When I became the Director of the Tufts Entrepreneurship Center, one of the Center's professors, a great guy and a superb instructor noted in our first faculty meeting "since you are the oldest..." , at which time, I jokingly cut him off, and he quickly course-corrected to point out... "I meant, you've been teaching here the longest".
I've also realized during the last six months through Tufts' very unique perspective on entrepreneurship, innovation and research, that age has its benefits.
Not surprisingly therefore, given a ton of exciting activity at the Tufts Entrepreneurship Center in changing our marketing, kicking off a fundraising and launching an increase of 50% in our entrepreneurship events, I've been watching the unanswered emails and texts accumulate and noticed that the scale was starting to tip into the red zone. As a result, I jumped in the car on Saturday-by myself and no cats-and headed off to the Vermont house...just to take a time out, breathe a bit more air and simply, to simplify.
Two thoughts about these last 4 Days of the Q:
1. you need to accelerate From 65 to 80 MPH
2. once you finish the Q, take a day off !
Good to be back and already into the fall!
Great to be back on campus! Looking forward to more work, more students, more entrepreneurship...and, of course, innovation, collaboration and partnerships. Interested in partnering at the Entrepreneurship Center, just connect with me.
Build something today! #incubate@tufts.
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Jack Derby, Director, TEC-Tufts Entrepreneurship Center
Cummings Family Chair Professor of Entrepreneurship
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