Adding Value to Your Business

Business & Bagels is a free breakfast series hosted by Duke’s Executive Education, where Fuqua School of Business faculty members share research with members of the community. The series addresses topics of interest to organizational leaders who are looking for new ideas to spark their problem-solving and innovation initiatives.

June 12th: Are You Prepared for the Next Recession?

It has been almost 10 years since our last recession, one of our longest periods of economic expansion. However, findings from the most recent CFO Survey, an initiative directed by Professor John Graham, show two-thirds of CFOs believe our next recession will begin by the third quarter of 2020. Is your business ready for an economic downturn?

Join Duke Executive Education and Dr. Graham for our next Business & Bagels event, where you’ll learn about CFO expectations for the recession, their best practices for managing through a recession, and other topical issues that Duke’s Fuqua School of Business Finance faculty explores with global CFOs through the survey.

CFO Predictions Offer Lessons

John Graham, PhD
John Graham, PhD

Despite an impending recession, Dr. Graham will explain that many companies expect moderate growth during the second half of 2019, the Business Optimism Index, and plans for capital spending, hiring, wages, and revenue growth. Like getting business advice from hundreds of accomplished finance executives, Dr. Graham will make sense of the range of survey responses CFOs offer on topics critical to managing your own business.

 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Economic/business outlook for the remainder of 2019
  • Best business practices in preparing for a possible recession in 2020
  • Top business concerns—what keeps CFOs awake at night?
  • The Optimism Index accuracy in predicting future hiring and overall GDP growth

The Global Business Outlook CFO survey has been conducted for 92 consecutive quarters and its reach spans the globe. The survey is one of 15 important leading economic indicators and is a trusted source used by high-impact decision makers, including the Federal Reserve.

Register for the upcoming Business & Bagels Event

Wednesday, June 12th

7:30-9:00 a.m.

NC Biotechnology Center, Durham

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Previous Business & Bagels Program Topics

2019 Program Topics 

Topic Speaker
 Cultures and Communication Jeremy Petranka, Assistant Dean 
The Impact of Incentives on Outcomes Ryan McDevitt, Associate Professor, Economics 

 

2018 Program Topics 

Topic Speaker
When Knowing Less Leads to Better Decisions Jack Soll, Associate Professor, Management and Organizations, Duke's Fuqua School of Business
Turning Data into a Competitive Advantage Jeremy Petranka, Assistant Dean of MMS and MQM Programs, and Professor, Business Economics, Duke's Fuqua School of Business
The Impact of Brands on Relationships Gavan Fitzsimons, Marketing and Psychology Professor, Duke's Fuqua School of Business

 

2017 Program Topics

Topic Speaker
Can Analytics Improve Your Decisions? Peng Sun, Professor, Decision Sciences, Duke’s Fuqua School of Business
Policy Solutions for Health Innovation (Washington, DC) Mark McClellan, Director Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy
Gregory Daniel, Deputy Director Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy
Jeffrey Moe, Duke Global Health Institute
David Ridley, Professor and Faculty Director of the Health Sector Management Program at The Fuqua School of Business
New Leading Business Indicators Shane Dikolli, Professor and Associate Dean of Faculty Engagement, The Fuqua School of Business
Collaborative Team Success Edward Marshall, Adjunct Professor of Management at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Founder and Managing Partner of The Marshall Group
How Do Consumers Make Decisions? Rick Larrick, Michael W. Krzyzewski University Professor in Leadership at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business
Happiness at Work Jordan Etkin, Assistant Professor of Marketing, The Fuqua School of Business

 

2016 Program Topics

Topic Speaker
Bond Market Biases Bill Mayew, Associate Professor of Accounting, The Fuqua School of Business
Corporate Innovation: Maintaining an Entrepreneurial Culture in Large Corporations Aaron Chatterji, Professor of Strategy, The Fuqua School of Business, and former senior economist with the White House Council of Economic Advisers
The Promises and Pitfalls of Health Care Consumerism Peter Ubel, Professor of , The Fuqua School of Business, Physician, and Behavioral Scientist
Forecasting Market Share in the US Pharmaceutical Market David Ridley, Professor and Faculty Director of the Health Sector Management Program at The Fuqua School of Business
Choice Architecture: Using Behavioral Insights to Improve Decisions Rick Larrick, Michael W. Krzyzewski University Professor in Leadership at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.