I loved reading this. Thanks, Doug!
Awesome article. I have often felt that my experience in real life was far more
valuable in the business world than my "formal education."My favorite passage? "A degree gives you the opportunity to have a
job," he says. "The job gives you an opportunity to obtain a real
education if you are committed to lifelong learning. It will dramatically
surpass what you learn in the classroom."Amen.
What a great story!!! The Church is such a great foundation to learn leadership
skills. What a great opportunity for him to serve with the CEO's of those
companies.I think we all have experiences everyday that we can learn
from IF we choose to. Most of us just roll onto the next moment without
realizing the insights we have gained. So we slowly get better, but not at the
speed real self evaluation will enable.I will go and buy his book
and try to build on what this article has started.Good Work Doug for
writing it and for Jim Quigley for living it.
Good success story, but is there an issue here, like he couldn't have done it
without being a Mormon; or is the Mormon part just incidental to the story.
Another successful Aggie. Well Done!
Skeptic, maybe he could have done it without being a Mormon - that's certainly
possible. However, many of his leadership skills were learned and refined by his
interactions and time in LDS Church leadership roles. The whole point of the
article is that he is successful because of his background (particularly his LDS
Church service - "I had better training than the people I competed with.
Part of that was watching leaders in the church exercise that role. I got my
advanced degree from church.")
Excellent article. Was impressed that he was willing to learn and keep on
learning. A lot of people after they make it big, forget where they came from.
Jared, very interesting. Perhaps it would be beneficial if a broad study were
done of what impact the Mormon church membership has on business success, and
what percent of Mormons as compared with other church membership, or the
community at large, demonstrate church related success in business and income.
For example the Jewish people seem to enjoy a great deal of success in business
and money, compared percentage wise to the population as a whole, is this due to
religious church membership; or is it a cultrual aspect of community. Is there a
comparison in Mormonism. It seems that the DN may think there is because they
seem to promote Mormon people business success as particular interest.
This fellow is fantastic. They don't make him like that any more.
I until worked with Jim's father about the time the Cub Scout photo was taken to
when his was up to high school. His father and the whole family were outstanding
individuals as well as he is! It is nice to hear about Jim and his
success and with the great impression he has made on others around the country
by his example and display of good ethics. A good example to for all of us to
try to follow.
And why not mention in the article that the state school was UTAH STATE!!!!! GO
This "he didn't go to Harvard" thing is so silly. In fact, most of
the Deloitte people didn't go to Harvard. Moreover, you'll find that a
lot of people who didn't go to Harvard are very successful in the long run.
1) Admission to the "elite" schools is almost random. Many of the
brightest don't get in. 2) Many of the brightest aren't interested in
in going to Harvard. 3) The fundamental problem with the "elite" college
model is that it overlooks all the late bloomers out there... and there are
many. Did Michael Jordan's jv high school coach ever believe Jordan would
ever play in the NBA?