Heroics in the business worldI just finished listening to this hour long podcast/interview with John Allison, the CEO of BB&T, on the drive into work this morning. It both made me wish that BB&T had a branch in Boston so that I could put my money there, and that I had any experience at all in financial services so that I could work there. I can barely imagine what it would be like to work for a business that used the core values of Objectivism as its own corporate values, and had Atlas Shrugged as required reading for managers.
When I got into the office, I was greeted by a great piece at Priniciples in Practice by Craig Biddle, mounting an excellent defense against the academic critics of Allison/BB&T's large donations to universities, stipulating that Atlas Shrugged be included in the curriculum.
Whew!I know we're not completely out of the woods with this yet, but our 10yr old dog, Jazmine, made it through a splenectomy yesterday without complications, and walked around a bit this morning. She ate some breakfast and peed, and in the words of the vet, is "doing as well as a girl her age possibly could after major surgery." The hopefully non-cancerous mass was the size of a cantelope. It had been biopsied last week and no cancer was present, so I'm cautiously optimistic.
Jazmine is tough, funny and smart as hell, and we can't wait for her to come back home.