Archive for March, 2013
This was from Vicki, CSUF MBA Candidate — I’m building up my network and reaching out for career opportunities in Finance and Risk Management field. Do you know who else should I connect with?
My response –
I had the longest session so far with the MBA group at CSUF. They had great questions such as — “what are your thoughts about recent articles and books on the topic of “failure”. I’m all for allowing and even rewarding for people to fail (aka. taking risk and allowing for innovation). However, what I haven’t seen much is how managers and organizations are going to implement this. This would require massive and radical changes in culture all the way to the shareholders. Allowing for failure is easy to talk about. Perhaps these new MBA grads will figure it out!
I was Keynote speaker yesterday at San Jose State Univ networking event put on by the College of Business and Financial Mgmt Assoc in conjunction with the College of Engineering and Computer Science. They had recruiting teams from Cisco, Polycom, NetApp, and Robert Half Associates to talk with students and participate in the panel sessions (in the photo). I received a lot of validations and interest from students about my book, its message, and my keynote. And they bought my book!
Enjoyable presentation experience last night at Golden West College Marketing class. “Don’t judge a book by its cover”…this held true with this class and its students. Some people would expect at a Jr college a bunch of young “kids”. But not the case with the evening classes which this was the case. Don’t let their dress-down casualness fool you. These students were mature, experienced, and motivated. I was impressed. And kudos to their instructor, Mr. Moore.