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Top 10 Things I Learned at Tuck

“We do not learn from experience... we learn from reflecting on experience.” ― John Dewey

Thank you Wells Fargo for sponsoring me to attend The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth to better implement the mission of lumenomics.

Here is a list of the top ten things I have recently learned at the Building High-Performance Businesses Executive Minority Education Program at The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth:

1. You need two things in business, strategy, and character. If you are going to lose one, lose strategy. ~ Parvatha Gowda Patil, father and hero of Prema Patil.

2. How do you pick yourself up? Leadership comes from picking yourself up. Talk about how you pick yourself up. ~ Ella L. J. Smith Bell

3. Inuksuk (pronounced In-ook-shook) is a voiceless land marker, often with a window, sharing a message and Peter Irniq is the biggest inuksuik [plural] maker from the huge territory of Nunavut, Canada.

4. How are you implementing your Performance Reviews? If your kid's screw up do you wait until the next birthday to discuss?

5. Be very worried if there is a sizeable suspense account. ~ Philip Stocken 6. What kind of flower do you want to be and what bees do you want to attract? ~ Deputy Dean, Punam Keller

7. A ratio by itself isn't interesting unless it has a benchmark.

8. Share how you fit in the customer's world.

9. When your vision is challenged you know it is a good vision.

10. Create a company that defeats your company then update your business plan. ~ Len Greenhalgh


About the Author

“I deliver on my promises with a keen awareness of my wake.” Marti Hoffer has broad vision and passion for the environmental impact her businesses can have locally and globally. Growing up in a family business, she has had the opportunity to serve many roles that allow a company to be successful and attributes that experience to her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for small business. She strives to provide cost efficient solutions to her clients for their lighting, heat gain, and heat loss needs through the manufacture, distribution, and installation of solar shades. As founder and CEO of lumenomics, Inc., she is working to provide natural lighting solutions that address today as well as tomorrow’s energy consumption while ensuring occupants maintain a

connection to the outdoors.

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