01 Oct 2002
Distinct Yet of a Piece
Profiles from the Class of 1977
Their office locations range from the summit of a skyscraper in Boston to the front seat of a
pickup truck in Oklahoma. Their workdays may be dedicated to helping build companies or to
helping save lives. They can be found discussing high-level strategy in a Fortune 500
boardroom or teaching calculus in a high-school classroom.
Distinct individuals, distinctive careers. Yet with their varied backgrounds, interpersonal
skills, HBS education, and sterling records of business and community achievement, one feels
that the eight members of the Class of 1977 profiled in the following pages might, in a pinch,
be able to fill the shoes of any of their classmates. Confidence and competence — the
imprimatur of HBS — are the hallmarks of this year's 25th Reunion Class, as exemplified in
this sample group of classmates of distinction.