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Tom Monahan is the President and CEO of DeVry University whose mission is to foster student learning through high-quality, career-oriented education integrating technology, business, science and the arts. Until 2017, Tom spent more than two decades as a leader, CEO and Chairman of CEB (NYSE: CEB) which pioneered the use of software as a service (SaaS) as a business model. The firm was one of the fastest growing professional/information service companies globally, serving more than 10,000 companies.  Tom began his career journey in consulting working for Accenture and eventually for Deloitte.  Tom graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in English Literature.  He earned an executive MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. 

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:

  • How Tom uses meditation to enhance his work-life balance (6:40)
  • How Tom’s English major actually helped his career in consulting and tech  (11:39)
  • How success companies reinvent other successful companies (27:47)
  • How SaaS (think Netflix, Dropbox) was created by Tom and his colleagues (28:38)
  • What are the most important classes to take to support any career (38:15)
  • Why most successful people fail all the time (41:49)
  • How not assuming you know anything, and leading with curiosity, will help your career (44:55)

 

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