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From English Major to CEO

Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson gives advice to students

April 05, 2013

How does an English major at Duke wind up as CEO of the popular e-commerce site Etsy?  For Chad Dickerson the journey included stops at Yahoo, CNN, the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, and the Raleigh News and Observer. Dickerson served as Chief Technology Officer at Etsy before taking over as CEO in July 2011.

Dickerson spoke to students about his non-traditional career path as part of Fuqua's Distinguished Speaker Series. He also sat down for a Fuqua Q and A to talk about everything from books to leadership. Learn more about his advice to students in this video interview.