Yearly Archives: 2012

Obama and the march of western civilization

I followed the recent US elections at an intellectual as well as at an emotional level.
At the intellectual level, I surveyed the full range of positions that both the candidates, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, represented. I have friends on … Continue reading…

Dick Kovacevich came to Asia

In the month of April 2012, I had the opportunity to host Dick Kovacevich, the highly regarded chairman emeritus and former CEO of Wells Fargo, and his wife, Mary Jo on a three week tour of Asia. It was something … Continue reading…

On Emilio Botin and entrepreneurs in family-run banks

I had the pleasure of having breakfast with Emilio Botin, the chairman of the Spanish Grupo Santander, at his beautiful campus outside Madrid late last year. The meeting and my knowledge of his accomplishments helped me pen some of my … Continue reading…