American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Inc. (AICPU) Definition
A non-profit independent organization that offers those working in the Property/ Casualty insurance industry educational programs and professional certification.
Preface: The article that follows is more of a process than an event. It started early this morning with a story sent to me by my Aunt Mazie. The story will be used as a close and a case study on the theories presented in this article. The proofing (not in terms of grammar and spelling corrections but rather in terms of proving my premise) was completed as my wife and I watched the movie Seabiscuit this afternoon.
The McGowan Companies
The Article: I believe that Robert Fulghum has IT and has been kind enough to share IT. I believe John Nash (in the movie The Beautiful Mind) didn’t have "IT" but in his journey through the Ivory Towers and Mental Institutions (a.k.a. – insane asylums) he got IT. "IT" being an understanding of life, living, people, and purpose.
Monarch Partners Group LLC
IT is wisdom not education. IT is about knowing people, not knowing things. IT is being a better person educated, not being a better-educated person. IT is using organizations for the good of people. Not using people for the good of the organization. IT is experience gained not facts taught (and maybe learned). IT is scar tissue not brain tissue.
Professional Program Insurance Brokerage / PP Insurance Brokerage
Fulghum wrote the best seller - All I Really Need to Know, I learned in Kindergarten. If you haven’t read it, I urge you to do so.
Breed’s Hill Insurance Agency, Inc
John Nash was a genius mathematician. He ultimately won a Nobel Prize (in real life and in the movie) for his theories (which I do not understand). He also was a paranoid schizophrenic who was institutionalized in two different places – one an insane asylum (where none of us would want to go) and at other times in institutions of higher education (where most of us fantasize about being). You can learn in both places.
Neilson Marketing Services
IT for John was not the Nobel Prize nor the degrees nor the numbers nor the theories nor the reasoning / logic he taught. IT WAS LOVE (People).
Hartan Brokerage Inc.
This article is the result of a conversation with a good friend and a really smart person – Larry Morrison. I was in Seattle visiting with Larry. We got on a tirade about MBA’s - what they know and what they don’t know, what they think and what they don’t think, and what they do and what they don’t do and finally the good they could do and the harm they do do! Larry is a RECOVERING MBA. Believe me in dealing with MBAs you have to put up with a lot of do do! PLEASE NOTE – THIS IS A STEREOTYPE AND STEREOTYPES ARE BAD. AS MY COUSIN MARTIN TELLS ME, "THE BROADER THE STEREOTYPE THE NARROWER THE MIND." MARTIN BELIEVES I HAVE A VERY NARROW MIND! HE’S RIGHT.
This article is not about the Executive MBA who has spent years in the field and then goes back to the Ivory Tower. This is not about the recovering MBA, like Larry, who has tried what (s)he learned in the classroom and then submitted to the tougher lessons s taught in the field and have now successfully balanced the scar tissue with the brain tissue. The Recovering MBA is an asset because now they know what they don’t know. This is the fully educated yet "unlearned", knowledgeable but not wise MBA. This is about the MBA as a Second Lieutenant in the business wars. They have earned the rank but not respect. They have the power / knowledge but not the maturity to use it.
The good news about Stereotypes is that they are easy to understand. In this case, I hope the positive potential - encouraging some MBAs to rethink what they do - is better than the harm – some hurt feelings - which might be caused.
Larry said, "I have an MBA and when I got out of school, I was dangerous. I had all the answers but didn’t know the right questions. I didn’t know what I didn’t know." He said, "the good news is that Daddy didn’t go bankrupt because if he had listened to my advice he would have." Probably the best news in our society, is that most mature business folks can work around these marvels