5 November 2014
Big change is coming to Washington DC after the midterm elections. But as political lion Tip O'Neill famously said "All politics is local." Today on "The Business," we find out why two MBAs have opted for Main Street over Wall Street.
Brian Kenny: Today on "The Business"- the road less travelled. Business school grads who choose City Hall over Wall Street. I'm Brian Kenny, Chief Marketing Communications Officer at Harvard Business School. It’s Election season, in case you didn't notice- and in this edition of our podcast, we're introducing you to two MBAs who have invested themselves-- in local politics.
Mitch Weiss and Dan Koh are driven to succeed. It's almost palpable, when you talk with them. They're also innovative, open minded, and accomplished. Mitch has been an investment banker- and Dan was deputy to Arianna Huffington, at the Huffington Post.
But it seems that both Dan and Mitch have found their greatest challenge-- and their greatest reward so far-- working in the public sector, at City Hall. Both are Harvard Business School grads. And both have held the same job in Boston - Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Boston. Actually, for TWO Boston mayors. Mitch Weiss was Chief of Staff to the late Mayor Tom Menino. The longest-serving mayor in Boston history:
Mayor Menino: You didn’t elect me mayor because I am a fancy talker, you elected me mayor because I care about Boston.