Powerful Stories of Strategic Business Leadership from the World's Top CEOs

Join a conversation with Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta Air Lines, and Amy Bernstein, Harvard Business Review Editor.
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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

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Webinar Overview

You've read Harvard Business Review's "How I Did It" interviews that showcase powerful stories of strategic business leadership from the world's top CEOs.

Harvard Business Review now invites you to join us for this "How I Did It LIVE" event with Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta Air Lines, who will describe how his company used innovation and unconventional moves -- from employee profit-sharing to the purchase of an oil refinery -- to emerge from bankruptcy as an industry leader. Harvard Business Review's Amy Bernstein will lead a discussion about the strategic challenges the company faced and overcame, and the frameworks and ideas that can help other leaders facing crucial decisions.

Register today to join the discussion on September 7.

About the Speakers

Ed Bastian   CEO  Delta Air Lines

Ed Bastian


Delta Air Lines

Ed Bastian became Chief Executive Officer on May 2, 2016, after nearly 18 years with the airline.

In his previous role as President, Ed focused on leading Delta’s commercial and international functions and strengthening Delta’s financial foundation through innovation, debt reduction, revenue growth and bolstering the airline’s global network.

Ed played a pivotal role in finalizing Delta’s acquisition of Northwest Airlines in 2008 and managing the airlines’ successful integration. Since that time, Ed and his team have led Delta’s continued transformation by developing strategies to make the business less vulnerable to economic cycles. Examples include: the purchase of a refinery which is expected to save the airline $300 million annually; reducing Delta’s debt to increase its flexibility; and investing in the Delta experience from facilities enhancements at several of Delta’s hubs to online and in-flight product improvements which, combined, are expected to contribute more than $1 billion in annual benefits to Delta.


Amy Bernstein   Editor  Harvard Business Review   

Amy Bernstein


Harvard Business Review


Amy Bernstein is the editor of Harvard Business Review. Before joining HBR in 2011, Amy was Vice President of Global Thought Leadership at ManpowerGroup.  During her three years at ManpowerGroup, Bernstein led the organization’s thought leadership program and launched MyPath, the industry’s first career-management website for professionals.

Amy has also held senior positions at strategy+business (Booz & Co.), The Industry Standard, and Business 2.0.

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