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Michael Leven Shares Thoughts on Graduate Education

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Michael Leven

  • Former CEO anf Founder, US Franschise Systems, Inc (USFS)
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1937 (Age: 85 years old)
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Biography

Mike Leven is Vice Chairman of the Atlanta-based Marcus Foundation, where he has been a trustee and a member of the board of The Marcus Institute and Georgia Aquarium since 2003. The Marcus Foundation was founded by Bernie Marcus, co-founder of Home Depot.

Leven was formerly President and CEO of US Franchise Systems, Inc. (USFS), the company he founded in 1995 which franchises the Microtel Inns & Suites and Hawthorn Suites hotel brands. Under Leven's tenure, USFS gained national recognition as a fair franchisor, both customer and franchisee-oriented. Prior to that, he was president and COO of Holiday Inn Worldwide. From 1985 to 1990, he was president of Days Inn of America, where he led initiatives to hire older workers, people with disabilities and the homeless, and was recognized by AARP as Outstanding Employer. He also served as president of Americana Hotels.

Mike Leven holds a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University and Master of Science from Boston University.

We should not stereotype, it's like saying is the BS in a hotel school a dinosaur too or you know... I don't think it's necessarily true. I think that there is a core curriculum that has to be provided; it has to be provided for young people in certain areas of knowledge that they have to have. I t...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 17 Michael Leven States Entrepreneurialism Can Exist In Any Organization And Often Stems From Unhappiness In The Status Quo
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Video 2 of 17 Michael Leven Shares Thoughts on Bureaucratic Capitalism
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Video 3 of 17 Michael Leven Shares Example of Taking A Risk Early In His Career
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Video 4 of 17 Michael Leven Discusses Desire To Become An Entrepreneur Later In Life
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Video 5 of 17 Michael Leven Shares Example of How It Is Difficult To Change Mindsets From The Status Quo
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Video 6 of 17 Michael Leven States Importance of Creating Corporate Culture Where People Can Be Successful
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Video 7 of 17 Michael Leven Discusses Theory On Change
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Video 8 of 17 Michael Leven Discusses Entrepreneurial Activities Within The Marcus Foundation
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Video 9 of 17 Michael Leven Shares Thoughts on Graduate Education
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Video 10 of 17 Michael Leven States Personal Satisfaction In Making A Difference Each Day
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Video 11 of 17 Michael Leven States Impportance of Understanding That Every Person In The Orgnization Is Critical To Its Success
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Video 12 of 17 Michael Leven States Entrepreneurial Culture Isn't As Strong In Hospitality Industry As It Used To Be
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Video 13 of 17 Michael Leven States Some Entrepreneurs Are Born But Some Emerge From Their Environment
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Video 14 of 17 Michael Leven States You Can Teach People To Be Successful Entrepreneurs
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Video 15 of 17 Michael Leven States He Wouldn't Change Anything About His Professional Path
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Video 16 of 17 Michael Leven States Capital Is Often The Biggest Challenge Facing Entrepreneurs
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Video 17 of 17 Michael Leven Gives Advice On Starting A Busienss In An Area In Which You Can Become An Expert
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