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Brandon Muirhead
Works at US Department of State
Attended Brigham Young University
Lives in Philadelphia, PA
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I can't figure out how to reply to your comment on mobile, but yeah the list was so great. I love the subtle Star Wars themes. 
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Jenni Mae just watched it with me and CRACKED UP the entire time. We love it!
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Hilarious. Great job Howell men!
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Brandon, thanks.  Did you notice the to do list?
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Business schools are getting more creative with their application processes—and are looking for more original responses from applicants via essays, PowerPoint presentations and even Twitter.
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Great story.
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Icon Ambulance

One Sunday morning, January 6th, 2008 I was attending religious services when my cell phone vibrated. As discreetly as possible, I checked the phone and noticed that my phone said "Caller ID unknown". I choose to ignore.

After services, as I was walking to my car with my family, I checked my cell phone messages. The message left was from Steve Jobs. "Vic, can you call me at home? I have something urgent to discuss" it said.

Before I even reached my car, I called Steve Jobs back. I was responsible for all mobile applications at Google, and in that role, had regular dealings with Steve. It was one of the perks of the job.

"Hey Steve - this is Vic", I said. "I'm sorry I didn't answer your call earlier. I was in religious services, and the caller ID said unknown, so I didn't pick up".

Steve laughed. He said, "Vic, unless the Caller ID said 'GOD', you should never pick up during services".

I laughed nervously. After all, while it was customary for Steve to call during the week upset about something, it was unusual for him to call me on Sunday and ask me to call his home. I wondered what was so important?

"So Vic, we have an urgent issue, one that I need addressed right away. I've already assigned someone from my team to help you, and I hope you can fix this tomorrow" said Steve.

"I've been looking at the Google logo on the iPhone and I'm not happy with the icon. The second O in Google doesn't have the right yellow gradient. It's just wrong and I'm going to have Greg fix it tomorrow. Is that okay with you?"

Of course this was okay with me. A few minutes later on that Sunday I received an email from Steve with the subject "Icon Ambulance". The email directed me to work with Greg Christie to fix the icon.

Since I was 11 years old and fell in love with an Apple II, I have dozens of stories to tell about Apple products. They have been a part of my life for decades. Even when I worked for 15 years for Bill Gates at Microsoft, I had a huge admiration for Steve and what Apple had produced.

But in the end, when I think about leadership, passion and attention to detail, I think back to the call I received from Steve Jobs on a Sunday morning in January. It was a lesson I'll never forget. CEOs should care about details. Even shades of yellow. On a Sunday.

To one of the greatest leaders I've ever met, my prayers and hopes are with you Steve.

-Vic
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We just had an earthquake! Everybody felt it in New York and people in Boston even got shaken up a bit. Not what you expect!

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/at00lqe6x3.php
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I got a campus alert in Pittsburgh but did not feel it myself
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Great article about the benefits to society of private equity firms.
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  • Brigham Young University
    Finance, 2002 - 2009
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MBA Student at The Wharton School
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  • US Department of State
    Fulbright Scholar, 2013 - present
    Fulbright scholar in Ljubljana, Slovenia studying European Union economics and working with the Department for Macroeconomic Analysis and Development.
  • Lindsay Goldberg
    Associate, 2011 - 2013
  • Greenhill
    Analyst, 2009 - 2011
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Philadelphia, PA
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Ljubljana, Center, Slovenia - New York, NY - Colorado Springs, CO