Strategic thinking to Build the future
My mentor Rena told me that I should not expect to have a traditional academic career. I have been fortunate to be around innovative people at the exact right moment — I value the opportunities I have had to research and learn, but to have done so in a pragmatic environment where I have been able to apply and prototype. When I discovered E L Boyer’s model of scholarship it all fell into place: discovery, integration, application, and transfer.
I like to move fast to MVP, and admit that I really do not like the “learning from failure” part as much as I should. That’s me. I value people who are experts at what they do, and I like to give team members opportunities to learn and use the passing lane.