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Bill Hermann '72, 2007 Business Alumni Week keynote address

This UDMcast features Bill Hermann, Managing Partner, Plante & Moran, recorded March 28, 2007. Running time is 59 minutes 9 seconds. Select UDMcast format below.

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Bill Hermann '72, managing partner of Plante & Moran, presented the 2007 University of Detroit Mercy Business Alumni Week keynote speech.

Hermann used quotations from the Harry Potter books to emphasize the importance of making ethical and beneficial choices in both career and life. He cited Professor Dumbledore's maxim, "It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."

In his address, Hermann stressed the necessity of choosing to think globally. "Today's businesspeople need to have an idea what people around the world are thinking and doing in regard to the various issues facing us… the perspectives of people around the world are really going to have an impact on us as we move forward."

Hermann also offered advice to students including analyzing potential employers closely, and considering remaining in the Great Lakes region.

This UDMcast is part of the Business Alumni Week 2007 UDMcast series

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