I'm Andrew. I'm a big fan of learning new things, particularly related to emerging technologies and global economics. I'd consider myself a smart creative who engulfs information on everything from venture capital to sustainability and blue ocean strategy.
On a personal note, I love exploring. I can't think of a better feeling than wheels up. I like understanding different cultures. I have a love of craft beer (thanks to Sierra Nevada and my brother), BBQ, and golf. Hook 'em Horns.
I've got a few inspirations in my life...my Grandpa flew planes in World War 2 in his early twenties, so that gives me perspective. Richard Branson constantly pushes for amazing results in everything he undertakes, so that gives me ambition. Elon Musk is trying to put us on another planet, so that gives me aspirations.
Right now, I get to work with alot of really cool people at Target's headquarters getting exciting new product to consumers when they need it. I'm the one lucky enough to create the environment that rewards risk-taking and encourages aiming high.
I'm also working on my MBA at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, which I really love. I'm taking classes focused on Entrepreneurship and Marketing, which make me even more hungry to learn. I'll have to look for additional avenues to spend my time on when I finish up at the end of 2015...i think a brush up on the Spanish and some Computer Science classes could do it.
I hope that in the future, I get to continue working with amazing people and focus all my time on projects that provide a positive return in different aspects of people's lives. If you dream, dream big.