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Comment Dit On Merci by Charles Hawk


Daily I’m amazed with what I didn’t know and the ever growing domain of knowledge available to learn! School does this for me.

I came to the MBA program jaded from my 25+ years in business and computer sciences. I was a little cocky too. As a former VP in a small food processing company (i.e. VP of R&D, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi), as a Naval Intelligence Officer during Desert Storm, as a pre-med physics major at the University of Texas at Austin, as a TKE, as a 32° Mason and as a founding officer of the Memphis Chapter of PMI (i.e. PMP, VP PR & Marketing), I was thrilled to discover that I didn’t actually know it all. I became aware with each class of a growing vista of concepts and approaches I had not considered; tools and opportunities I could use. Like philosophy, ethics revealed “truths” to aid in my professional growth; like Economics that spun elaborate macro concepts in my mind; like Financial strategy where rigor and eloquence were taught, and like the opportunity to independently focus on strategy (i.e. can you hear my heart throb?), each brought a greater appreciation of the economic fabric we call business. This journey led me to hunger for more and regret that I was starting so late! For the opportunity to meet and share with my cohort-friends and fellow travelers, for the pleasure of engaged and academically challenging instruction and debate, comment dit on merci?

Oh oui, thanks,
Charles Hawk
Spring 2010 MBA Cohort
Business Strategist
FedEx

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