Congrats 2017. Now it's time for praxis. Trust your instincts and apply your considered theories for the benefit of all. Don't let business as usual slow you down, speak up on efficiencies overlooked or ideas that have been in the 'parking lot for far too long.
Your studies at Columbia have prepared you to become leaders. Share your insights both at work and with your community.
Lastly, keep your eye open for those rare new friends you will soon meet who somehow remain in your life for decades to come. Some of these bonds will be more rewarding than any other endeavour you take on.
Philip Ehrlich, '01SPS