Bloomberg extols ‘moral leadership’ at Business School

first_img Bloomberg program has worked with officials to help them govern more effectively, creatively Founded global information company, became three-term mayor of NYC Gore decries attacks on facts, science, reason Mayoral initiative heads for year two Relatedcenter_img Bloomberg named Commencement speaker In Class Day address, former vice president and climate defender criticizes ‘would-be autocrats’ Calling on the Harvard Business School Class of 2019 to demonstrate “moral leadership,” Class Day speaker Michael R. Bloomberg, M.B.A. ’66, invoked integrity in the service of country and capitalism.“Being ethical does not require a master’s degree,” he said. “It requires having a conscience and following it.”Addressing the crowd braving Wednesday’s afternoon chill on the lawn of Baker Library/Bloomberg Center, the former New York City mayor recalled his youth in Medford and his years at Harvard Business School (HBS) — or, as he expressed it, at the Hong Kong and the much-lamented Wursthaus.“I was always one of those who made the top half of the class possible,” joked the speaker, who also founded Bloomberg L.P. and Bloomberg Philanthropies and serves as the U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action and the World Health Organization’s Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases. His daughter, Emma, earned her M.B.A. from HBS in 2007.Bloomberg said it was as a 24-year-old in his first job after earning his M.B.A., at what was then Salomon Brothers & Hutzler, that he learned the importance of both ethics and philanthropy in capitalism. Under the tutelage of managing partner William Rogers “Billy” Salomon, he realized, “When it came to ethics, there was no compromising.”This principle reaches beyond business, Bloomberg stressed — particularly today, when people are questioning not only our economic system but the fundamentals of our government. “My luckiest break was taking a job out of College where I got to see the ethics I learned growing up put into practice in the workplace,” he said. “But when we look at today’s world, it’s not clear that everyone with a degree in business has those principles. And that’s one reason, I believe, that this great country of ours is suffering from an ethical crisis that is corroding our society.”Faced with rising income inequality and partisan politics, the public today sees “truth and science being trampled with reckless abandon” and the rule of law “attacked and undermined,” he said. The result is a lack of faith that can foster extremists on both the left and right, he warned.“More and more Americans — especially in your generation — are questioning whether capitalism is capable of creating a just society,” he said. “Their faith in America and all that we represent is being shaken. If we do not act to restore it, the turmoil in our politics today will be only a prelude of what’s to come, and that could shake the very foundations of our society.”,Part of the answer, he stressed, is regulation. Citing both Teddy Roosevelt’s breaking up of the monopolies and Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal, he said politics should mute the worst impulses of the business world in order to promote public good.“I’m as much a capitalist as you will ever find,” he said. “But anyone who believes that unfettered capitalism works hasn’t read history.”Beyond strengthening laws and regulations to keep the capitalism’s excesses in check, Bloomberg focused on personal responsibility.“Public faith in private markets rests on individual actions,” he said.Emphasizing fairness in the workforce, he detailed how valuing workers pays off in loyalty and retention, a good act that makes good sense. “Be honest with your colleagues, clients, and contractors,” he said. “Don’t ever try to take advantage of them. And don’t hesitate to speak up when someone else does.”He urged the graduates to align themselves with companies involved with philanthropy as they move into the business world. Citing his own firm, the speaker noted, “At Bloomberg, philanthropy gives us a competitive advantage in recruiting and retaining talent — and it’s as good for the bottom line as anything a company can do.”M.B.A. Class of 2019 Student Association Co-Presidents Triston Jay Francis (from left) and Sana Mohammed, join Class Day student speaker Brandon Rapp, M.B.A. ’19, and HBS Dean Nitin Nohria onstage during HBS Class Day. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerHowever, he added, philanthropy should not be only a corporate policy. “Give back on your own,” he said. “Don’t wait.”On the same note, Bloomberg announced that next year, with Bloomberg Philanthropies’ support, HBS will hold an alumni conference on investing in the age of climate change. He called it “another example of where doing right and doing good are aligned.”Finally, he called on the assembly to make their voices heard through the ballot box. “Elect people who understand that it’s their obligation to make capitalism work for everyone,” he said. “That means picking up where Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt left off and modernizing capitalism for our time.“America must always be a place where it’s possible to get rich through perspiration and innovation,” he concluded. “But it must never be a place where the middle class steadily loses ground — and where many of those feel trapped at the bottom.”last_img read more

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Sarri targets first Juventus trophy against former club Napoli

