Peter Smyth Tells Business School Graduate Students To 'Develop A Business Plan For Life'
May 23, 2011 at 3:48 AM (PT)
GREATER MEDIA Chairman/CEO PETER SMYTH, speaking at SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY's SAWYER BUSINESS SCHOOL graduate student Commencement advised graduates to "take risks" and to "develop a business plan for life" as they follow their career and personal ambitions.
"Never let anyone tell you that you can’t achieve what it is that you are most passionate about," he said during morning ceremonies on SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2011, at the WESTIN COPLEY HOTEL.
SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY honored SMYTH with an honorary Doctor of Commerce.
SMYTH told the graduates about his boyhood fascination with radio and his determination to make a career in broadcasting. He described personal sacrifices as he left a solid corporate job to start at the bottom rung of the BOSTON radio ladder. "This period was the beginning of the most exciting chapter of my life," said Smyth.
He advised them to "develop a business plan for your life" and to "find your own board of directors -- the mentors -- the role models -- the heroes in your life who can provide the guidance you need as you execute your plan."