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“ Of everything that can engage people deeply in work, the single most important is simply making progress in meaningful work.”
—HBS professor Teresa Amabile, discussing her long-range research on what motivates employees. (Radio Boston, September 19, 2011)


“The opportunity divide doesn’t just keep our students disconnected from the mainstream economy; it prevents our businesses from growing.”
—Gerald Chertavian (MBA ’92), founder and CEO of Year Up, a nonprofit providing urban young adults with technical and professional skills training. (Forbes online, September 18, 2011)


“I always like to say that my success is not about who I am, but whose I am.”
—Carla Harris (MBA ’87), a gospel singer and managing director at Morgan Stanley, on the role of God in her life. (New York Times DealBook online, September 15, 2011)


“I believe that most Americans will be willing to sacrifice for economic stability and a bright future for our children, if the deal falls equitably on all shoulders.”
—Steve Schwarzman (MBA ’72), chairman, CEO, and cofounder of the Blackstone Group, in an opinion article on tax and entitlements reform. (Financial Times online, September 11, 2011)


“You have to research the practicalities and evaluate the security and the risk. …In the more dangerous places, I like to keep a local Mr. Fixit with me.”
—Andrew Main Wilson (AMP 156, 1999), on the challenges of photographing the 1,000 travel wonders of the world. (The Times of London, September 24, 2011)

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