first_imgMaurizio Sarri takes on his former club Napoli in Wednesday’s Italian Cup final looking for his first trophy as Juventus coach days before Serie A resumes after a three-month shutdown. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… “The missed penalty was unfortunate,” said Sarri.“It will take a little patience.“The players have been on their sofas for weeks, and so getting them back to complete physical and mental efficiency is not simple or automatic.”Napoli are sixth in Serie A, and chasing their first trophy since 2014, after a difficult start to the season with Gennaro Gattuso replacing Ancelotti in December.Read Also: Late own goal sees Sevilla stutter in Champions League chaseThe last time the two teams met in a final was the Italian Super Cup in December 2014, with Napoli coming out on top.Napoli and Juventus last met in an Italian Cup final eight years ago, with the southerners winning 2-0 at the Stadio Olimpico for their first major trophy in 22 years. Sarri’s return to Napoli’s Stadio San Paolo ended in a 2-1 league defeat in January. But the former Chelsea manager will have another chance for just the second trophy of his 30-year coaching career at an empty Stadio Olimpico. A win would help the eight-time defending Serie A champions set the tone when the title battle resumes next week, with Lazio just one point behind in second place. – Ronaldo v Mertens – Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain, who helped Napoli to their last Italian Cup triumph in 2014 and was Serie A’s top-scorer with 36 goals under Sarri in the 2015–2016 season, remains a doubt for the Turin side with a thigh injury. Cristiano Ronaldo, who missed a penalty in Friday’s semi-final second leg against AC Milan, will start up front for Juventus, while Napoli winger Dries Mertens is fresh from breaking the club’s all-time scoring record with a last-four goal against Inter Milan. Ronaldo, who has scored 25 goals this season, can lift a 30th career trophy in Rome.center_img Napoli are in their first Italian Cup final since 2014 Juventus are chasing a record-extending 14th Italian Cup against five-time winners Napoli in Rome, after the Turin giants’ four-year cup-winning streak was ended last season. Sarri took over at Juventus one year ago after a season with Chelsea during which the Premier League side won the Europa League. Before that the 61-year-old spent three seasons with Napoli, battling Juventus for the title, before falling out with club owner Aurelio De Laurentiis. Sarri claimed he only found out he had been sacked and replaced by Carlo Ancelotti when he switched on the television. De Laurentiis blasted his former coach on Monday. “He (Sarri) betrayed me, he left with the vulgar excuse of money, forced me to change, and still had a two-year contract,” De Laurentiis told Corriere dello Sport.Advertisement Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time40 Child Stars Who Look Incredibly Gorgeous As AdultsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them15 Most Astonishing Staircases In The WorldIs Cristiano Ronaldo Converting His Hotels To Hospitals?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Artlast_img read more

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Is there a ‘Thursday Night Football’ game tonight? NFL schedule, channels for Week 16

first_imgFor the first time this season, there is no “Thursday Night Football” game to help NFL fans get through the week. Instead, Week 16 presents Saturday contests.This Saturday, the Texans will visit the Buccaneers, the Bills will visit the Patriots, and the Rams will visit the 49ers. The advantage of Saturday games over Thursday games, of course, is more physical recovery time for players and game plan construction for coaches. Often this year, Thursday night has featured sloppy play, such as when the 49ers nearly lost to the Cardinals in Week 9 and when Browns upended the Steelers in Week 11.The NFL will not be a Thursday night football game in Week 17, either. Every game is on Sunday for the final weekend of the regular season. NFL WEEK 16 PICKS: Straight up | Against the spreadIs there a ‘Thursday Night Football’ game tonight?There is no Week 16 NFL game scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 19. Instead, there will be a trio of Saturday games this weekend.NFL schedule Week 16Note: National broadcasts are listed in bold.Saturday, Dec. 21GameTimeTVTexans at Buccaneers1 p.m. ETNFL Network, fuboTVBills at Patriots4:30 p.m. ETNFL Network, fuboTVRams at 49ers8:15 p.m. ETNFL Network, fuboTVSunday, Dec. 22GameTimeChannelJaguars vs. Falcons1 p.m.Fox, fuboTVRavens vs. Browns1 p.m.CBS, fuboTVSaints vs. Titans1 p.m.Fox, fuboTVPanthers vs. Colts1 p.m.Fox, fuboTVBengals vs. Dolphins1 p.m.CBS, fuboTVSteelers vs. Jets1 p.m.CBS, fuboTVGiants vs. Redskins1 p.m.Fox, fuboTVLions vs. Broncos4:05 p.m.CBS, fuboTVRaiders vs. Chargers4:05 p.m.CBS, fuboTVCowboys vs. Eagles4:25 p.m.Fox, fuboTVCardinals vs. Seahawks4:25 p.m.Fox, fuboTVChiefs vs. Bears8:25 p.m.NBC, fuboTVMonday, Dec. 23GameTimeTVPackers vs. Vikings8:15 p.m.ESPNlast_img read more

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NEBC coalition begin round of negotiations with the province

first_imgThese coalition members include Fort St. John, Taylor and Fort Nelson.Dawson Creek Mayor Dale Bumstead says the other group – representing the remaining Peace River Regional Municipalities – are not part of this round of negotiations.They’ve already proposed a counter-offer to the province and are now awaiting its response.- Advertisement -There’s no word on the exact details surrounding either groups’ proposal.last_img

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Woman abused hospital staff and woke patients during drunken rant

first_imgA woman who abused hospital staff and then attacked Gardai has turned her life around, a court has been told.Christine Boyle appeared before Letterkenny District Court charged with public order and assault charges charges. The court was told that Ms Boyle had attended Letterkenny University Hospital on September 3rd last at 3am.It was suspected that she had taken pills but she claimed she had only been drinking and was clutching a can of beer.She became aggressive and woke a number of other people who were in the A&E at the time.She was warned by Gardai to calm down and initially did but then became abusive again and signed herself out of hospital against the will of staff.As she was leaving she pushed a Garda and was arrested.She was taken to Letterkenny Garda station where she attempted to knee a Garda in the groin before kicking out.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said the court was very aware of Ms Boyle and her personal situation but stressed that she was making great strides with her behaviour.“She is changing and she is much more approachable and she is a different person today than she was before,” he said.Judge Paul Kelly has for a probation report to be carried out on Ms Boyle and adjourned the case until March 20th next.Woman abused hospital staff and woke patients during drunken rant was last modified: December 19th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegaldrunkhospitallast_img read more

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