which economics experts from Tsinghua and Soros and Kim Universities would millennials most want to mooc sustainability with

eg the board of economics advisers to beijings tsinghua uni is

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management (2014-15)
 
Honorary Chairman
ZHU Rongji
Founding Dean, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University (1984-2001)
Former Premier, State Council, People’s Republic of China (1998-2003)
 
Honorary Members
1 Lord Browne of Madingley
Partner and Managing Director, Riverstone Holdings LLC
Former Group Chief Executive, BP PLC
 
Henry M. Paulson, Jr.
Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
Former Chairman and CEO, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
 
H. Lee Scott, Jr.
Chairman, Business Advisory Board for BDT Capital
Former President and CEO, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
 
WANG Qishan
Member, Standing Committee of Political Bureau of CPC Central Committee
Secretary, CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection
 
Chairman
David M. Rubenstein
Co-Founder and Co-CEO, The Carlyle Group
 
Vice Chairman
CHEN Jining
President, Tsinghua University
 
Members
 
1 Jack Ma
Executive Chairman, Alibaba Group
Mary Barra 
CEO, General Motors Company
 
Dominic Barton
Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Company
 
Lloyd C. Blankfein
Chairman and CEO, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
 
Sir John Bond
Former Chairman, Vodafone Group PLC
Former Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings PLC
 
Jim Breyer
Partner, Accel Partners
 
Carlos Brito
CEO, Anheuser-Busch InBev
 
Henri de Castries
Chairman and CEO, AXA Group
 
CHANG Zhenming
Chairman, CITIC Group
 
CHEN Yuan
Vicechairperson, The 12th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC)
Former Chairman, China Development Bank
 
Tim Cook
CEO, Apple
 
Michael Corbat
CEO, Citigroup Inc.
 
Jamie Dimon
Chairman and CEO, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
 
Robert Dudley
Group Chief Executive, BP PLC
 
Mark Fields
President and CEO, Ford Motor Company
 
William E. Ford
CEO, General Atlantic LLC
 
Victor K. Fung
Honorary Chairman, Li & Fung Limited
Group Chairman, Fung Group
 
Christopher B. Galvin
Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, Harrison Street Capital LLC
Former Chairman and CEO, Motorola Inc. 
 
Geoffrey Garrett
Dean, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
 
Carlos Ghosn
Chairman and CEO, Renault-Nissan Alliance
 
Terry Gou
Founder and CEO, Foxconn Technology Group
 
Maurice R. Greenberg
Chairman and CEO, C. V. Starr & Co., Inc.
Former Chairman & CEO, AIG
 
GU Binglin
Chairman, Beijing Association for Science and Technology
Former President, Tsinghua University
 
GUO Shuqing
Governor, Shandong Province
Former Chairman, China Securities Regulatory Commission
 
HO Ching
Executive Director and CEO, Temasek 
 
Nobuyuki Idei
Founder and CEO, Representative Director, Quantum Leaps Corporation
Former Chairman and Group CEO, Sony Corporation
 
Irwin Mark Jacobs
Founding Chairman and CEO Emeritus, Qualcomm Inc.
 
Muhtar Kent
Chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company
 
Henry R. Kravis
Co-Chairman and Co-CEO,KKR
 
Richard C. Levin
Former President, Yale University
 
Richard Li
Chairman and Chief Executive, Pacific Century Group
 
Robin Li
Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Baidu Inc.
 
Li Rongrong
Former Chairman, State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission
 
LIU Chuanzhi
Chairman, Legend Holdings Ltd.
Founder and Honorary Chairman, Lenovo
 
LIU He
Minister, Office of Central Leading Group on Financial and Economic Affairs
 
LIU Mingkang
Former Chairman, China Banking Regulatory Commission
 
LOU Jiwei
Minister, Ministry of Finance, People’s Republic of China
 
Andrónico Luksic
Chairman, Luksic Group
 
MA Kai
Member, Political Bureau of CPC Central Committee
Vice Premier, State Council, People’s Republic of China
 
Doug McMillon 
President and CEO, Wal-mart Stores, Inc.
 
Mike McNamara
CEO, Flextronics 
 
Nitin Nohria
Dean, Harvard Business School
 
Indra K. Nooyi
Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo
 
Jorma Ollila
Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell
 
Ginni Rometty
Chairman, President and CEO, IBM
 
Garth Saloner
Dean, Stanford Graduate School of Business
 
David Schmittlein
John C Head Ⅲ Dean, MIT Sloan School of Management
 
Stephen A. Schwarzman
Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, Blackstone
 
Martin Senn
CEO, Zurich Insurance Group
 
Risto K. Siilasmaa
Chairman, Nokia Corporation
 
John L. Thornton
Co-Chairman, Board of Trustees, Brookings Institution
Chairman, Barrick Gold Corporation
 
Joseph M. Tucci
Chairman and CEO, EMC Corporation
 
WANG Dazhong
Former President, Tsinghua University
 
Marjorie Yang
Chairman, Esquel Group
 
ZHAO Chunjun
Former Dean, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University
 
ZHOU Xiaochuan
Vice Chairperson, The 12th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC)
Governor, People’s Bank of China
 
Mark Zuckerberg
Founder, Chairman and CEO, Facebook Inc.

