Sunday, May 11, 2008

"With great power comes great responsibility"
-- Spidy's Uncle

While here in Paris, we met with a few CBS alumni, including the President of the Alumni Club of France. Among the many intriguing items we discussed, one important theme seemed to leave us with yet another perspective on our careers: responsibility. Much like the famous line from Spiderman, "With great power comes great responsibility", we were reminded that, as new Columbia Business School students, we are now part of a larger community that has the ability (and inherent responsibility) to make a positive difference in the world.

One of the great aspects about Columbia is its diverse and global student body and alumni organization. Our community does not just include New York, it encompasses the entire world. During this trip I have been reading “Making Globalization Work”, by Professor Joseph Stiglitz. It has been a real eye opening experience to realize that perhaps “another world IS possible”. As leaders of our next generation, it will be up to us to solve the challenges of globalization. Globalization is happening whether we like it or not, but how it should happen is the question.

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