One of the perks of my job is that I am fortunate to sit in meetings with the leadership of the organization — President/CEO, COO, CFO, VP’s, fellow directors, managers, whomever.
“Anything that costs you your peace is too expensive.”
— Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama
I was dying to work for a Fortune 500 company.
Generally speaking, economics books are not meant to make for pleasant reading.
You can’t learn everything in school.
In fact, many of the greatest lessons are found outside of the classroom. As someone that went to graduate school (twice) and did get an MBA, I will not diminish it by saying that reading some books is the equivalent of completing a postgraduate degree. It’s not. I learned a great deal from reading case studies, listening to lectures, and engaging with my fellow students.
However, there there were some gaps that business school did not address.
To fill in those gaps, I turned to books.
It’s been an interesting year for all of us, but for me, this was even more true.
This is the first entry in a three-part series on modern life in work and business.
In a darkened room lit only by the glow of a screen, you continue to hammer away.
I’m fortunate to be in the midst of a relatively successful career. And my college major has nothing to do with it.
Remember Free FM?
Last night, I was reading a story online that mentioned the woman that was the CEO of the first organization in which I worked after college. As I fell down a rabbit hole of reading associated articles, it mentioned her successor, the woman that had been the VP of Finance when I was there – in other words, my boss’s boss.
The more I read, the more I found myself thinking about that job and that organization.