The Third Most Exclusive Club in the World
982 - Barovier & Toso, Murano Venezia, Italy, Glass (Museum)
717 - Hoshi, Ishikawa 923 03, Japan, Hotel (Museum)
Takeaway Points to Consider
* Visit the Henokiens Web site (www.henokiens.com). It is fascinating and absolutely chock-a-block full of information and advice that could directly pertain to your business.
* On the Henokiens Web site, you will find interactive features and interviews with current Henokiens CEOs. Each company has its own Web page and, in addition, there are myriad links to the companies' own Web sites and those of their subsidiaries, plus a reading list.
* Be sure to click on "Becoming Henokien" and then download the "51 QUESTIONS TO PREPARE THE HANDING DOWN OF A FAMILY COMPANY." Maybe if Rupert Murdoch had downloaded this early on, News Corp. would not be in such sudden disarray today.
Letters to the Editor
In response to "Whispering Down the Lane at Harvard," which was published on Aug. 4, 2005:
Sadly, we're living in an era of PC-intimidation and relentless whining. Given that, I can't imagine the outcome and exaggerated outrage would have been any different had the speech been released earlier. After all, the same people who hear only what they want to, also see only what they want to see. How many comments appear in the news each day that are extracted completely out of context? Too many! Isn't it a shame that the individuals that vent the most and the loudest are the supposedly the well-educated among us? Those are the people who should, by virtue of their lofty education, possess the most objectivity. But that, unfortunately, is no longer the case in our current community of educators, politicians or media.
As a woman, I wasn't at all offended by Dr. Summers' remarks. I would have interpreted his comments as a challenge, as he states, to be proven or debunked on the basis of rational science, not personal opinion. And, if proven correct, to try to find a solution. We are sinking deeper and deeper into becoming simply a culture of finger-pointers, not problem-solvers.