InsideTrack is Back

Join Pace University Trustee Thomas J. Quinlan III ’85, President and CEO of RR Donnelley & Sons, and President Stephen J. Friedman for an illuminating discussion about the fast-paced changes taking place in media and publishing today.

InsideTrack returns on Tuesday, April 23, as President Friedman sits down with Pace alumnus Thomas J. Quinlan III ’85, president and CEO of RR Donnelley & Sons Company. With more than 60,000 employees, annual revenues of more than $11 billion, and approximately 650 locations around the globe, Chicago-based RR Donnelley & Sons Company is the largest provider of printing and print-related business services in the world.

The evening’s topic, “Coping with Disruption,” will be examined as President Friedman and Quinlan take us through the fast-paced changes in media and publishing as the world tilts toward digital. Hear the fascinating story of the transformation of an entire industry in real time.

Members of the World Presidents’ Organization (WPO), a global organization of more than 4,600 business leaders who are or have been chief executive officers of major companies, have also been invited to attend two master classes taught by expert Pace faculty. The first class brings together a panel of experts and enviro-policymakers from the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies for “Straight Talk on the Future of Our Planet.” Afterwards, WPO members are invited to attend “Megatrends: Threats, Opportunities, Successes, Failures,” an interdisciplinary master class that will focus on the up-to-date issues of globalization and economic interdependency and what the latest issues and challenges are and how your business can deal with them.

“Hosting the World President’s Organization is a great opportunity to introduce the University to an important group of area CEOs,” says Freddi Wald, Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of University Relations. “They will learn firsthand of the exciting intellectual and cultural opportunities available to our students and the Pace Community each and every day.”

For more information and to RSVP, click here.   

Getting the InsideTrack

Join President Stephen J. Friedman and Mario J. Gabelli, one of the leading investors of our time, as they discuss the challenges and opportunities presented in today’s global marketplace.

Clear your schedules and make your way over to the Schimmel Theater on Tuesday, December 13 as President Stephen J. Friedman sits down with Institutional Investor’s “Money Manager of the Year,” Mario J. Gabelli.

Gabelli is a summa cum laude graduate of Fordham University and holds an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and an Honorary Doctorate from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. He is also the founder, chairman, and CEO of Gabelli Asset Management Company Investors (GAMCO Investors), a multi-billion dollar global investment firm that provides investment advice to alternative investments, mutual funds, institutional and high net worth investors.  He is a pioneer in applying Graham & Dodd’s principles to the analysis of domestic, cash generating, franchise companies in a wide range of industries. His proprietary Private Market Value with a CatalystTM methodology is now an analytical standard in the value investing community, and he serves as a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC.

For more information and to register online, please log onto

Did you miss October’s InsideTrack with bestselling author and management consultant Richard Foster? Not to worry. Click below to see what you missed and find out what Joseph Schumpeter’s forehead, gecko breeders, and the Lilliputians have in common with economic innovation in China.



InsideTrack Returns This Fall

InsideTrack returns as President Friedman and bestselling author Richard Foster sit down for a compelling discussion on “Creative Destruction.”

Join President Stephen J. Friedman on Tuesday, October 25 for an evening of insightful conversation and questions as he sits down with Richard Foster, bestselling author and management consultant. Foster will share his views on how the changing economy of China will determine which U.S. businesses will survive and prosper, and which ones will wither and die.

Foster is an emeritus director of McKinsey & Company, where he founded the technology and innovation practice, the health care and private equity practice, and led McKinsey’s worldwide knowledge development. He currently advises health care service and technology companies on how to capitalize on disruptive innovation.

He has written two best-selling books: Innovation: The Attacker’s Advantage (1986) and Creative Destruction (2001), as well as many articles in research and popular journals. He was the external leader of the Council on Foreign Relations Study Group on Innovation and Economic Power, which led to the publication of Technological Innovation and Economic Performance, Princeton University Press (2001).

Foster is also a member of the executive committee of the board of directors of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Yale School of Medicine Dean’s Advisory Board, the Harvard Medical School Health Care Policy Advisory Committee, the National Research Council ‘s Policy and Global Affairs Committee, the Council for Aid to Education Board, and the Executive Committee of the W. M. Keck Foundation. He is also co-chair of the National Academies (of Science, Engineering and Medicine) President’s Circle and a senior faculty fellow at the Yale School of Management.

For more information about the InsideTrack or to register today, please visit us online at