In April of 2013, Professor James Gentry (aka Jimmy), professor at the University of Kansas School of Journalism, asked if I would come speak to his Entrepreneurship for Communicators class about the differences between working at a corporation and working at a startup. I’m a Jayhawk through and through who loves KU and Lawrence, so I of course said yes.
I prepared a presentation and set out to tell my story. However, on the drive from Kansas City to Larryville, a thought came to me which included the professional life matrix. So, as entrepreneurs so often do, I abandoned much of my prepared talk in lieu of testing out the idea of the matrix on the students. It worked out pretty well, and earlier this week professor Gentry invited me back to KU to give the presentation again. I’m curious to hear your thoughts on the professional life matrix.