"As a New York bus driver, he saw many businesses in the city and observed the success points or failure points of drawing customers and analyzed how to succeed in business. I was so impressed. If I were him, I would tend to not work hard and complain about the situation. But he learned something."
- Somin Oh
"I thought one of the most important lessons Mr. Roosa taught was, 'You don't get your dream job right off hand.' His own personal story reflects this message. Another important lesson was about strategic reflection, a reflection of how your business has performed and will continue performing in the future. This was very similar to what we learned in Managerial Accounting." - Jason Thomas
"There is one major thing that Mr. Roosa spoke about that stuck with me throughout his speech and that was that in the real estate business you have your word and that is good enough most of the time. I found this interesting because people are afraid that if they do not get the agreement in writing then they are going to get the short end of the stick in the long run, but as Mr. Roosa stated, there are still good people out there." - Brendan Shollenberger
"I really enjoyed dinner; the food was great and the conversation was enlightening. I enjoyed the talk of how one should ask themselves , 'At what cost?' when it came to the various aspects of politics and decision making. I look forward to reading the book he gave us."
- Kalisha Johnson
"My question to Joe was what information he uses to determine whether his business is spiraling up or down and is there a way to predict a down spiral coming in the future. Joe explained that when dealing with the shopping center industry, he looks at the vacancy rate of the shopping centers, whether or not the shopping center is growing, and if stores are abandoning the market. Joe said that in business you have to be paranoid; you always have to consider what if."
- Jackie Belsito