Jeannette Francis Manha (Jan) was born in 1921 to a middle class family in a tiny rural farming community of Portuguese Catholic immigrants – the children and grandchildren of European indentured servants. She grew up in the Catholic community of the Santa Clara Jesuit mission area. Santa Clara was a young community of 20,000 people, only 50 years from being a totally rural and native-American agricultural community. El Camino Real was the only even remotely major road, a winding dirt…
Is everything beyond this point a bonus? What is the definition of a good life? Is it in accomplishments? Ideas? Beliefs that carry forward? Should we measure it in money or economic impact? Does being a good human simply equate to not hurting anyone? I have struggled with this issue, and the pride that comes with ‘feeling like you were meant for something more.’
It is always interesting to see how life changes. Fatherhood is the most exciting journey I have been on, and I am glad to be doing it in this beautiful place. Stay tuned for more mountain adventures with the Fleming’s….
I am a great fan of people who have survived failures, given my own experiences, and this is a great note from one of my fellow Submariners…
My BusinessWeek debut!
In Getting the MBA Edge – Wharton 2011/12 – Preview Guide, we talk about all the things that are officially and unofficially part of the Wharton MBA student budget. Unfortunately, the student loan covered items can be eclipsed by nickel and dime items, as well as various ‘bonus experiences’ that can cost several thousands of dollars.
“Getting the MBA Edge – Wharton 2011/12 – Preview Guide” ends by saying that innovation in future Wharton application format and style is a clear opportunity given the mission of the school – well, some of that innovation was revealed today by Ankur Kumar, the newly promoted Director of Admisssions.
Friends – for those of you who are thinking about apply to Wharton or getting an MBA, I have worked hard this year on an update to the ‘Getting the MBA Edge’ series about Wharton I recommend this work to you – Please watch this site for updates and advice as the year progresses…
OK, it has been an interesting year no matter how you slice it, but now I am at an interesting predicament. I am hanging out with my 21 week pregnant wife in an apartment on the Upper East Side – and there is a 100-year storm on the way. We are riding it out here, but it should be fun!
Look for the 2011 E-Guide for Wharton coming soon for Kindle and Nook!