24th Annual Stakeholder Dialogue
Tuesday, April 18, 4:30 PM
Are you good or just lucky?
The 24th Annual Stakeholder Dialogue will feature Robert H. Frank, professor at Cornell University and author of Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy.
In Success and Luck, Frank asks how important is luck? No question more reliably divides conservatives from liberals. As conservatives correctly observe, people who amass great fortunes are almost always talented and hardworking. Yet liberals are also correct to note that countless others have those same qualities yet never earn much. In recent years, social scientists have discovered that chance events play a much larger role in important life outcomes than most people once imagined. Frank will explore the interesting and sometimes unexpected implications of those findings for how best to think about the role of luck in life.
Copies of Success & Luck will be available for purchase at the event.
The David A. & Barbara Koch Distinguished Professors in Business Ethics
The Center for Ethical Business Cultures
The Veritas Institute
About the Event:
The Stakeholder Dialogue is an annual series focusing on various groups that have a stake in the business enterprise. The series is designed to increase public understanding of issues and encourage ethical action by business organizations.