“We need to get the drama out of the newspapers and, frankly, out of the company.”
—Meg Whitman (MBA 1979), describing one of her many tasks as Hewlett-Packard’s new CEO. (The Times of London, December 12, 2011)

“A lot of people are afraid of selling. …It’s a hole in everybody’s practical education.”
—HBS professor emeritus Howard Stevenson, author of Getting to Giving, on the importance of sales strategy in entrepreneurial ventures. (Bloomberg Businessweek online, December 2, 2011)

“These are old friends.”
—Lawrence Marcus (MBA 1940), referring to an assortment of medals he earned during World War II that includes two Croix de Guerre and one Purple Heart. (Dallas Morning News, November 18, 2011)

“We need to help create a new understanding of what capitalism is all about.”
—University Professor Michael Porter, discussing the School’s recently launched US Competitiveness Project. (Washington Post, December 13, 2011)

“He told me that there weren’t as many tanks as the mortgages showed. That sure was the understatement of the year.”
—Oscar Griffin (OPM 6, 1982), from his obituary. As a reporter for the Pecos Independent and Enterprise, Griffin won a Pulitzer Prize in 1963 for reporting that uncovered a convoluted Texas fraud scheme perpetrated by Billie Sol Estes. (New York Times, December 10, 2011)

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