During bullish, optimistic periods, people seem to ride an upward wave with ease and confidence. The tangible evidence is right there for all to see--in their jobs, bank accounts, homes, families, and the admiration of their peers. But it is a fact of life that success, once earned, is not necessarily there to stay. If ever there was a cautionary tale about the fleeting nature of success, it is the events of recent years.
But a funny thing happened. Faced with gut-wrenching realities, many people have started to re-evaluate the meaning of success in less superficial and impermanent ways. They're asking themselves hard questions that have
long been ignored: about what's really important to them, and where the bedrock of their personal achievement lies.
As Maria Bartiromo watched the financial drama from her front-row seat at the New York Stock Exchange, she began to re-assess the meaning of success--not just as one-off achievements, but as a durable, lifelong pursuit. Is there, she wondered, a definition of success that you can have permanently--in spite of the turmoil in your life, your job, or your bank account? This question is more important than ever, given the unpredictability of the current economy.
Maria Bartiromo is the anchor of CNBC's Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo and host and managing editor of the nationally syndicated Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo, rated as the most-watched financial news program. In 1995, Maria became the first journalist to report live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on a daily basis, where she covered breaking news for the networks's unscripted and fast-paced business morning program, Squawk Box. She reported from the NYSE for ten years.
Thursday April 8th, 2010
• Location: Inc. Magazine Headquarters, 7 World Trade Center (250 Greenwich Street), 29th FL
• Time: 5:45pm Registration, 6:15pm Program
• Cost: $35 Members; $45 Non-members & Guests; cost includes a hardcover copy of the book. Hors-d'oeuvres and cash bar available. Please register by 4pm on April 7th.
• Organizers: Gary Kreissman '77, Fatou Fall '97