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The Coming Disruption / NYU Professor Scott Galloway 1 month 3 weeks ago #397001

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Andrew wrote:

Beast of the East wrote: Good article. In virtually every other sector there have been consolidations and mergers, and very few players. In healthcare hospitals not only became part of networks, but all related services and levels of care from physician practices to nursing homes, etc. There are only a handful of computer hardware makers, and microsoft and apple control computer software. Education can go the same route, with prestigious schools leveraging their name to expand across the U.S.

In person learning has distinct advantages of remote learning. Think of it as finishing school. I've had some fairly bright people without degrees, and one or two that did all their coursework remotely. Those people, while all good people, were a little rough around the edges in terms of how they communicated and thought. I would certainly place less value on a degree earned remotely, and in my experience, with good reason.

This was a good, thought provoking article.

Really good points. I would take this further. A lot of what shaped my career are things that I learned from people at my first job (good and bad). These are things you don't learn virtually. I feel really sorry for kids missing out on these experiences including my own. The world is a really interesting place when you are able to get out and meet interact with people.

My very first mentor was my supervisor at St. John's, who was also director of the Academic Computing Lab (ACL), Lee Groffman. She just passed away a few months ago. She helped direct my graduate school major, and actually called me in one day and advised me that it was time for me to move on to the next phase of my career by leaving St. John's. She had a lot of personal integrity, and stood up to faculty members who gave assignments to students, and then told them that student workers in the ACL would help them solve it. At great personal expense she told faculty it was their job to teach, and student workers were there only to assist with technical problems such as logging on or off. It was a great life lesson that to be a good manager you should stand up for the people beneath you, even at your own personal risk.

My next job was at Hoffman LaRoche, and I had several great mentors who looked out for me, helped me grow professionally, and gave me exposure and credit in our company. Here again, after three plus years, my boss called me in one day and said my career would advance faster if I left. In graduate school I would sometimes quote my bosses on how to do things or treat subordinates, and my professors would always be impressed with answer I gave that you didn't find in textbooks.

Thanks for mentioning mentors, Andrew. Every day of my career I thought about these people and tried to be the type of managers they were.

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