Archive for February, 2009
Jon Turteltaub had a run in with a gorilla. It was his third trip back to the African continent, a place he had first visited will directing the film Instinct starring Anthony Hopkins and Cuba Gooding Jr. He was standing with a group of tourists in the rolling hills of Uganda, observing roughly 30 mountain gorillas who had reluctantly come to accept people visiting them.
Except for one.2 comments
Adlai Wertman had a very successful career on Wall Street. Born to middle class parents who valued education, he looked at his good fortune as being about “everything but me”. The Wall Street pace and the rewards that came from winning was addictive, but he felt that using his skills just to make money for corporations or for himself was a “remarkably selfish waste of time”. He had a responsibility to changes people’s lives. It was never a question of if, simply a matter of when.
He figured he would stay in the high stakes game until he was 50.14 comments