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What’s increasingly clear is that when you are open to a discussion of leadership, and you’re relating it to your company, it is much easier…
There was a strong focus on performance and respect for people. And one of the points that my father always made was that with all…
My message to Washington is the United States has gone through incredible crises, and our leaders have been able to find common ground. And that’s…
I think what’s important to understand is if the United States hits the debt ceiling and is unable to pay its debts, the consequences will…
I had very little exposure to business growing up. I also was very focused on the Civil Rights Movement. And I saw law as a…
Harvard Law provided an opportunity to learn from a faculty that had shaped the laws of our country and helped to change the world around…
For me, integrity is the consistency of words and actions. Part of the way that you do that is to ask people questions on some…
For a number of major companies, if you can’t access the commercial markets, you can’t fund your business. That’s a big problem. You can’t pay…
There are clearly some policies that need to change, and the reputation of the credit card industry is not high. Reforms need to take place.
You’ve got to develop relationships. You can’t do things just in a formal context.
Small businesses create half of the jobs in the private sector.
My plans were to practice law and then possibly go into public service.
I’ve always tried to seek out environments with excitement.
If people support independently owned small businesses in their community, they can make a difference.
I’ve always been a very competitive person.
I was attracted to law school because I believed it would help me prepare for a career in the real world.
I say this all the time: Everyone can make a conscious choice to be a leader.
I moved back to Boston and joined some of my Harvard classmates at Bain & Co. I quickly realized I enjoyed business.
My message to Washington is very simple. Face reality. Be leaders. Demonstrate accountability. Engage in principle compromise. And understand your job is to find solutions.
Companies will need to pursue a more diversified business model, but I think those companies that have what I call a focused diversified business model…
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