Jerry White — after almost 4 years, I thought I was through. I had it made; it was all too easy. Done and dusted as they say Down Under where I live. Then Jerry came along and made me realise that I hadn’t really learnt much at all up to that point. He challenged me by making me understand that nothing else matters if there’s not enough cash flow to make payroll. It’s a lesson I still carry with me today as a CEO. All of the fancy stuff I had in my head ended up completely subordinate to mundane things like a cash balance in the bank. What a lesson, and a good one at that.
I should have known that it was going to be good when in the first class he gave us a Roman history lesson that explained double entry accounting. It was, and remains to this day, the only interesting thing about accounting I have ever heard.
I almost failed his class (entrepreneurship), but it was the best education I ever had. Good on ya, Jerry.