Five Things About Five Things About Robert Ford

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A format I put together when I was interviewing for my current position (Executive Director of a national non-profit).

I wanted to give them an idea of who I am, and what makes me tick, by telling them five things about five things (where I grew up, my family, my early career aspirations, my career to date, and what I'm passionate about) about me.

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Five Things About Five Things About Robert Ford

  1. 1. Five Things About Five Things About Robert Ford
  2. 2. } Glumangate Chesterfield ‘Chester’ = Roman Knifsmithgate Viking England Saltergate
  3. 3. Oldest Market in England *
  4. 4. Close to Sherwood Forest, Legendary Home of Robin Hood
  5. 5. Robert Stephenson Father of the ‘modern’ steam locomotive Lived, Died & Buried in Chesterfield
  6. 6. St. Lawrence Church North Wingfield
  7. 7. Something to smile about
  8. 8. The  Ford  Boys
  9. 9. A happy childhood (but not too sure about the monkey)
  10. 10. My daughter, Hannah
  11. 11. My wife, Riza So perfect for me, I (accidentally)  married her twice
  12. 12. First, I wanted to be  an astronaut
  13. 13. Astronaut My first career  OR dilemma: Hippy?
  14. 14. Next, I wanted to be a teacher
  15. 15. Closely followed by scientist
  16. 16. Career  dilemma  #2: Scientist OR Actor?
  17. 17. “I just want to say  one word to you ‐‐ “Plastics” just one word” Computers
  18. 18. Solving business problems using  Information Technology (IT) led me  to become fascinated by business
  19. 19. In 1995, I heeded the call: “Go West, Young  Man”
  20. 20. Corporate America taught me a lot, but at  times it felt like I was going around in circles
  21. 21. I love food
  22. 22. I love to experience new places
  23. 23. I love to read (and write)  
  24. 24. I love music (particularly live music) 
  25. 25. I’m passionate about giving back… … and putting smiles on young faces like these.

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