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“One more door is shut in terms of how seniors can find the money to survive as they age.”
— HBS senior lecturer Nicolas Retsinas, reacting to news that Wells Fargo has joined Bank of America in no longer offering reverse mortgages. (American Public Media’s Marketplace, June 17, 2011)


“The Swoosh has become the living, vibrant symbol of the firm.... It is global, without a doubt.”
— HBS professor emeritus Stephen A. Greyser on the 40th anniversary of Nike’s logo. (Oregonian, June 15, 2011)


“While Americans are bad at football (or soccer, as it’s known locally), they are the Brazilians of Management.”
— HBS assistant professor Raffaella Sadun and a group of European researchers, who found in a survey of more than 10,000 firms in 20 countries that when it comes to overall management, American firms outperform all others. (Harvard Business Review Blog, June 13, 2011)


“What used to be about putting your money where your principles were has become a mainstream invest-ment philosophy.”
Martin Clarke (TGMP 11, 2003), chair of UKSIF, the UK sustainable investment and finance association. (Financial Times, July 3, 2011)


“I have been the CEO for 12 years, and I have learned a lot of things: I am not Steve Jobs. I am not a genius.”
Tomoko Namba (MBA ’90), on stepping down as head of the Japanese mobile-games company DeNA to care for her husband. (Wall Street Journal, July 6, 2011)

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