I am writing this article to reinforce what most of you know, its about skills, experiences, work ethic and getting along with people much more than what college you attended. This is part of my story.
I proudly went to the University of Arkansas. Partly because I grew up a crazy Razorback fan but mostly because it was only $225 a semester for tuition. (1974)
Even though the tuition was low, I still needed to work to pay for the majority of my expenses. My parents gave me $100 a month and that was really more than they could afford. This led me some jobs that most of my friend would never do because they were tough, humbling, risky and all paid on commission. In sold pots and pans and vacuum cleaners door to door and reposed cars and trucks.
I promised you, it’s the skills I learned in these jobs that got me off to a fast start in corporate American and gave me confidence later in my career to be tough and get the deals done.