To Be Young, Eager, Committed and Have HonorHoward Silverblatt
Friday, I had one of those meetings that you come out of which you just can’t get out of your head. Several West Point Cadets came down to the hub of capitalism, dropped by two houses, the exchange and S&P. I was at, but not the host or ranking officer as they would say, at the S&P meeting. A few words, a few questions, a free sandwich, and a good chance not to answer questions on BofA shares or what low trading volume truly meant. So in they marched, in uniform, polite, regimented, and oh so young – 19, 20 maybe 21; they were just a few years older then my kids, yet a world of difference. They asked questions, we gave answers, but when it was all over I went away thinking about things that I knew, but didn’t really think about, and none of them had anything to do with the S&P 500.
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