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Presentation by Jim Sharpe, HBS Senior Lecturer, Entrepreneurial Management Unit
Join the HBS Club of Charlotte for a presentation by Jim Sharpe, HBS Senior Lecturer, Entrepreneurial Management Unit. This event is sponsored by Red Ventures.

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2011
Time: 5:30 Networking, Wine and Cheese; 6:15 Presentation
Location: Red Ventures Offices, 1101 521 Corporate Center Drive, Indian Land, SC 29707
Cost: Free for HBS Club Members, Spouse/Significant Other, and Guests
Reservations: Click here to RSVP!! or email Grace Hayes at

For our event on May 5, 2011, our speaker will be Jim Sharpe, HBS Senior Lecturer, Entrepreneurial Management Unit. His presentation will center around "Career Transitions - From Large Corporations to Owning his Own Business and Back to HBS with Lessons Learnt Along the Way"

In Jim's own words: " Upon graduation from HBS, I was on an unwavering path to a corporate career and entrepreneurship was the furthest thing from my mind. Ten years later, I took on 10 times my net worth in debt and made the plunge into running my own business. After 21 years of wonderful experiences, I sold the business and found myself back at HBS; not in the skydeck, but in front of the room, teaching.

Along the way I learned a lot about how to turn around troubled businesses, grow my own business on a global scale, work with my spouse, also from HBS, raise a family, leave the business in good hands and learn to teach the case method!"


Jim Sharpe is a Senior Lecturer in the Entrepreneurial Management unit. He teaches a second year elective course on turnarounds and The Entrepreneurial Manager, a first year required course. His interests are in the areas of search funds, manufacturing, B2B niche marketing, turnarounds, pricing, leadership, family balance, large/small company differences, ethics, exit strategies and employee empowerment.


Prior to joining the HBS faculty, Jim was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence during the 2009-2010 academic year counseling students and alumni and contributing to the Harbus.


This event is sponsored by Red Ventures. Red Ventures has generously offered to sponsor this event at their new Corporate Headquarters. 


Event Information
Thursday, May 5 2011
5:30pm - 7:00pm [ iCal ]
Red Ventures Office
1101 521 Corporate Center Drive
Indian Land, SC 29707

Look Who's Coming:
Darius Adamczyk
Michael Bilodeau
Zerrick Bynum
Dan Campbell
LaMonica Carpenter
Carolina Checa
Gonzalo Checa
Lou Collins
Carla Daves
Anne Davis
Jon DeFriese
Jim Deupree
Doug Ellis
Eileen Friars
Joe Gauder
Gary Glaze
John Gledhill
Zaira Goodman
Corey Goolsby
Clary Gray
Robert Gray
Beth Hardin
Clary Hilliard
Melissa Jaggernauth
Nathaniel James
Ed Jenkins
Iain Jenkins
Leslie Jenkins
Chip Johnson
Falfurrias Capital Partners
Harold Johnson
Fred Jones
Alex Klaus
Karen Lavallie
Veechwin Li
Darren Lingafeldt
Keith Luedeman
Jay Malick
Anne Mayfield
James Merrifield
Jim Miller
Lance Miller
John Nash
Eric Norris
Sarah Nwabara
Ernest Onwu
Katharine Pearce
Arturo Perez
Terry Persinger
Mark Petruzzi
Mark Pieper
Duke University
Charlie Powell
Scott Pyle
Smita Quinn
Tom Reddin
Red Dog Ventures
Rochelle Rivas
Stuart Ross
Mark Schaffner
Bettina Seybold
Juergen Seybold
Hib Shelton
Mona Soyak
Necip Soyak
Badge Stone
Carter Teague
David Tobin
Justine Tobin
Jay Trivedi
Bob Utsman
Rochelle Utsman
Britt Weaver
Katherine Weaver
Kate Weaver Portrait Photography
Mark Weber
Paul Wetenhall
Ben Craig Center
Eric Wilkins
Tom Wilson
... a total of 76 guests.
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