Arthur Becker reflects on his life and business choices in his interview with Ideamensch. When asked what he would do over in life and what he recommends to others he had some interesting thoughts. First, he would recommend that people listen more to colleagues and the market. You can learn a lot that way and also to be flexible in how you go about things. As far as personal experience he not one to look back and want to change things. There is one thing though. Arthur Becker would continue his second year of graduate school at Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College instead of focusing on his construction business where he dis-assembles and moves 18th century homes. Arthur figure if he continued his schooling that he could get a nice job working as an investment banker, something he would have enjoyed much more. One of his current businesses, Madison Partners LLC, is a happy marriage between his two interests, real estate and technology. With his business he can change people’s lives significantly. One strategy helps a business grow; talent is the key to success. Identify the talent; find people who possess this certain talent, connect them to your vision, and let things happen.
Certainly a man with this much success has had to of had at least a few bad jobs under his belt. The most memorable one was when he worked for a small town Parks Department when he was only 16 years old. He and a bunch of other kids had to mow roadsides that were rocky and had a steep incline. He did not love it, to say the least. It also motivated to search for a better job that paid more.
According to Perez Hilton, Arthur Becker is the CEO and Chairman of Zinio, a mutli-platform newsstand for digital online magazines. He also works as the Managing Member at Madison Partners LLC and is the Managing Member at Atlantic Investors LLC. Both businesses were founded in the early 2000’s.
Arthur Becker received his Bachelor of Arts Degree at Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont from 1969-1972. He continued to graduate school at Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College from 1973-1974.