Troubled by Thain

“A commode is not a toilet.”~ John Thain, ex-CEO of Merrill Lynch I always thought John Thain was a smart guy. He earned an engineering degree from my alma mater, MIT, and he graduated from HBS. However, when Thain came to speak at HBS on September 30, I was unimpressed and disappointed with his answers.… Continue reading Troubled by Thain

Andrew Klaber (OH) Joins Young Leaders in Tokyo

Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit Delegates to discuss global financial crisis and scarcity of vital resources Tokyo, November 14, 2008 – Andrew Klaber (JD/MBA ’10) has been selected as one of 160 emerging leaders from 30 countries in the Asia-Pacific region who will gather at the Four Seasons Hotel in Tokyo for the Asia Society’s… Continue reading Andrew Klaber (OH) Joins Young Leaders in Tokyo

TAQA CEO Speaks on Globalization

On Tuesday, January 22, the Globalization Club hosted a visit from Peter Barker-Homek, Chief Executive Officer of TAQA (Abu Dhabi National Energy Company). With extensive experience in Energy and M&A, Peter has held senior positions with BP, BG International, Pacific Enterprises and Merrill Lynch before moving to join TAQA as its CEO. Established in 2005,… Continue reading TAQA CEO Speaks on Globalization

Merrill Lynch CEO Bullish on Future of Firm

In a business where change is perhaps the only constant, it comes as no surprise to many that Merrill Lynch Chairman and CEO Stan O’Neal (HBS ’78) has been so successful. After all, his track record of adaptability dates back at least to a bold change early on in his career. Like many other HBS… Continue reading Merrill Lynch CEO Bullish on Future of Firm