Bachelor of Science in General Science from Morehouse College and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Ga. Tech). He also earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Supply Chain Management from the University of Tennessee, and he has multiple qualifications and certifications.
What is the last book you read?
Last book I read: Fiction – An Echo of Titans, by T. C. Edge. Nonfiction – Extreme Ownership, by Jocko Willink and Lief Babin. I always read fiction and nonfiction concurrently. A book of “crap” and a book about moving my life forward. I try to maintain balance in my life and not be so serious all the time.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever heard?
Live your life to your full potential, don’t turn your volume down for anyone! My father told me this when I was younger and I wasn’t doing my best because I wanted to fit in with some friends that were underachievers.
What could you give a 30-minute presentation about with no advance preparation?
The importance of playing competitive sports and how they prepare for the real world. Everything that I learned in competitive sports translated to my business life – hard work, preparation, dedication, passion, risk taking, etc., it all prepared me for life success.