From CEO to Best-Selling Course Educator: The Story of John Cousins

From MIT Graduate to CEO, best-selling author, and business educator.

My story

A journey of business, education, and giving back

I am John Cousins, and I am proud to have had a diverse and accomplished career in multiple fields. My journey started with an electronics degree from MIT, which set the stage for my technical expertise and gave me the foundation I needed to succeed. From there, I went on to earn a BA from Boston University and an MBA from Wharton, which armed me with the business knowledge and skills I would need throughout my career.

I got my start in biotech, where I was fortunate enough to become the CEO of a company developing innovative cancer diagnostics. This role was just the beginning of my success in the corporate world, as I also served as the CFO of several public companies for 15 years and took two companies public during that time.

In addition to my corporate accomplishments, I have also been able to share my expertise and passion for business with others through writing and teaching. I have written a number of best-selling books on business topics, including "Patent It Yourself!", "Negotiation Communication Nation", "Reading and Understanding Financial Statements", and "MBA ASAP". I also founded MBA ASAP, an online business education community that provides individuals around the world with access to valuable business skills and knowledge.

For the past decade, I have been honored to share my experience and knowledge with students as a business teacher at universities and colleges. I am passionate about helping others achieve success in business, and I believe that my writing and teaching are a way for me to give back and make a positive impact.

Overall, I am grateful for the opportunities and experiences that have come my way, and I am proud of what I have been able to achieve. Whether it's through my corporate success, my writing, or my teaching, I am committed to making a difference in the business world and helping others succeed.

The aim of education is not knowledge but action.

Teaching is a profession that is driven by passion. It is a calling that requires dedication, patience, and a genuine love for helping others. A teacher's passion for their subject matter is contagious, and it is this passion that motivates students and inspires them to learn. I am grateful to have taught and gotten: