Happy Friday afternoon; hope you got some rain. Here are some quick highlight moments of the last few days UCLA.
#1 moment – Seeing FEMBA Alum, Mike Hopkins ’01, CEO of Hulu, on-stage in Korn Hall kicking off the 5th annual Pulse Conference this morning. Mike spoke about the opportunities he’s facing as CEO: navigating digital markets and trends, hiring hundreds of new “Huligans” and on-boarding them into the culture, and more. Inspiring!
Moment #2 – Having a one-on-one with new FEMBA 2017 Laura Lefkowitz this afternoon. Laura’s a unique FEMBA in that she was originally a full-time MBA at my alma mater, Chicago Booth. For various reasons, Booth wasn’t the right fit and she picked up and came to California and we happily admitted her to FEMBA. We were comparing notes, and it was insightful.
Moment #3 – Having a Joe and Josie Bruin siting yesterday in Ackerman!
Moment 5.1 – Getting this cool AnderProm promo video from David Duong ’15
Moment 5.2 – Getting this cool FEMBA Section Wars promo video from David Duong ’15
Moment #6 – Forgetting my computer bag
All the Admissions leaders meet once a quarter, and I left my computer bag yesterday in the doctoral office suite. I went home without my bag and it reminded me of a blog post I wrote back in 2011, called “Going to work naked.”
Final great moments of the week – Going to church last Sunday with my two boys. My wife was out of town, doing her residential at Gonzaga for her Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership. Here are our shadows. To the left is my two-year-old, looking up at his hero, while to my right is my seven-year-old, doing his crazy “chicken butt” dance… Ah fatherhood.
Seeing this amazing sunset over Westwood, as I picked up my little guy from day care yesterday and pushed him on the swing.