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The Business Innovators: Henry Ford to Jeff Bezos

Tuesday, April 16, 2024
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel

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The Business Innovators: Henry Ford to Jeff Bezos

Douglas Brinkley


Douglas Brinkley is a historian and best-selling author, acclaimed for his ability to take the historical lessons of our past and apply them to our present and future. As he points out in his epic book Wheels for the World: Henry Ford, His Company, and a Century of Progress, the history of corporations—and the relevance of that history today—are often neglected. In this illuminating lecture, Brinkley compares his research about Henry Ford, who shaped the 20th century, to the challenges and opportunities faced by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and other corporate leaders who will shape the 21st century. A book signing will follow the lecture.

The Rudolf G. Schade Lecture on History, Ethics and Law
Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 7:00 p.m.
Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel
Admission is $15; free for Elmhurst University students, faculty, staff and alumni


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