November 3

Goals Book: Embracing Personal Responsibility in an Age of Entitlement with Biagio “Bill” Sciacca


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Biagio “Bill” Sciacca, known to his friends as “Bill” grew up in the coal-mining district of Northeast PA. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Sociology, and a Masters’s and Ph.D. in Business Administration.

He taught at the university level since 1982, and, recently retired from a full-time academic post at Penn State University. In addition to his academic post, Bill is a serial entrepreneur owning an award-winning consulting and training organization, a chain of donut and ice cream franchises, and several businesses in the automotive/car care industry. 

Bill divides his free time between doing research in creativity, Southern Italian cooking, writing fiction, and writing and recording his own songs with guitar. He is also a certified SPIN instructor

  1. That’s what made my teaching of economics sexy. The students loved it when I can roll up my arms, show them the scars, because it wasn’t just theory. (2:02)
  2. The biggest problem with people speaking in public is they are afraid they’re going to make a mistake. It doesn’t matter if you have a snack bubble coming out of your left nostril. Wipe it off and keep going. People are concerned about what your content is. Not how you look (20:24)
  3. What I try to teach young executives is that you need to have self-confidence, don’t necessarily worry about making a mistake. Worry about doing the best that you can. People will forgive the mistakes, as long as you have the passion and the intellect to back that passion. (23:00)

For more information on Bill Sciacca visit his website

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