I’m a published author! This calls for Cheesecake.

When I was a little girl, I had many aspirations.  Many were short lived – the most unique being my desire to become a potato farmer (which followed a 3rd grade report on the state of Idaho).  One of those aspirations stuck with me.  It was the desire to become an author.

Following my year-long group research with my MBA team from Loyola Marymount University, I’m extremely excited to say that our research on expatriate entrepreneurs has been published!  You can find the article in the September/October 2017 issue of the journal Global Business and Organizational Excellence.

I am very proud of the work our team did on this research.  It’s extremely fulfilling that the culmination of this school project resulted in achieving my goal of becoming an author.  Beyond achieving a goal, this research opened doors for me.  During the research, we interviewed 27 entrepreneurs.  Each told us about successes and failures, lessons learned, and overcoming obstacles.  The interviews were so inspiring that they led me to want to share this new knowledge with other small businesses.  Thus, 4 Oranges Business Consulting was born.

One of many lessons I learned during the MBA program is the importance of taking a moment to celebrate success.  Therefore, to celebrate this publishing victory, I ordered myself Eli’s Cheesecake – the best cheesecake in the world (and really, the only cheesecake I will eat).  Amazing.