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How to Make the Most of Your MBA Experience

JF: We first met at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business Communication Center during your MBA program. I was always impressed by how much time you dedicated to becoming the most effective communicator you could be. Why was this important to you?Al Dea: I think that communicating effectively to your audience is one of the most important skills […]

Good Design is More Than Looking Pretty

Design is a field that I have a love-hate relationship with. When I was a kid, I used to rearrange the furniture in my parent’s home while they were at work, sometimes changing the entire layout of the house. As a teenager, I painted my bedroom walls with the changing season or my changing mood, […]

How to Quit Your Day Job and Do Something You Love

Is 2020 your year? Are you dreaming of finally quitting that job you hate to pursue your passion of arranging beautiful flowers all day?That sounds pretty great! When I imagine the role of a floral designer, I see my days spent in a light-filled studio, surrounded by a plethora of exotic flowers (that somehow magically got […]

How to Transition into a Product Management Role

“The only limit to becoming a product manager is yourself,” this is one of the beliefs Diego shared with me last week. I met Diego several years ago while he was an MBA student at Duke’s Fuqua Business School. Out of the thousands of students, I’ve met in my eleven-year higher-ed career, Diego was one of […]