Center for Executive Education Announces Guy Kawasaki as Fall Leadership Breakfast Speaker

The Center for Executive Education at Belmont University will host venture capitalist and entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki as the keynote speaker during its Fall Leadership Breakfast on Nov. 17 at the Curb Event Center Arena.

Kawasaki, former Apple “chief evangelist,” is the co-founder of, an “online magazine rack” of popular topics on the web, and a founding partner at Garage Technology Ventures. He has authored 10 books, including The Art of the Start, Rules for Revolutionaries and Reality Check.

Kawasaki said, “When I’m in Nashville, I’m planning to speak on ‘Entrepreneurship,’ illustrating the benefits of treating every company as a startup. Hopefully, we can inspire managers to unleash entrepreneurial thinking and help foster the pluck and creativity companies need to stay ahead of the pack.”

His visit to Belmont University coincides with Global Entrepreneurship Week, an initiative speared by The Kauffman Foundation to inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial actions while connecting them with mentors, collaborators and investors. The Center for Executive Education at Belmont University welcomes the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and EO Nashville as partners for the event.

“The Chamber is delighted to partner with Belmont’s Center for Executive Education to present the Fall Leadership Breakfast with Guy Kawasaki. We are excited to have such a dynamic, nationally recognized speaker addressing a topic that is so timely and important for Nashville’s business community, and we look forward to future opportunities to collaborate with the Center for Executive Education on programming,” said Ralph Schulz, president and chief executive officer of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Fall Leadership Breakfast is open to the general public for $45 per ticket, which covers breakfast and a complimentary copy of Guy Kawasaki’s Enchantment.  Attendees may register online at

Event Schedule
6:45 a.m.      Doors open
7 a.m.            Continental Breakfast
7:30 a.m.      Welcome & Keynote Address
Intrapreneurship: the Benefits of Treating Every Company as a Startup
9 a.m.            Book Signing
9:15 a.m.      “Keeping the Entrepreneurial Spirit Alive” talk back session with local executives

The Center for Executive Education at Belmont University has been a premier provider of leadership education for more than 25 years, existing to provide world-class learning to meet the needs of the Nashville community and beyond. The center provides a full range of executive learning opportunities including its executive learning networks, executive leadership experience, certificate programs and customized solutions.

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