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Steve Forbes to be first guest on monthly forum hosted by Business North Carolina

The new year will certainly hold many changes and more challenges for those in business. So it makes sense to learn from successful top executives, experts and global thought leaders as we navigate 2021. That is the idea behind the 21st Century Business Forum, a free monthly webcast presented by Business North Carolina.

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Beginning on Jan. 13, and repeating on the second Wednesday of each month, the Business Forum will be hosted by bestselling author Jon Gordon, who will interview guests in a Q&A format. January’s guest is Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief of Forbes Media and former presidential candidate. Following him in February is bestselling author and leadership expert John Maxwell. In March, Gordon will interview Renee Mauborgne, author of best-sellers Blue Ocean Strategy and Blue Ocean Shift. In 2019, Mauborgne and her co-author, Chan Kim, were honored by Thinkers50 as the No. 1 management thinkers in the world.

Future guests include Coach Nick Saban, considered by many to be the greatest coach in college football history, on team-building; entrepreneur and author Josh Linkner; and Brian Solis, author and global innovation evangelist for Salesforce.

The genesis for the forum is to provide insight, ideas and inspiration from top business people and thought leaders in America to entrepreneurs, small-business owners and executives as they face unprecedented change in the marketplace in 2021. Click here for a “sneak peek” of the first episode.

The 21st Century Business Forum is presented by Business North Carolina. Registration is free; sign up here. Statewide sponsorship opportunities are available; please contact Ben Kinney ( for more info.

Ben Kinney
Ben Kinney
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