"I especially enjoyed the ways he gave us to handle management (if we ever get into this position). He gave us seven examples to follow: maintain integrity, role model on commitment, expect positive results, take care of your staff, respect everybody, create and build strong partnerships, and finally, give back time and money when you can."
—Matthew Kulka, senior accounting major
"The second lesson I found most important was to respect everybody. It is clear that John has a respect for all people. He talked to our group on a level that made us feel comfortable. He respected us and treated us as fellow Thiel College students, and talk to us as if we were coworkers. We ended up respecting him more because of the level of respect he gave us. This was a very easy lesson to learn, as we learned it right there on Wednesday night"
—Elyse Evans, junior business administration major
"The most important thing thing that John stressed during his speech was how important it is to accept change as a good thing and adapt to it. He said work hard, network yourself a lot, keep your business and home values consistent, be a life-long learner, and innovate."
—Amanda Steding, senior business administration (marketing) major
"John said that Thiel was a great college that shaped him into the person he is now and did not hold him back in any way when he was going up for a job that somebody else from a bigger a bigger school was going for because he was confident in the knowledge he gained. The main point he talked about during the speech was about adapting to change which I could understand because I am an international student who had to adapt do a different culture in order to succeed at Thiel College, so that was refreshing to hear somebody talk about."
—Deighton Williams, senior accounting major