Q&A with JetBlue Chairman, Joel Peterson

Chat with JetBlue Chairman and Stanford Business School Professor, Joel Peterson, about entrepreneurial leadership.

PS - It's great to be able to get wise words from my son....

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I'm signing off for the evening. Thank you all for your questions. It was great to interact with you today in this way. If I didn't get to your question, I'll try and answer tomorrow. Joel

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Some highly talented analysts happen to be very entrepreneurial. The top-down structure of consulting means analysts usually get assigned low-level work and can’t utilize their creativity. Advice?

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Advice for young entrepreneurial spirits in a closed environment and lots of pushback from more tenured employees? How do we introduce new and innovative ideas when we’re overlooked junior employees?

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What career memory gives you the strongest feeling of “Oooooh, I could have done this/acted/reacted differently” and what did you do about it?

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Which of JetBlue’s destination partners/DMOs is the most innovative, in your opinion?

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Hi Joel, please review the photo. Thanks

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Best book for someone who is starting their career? (Consulting in my case)

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If you were 20 today would you go into investment banking/consulting?

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Hi Joel, given the virus uncertainties and challenging climate for the travel industry, what are your guiding principles and priorities for leading the company and stakeholders?

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Hi Joe, I am a marketing professor at Texas Tech University, what advise would you give to our students that are just getting in the work life?

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How does your childhood, education and family background influence your entrepreneurship & leadership potential? How can one motivate oneself against all limitations (financial, family, background..

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What is JetBlue doing to inspire their people during the coronavirus outbreak (while all airlines are taking a hit)?

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Hi Joel, in 2009 following the economic downturn, JetBlue ran the “All You Can Jet” promotion to stimulate travel. Do you plan to bring back this deal in light of the coronavirus? Please do!

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How do you balance the demands of your current job and dedicate the time to the business ideas you want to build when your current job is heavily time and energy consuming?

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How do you go about gathering the necessary resources to make an idea Into a business? (I.e., capital, technical expertise with online platforms, gathering market insight)

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Hi Joel, thank you for investing your time into this today, I appreciate it. What was the turning point in your life that made you choose the path of an entrepreneur?

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Been waiting over a year and a half for the JetBlue badges program to come back from its 'brief vacation'.As a mosaic flyer who saw the badges as a fun differentiator and sign of the culture will it?

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How to balance between keeping the leadership team happy (delivering value) and protecting people on my team (not working crazy hours)? Any tips for pushing back?

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Should you make your ambition clear to work colleagues, stakeholders and managers? Or keep it hidden?

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