Case Study of Bob Fifer

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The case study of Bob Fifer was written as a bibliography description of his life, his choices and how all of his experiences created the man he is today. Bobs parents influenced him from a very young age. He watched his father work hard, start and loose his own business, and save all he could to put four children through Harvard. Education was in the forefront of his parents values. At a very young age Bob’s father instilled in him to be the best and do his best in school and that is how he will achieve anything. The case study explores Bob’s childhood upbringing, thru his late 30’s of working himself to death, to finally realizing that family was the most important thing to him. All of his accomplishments and life experiences have influenced the course of his life and how he has incorporated life and career planning, self-assessment, entrepreneurship, and organizational behavior into his personal and professional life. Bob has learned that life and career planning is a lifelong process and changes directions as he grows and experiences different things in life. The case study leads us chorological through Bob Fifer’s life and career. He was raised to be the smart kid in class and to follow in his brothers footsteps and go to Harvard. He followed his father’s advice in the choice of majors he would peruse and even had an idea that he wanted to be an entrepreneur, because he watched his dad and saw how great it was not to have a boss and how unhappy he was when he did. Harvard made a large impact on his life by meeting a whole different group of people and learns how socially awkward he really was. Harvard taught him “how to get as far as possible with as little wasted motion as possible” (Cohen, 1994). Bob figured out he would gain much more money consulting for a business rather than working for one. Early on he joined Strategic Planning Associates and did well the first year, working 7 days a week and never taking a vacation got him noticed and promoted fast....
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