Kellogg Magazine  |  Fall/Winter 2015



Kellogg Club of Chicago-West

Bill Liu ’97

On June 16, the Kellogg Alumni Club of Chicago-West welcomed Professor Harry Kraemer ’79 to an exciting forum for Kellogg alums on his new book, Becoming the Best: Build a World-Class Organization Through Values-Based Leadership. Professor Kraemer spoke candidly about how individuals need to be introspective and use self-reflection, balance, true self-confidence and genuine humility to really become effective leaders. Professor Kraemer’s anecdotes and insights encouraged discussion, and his willingness to linger well after his presentation was greatly appreciated by all. Bill Liu, chairman of the Kellogg Alumni Club of Chicago-West, commented, “Professor Kraemer, with his extensive leadership in private equity and experience teaching strategy in the classroom, drove an engaged and insightful discussion on what being effective truly requires. The Kellogg alumni who attended were engrossed by this event.” Professor Kraemer’s talk was held at Sikich LLP in Naperville and was well attended with more than 65 alumni, all of whom went home with copies of his new book. All proceeds from the sale of the book were donated to the One Acre Fund, an organization started by a Kellogg alum that carries out its values-based leadership in support of farmers in Africa. Standard Market, a Kellogg-owned business, co-sponsored the event with Sikich.