45 minutes | Aug 21st 2020

Jake Wamala, FTMBA '19 - On Tenacity and Perseverance for Self and World Betterment

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Episode #52: Today, we chat with Jake Wamala, full-time MBA class of 2019, Certified USCF Chess Expert, and Public Equities Global Research Analyst at Aristotle Capital.


He shared with us why he's drawn to public markets, his ideas for diversity and inclusion in organizations, and his love of chess. He also talks about his passion for giving back not just to Haas and fellow alumni but also to the community at large.


Episode Quotes:


On self-confidence - "I think it's immensely important for children of color to believe that they can do and achieve anything."


About putting in the proverbial 10,000 hours - "They say that’s a myth but I think there's truth to it in some ways. Practice makes perfect.”


On self-teaching - "It helps if you just put in a little bit of discipline and a lot in believing in yourself."


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