Marriott Alumni Magazine

Fall 2017

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22 4 Contents | fall 2017 Features Plus . . . 9 inside the classroom Thinking Like Leaders 20 around the cooler Podcasts for Business Minds 30 By the numBers Class of '17 Goes to Work 37 school news 44 alumni news 20 32 4 outside chance mBa alum Shane Jones has always been driven, and that attribute has taken him to some of the biggest names in business. Learn about his path to becoming CFO of Backcountry.com. 10 office greens A little greenery in your office can go a long way and may be less maintenance than you think. Enjoy this guide to help you pick the perfect cubicle companion. 14 on failing and finishing Even professors make mistakes. In this devo- tional address, Cassy Budd, professor in BYU Marriott's School of Accountancy, relates some of her struggles so that you can better appreci- ate your own. 22 the seven Pitfalls of data-driven decision-making (and how to avoid them) When done correctly, incorporating data into business decisions can have multiple benefits. Here's what not to do. 26 get a life Last April, Fredy Gantner, cofounder of Partners Group, advised graduates to get a LIFE: L, be loyal; I, be inspired and inspiring; F, be family focused; and E, be eternally minded. 32 moments that matter Sometimes we stumble on experiences that change the course of our professions—some- times those moments find us. However they come, make the most of them. Cover illustration by Nick Lu 3 fall 2017

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