Business Report announces new 21st Century Business Forum monthly webcast; Forbes, Maxwell and Mauborgne kick off first quarter

    The new year will certainly hold many changes and more challenges for those in business.

    So it makes sense to learn from successful top executives, experts and global thought leaders as we navigate 2021. That is the idea behind the 21st Century Business Forum.

    Beginning on January 13, and repeating on the second Wednesday of each month, the Business Forum will be hosted by best-selling author Jon Gordon, who will interview guests in a Q & A format. January’s guest is Steve Forbes, Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media and former presidential candidate.

    Following him in February is best-selling author and leadership expert John Maxwell. In March, Gordon will interview Renee Mauborgne, author of best-sellers Blue Ocean Strategy and Blue Ocean Shift. In 2019, Mauborgne and her co-author, Chan Kim, were honored by Thinkers50 as the No. 1 management thinkers in the world.

    Future guests include Coach Nick Saban, considered by many to be the greatest coach in college football history, on the topic of team building; entrepreneur and author Josh Linkner; and Brian Solis, author and global innovation evangelist for Salesforce.

    The genesis for the forum is to provide insight, ideas and inspiration from top businesspeople and thought leaders in America to entrepreneurs, small business owners and executives as they face unprecedented change in the marketplace in 2021.

    The 21st Century Business Forum is presented by Business Report and sponsored by LaPorte CPAs and the East Baton Rouge Parish Library. Registration is free; sign up at