On Monday, Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. EST, the From The Corner Office Twitter Chat series continues with author, speaker and BCT Partners Chairman and CEO Randal Pinkett, Ph.D. (@randalpinkett), who will share strategic insights on why achieving CEO status requires excelling beyond your comfort zone. Known as the winner of season four of The Apprentice (and the show’s first black winner), Pinkett is also co-author of Black Faces in White Places: 10 Game-Changing Strategies to Achieve Success and Find Greatness. Pinkett will share insights on how to attendees of the chat can advance and achieve as proven game-changers en route to their corner-office goals. Attendees of the chat can ask questions and join the conversation with the hashtag #BECornerOffice.
Pinkett has established himself as an entrepreneur, speaker, author, scholar and community servant. He is the co-founder, chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, a multimillion dollar management, technology and policy consulting firm based in Newark, NJ. BCT Partners works with corporations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations in the areas of housing and community development, economic development, human services, government, healthcare and education. A partial list of BCT’s clients includes: Johnson & Johnson, Ford Foundation, Pfizer, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Hewlett-Packard, Annie E. Casey Foundation and Microsoft.
Pinkett holds five academic degrees including the following: Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University; Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Computer Science from Oxford University, England as a Rhodes Scholar; Master of Science (S.M.) in Electrical Engineering from the MIT School of Engineering and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from the MIT Sloan School of Management as a participant in the MIT Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) Program; and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from the MIT Media Laboratory. Most notably, Dr. Pinkett made history as the first African-American ever to receive a Rhodes Scholarship at Rutgers University.
From The Corner Office, presented by BMW, is a multimedia initiative featuring articles, photo galleries, videos and digital/social media events produced by Black Enterprise. The channel is designed to appeal to ambitious entrepreneurs, executives, and professionals seeking a view from a position of power, from the perspectives of CEOs and other leaders currently at the top of their game. Visitors to From The Corner Office learn strategic insights and daily insider tips from entrepreneurs and trendsetters leading their fields, ranging from finance and media, to technology and the arts, and practically every other industry.
Previous chats in the series featured actor, speaker/activist and entrepreneur Lamman Rucker; entrepreneur, author and early-stage investor Lauren Maillian Bias; and Black Enterprise President and CEO Earl “Butch” Graves. The next scheduled #BECornerOffice Twitter chat series guest:
Sept. 16, 2014, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET: Anie Akpe founder of IBOM LLC (@IBOMLLC), a global small business development company, and CEO and publisher of Innov8tiv.com, an interactive media platform focused on blacks in technology in Africa, the Caribbean, and throughout the Diaspora.
To participate in the From the Corner Office Twitter chat series, tweet questions and comments using the hashtag #BECornerOffice.