Full-time MBA Candidate, Class of 2015
and Rutgers Association of Marketing and Strategy (RAMS)
First day at school and I had the notion that I would be sitting in lectures and yawning. But my first class at orientation was taught by JIM SMITH.
WOW what a personality…Indeed WOW….I still remember the way he started the lecture. His first sentence was, “What were you doing last year on June 16th?”
How unusual right?
And from the way he started I knew he is different.
The energy he brought to the class was just amazing. He was so full of life and so much zest that I could not help but feel inspired.
It is more than his energy that makes Jim Smith so memorable. He called me on stage to speak up on some topic, and he promised to give me one of his books…but then he actually ran out of copies and told me to see him after class. I figured it was easy for him to forget his promise to me. And frankly I forgot too.
But after two days he emailed me asking for my address. He didn’t even know my name, but he went out of his way to find out who I was and what my email was.
This is the energy and action of a leader. His outrageous spirit to speak against the traditional views, in favor of individuality, has motivated many.
Hats off to this enthusiast!!!