The Business of Life

The Business of Life

We are very excited to offer a second edition of The Business of Life for a small group of students this spring!

Peter Kaufman, Chairman & CEO of Glenair and author of the world-famous investing book Poor Charlie’s Almanack, will once again lead a 3-part series titled, The Business of Life. The 20-25 students selected for this cohort will participate in three 1-hour Zoom sessions with Peter where he will lead discussions across several topics, including: multidisciplinary thinking, core values, and career discernment. The experience culminates in a trip to Glendale, CA, where students will visit Glenair’s manufacturing facility to better understand the lessons of leadership, alignment, and values that are key to operating a successful business. This trip will be funded by NDIGI at no cost to the students.

This opportunity is open to students of any class year and major. To apply for a spot in our Spring 2022 cohort of The Business of Life, please fill out this Google Form by midnight on Thursday, 2/17.


Participants are expected to:

  • Attend 3 Zoom meetings (60 minutes each at 5pm ET on 3/2, 3/16, & 3/30)

  • Actively participate in discussions

  • Prepare for meetings by completing any assigned readings (not a significant time commitment) 

  • Optional: Join us for a site visit to Glenair in Glendale, CA, on Friday, April 8th.