Introduction

As a corporate-executive-turned-college-professor, I’ve seen the business world from many perspectives. Much of what I impart in these pages reflects my own career. My goal is to provide practical wisdom that will allow you to benefit from the experience of others. I’m honored in these pages to pass on the knowledge, observations, and perspective of many executives and thought leaders, who have generously shared from their own careers (including when they were just starting out), as well as their interactions with young professionals.

They include Jack Bogle, founder of The Vanguard Group; Chicago Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux; Andrea Jung, chairman of Avon Products and #3 on the Wall Street Journal’s list of “The Top 50 Women to Watch,” ...

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