This is the longest time by far that I have deserted MY BAD TEQUILA Blog. Well actually, desertion is a bit strong for my absence. I have been incredibly busy in a tremendously, incredibly, exhilarating, bubbly way. My time has been taken up by my having accepted a sales manager position for a very strong international company. Once again I will be paid for actual work performed, my days of late as a struggling artist (author, blogger) are over for now. I will continue to work on my novel of “My Bad Tequila” when time permits and to write the Blog about twice a week in my lonely hotel room while traveling. On evenings that I am not writing, socializing with customers and/or friends will take up some of my away from home nights and other eves will be in a lounge conversing with strangers, making new amigos and building new stories in my head while sipping on Tequila or a tasty Corona with its Compadre – Senor Limon.
I want to Thank all My Amigos of 44 States which make up the U.S. that have or are reading my Blog and also the Citizens of 27 different Countries. It has been a fun, rewarding 5 months since starting “My Bad Tequila” Blog. I am honored to have had over 6,000 Unique Visitors from all over the Globe. What makes this even sweeter is that I am a Thunderbird. For those of you not familiar with the term T-Bird or Thunderbird, it is a School of Global Management that has been ranked Numero Uno (Number 1) consistently, yearly since 1996 (14 years in a row) in International Business by US News & World Report. Yes, it offers an excellent MBA International Program and the Networking System is second to none. There is a phenomena we at Thunderbird call the “Thunderbird Mystique.” I can’t tell you what it is; however if you enroll at T-Bird and obtain your Master’s Degree there, you will be shown the mystery of the “Thunderbird Mystique.” If you plan on doing this, plan on taking a 2 year hiatus from your current job or family. Don’t worry you’ll get another family – I promise.
Thunderbird School of Global Management is a private business school and it was the first and the oldest graduate school specializing in international business. I live not far from campus as it is located in Glendale, Arizona about 40 to 50 miles west of Scottsdale. The school has an interesting background as it was founded in 1946 by a retired U.S. Army Air Force Lieutenant General named Barton Kyle Yount (1884-1949) RIP on a former military airbase. US Pilots and Chinese Pilots did their training at Thunderbird Field during World War II. The old flight tower is still standing and in 2006 a fund was created to restore the “Tower.” I was able to go to the dedication in October 2009 and take a tour into the tour and up the short flight of stairs – very humbled to have been able to be there and partake in the dedication.
The school celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2006 where a new mission, vision and beliefs were unveiled and announced.
Mission: We educate global leaders who create sustainable prosperity worldwide
Vision: To be the world’s foremost learning community for global managers and global enterprises
Beliefs: Global Mindset, Global Citizenship, Global Entrepreneurship, Global Thought Leadership, Global Connection
I was incredibly fortunate to be accepted and to belong to such a great Institution and to have such an outstanding International Educational experience. I served and worked as a freelance writer and journalist for two years for the school newspaper – Das Tor. By being able to do this type of writing, it enabled me to become friends with many, many incredible students from many continents. There have been students that have graduated from Thunderbird from 141 countries and the alumni count is now well over 38,000 global minded individuals.
When you pull up my “La Cantina” (Home Page) from the website http://www.MyBadTequila.com you will see the quote:
"I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a Citizen of the World"
-Socrates | Citizen of the World & Philosopher
This is a quote I love and adhere to, that is why I am so Thankful for all the visitors from all over this spectacular world we live and breathe in. Gracias Amigos.
TEQUILA TIME: Cabo Wabo comes to mind as does my guitar playing Amigo – Sammy Hagar. Beginning tomorrow I will be cheering for my Amigo – Mr. John Daly in San Diego, California as he plays to win and make the cut at Torrey Pines on Thursday 28th of January 2010. “Hit em Straight Johnny, cause we know you’ll hit em long,”
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