Tag Archives: Personal Insight

Personal and Professional Lessons from my MBA

I believe there are definite advantages to being a Weekend Executive MBA student—from both a personal and professional perspective—and the program format encourages us to learn soft skills and hard skills. Some specific advantages and lessons that have impacted me … Continue reading

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Finding Focus for What’s Important

My brilliant reality is that most of my food these days comes from a bag. The paper Starbucks sleeve that holds my breakfast sandwich, the tote of Chipotle for lunch, and the measly Steamfresh pouch of frozen mixed veggies that … Continue reading

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Nothing Stays the Same, Not Even in an MBA Program: Being Flexible & Trusting your Judgment are Keys to Success

If you are applying to business schools right now, you’ve probably written essays or spoken in interviews with some confidence about exactly why you want an MBA and what you plan to do with it. You also might have some … Continue reading

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Impact and Advantages of the Weekend Executive MBA

I’ve been reflecting on my MBA experience, and thought it might be time for an update on me and how the MBA impacted me — for one thing, I made a huge career change. Fuqua’s Weekend Executive program expanded my … Continue reading

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Final Set of Finals in the Weekend MBA Program

It’s been more than 2 months since I was last in Durham for the Super Term (read about it in my previous post), and now I am only a few days away from being done with my MBA (but who’s … Continue reading

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Make It or Break It: Team Dynamics

There are few industries left where the norm is working independently. In fact, it is hard for me to even think of one off hand … yep, not coming up with much beyond zoological photography in the bush or survival … Continue reading

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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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A Super Term

As part of the Weekend Executive MBA Class of 2013, my classmates and I are used to a 36-hour whirlwind that happens every other weekend where we: arrive, take a full day of classes, complete assignments, drink beer, crash, and … Continue reading

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The Power of the Duke Network

MBA & Team Fuqua Enable Career Change When I joined the Duke Weekend Executive MBA class in 2006, I was a United States Air Force fighter pilot and Director of Force Application Capabilities, working out of the Pentagon. I had … Continue reading

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The Fuqua Kind of Friday

I am no stranger to Fridays! After a grueling week, most people I know like to kick back and relax; some may even crack a smile. But this was different — never had I seen such a large gathering of … Continue reading

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