Posts Tagged ‘Morgan Stanley’

Money Talks

Friday, December 20th, 2013
Dean of Morgan Stanley

Dean Wallace (standing, far left) of Morgan Stanley, discussed financial careers during an event at The Black Olive Restaurant on Wednesday.

Thanks to Inspiration for the Nation for inviting us to The Black Olive (now located on the Connective Corridor at West Fayette) for a mixer sponsored by the Syracuse offices of  Morgan Stanley.

Resist Destination Disease

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

Media company executive Todd Harrison, who graduated from Syracuse University in 1991, thought he made it to the pinnacle when he was on Wall Street living as a Master of the Universe.  But he says there’s a difference between “being happy” and “having fun.” Being happy has nothing to do with making a lot of money and having material possessions, he said.

Todd Harrison, founder of Minyanville

Todd Harrison, founder of Minyanville at Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management

Harrison left his Wall Street position (over what he called philosophical differences) to create Minyanville (dot com), an Emmy Award-winning, animated, financial media company that he says covers the business “ABC’s to the 401ks.” He also created the humorous characters Boo the Bear and Hoofy the Bull.

Harrison encouraged those business students and others in attendance that the current unsettled economic climate is a reality, but it is also an opportunity.

Failures can help define your capacity, he said.