[69 min 42 sec] – From the Alumni Conference 2011 featuring Sally Thornton, President and Co-Founder of Flexperience; John Brennan, MBA 91, Managing Director, Silver Lake Partners; Dawn Taketa Riordan, MBA 01, Director, Home Delivery and Digital Marketing, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Inc.

The “traditional” corporate ladder doesn’t exist in many corporations any more. An exciting career more often includes climbs combined with lateral moves and even time off or step-backs as title and tenure become less relevant and results and accomplishments become more relevant. This panel explores both how companies are changing their view of what constitutes “top talent”, and how panel members navigated their own surprising career transitions.