Notre Dame

September 25, 2007

I had the great honor of speaking to the Notre Dame MBA program last Thursday, Sept. 20. I try and do one MBA program every year and have now spoken to Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Michigan, USC and many more. There’s nothing like getting in front of hungry students who have had a little taste of the business world. It’s completely different from my typical raucous sales and marketing audience. You could hear a pin drop, as the students listened intently and took notes. Being at Notre Dame brought back a lot of memories from my dozens of visits to that […]

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Sports can teach us a lot.

June 19, 2007

It doesn’t matter if you’re a professional athlete, businessperson, actor or politician. Brian Kilmeade, cohost of Fox & Friends on the Fox News Channel, interviewed me and 90 other people for his new book, It’s How You Play The Game: The Powerful Sports Moments That Taught Lasting Values to America’s Finest. Kilmeade, author of the New York Times bestseller The Games Do Count, writes about how a defining moment in sports changed each individual’s life. Many talk about how the discipline and rules they learned on the field, prepared them to handle life and overcome adversity with dignity and sportsmanship. […]

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Graduates Go to School Always

June 6, 2007

With college graduates scrambling to find jobs – if they haven’t already – I want to remind you that school is never done. If you are smart, you will be “in school” all of your lives. Your real education is just beginning. Here are a couple lessons, which weren’t necessarily covered in school. If you’ve been out of school, The University of Minnesota, for a few years – or a lot of years – this advice is still for you; consider it a refresher course. • Develop relationships and keep networking. If I had to name the single characteristic shared […]

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The Masters is a Great Place.

April 6, 2007

Augusta National Golf Club and The Masters is a special place. My wife, Carol Ann, and I are golf junkies and we’ve been coming to these hallowed grounds to watch The Masters Golf Tournament for several years now. We’ve seen Phil Mickelson win a couple times, as well as Tiger Woods. I’ll never forget Tiger’s playoff with Chris DiMarco, including his memorable chip-in at the 16th hole. Watching these golfers and their focus is really a treat. This year, Jim Nantz, who broadcasts The Masters for CBS TV, gave us a personal tour of the Butler cabin where the green […]

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