Alumni Spotlight: Martin Gieler
Full Name:Martin Gieler
Grad Year: 2005
Favorite SMC course or topic: Accounting, strategy, economics and finance
Favorite SMC experience/ moment:When I made a case presentation in Operations and earned spontaneous applause from my fellow students given the creative solution I presented
What's on my iPod now: My favorite is Mahler's 1st Symphony.
What book I'm reading now: Sales book from Jeffrey Gitomer
Recent business trip: A conference in PA.
A typical weekend: Spending time with my family
Favorite Quote: "I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." - Newton
If I won $10M, I would... Scale back on work but continue, spend some time traveling, continue education - probably towards finance. Make a plan to invest + sustainably use the assets.
My SMC MBA:Imprinted in me the general interest for business and economics. I still continue to read the WSJ and HBR. I believe it was transformational and turned my thinking from technical to business terms.
Updated Fall 2008...