“I’ve found that my Transcendental Meditation practice is invaluable after a busy day in the office,” says Asher Fergusson, 29, who graduated Valedictorian from MUM in 2008 with a degree in Maharishi Vedic Science. “It gives me the mental space to find solutions to what otherwise might have been an insurmountable hurdle. The idea for a solution just magically comes out of no-where and this often saves me countless hours of time. It really does make me ‘lucky’ in all kinds of situations, it’s great!”
Asher came a long way from the beaches of Sydney, Australia, to experience the transformational power of Consciousness-Based-Education. At 18 he hopped on a plane and headed across the ocean with only enough personally saved money in hand to pay for one year of tuition. “This was one of the best decisions I could have made. My undergraduate degree was the highlight of studying at MUM. I focussed on knowing my Self which I think is crucial for a businessman. There are so many ups and downs in the business world and you have to keep a clear mind to be able to navigate through the ever-changing obstacle course. No other university in the world offers this kind of education, it’s truly unique.”
Upon completing his undergraduate degree, Asher became the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Galaxy Ninja, his own startup Internet marketing business which he successfully ran for 6 years before selling it in 2014. While he was CEO of Galaxy Ninja, Asher earned his second degree from MUM which was an MBA in Sustainable Business.
As an Internet marketer, he specializes in fields such as Search Engine Optimization, viral content creation and Facebook Advertising. He has helped countless small businesses successfully compete with billion dollar companies.
Now Asher is the Chief Marketing Officer for a new startup based in Fairfield called bizHUMM. This website is a free resource that teaches people the steps to starting a business and also how to grow existing businesses. “At bizHUMM I’m applying all the knowledge I gained during my MBA at MUM and from running my first startup, Galaxy Ninja. It’s so fulfilling to apply my degree and help businesses all over the world start and grow. We often get emails of praise from far off places like Gambia, Malaysia and of course locally in the US,” Asher said.
Asher is also known as a top travel blogger for India travel tips. As a student at MUM he had the opportunity to visit India multiple times and gained many important pointers that help travelers avoid getting sick and understand temple etiquette (among other things). He said, “Several of my friends who went to India got sick or scammed because they were unprepared and so I was compelled to write my blog to help people avoid the pitfalls and instead be able to enjoy the amazing spiritual power that India has to offer.
Asher currently lives in Maui, Hawaii with his wife who is a fellow MUM grad as well as a singer-songwriter/ poet, Lyric Benson Fergusson. When Asher isn’t surfing the Internet, he is out surfing the waves in front of their beachfront home. He grew up surfing in the ocean everyday as a young man, and now feels blessed to return to it after so many years living on mainland U.S.A.