Landon Dickey recently graduated from Harvard Business School. But he’s
not just another MBA receipent. Recently BusinessInsider profiled Landon
Dickey as one of the “most impressive business school students” for the
class of 2013. And there is no wonder why.
When Ursula M. Burns, chairman and CEO of Xerox Corp., delivered
Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s 145th commencement address in
2011, she advised
the graduates to look for and seize the “awesome opportunities” that
exist alongside the “sobering challenges” of the day. Reading the bios of TNJ's “40 Under Forty”
honorees and listening to their life stories during interviews for their
profiles in the magazine, it’s as if Burns had sat down all of these
young men and women as they were leaving school and drummed the same
message into their heads.
In a recent survey conducted by Northern Trust, half of wealthy Black Americans say the U.S. is better off
today than it was five years ago, compared to 18 percent of the general
population surveyed who believe similarly. As for personal finances, 62
percent of wealthy Black Americans feel better off now than they did
five years ago, more than double the 29 percent of overall survey
respondents who share this sentiment.