01 Oct 2001
New Economy Notablesby Susan YoungTopics:
by Susan Young
people, the words "new economy"
describe the advent of a revolutionary economic
order based on technology-related innovation,
entrepreneurial management, and information-driven enterprise. Others
question the phrase
entirely, arguing that the economy is neither old
nor new but simply evolving.
members of the Class of 1976,
this debate is academic. For them, the term
new economy is synonymous with particular
classmates who, in the course of their careers,
have helped shape the way today's world works.
In the pages that follow, we meet five
distinguished representatives of this group who
reflect on the challenges they have faced and —
often with humor — place their professional
accomplishments in the context of other
activities that give meaning to their lives.