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New Ventures 101: Entrepreneurship is About Taking a Risk

It has been 9 months since I submitted a final paper for my entrepreneurship concentration. Since then, I have scratched out the beginnings of a new venture. The initial team included Daytime MBA ’14 Manav Tandon, fellow Weekend Executive MBA … Continue reading

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Distinguished Speakers Provide Food for Thought

I generally share my weekday morning train rides to New York City with my fellow neighbors, and a few co-workers. We have our daily discussions and our early morning sleepy and disoriented brains try to solve all the world’s problems. … Continue reading

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My Journey to Fuqua

A Day in Fall 2011: While working on a project at a large distributor’s Global Headquarters in fall 2011, a Vice President of Logistics and Supply Chain approached my desk to discuss an upcoming presentation themed “Business Gets Social.” He … Continue reading

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Looking Back, After a Long Haul

I turned in my last paper on December 16, and I officially graduate on May 11 of this year. I now occupy the time between official completion and the time when I celebrate the work I did over the last … Continue reading

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The Softer Side of Fuqua

There’s no doubt that Weekend Executive MBA (WEMBA) students rigorously study, absorb and ultimately, master, the quantitative aspects of the program. Early on the emphasis is geared toward accounting, finance, statistics and the like. However, Fuqua offers a softer side … Continue reading

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Leadership is About Caring, Influencing & Inspiring

Leadership isn’t about checking boxes, manipulating people, and being self-serving. My leadership classes at Duke have taught me that it’s about caring about others; influencing and inspiring others to care about a cause, and a mission, and to step up … Continue reading

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Resetting Expectations with My New Team

I sat nervously at the head of a long conference table as my direct reports filed into the room. We were in the largest room in the building and my group almost filled it. In the past, as an individual … Continue reading

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Why (and How) I Chose Fuqua

There are many programs out there to choose from, and one of the hardest decisions is picking which schools to research, visit, and apply to. In North Carolina’s Triangle area alone, there are several great choices, and each one has … Continue reading

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Unforeseen Benefits

About this time last year I was eagerly awaiting the start of my Weekend Executive MBA journey. A significant part of my excitement and anticipation involved not knowing what to expect and whether the hard work involved in applying, matriculating … Continue reading

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