Jeff Immelt, the former CEO of General Electric, will speak at an event organized by the Darien Community Association and Barrett Bookstore on Tuesday, March 9 at 7 p.m. for an online presentation.
Immelt will have a public discussion with Peter Maglathlin of Darien, the chairman and CEO of MBI Inc. in Norwalk.
— an announcement from the DCA and Barrett Bookstore
Immelt was named one of the “World’s Best CEOs” three times by Barron’s, and he will share the hard-won lessons he learned from his experience leading GE immediately after 9/11, through the economic devastation of the 2008-2009 financial crisis, and into an increasingly globalized world.
In his new memoir Hot Seat, Immelt offers a rigorous, candid interrogation of himself and his tenure, detailing for the first time his proudest moments and his biggest mistakes.
As the business world continues to be rocked by stunning economic upheaval, Hot Seat is an urgently needed, and unusually raw, source of authoritative guidance for decisive leadership in uncertain times.
Maglathlin, who will be talking with Immelt at the event, is a fellow classmate of Immelt at both Dartmouth and Harvard.
The ticket price to attend the event online is $30, and that includes a copy of the book from Barrett Bookstore.
Register online by March 8 at the DCA website, or contact the DCA at 203-655-9050, ext. 10. Please expect an e-mail by 12 noon on March 9 with a link to the online event.
You will also be notified when books are available for in-store pick up at Barrett Bookstore.