If there were ever a stronger Act 2 in life, or a more identifiable modern writer’s voice than Anthony Bourdain’s, well, I’m still looking. Witty, decisive and incisive, his observations about food and culture rang true. And, we are a lesser world with his passing. I remember having quite a few business meals at Les
Yesterday, I went back to Harvard Business School for an alumni conference, which I found energizing and interesting. Going back was fun, as it made me feel young again. I have fond memories of business school: people were very nice, the professors were nearly always engaging, and many life-long friendships were formed there. I learned
A friend holds a senior admissions position at an Old Ivy. Every year, they’re flooded with applications, and the work load sounds crushing. “It’s OK, though,” my friend said. “Reading these applications gives me hope.” The reason is that there are so many young people doing great things and, upon graduation, are unleashed onto the
I am very grateful to Todd Brennan for inviting me to a party. It was fun, and I learned much. Todd co-founded Bit9, now called Carbon Black (prior post here). To celebrate the company’s recent IPO, he invited the other founders, founding engineers and early executives to a dinner. I’ve known Todd for a while.
I left with plenty of time for a breakfast meeting in Harvard Square. Traffic was really bad, more so than usual. The breakfast place was loaded with people. I then realized it was Harvard Commencement, with today being Class Day. Thankfully, I arrived with time to spare. I sat there and observed all the students
Crew is tough. I didn’t row and instead saw it from afar, as one of my college roommates rowed heavy-weight. Eric did, too, in college (and, did well at the national level). Now, I see it through one of my children, who is rowing for her school, often as stroke of her boat. Growing up