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Confidence Meets Chutzpah, a Tale of Entrepreneurship

By |2018-11-19T21:54:41-06:00November 20th, 2018|Categories: Business, Career|Tags: , , |

One morning, after returning from a week in Las Vegas for a big event, I had an epiphany; it was time for me to start my own business. It was the calling I had longed for since my days as a neighborhood door-to-door saleskid. I’ve always had the entrepreneurial spark. Growing up, I was master of le [...]

Don’t Forget These “Four Gets” When You Start Your Job

By |2018-07-26T13:19:57-06:00October 10th, 2016|Categories: Career|Tags: , , , |

I love this time of year. This is about the time when many of our new hires start their careers and begin the transition from smart, ambitious college students to smart, ambitious management consultants. I also love this time of year because it means lots of introductory phone calls from our new hir [...]

Discovering Your Purpose

By |2018-07-26T13:21:18-06:00September 16th, 2016|Categories: Business, Career, Life|Tags: , , |

Below is a speech I gave to the Kelley School of Business MBA Consulting Academy for their induction ceremony on September 16, 2016. The speech is titled "Discovering Your Purpose." Good evening and thank you for being here tonight. It’s always a pleasure returning to campus and spending time with a [...]

Passing the Podium

By |2018-07-26T14:39:03-06:00July 3rd, 2016|Categories: Career, Life|Tags: , , , , , , , |

2016 is an end of era for me. After nearly a decade of teaching in the Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) program at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business I have decided 2016 year will be my last year at the podium of the IT Governance, Risk and Controls (IT GRC) course. Since [...]

Do Your Job as if Someone is Watching

By |2018-08-01T10:34:38-06:00December 13th, 2015|Categories: Career|Tags: , , , , |

The only thing worse than painstakingly creating a complicated business deliverable – be it a deck, a report or a financial model – is doing it on a projector or TV in front of your colleagues or clients. “Can we center that text? Is that box vertically aligned in the middle?” “Is that Arial?  I thi [...]

I Have Seen the Future, and it is Bright!

By |2018-12-31T13:58:59-06:00November 15th, 2015|Categories: Career, Leadership, Learning, Life|Tags: , , , , |

It is the day after the horrific attacks in Paris and the world is in shock. Paris holds a special place in my heart as I lived and worked there for a few months many years ago. I loved my time in Paris; the city oozes beauty, love, and dancing lights. Working in Paris, it was obvious to me that the [...]

The Things We Carry

By |2018-08-08T15:50:21-06:00April 28th, 2015|Categories: Career, Life|Tags: , , , |

I have a bit of a reputation as a travel pack-rat. I tend to pack for every possible contingency.  Not so long ago, I couldn't bear the thought of carrying on my luggage for fear I would miss some precious toiletry or outfit combination. After multiple instances of lost luggage and missed meetings, [...]

To MBA or Not to MBA

By |2018-12-31T13:59:16-06:00April 7th, 2015|Categories: Business, Career, Learning|Tags: , , , |

One of the most commonly asked questions I get from students, colleagues and mentees is: “Should I pursue my MBA?”  Like most questions in life that start with the phrase “should I…,” the answer I give is typically: “Well, that depends…”  :) Some people pursue an MBA to further their knowledge as a [...]

Ace of Case: How to Conquer Your Case Interview

By |2018-08-01T10:55:04-06:00February 9th, 2015|Categories: Career|Tags: , , , , , |

It's that time of year again!  Campus interview season.  Well, truthfully I'm not sure when it isn't interview season anymore.  Summer maybe? That aside...interviews can be stressful and take up a good deal of candidate "gut share" as they jockey for coveted internships and full-time positions in a [...]

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