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Apprentice runner-up Kwame Jackson to speak at LSE

Television star Kwame Jackson - the first runner-up from the inaugural season of NBC's The Apprentice - will give a public lecture at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Tuesday 15 February.

Kwame Jackson is the first African American to be hosted by the LSE Student Union Business Society. His lecture, entitled Lessons from the Boardroom, will focus on entrepreneurship, globalisation and commercial diplomacy.

Kwame Jackson resigned from his job at the prestigious Goldman Sachs to pursue The Apprentice show opportunity, where some 40 million Americans watched the show's finale. His knowledge, professionalism and steady charm, distinguished him from the crowd vying to win a position on billionaire developer Donald Trump's staff. While Jackson was the runner up, he has since become reality TV's highest-paid and most sought after speaker. He is a regular on the college speaking circuit and has made presentations to several Fortune 500 companies' executives including American Express, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and General Electric.

Lessons from the Boardroom is on Tuesday 15 February at 3pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, Aldwych, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.


To reserve a press seat or for more information, please contact Penny Ann Tilghman on p.a.tilghman@lse.ac.uk| or call 07815 537736.

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Runner-up thrives on winning formula (21 Feb 05)
Interview with Kwame Jackson, runner-up in the US series of The Apprentice. Jackson's most recent invitation brought him to LSE, where, as the first African American invited to talk to the LSE Student Union Business Society, he spoke last week on commercial diplomacy.

14 February 2005