Posts Tagged ‘BB&T’

John Allison’s New Book on the Financial Crisis

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Kaizen interviewee and former BB&T bank CEO and Chairman John Allison has written a new book, The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure: Why Pure Capitalism is the World Economy’s Only Hope. Released today, the book offers “shrewd insight, alarming insider details, and practical advice for today’s leaders… You’ll learn how government incentives helped blow up the real estate bubble to unsustainable proportions, how financial tools such as derivatives have been wrongly blamed for the crash, and how Congress fails to understand it should not try to control the market—and then completely mismanages it when it tries. In the end, you’ll understand why it’s so important to put “free” back in free market.”

Learn more about the book at Amazon.

Watch John Allison’s video series on the financial crisis, which covers many of the themes expanded upon in his book:

Kaizen Issue 17

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

In our latest issue of Kaizen we feature an interview with John Allison, former CEO of BB&T Corporation. Under Allison’s guidance, BB&T has become one of the top financial services companies in the world. He was nominated by MorningStar as one of the best CEOs in 2008.

Also featured in Kaizen are student essay contest winners Jennifer Harolle, Alyssa Baggio, Derek Garcia, the Walhout Prize in Philosophy winner, Nathaniel Branch, and guest speaker Dr. David Henderson.

A PDF version of Kaizen is available here. We will soon post separately the full interview with Mr. John Allison.

If you would like to receive a complimentary issue of the print version of Kaizen, please email your name and postal address to CEE [at] Rockford.edu.

CEE’s 2010 fundraising appeal

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

From the Executive Director

In 2009 CEE won the Templeton Freedom Award. The award was for our creative course development, and it was the result of a competition with over 100 entries from centers, institutes, and think tanks around the world.

CEE has developed original courses in Entrepreneurship and Ethics and Capitalism and the Modern World , and we have reached a growing audience of college students, high school students, professors, and readers of our Kaizen newsletter both in print and online.

We are proud of what we have accomplished in our first four years, and I hope you will support us so that we can both continue and increase our efforts.

Please check out our Accomplishments List for our first four years — but there are two items I would like to highlight: Shawn Klein, having completed and defended his dissertation this year, is now Dr. Shawn Klein; and I won our college’s Excellence in Teaching Award.

CEE was launched in 2007 with a grant from the BB&T Charitable Foundation. That grant expires this coming year; hence our current fundraising efforts to ensure our ongoing progress.

Please look over the links to samples of our work and consider making a donation. And if you have any questions about our plans for the future, please feel welcome to contact me.

All the very best for the holiday season,
Stephen R. C. Hicks, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy
Executive Director, Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship

Email:  SHicks@Rockford.edu
Web:  www.StephenHicks.org
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