant mentality.

Llopis has been featured on national television shows, including Univision’s “Al Punto” and “Primer Impacto,” Fox News’ “America’s News HQ,” CNN en Espanol’s “En Efectivo” and WGN News. He has also been interviewed numerous times on local ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox News morning and primetime shows.

Llopis currently is a contributing writer at Forbes, the Huffington Post and Harvard Business Review. He was recently featured on NBC Latino and selected to be a content provider on Google’s first and only YouTube network targeting Hispanics(“MiTu”). Llopis graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) with a degree in political science.

Event Details:
Thursday, November 8, 8:00 AM

University of St. Thomas
Opus College of Business
1000 LaSalle Ave
Terrence Murphy Hall
Room 252
Minneapolis, MN 55403

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