I was one of about twenty five Canadians admitted into HBS in 1982. I played hockey for the glorious HBS Blades team both years and was elected the captain of the A team in my second year. My contribution to the team was to organize a meeting with the captains of many of the graduate school teams in the area so that we could plan a season schedule and avoid much of the last-minute hunting for games that had been taking place. My other significant contribution was to ensure we had enough hockey pucks for everyone at practices. For these efforts, I received an engraved silver bowl from Dean McArthur, along with my diploma, on graduation day. I am proud of both of them. It was on October 22 during my second year that I met Karen, my spouse-to-be, at an off-campus party. Seven months later, we were married in a local church by her cousin, father Tom Rossi. Then we went to work! Karen worked in retail and consulting for several years until we had our eldest. I worked in investment banking for the next fifteen years moving her and the kids through Montreal, Toronto and New York, with firms including Wood Gundy, Morgan Stanley and Salomon Smith Barney. Afterwards, one of my former clients, NS Group, asked if I would join them as the president. In 1999, the company was in financial trouble. They supplied specialty steel tubular products to the oil and natural gas exploration and production industry. Then, the prevailing price for a barrel of oil was $10! The company was traded on the NYSE and was priced around $6 per share when I joined mid-year. The turnaround took only seven and a half years. We managed to keep about 1,500 people employed full time and substantially improved the accident rate in our mills. Shareholders did very well when we were acquired for $66 per share in December 2006. Next year, Karen and I will have been married for 25 years. We both hope to see you at the HBS reunion then!