Tag Archives: Lessons Learned

Consequential Leadership Teams Embody Fuqua’s Diversity

Did you know that about 40% of Fuqua’s Class of 2015 (440 students) are international? I think this probably makes Fuqua one of the most diverse business schools in the U.S. That my friends, is an accomplishment I’m proud to … Continue reading

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Fuqua Community Helped Me Redefine Failure & Success

Many times in my life, I have been challenged. Many times, I have made mistakes. Many times, I have experienced failure. Now, reflecting on my time in business school, I realize that many opportunities were placed in front of me … Continue reading

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Turning Leadership Development from a Transactional Experience to a Transformational Journey

Anyone who has ever had a conversation with Professor Joe LeBoeuf will most certainly walk away with a renewed sense of urgency to become a better leader and leave his/her mark on Fuqua and the world. At least, that’s how … Continue reading

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Still Glad I Chose Duke

Last year I wrote a post entitled, “Why I Chose Duke!” Now, in my second and final year, I wanted to follow-up on my original post to highlight why I am still grateful that I chose Duke! As I mentioned … Continue reading

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A Very Personal Career Search Experience

Like many people who attend business school, I “knew” exactly what I wanted to do with my life until the day I got in. I wanted to start a door hardware company. But just getting into Fuqua offered me the … Continue reading

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An Intense Internship Search

My first year as an MBA student has been an absolute roller coaster at times, and nothing had as many highs and lows as the internship search! I want to paint a realistic picture of summer internship recruiting at Fuqua … Continue reading

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What I Miss About B-School

It’s funny how quickly one can do a full 180 after graduating. I think about this a lot when I get home from work. My hours aren’t too bad now, and with daylight savings in full effect, I get home … Continue reading

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Gradual Graduation

University of Virginia lore indicates that founder and American president Thomas Jefferson didn’t initially confer degrees on graduates, thinking that doing so would imply that the educational process was complete; idealist that he was, he believed that education should be … Continue reading

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Managing the Challenged Business

Candid Conversations with Sometimes Controversial Business Leaders Lead to Memorable Learning Experiences Several weeks ago my wife, who is a first-year student at Fuqua, sent me a text message: “I think Rick Wagoner’s in the Fox Center?” Rick was the … Continue reading

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Thoughts from the Other Side of the (Interview) Table

It’s funny, in a way, that business schools should seek such well-rounded students to fill their ranks. You come in as someone who’s excelled in academics, in work, and in any other avenue you’ve chosen, but at times, it feels … Continue reading

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