The first company that entrepreneur Jason Cohen ’96 launched was Mamma Says, a small but successful food manufacturing company that tucked a tiny bit of advice into every packaged biscotti. Like this one: “When your ship comes in, make sure you’re not waiting at the airport.”
It’s one of Cohen’s favorite sayings, he told graduates Wednesday at the winter commencement ceremony for the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, and it has stayed with him for nearly 20 years.
“The point of this is that luck only happens day after day when you are at bat. Sitting at home and complaining or watching what other people are doing is not being at bat. Now it's time for you to be at bat and make your own luck,” he told graduates.