3 People, 3 Questions

3 People, 3 Questions: Spring 2020

Friday, March 27, 2020

Jackson Lefebvre

Jackson Lefebvre

'20 BSB (expected)

Founder, ParkPoolr

 

What are you reading?

The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss. The book lays out why the 9-to-5 job isn’t the only path to success. There are other ways for people to take control of their lives today by starting a business, hiring smart people to run that business, and creating passive wealth. This was the idea that appealed to me when I launched my own company, ParkPoolr. I have always been fascinated with starting a business, because I believe it allows me to have the greatest impact.

What's your favorite website?

Parkpoolr.com, of course.

What's your dream job?

My dream job is owning a business. I am doing that now with ParkPoolr, though I don’t think it will be the only business I’ll ever own. I’d like to own a company that creates jobs for many people and adds value to everyone’s lives. My hope is that by starting a business while in college, I can apply what I learn to other companies I build in the future—and hopefully hit the jackpot.


 

Jennifer Garcia Caicedo

Jennifer Garcia Caicedo

’21 MHRIR

 

What are you reading?

The Strength of Sheccid by Carlos Cuauhtemoc Sanchez. This book tells the story of a young man that, despite facing struggles, perseveres to be with his true love. Every time he overcomes an obstacle or hardship, he learns and becomes a better person. I love this narrative, because it reminds me of the story of my life. My passion is trying to help humanity, and all the obstacles that I’ve faced while trying to make this world a better place have also helped me become a better person.

What's your favorite website?

One of my favorite websites is manosvisibles.org (“visible hands”). It’s a Colombian nonprofit organization that trains leaders in marginalized regions of the country. It inspires me to see how people in my country are forming new generations of leadership that dream of changing the world for the better.

What's your dream job?

The job of my dreams is one where I can combine my skills in engineering and human resources and put them into service for humanity. I also love dancing, and it would be nice to integrate that into my daily routine—at the end of the day, I am “a dancer who dances to all the music that life plays for me.”


 

Evan Rawley

Evan Rawley

Associate Professor,

Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship

 

What are you reading?

Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu, which is a sci-fi novel that has been extremely popular in China and received a great deal of international acclaim. I grew up reading Philip K. Dick and have been on the lookout for intellectually challenging sci-fi ever since. More recently, I’ve read quite a few books from Chinese authors—Mo Yan’s work is my favorite—so a challenging, acclaimed sci-fi work by a Chinese author was an obvious choice.

What's your favorite website?

The New York Times website is my favorite because it is the authoritative daily news source on domestic politics and international affairs. Only the Financial Times compares.

What is your dream job?

Teaching strategy at the Carlson School of Management.

This article appeared in the Spring 2020 alumni magazine

This issue of our alumni magazine focuses on our world, how we take part in it, and how we, as a community, are making it a better place.

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