Author and business adviser to speak at UNCW
December 9, 2011By Jenny Callison
Author, philosopher and business adviser Tom Morris will speak at a breakfast December 13, taking his topic from his forthcoming book, tentatively titled “Plato’s Lemonade Stand: Stirring Change and Challenge into Something Great.” His talk, “Lemons to Lemonade,” will suggest ways to draw positive results from times of difficult change.
Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. and Morris’s presentation takes place from 8-9:30 a.m. at the Lumina Theater on the UNCW campus. The event is jointly hosted by the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce and UNCW.
Morris has written 20 books, including “If Aristotle Ran General Motors” and “If Harry Potter Ran General Electric.” He is noted for his ability to take even arcane philosophical concepts and make them relevant to life and business practices.
Morris, a native of North Carolina, earned his undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and his Ph.D. from Yale. He is a former professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame and founded the Morris Institute for Human Values. He lives in Wilmington, where the institute is located.
Tickets for the event are $45 for chamber members and $60 for non-members; they must be purchased in advance. Contact April Arellano at 762-2611, ext. 203 or email email@example.com.