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Harvard's Richard S. Tedlow Will Give McInally Lecture on Nov. 8

9/12/2005 -- Business historian will share lessons learned from the giants of enterprise.

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Richard S. Tedlow, author and specialist in the history of business, will deliver the 39th annual William K. McInally Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Nov. 8 in Hale Auditorium at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Tedlow's talk, "What the Titans Can Teach Us: Lessons from the Giants of Enterprise," will be based on his scholarly research on CEOs and entrepreneurs.

Tedlow, the Class of 1949 Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, is the author of a number of books, including "Giants of Enterprise: Seven Business Innovators and the Empires They Built" (HarperBusiness, 2001). This book was selected as one of the top ten business books of 2001 by Business Week magazine, citing Tedlow's "passionate and fluid writing." He has also written "The Watson Dynasty: The Fiery Reign and Troubled Legacy of IBM's Founding Father and Son" (HarperBusiness, 2003) and is currently working on a new book, "The American: The Life and Times of Andy Grove."

"Professor Tedlow is simply the most insightful, engaging and entertaining business speaker I have ever heard," said Dean Robert J. Dolan. "He lectures to companies around the world, and we are most fortunate to welcome him to Ann Arbor."

Tedlow received a BA degree (1969) from Yale University and an MA (1971) and PhD (1976) in history from Columbia University. He has been involved in Harvard's Business History Program since 1978 and has also taught marketing in Harvard's MBA program and in numerous executive education programs in marketing strategy and general management.

The McInally Lecture, which is open to the public, began in 1966 in memory of William K. McInally, who served on the University of Michigan Board of Regents from 1960 until 1964. Past speakers include Madeleine Albright, Andrew Young, Martha Seger, F. Lee Bailey and C. K. Prahalad.

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Mary Jo Frank