Summer Reading

Now that Hurricane Florence has swept away the last remnants of the season, I wanted to share my summer reading with you. For context, it should be noted that I’m a big reader.  Whether it’s reading a few chapters before falling asleep or listening to an audiobook during my morning commute, I typically touch a few different books every day.  And it’s not unusual for me to be in the midst of reading up to three books at a time.  My wife frequently complains about my Amazon book-buying habits and the fact that our apartment “simply cannot hold any more books” (note: this was about 30 books ago).  While it’s true that our little Durham apartment is starting to burst at the seams, I wholeheartedly believe in the importance of reading and continuous learning. … More Summer Reading

The King of Capital

On April 4, 2018, Steve Schwarzman, CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone, visited Durham and met with a small group of Duke students. In a room comprised of Duke Law, Fuqua MBA, and Trinity College students, Steve hosted a wide-ranging conversation to discuss all things life, career, politics, and Blackstone. … More The King of Capital

Tomato or Vinegar?

Democrats vs. Republicans. Duke vs. UNC. Tomato vs. Vinegar. Even though North Carolina is a political “swing state” and the home to many opposing views, the great BBQ debate might actually be the most profound divide among Carolinians. You non-Southerners out there might be wondering: how on Earth could barbecue preferences actually be more important than a presidential … More Tomato or Vinegar?