01 Jun 2015
Reader feedback from the March issue and moreRe: Ian Rowe (MBA 1993); Chris Johnson (MBA 1993); Jerry Bell (MBA 1976); Lindsey Johnson (MBA 1995); Patrick McGinnis (MBA 2004)Topics:
Re: Warrior Spirit
I am privileged to know Chatri [Sityodtong] personally, and I can tell you that he is a generous, kind, and unstoppable force of nature. He is a frequent guest in my classes at INSEAD in Singapore, where he mentors and trains my MBA students. His passion for life, business, success through embracing personal truth, and “unleashing your unquenchable warrior spirit” is an inspiration.
—Paul Kewene-Hite via alumni.hbs.edu
Re: Breaking the Digital Ceiling
Thank you for this article, as it raises important issues. I am the CEO of Public Prep, a network of all-girls public charter schools, which includes Girls Prep Lower East Side, this year celebrating its 10th anniversary....For the third consecutive year, 97 percent or more of fourth-grade scholars at Girls Prep Elementary passed the New York State Science Exam, placing the school in the top 10 percent of all schools in NYC.
The key to building a pipeline of women pursuing STEM careers is to start early. Through high-quality education and early exposure to science...we can transform the next generation of female and minority engineers and scientists.
—Ian Rowe (MBA 1993) via alumni.hbs.edu
Re: Pierre Ferrari (MBA 1976)
The development sector is hugely important. Thanks, Pierre, for bringing your leadership and skills to improve the lives of so many.
—Christian C. Johnson (MBA 1993) via alumni.hbs.edu
Having spent more than a decade at Coca-Cola along with my sectionmate, witnessing him scale great heights, what a thrill it is to read of the amazing difference that Pierre is now making in this world! We all knew he was destined for big things, but this clearly takes it into another dimension.
—Jerry Bell (MBA 1976) via linked.in/hbsalumni
Re: John Whitehead (MBA 1947)
[Whitehead’s] work with the Social Enterprise Initiative was a game changer at HBS. He not only lent his stature to the project but also worked with SEI over the years to make it more useful to those pursuing nonprofit careers. He helped expand the discussion about how to help with student loan debt postgraduation and helped initiate the idea of proactive scholarships in advance of taking on student debt. He was comfortable with people of all walks of life and was one of the best listeners I have ever met.
—Lindsey Johnson (MBA 1995) via linked.in/hbsalumni
HBS has fantastic social media. It really makes me feel connected to the community and the School—like little reminders on a daily basis of a special place and experience.
—Patrick McGinnis (MBA 2004)