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Jack Ma of Alibaba Delivers Commencement Address at the 2014 Tsinghua SEM Commencement

发布日期:2014-07-08

On June 29, 2014, Tsinghua SEM held the 2014 Commencement in the Gymnasium of Tsinghua University.  More than 2,000 graduates, their families and friends, and the faculty and staff of the School participated in the Commencement.  Mr. Jack Ma, Chairman of Alibaba Group and a member of the School’s Advisory Board, delivered the Commencement Address.
 
The 2014 Tsinghua SEM Commencement
 
In his opening remarks, Dean QIAN Yingyi said that this year marked the School’s 30th anniversary.  Over the past months, the School organized a series of activities to celebrate the milestone.  Just before the Commencement, the School gave every SEM graduate a picture album titled The Magnificent 30 Years as a graduation gift.
 
Six graduate representatives delivered valedictory addresses at the Commencement.  They are MA Yuan from the undergraduate program, XIA Bingqing from the second- degree undergraduate program, FENG Ming from the PhD program, YIN Hang from the Master’s program, DONG Ding from the MBA program, and KONG Falong from the EMBA program.  They shared their stories of how the School had changed their lives as well as their visions for the future after graduation.
 
Mr. Jack Ma, Chairman of Alibaba Group, which is eyeing a public listing on the New York Stock Exchange soon, told his personal stories and gave his advice to the SEM graduates in his Commencement Address.
 
 
Mr. Jack Ma delivers the Commencement Address
 
Mr. Ma looked back on his student days, saying that even though he did not do well on the College Entrance Exam, he had never given up his dreams.  He urged the SEM graduates to make constant efforts in discovering and learning from others’ strengths, grabbing opportunities in the fast-changing society, and getting prepared for possible setbacks ahead.  Mr. Ma gave the advice to the graduates on the three principles that he had upheld over the past three decades: being idealism, taking responsibilities, and having positive energy from optimism.
 
 
Dean QIAN Yingyi takes photo with each graduate
 
Following the Commencement, Dean QIAN Yingyi took photo with each SEM graduate.
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The Huffington Post reported extracts from Ma's speech like this

At Tsinghua (one of China's top three universities), Ma peppered his speech with anecdotes that raised eyebrows in the audience and among investors: He claimed that he has never bought anything on Taobao, his shopping site that has come to define Chinese e-commerce, and that he has never used Alipay, the company's third-party payment system that many see as central to its future growth.

"To this day I've still never bought anything on Taobao and I've never once used Alipay because I don't know how to use it," he said. "But I've always got my ears perked up, listening so I can learn what others think about Alipay."

Ma couched the claim as a way to maintain objectivity, a means of keeping his distance from products so he can evaluate them without emotion.

"If I were a frequent user of my products, I would always be out to defend them," he said. "But as someone who doesn't use them I always remain worried about them. That keeps me up at night, and only when I'm up worrying at night can the rest of the company truly enjoy a good night's sleep."

However, as the Financial Times reports, Ma said in a 2010 speech that he and six co-founders of Taobao made some of the first-ever purchases on the site in order to help create the sense of an active marketplace.

"Of course, there were no buyers so we each bought our own [things]," Ma said at the time. "Later, when there were actual people putting up actual items for sale, we would scramble to buy them."

Some of Alibaba's most innovative forays have been into the world of micro-finance and online banking. In 2011 it began offering micro-loans to online vendors who are shut out of a banking system geared toward large state-owned enterprises. More recently, Alipay has faced backlash from the state, with four of its banks putting monthly limits on the amount of money people can spend on their smartphones through the service.

In his speech, Ma alluded to the conflict and said he is willing to pay the price for shaking up Chinese finance.

"All the way back in 2004 when we decided to create Alipay and later Alifinance [Alibaba's micro-finance arm], I already knew there would come a day when we'd have these kinds of troubles," he said. "At the time I was torn about it. But when I attended the Davos forum I had a chance to listen to all these politicians and entrepreneurs debate what 'service' means. Several people said that if you have something that you truly believe is good and can help push society forward, then you just have to bravely go out and serve that cause."

Ma emphasized that optimism, grit and luck would all be crucial if one of Tsinghua's graduates hopes to create the next Alibaba.

"I'm a person who has made countless mistakes. Over the past 15 years Alibaba has run up against over 100 problems that could have destroyed the whole company, but each time we got over them," he said. "So how did we do it? We persisted in our optimism, knowing that in this world if you don't see something through, someone else will. I believed that Alibaba and Taobao would make it through."

"Afterwards," he continued, "I created a motto for myself, for other young people and for my co-workers: 'Today is brutal, tomorrow is cruel, and the day after tomorrow is beautiful. But most people will die tomorrow night.'"


circa 1997 as this hbr paper by Browne then chairman of BP shows there was a lot of excitement that some of britian's ceos might lead knowledge-age organisations

personally based mainly in london to 2005, i spent quite a lot of time checking middle levels of bp but didnt find much fitting with our EIU work of how to brand a learning organisation published 1995- Brand Chartering Chris Macrae; later while working for WPP< BP was a big client

as can be seen by risks BP exposed usa coastline to, BP isnt a lead company worth modelling for general goodwill purposes- as a european i would have liked to hope that we could run less risky companies than us counterparts but there is no eveidnce to support that as far as I am aware

I assume that browne has leading contacts all round the world of oil and is valued by Tsinghua in that regard-happy to be corrected if there are other reasons why millennials would wish to follow browne's instructions

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