Carl Pascarella

When I was at Stanford a professor of organizational behavior told a bunch of us, “You folks kill me. You’ve spent all your time on economics, on statistics, on policy, on accounting. Those of you that are going to end up running businesses, you’re going to hire economists and CFOs and IT people and statisticians. But what it’s all about is motivating people; it’s getting to know people.” That was one of the best pieces of advice that I ever got. Don’t lose the human side of business, don’t lose the organizational side. Because if you do, you’re only going to get so far.

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