Join us for this annual lecture series featuring outstanding individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in world markets.
This year we welcome Youngme Moon, who is the Donald K. David Professor of Business Administration in Harvard Business School's (HBS) General Management unit. She is the author of the best-selling book, Different: Escaping the Competitive Herd (Crown Business/Random House, 2010), hailed by Time as “a poetic paean to originality.”
At HBS, Moon has taught in all of the major programs and has served as chair and senior associate dean for the MBA program. She has received the HBS Student Association Faculty Award for teaching excellence on multiple occasions. She is the inaugural recipient of the Hellman Faculty Fellowship, awarded for distinction in research.
Moon's research and course development focuses on the intersection of business, branding and culture. Her ideas have been published in a variety of journals, including the Harvard Business Review, the Journal of Consumer Research, the Journal of Consumer Psychology, the Journal of Experimental Psychology and the Journal of Applied Social Psychology. She has published and sold more than a million case studies on companies ranging from Microsoft to IKEA to Starbucks. She consults with a range of consumer marketing companies in the area of innovation.
Moon serves on the board of directors of Zulily, Avid Technology and The Honest Company, and is a former member of the board of governors for the American Red Cross. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from Stanford University and a B.A. from Yale University. Prior to joining HBS, she was on the faculty at MIT.
She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts, with her husband and two sons. Visit her personal website at www.youngmemoon.com.
About Dively Frontiers in Globalization Lecture Series
This series is made possible by a grant from the George S. Dively Foundation and sponsored by the R.A. Ritter Foundation. Previous speakers have included:
- Walter Robb
- Sir Ken Robinson
- Jim Lehrer
- David McCullough
- Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey
- David Gergen
- Wolf Blitzer
- Anderson Cooper
- Judy Woodruff
- Soledad O'Brien