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SBCC Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation presents...
Paul Orfalea, founder of Kinko's, is speaking at SBCC as part of the SCheinfeld Center Enlightened Entrepreneurship Series.
DATE: Friday, October 22, 2010
LOCATION: 721 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara City College
(West Campus) Fe Bland Forum
TIME: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Moderated by Bonnie Chavez, SBCC's Business Administration Chair, Paul Orfalea (Kinko's founder) discusses his journey to success during a casual chat. The audience will have an opportunity to participate in a Q & A time with Mr. Orfalea and can personally interact during a reception and networking to follow. A Conversation with Paul Orfalea presents a rare opportunity for guest to learn about and interact with a highly successful leader, entrepreneur and innovator who founded a successful global company from a small copy shop in Isla Vista. A special thanks to SBCC Center for Sustainability for partnering and helping to promote this event.
About Paul Orfalea:
Mr. Ofralea is widely renowned for his entrepreneurial success, growing the small copy shop into a $2 billion-a-year industry leader with 1,700 branches worldwide, and more than 22,000 co-workers. Much of Kinko's success can be traced directly to Orfalea's unique business philosophy based on his freethinking and creative style. His theories and instincts on how to operate a successful business are grounded in a passion for retailing, taking care of his co-workers and customers, and a sharp eye for opportunity. In 2005, Mr. Orfalea co-wrote "Copy This! Lessons from a hyperactive dyslexic who turned a bright idea into one of America's best companies." This is unique autobiography is filled with life lessons on overcoming obstacles and turning impediments into opportunities. He succeeded using his learning differences and unorthodox approach to business to mold a compassionate, unconventional, partner-driven culture that allowed Kinko's to thrive, and made it, according to Fortune, Forbes, and Working Mother Magazines one of the best places to work in America.