Although he was alive and well, Allan Platt was tasked with writing his own obituary. The unsettling, dark assignment called into question what would be Platt’s legacy. He felt an overwhelming responsibility to make his mark and leave a lasting impression on mankind. This exercise prompted Allan to pursue a career dedicated to helping leaders [...]
So I had to do it…..I hung up count down pages in my cube at work starting with the number 8 to count down the final sessions of the program. I remember back in the first term reaching the first few milestones counting down from 40. Then the counting kind of tapered off until we [...]
While still in spring term classes for another few weeks – summer is arriving. The calendar, and even finally the weather are pointing towards summer. Memorial Day is the official start of the season and it’s happening this weekend. Please pause this weekend to remember and thank our Veteran’s and their families for their service [...]
Have you ever wondered what is the answer to the following question: What is the world’s population divided by the number of females in Brazil?
In less than 10 seconds, WolframAlpha provided an answer of 69.6.
Per the website, WolframAlpha ‘introduces a fundamentally new way to get knowledge and answers–not by searching the web, but by doing [...]
An oddity of the schedule had us registering for summer session classes as soon as the spring term started. The enrollment in my elective classes has been 15, 22 and 6 through the first three terms. Spring term I was worried about the 6 person class being too small and not having enough diversity and [...]
Our Practicum requirement is to attend four out of six Saturday sessions. Even though it is challenging to carve two full days out of my schedule for classes on Practicum weeks, I plan to make them all.
So far, the extra effort has been more than worth it.
When reviewing the practicum topics, I chose to audit [...]
As promised, I am writing to share about my experience with the International Media Seminar at American University of Paris with Northwestern’s EPICS department. Let me just say that it was incroyable! Time was spent (enjoying crepes, patisseries, espresso) visiting some of France’s largest international organizations and hearing various speakers discuss the global sphere of [...]
I attended my fourth and final practicum last weekend. The advertised topic was “Organizational Design” but the actual content was more focused around innovation. Professor Locsin did an excellent job of engaging the group and providing us some good tools and processes to use for innovation efforts. The seminar was a nice [...]
Officially two-thirds complete with the program. After class and practicum this weekend there are 11 more sessions to go (we started with 40). It has gotten harder and harder as we have gone along. A strong motivating factor in forging ahead is that the end is always really in sight. If the program was 18 [...]
At the end of every class, Professor Leonardi discusses what each of us can do tomorrow to apply the lessons learned in the day’s lecture.
In my afternoon elective, Understanding & Leveraging Networks, Professor Contractor suggested another helpful exercise each of us could do tomorrow to begin understanding own personal networks. LinkedIn Maps helps you ‘map [...]