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
Well, it’s Friday, sunny, and we are on the verge of the Memorial Day weekend. Life is good. So, I thought I’d write about food. Yesterday, in between two board meetings, I decided to stop at a place that’s been on my foodie list for a while: Banh Mi Ngon in West Roxbury. I first
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
This is an interesting podcast from On Being. (Their podcasts sometimes have not been “on” for me, but this one is). Derek Black was the heir apparent to one of the country’s most prominent and activist white-supremacist families, which believed that a Zionist conspiracy controlled the world (among other beliefs). His father founded the web’s