Doing It Your Way: Creating A Personalized Strategy And Leadership Program
When Dan Petronella, vice president and treasurer for Abercrombie & Fitch, recently negotiated a lease for the company's first Asian store in the Ginza section of Tokyo, he drew upon his experience at Wharton's Executive Development Program (EDP). The international scope of participants in the program gave Petronella an invaluable exposure to diverse cultures. "The differences in how Asian cultures do business required a steep learning curve on my part," he says. "Having interactions with several EDP classmates from that part of the world during the program provided me with a good cultural base. I am definitely still learning."