Bernard T. Ferrari, who took over as the second dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, recently spoke with The Baltimore Sun for a Q&A that appeared in the Sunday edition on Oct. 21.
Among the topics—Ferrari's emphasis on a "humanistic" approach to business at Carey; his new book, "Power Listening: Mastering the Most Critical Business Skill of All;" and how Ferrari made the career change from surgeon to management, and now to head of a business school.
From The Sun's interview:
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For many people, being a surgeon would be enough of a lifetime achievement. Why leave the operating room for consulting and advising top corporations?
After I became a physician, which was something I'd wanted to do since I was very young, a series of serendipitous events took me from medical administrator at Ochsner to consultant at McKinsey to, now, dean at Carey. There was no grand plan. I went to law school because I was curious to know more about the law, and then I went to business school because I was curious about finance.