It took much longer to file away my notes and handouts from first quarter than expected. I thought I would be doing this within days of first term’s end. Yet, I found myself creating binders for my old courses just two days before my new classes would begin.
It was hard to let go. I feared [...]
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I wanted to share a little about my experience in the MSC program and how thankful I am for it. Fall quarter has been very exciting, challenging, and rewarding. This program is certainly a highlight of my year. The classes and time spent with my cohort have far exceeded any [...]
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1. Try writing horizontally. George Orwell, Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, Winston Churchill, and Marcel Proust were all famous for churning out pages while lying in bed.
2. Take a walk or bike ride [...]
Last week, I attended an IABC/Chicago luncheon entitled “When Market Forces Demand Change: Evolving the **AlphaGraphics Business Model and Brand” at Maggiano’s fabulous Banquet room on Clark street. It was a two hour networking and presentation event that roughly encased an outline of my MSC studies to date. Presented by industry giant, Liz Brohan, CEO [...]
A close friend recently had the opportunity to ask a Senior Executive at IBM what the most important skill/facet of business was: The answer came back PERSPECTIVE. Knowing what’s happening in your business, in the world around you, and understanding how things either correlate or don’t is absolutely necessary to sound management and effective decision [...]
In the last 20 weeks, I’ve learned more about management, change, crisis communication, branding, marketing, online identity, doing business with poor communities, globalization, and generally speaking our world, than I have in any 20 month period of my life.
Over the 20 weeks that made up the MSC’s first two quarter’s, I spent in excess of [...]
In the MSC at Northwestern you’ll take 4 core classes, one each quarter.These lecture based classes provide tremendous material value as you build intellectual capital progressing through the program.They also unite you with your 70-80 cohort mates in shared experience and knowledge.But the real value and point of differentiation for most in the MSC program [...]
Underlying all these events is a question about the culture and ethics of the industry. It is as if, too often, people had given up asking whether something was the right thing to do, and focused only whether it was legal and complied with the rules. The industry needs to recover a sense of what [...]
Have you ever had to negotiate your salary? To ask for a raise, or needed to address a co-worker’s misconduct? I have had to do all of these things, and in the past I have had limited success. I walked away from the conversation with my employers feeling like I was not heard, or worse, [...]
I can’t believe today was the last class of the semester. With only one last paper due,time has flown by. It seems like only yesterday, I was introducing myself to a room of 80 or so strangers,strategically trying to pick out my classes. While I knew MSC and Northwestern was the right choice, the change in [...]